Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Saturday 31 March 2007

Welcome to Saturday.

Regards Rexroth

Progress on the 30-Minute Plan

So far so good on the 30-minute plan.  Sometimes, I'm running 45 minutes, but more or less keeping myself on target.  Boy oh boy am I realizing that I am a lot slower at doing things that I envision myself.....

I need to add one thing to my list:  30 minutes to a task means no multitasking.  I talked to a friend in SA today to get some feedback and tried cutting my nails while doing it.  Why?  I felt compelled to "save time" or something!  And I did both jobs worse for the effort.

So no multitasking.  But I'm actually getting some real stuff done, even though my plan does not require it.  So far, so good.....  :)

2:20pm CI for Lark

Major and minor interruptions till now. I'll post better later, but so far:
To do:
(X) morning things
(X)get supplies
(X)focus on work project A
(X)half hour domestic things
spend half an hour on work project B

nightwing's check-in

Didn't do anything on the list yesterday, aside from the phone calls, do to sleep binging the day prior.

- Watch & critique the movie "Marie Antoinette"
- at least 90 minutes of preparation for the calculus test
- Art history paper
- then e-mail art history teacher about the possibility of an
incomplete for the course.

- two hours at the gym

- start flylady's project
- read a bit of "Getting Things Done"
- read P.A articles on procrastination

Side Things (slightly for fun)
- fan art description
- time sorting
- character descriptions/history


"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."

Rexroth 07.55 BST

Woke after a good night's sleep feeling much better with just the trace of a cold left. Great to see so many posts.

Todo today

up prayer reflection meditation
deal with emails, phone messages, post
post this
read the new posts (I need to do some of this later)
write letter to computer people print and post
get ready and go out
meet with friend and help her with assembly furniture and social time
home and rest
then unsure...

prayer and reflection
bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth 23.00 BST

Had thought I had posted earlier but must have just done a preview without posting. Spent the day into the early evening traveiling and helping friend. It is copendent behaviour. I need to be doing my own stuff whether or not I do hers. I don't feel too great about myself tonight.

And so to bed Night Rexroth

Helping others at our expense

I know what you mean. Sometimes helping others can be exhausting--especially if it's doing what they should be doing.

Thank's lark

Thank's for your comment lark and I certainly feel exhausted. The truth is that it was a job that needed two people. The reality is that my friend, who has a fulltime job, and moved into a new flat last September, has now got nice new furniture and has almost redecorated her place. I've been in my bedsit/flat for over 14 years and it is a tip. I hav been retired for at least 5 years and have both time and money so something is wrong. I have kept putting off doing anything as I imagine I might be moving. The truth is that I haven't moved and have no serious plans to move.

I feel I'm crazy living in a mess.

Regards Rexroth

The "big picture" vs. the small one

We recently talked about priorities, which is something I have difficulty setting. I can clean the kitchen table well, yet seldom do the entire kitchen at once, and by the time everything else has been done, the table needs done again. That pattern holds true the rest of my life too, and I'm hoping to change things. A while back I followed your lead when you got rid of a wardrobe, and got
rid of one too, and most of the stuff in it. Simplification does help, in that we must deal with things  sooner, and not "put them away". It usually doesn't help much to compare ourselves with others. It causes resentful feelings, and procrastination often slips in. When that happens, someone once said to do something about it, but only ONE thing. It works--I don't want it to--but it does make things better. Right now I'm procrastinating because I'm p'ed off at both myself and a relative I'm helping. I'm not getting paid, and have been working between times , yet this has gone on so long that it's screwing alot of things up.I need to just do it, and that's my plan for today. I guess what I mean is I can't change everything at once, but I can a bit at a time. Thanks for all your posts. I don't feel as if I'm battling procrastination alone when other folks are posting too.