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.

Monday 9 July 2007

pro's CI - 9:35pm (and ready for bed!)

I'm very proud of myself tonight. I have brushed my teeth and taken a shower, and I'm ready for bed at 9:35pm. Now I can read in bed until I fall asleep (at a reasonable hour), and get up early enough to do some work at home (my business) before I leave for work at the office (my day job). Procrastinating on bedtime is a problem of mine.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Gmarie (Out of town - we'll see how it goes...)

email Ardath re/ computer pick-up
call Hiers Karate
check POs and email Colleen & Rolff
research re/ CELDT testing in summer
research re/ Scantron roster
redo CST charts
revise gains charts; send link to C; cc Sherri
outline new directions page
revise testing calendar and send link to C
design assessment manual "look"
compile phone numbers, links and email addresses

Here goes my first

Here goes my first bookending

Things I want to do tonight:
-Crop Screenshots for Flash Project
-Cook Dinner
-Wash Dishes
-Fold Laundry
-Make phone calls home
-Check in

how'd it go, himmy32?

How did you do on your to-do list? I find that it helps to set a specific time when I will check in again. That makes it much more likely that I'll do things on my list.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Not as well as I had hoped,

Not as well as I had hoped, but today is a new day and another try. Thanks for the tip.


Plan for Today

P.E.D.L. - Plan, Execute, Debrief, Learn

  • Send out biz e-mails
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Start on Client #1 Taxes
  • Bike for an hour
  • Attend Art Class


  • Candy Bar from vending machine after Class

Execution of Today

P.E.D.L. - Plan, Execute, Debrief, Learn

  • Send out biz e-mails
  • Yoga: Did my first Handstand!
  • Massage
  • Start on Client #1 Taxes: Worked on Art Definitions
  • Bike for an hour
  • Attend Art Class


  • Candy Bar from vending machine after Class

9:40 am CI for Lark

Lots of phone calls and people stopping this morning. I told myself the day is ruined, but it's not. Guess you could say "It's the disease talking." More on that later sometime. In the meantime...
 (X)morning things
 meditate a few minutes
 present bills to client (I need paid, and I've been putting it off.)
 finish next part of project A
 finish first part of project B
 sort laundry
 damp mop floor
 visit hospital
 go to 12 step meeting
 trim lawn
 check in later

Check in at 8:45

I almost made my 8:30 wake-up goal. Of course I didn't go to bed at 1:30 but probably stayed up until a little after 2 am. So I'm tired...but I'll make it. You would think that if I keep gettting up earlier that eventually I'd be so tired that I'd have to go to bed earlier but instead I just seem to drag around tired all the time and still stay up late. Makes no sense I know (:
I have a doctor's appt. at 10:30 so my goals for before I leave are:
1. Leave for the appointment by 10 to get there on time
2. Review medical book/curriculum while waiting at doctor's office
3. email Sandy with questions about trip
4. Call medical supply company about supplies for trip
5. Walk Zoe

I will check back around 1 pm with plans for the rest of the afternoon

strange day

Well my day kind of all ran together. My 10:30 doctor's appointment was so far behind (I was on time though!) that by the time I grabbed some lunch it was time for my 3 pm appointment. I came home and took a nap after that because I had a Vicodin and an Ativan for the proceduare I had done and I was wiped out. I am now regrouping and have until 7:45 to get some things done before I have to go walk.
Goal: leave house by 7:45 to be at park by 8 pm
Done: Reviewed medical book while waiting atn MD office, walked Zoe, emailed Connie re: support for trip
To do before walking: email Sandy, clean office for 15 minutes, and look over website I set up last year for class

Late check-in

I got back from walking a little while ago. I think I will try getting ready for bed now and will  get to bed by 1 am. I did get a couple of items done before I walked. I emailed Sandy and attemped to find the website from last year to look over (long story). Our tech support people at work tell me it's still on their server but I can't seem to find it. I'm going to check on this tomorrow. I've lost many things in my lifetime, but I've never misplaced a website (: I did not get any work done on my office and it is a sty! I may work on that for 15 minutes tonight before I go to bed.
I will check in at 8 am tomorrow and get started. I've got a 10 am appointment tomorrow to get my hair cut. I plan to absolutely astound the lady who does my hair by being on time.
I'll let you know how that goes...

Good idea, breaking goals down Julie

When I get a long list of goals and things screw up, some things get totally forgotten--and come back way later to bite me. I think putting down a partial day like you are is a really good move. Things change sometimes, and then we feel like we're failed. Thanks for posting.

ronaldk CI 1:00pm

I am really struggling with myself at the moment. I am very tense and restless, and spend my entire morning searching the internet for information on ADHD and procrastination. More and more I get the feeling that I cannot deal with it myself and that I need professional help. I strongly feel that I have ADHD, but I know I should not diagnose myself...

Still, my goal for this afternoon is finish my analysis, but I've not much confidence in myself at the moment.

Next CI at 5pm.

Hang in There!

It sounds like you're having a rough day! How is the work on the analyis going? I agree, that you shouldn't diagnose yourself with ADHD but if you think you have it maybe you should get it checked out. Did you have symptoms as a child? 

ronaldk CI 8:40am

My mind was a little unsettled this weekend. I did some things I wanted to do, but I was very restless. I couldn't sit still and relax, but was also not able to start doing something. Hopfully today will be better.

I have exacatly two weeks to finish a report, but I'd rather finish it this week. Last friday I tried to finish my analysis, but I didn't succeed in that. I know it's dangerous to define only one task, but it's really important. So task for today:


Next CI around noon.