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.

Tuesday 24 July 2007

What I would like to get done tonight:

1. Chapter 1 - All sections.

2. Pay credit card bills.

3. Put Video Card on eBay.

pro's procrastinating on bedtime again

It's nearly 1am and I'm sitting at the computer. Bad.

Bed. NOW.


Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Gmarie - dang - TOO SLOW =( =( =(

Accountability letters
Scantron selections
STAR job responsibilities  - Gees - took me TEN HOURS, at least;  I can't figure our what I do wrong...:(  *sigh*
STAR calendar (Half done)
CAHSEE job respnsibilities (Half done)
CAHSEE calendar (Half done)
Scantron outline
Accountability outline

I'm slow, too.

I've spent a fair amount of time worrying about why it takes me so long to do things. I think I may know why (in my case, anyway). I have ADD, and I read an article that said people with ADD take longer to do things. They did some studies with test taking. ADD people will score less than non-ADD people if they are given the same amount of time, but if the ADD person can take more time, the difference disappears. The article said the ADD brain had a "narrower pipe" (so to speak) for information to travel through.

I don't know if you have ADD, but this made sense in my case. I'm way above average in intelligence (I've been tested), so I don't take a long time with things because I'm stupid. When I finally do get something done, the quality is excellent. I'm just frustratingly slow - to myself and others. I've tried to improve, but there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it. Things just take me a long time.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Thanks for the comment, PRO

I'm not sure what is going on with me. I have an ex-husband and four sons with ADD - all way above average in intelligence but perpetually "not working up to their potential". I've always been the OVER-achiever, not AS bright as my male counterparts in the family, but a straight-A student by sheer effort & will.

Thing is, I always did procrastinate and let the pressure of the "due date" drive me. In the last few years, though, I have felt this "fog" descend upon my brain and for the life of me I can't figure out if it's depression, hormones, stress, unrecognized ADD or a combination of all four. I just know that I can't seem to "fix" whatever it is. =(

Mark CI 3:09 PM EST

A-level tasks:

  • pay credit card bill
  • test Cincinnati munge results
  • make sure munge works correctly with web server shut down
  • thumbnails -- optimize performance
  • cardio
  • clean up remote search code and submit for testing
  • contact re reference
  • work on resume

B level tasks:

  • clean office
  • read the paper
  • read 1 ch of Ruby book
  • practice guitar

C level tasks:

  • watch Street of Shame
  • finish Machen book
  • call Mike
  • call Toby

Edge's CI - 6:40PM

I completely forgot it was my off day today and I went to work!! It took me HALF A DAY to remember! AAARGH!

X Finish and send CV (Yay!!)

- Dishes (?)
X Wash litter box
- Email Morgan
- Check up on M
X Try out new brand sample
- FH
- Concert 7:30PM
- Call off chess with Jim? 11:30PM

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Never mistake motion for action – Ernest Hemingway

Edge's Closing CI

Many things left to complete the next day.

X Finish and send CV

- Dishes (?)
X Wash litter box
- Email Morgan
- Check up on M
X Try out new brand sample
- FH
X Concert 7:30PM
X Call off chess with Jim? 11:30PM

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Never mistake motion for action – Ernest Hemingway
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Never mistake motion for action – Ernest Hemingway

Julie's 8:30 CI; 12:55 pm; 4 pm CI; 5 pm

I'm going to get back to my list and will check in at 5 pm.
5 pm-got most of the assignment done but have to leave. I'll check back in later this evening.

July 24, 2007
Morning routine
Walk Zoe

Check on # of copies of Amazing Grace
Order Amazing Grace
Check to see how many other books are needed
Re-enter assignment page and assignments and re-do links
Enter pp’s
Enter discussion questions on forum

Review guidelines for PH Nursing
Write for 15 minutes

Review book to decide which pages to copy
Make copies
Fill out daycare paperwork
Take suitcases upstairs and sort out supplies

Clean out Patricia’s aquarium
Clean office 15 minutes
Clean closet 15 minutes
Clean office 15 minutes
Take Amy’s food to Chamber of Commerce by 11:30
Read Bible
Work out 20 min.

Work Misc.
PNEG hotel arrangements

8:05am CI for Lark(3:15pm)(11:40pm)

I'm still having a rough time. I volunteered a favor to someone, and it's become a nightmare, costing me (alot of) time and some money--but I hope it'll be done today. There are still alot of things pulling me from several directions, but I admit I made some progress yesterday. By week's end, some will be over. Ahh.
 (X)morning things
 (X)meditate (or try)
 (X)put out trash
 (X)finish "favor"
 (X)send in payment for taxes
 (X)visit hospital
 (X) visit friend
 (X)check in later
 (X)renew driver's license TODAY

Rexroth 08.17 BST

Todo Today

up and post this
go back to bed I feel rough
prayer reflection meditation
deal with phone messages emails post
work on psychologist file
move stuff from kitchen to living room for electrician
post cheque to bank deposit
work on other files


that's it for now


Rexroth 15.17 BST

Still working on psychologist file.
Have posted cheque to bank
Up and wasting time on internet (apart from this posting)

Back to be now.


Rexroth 19.24 BST

Moved most of stuff from kitchen. Giving psychology file a rest.


Rexroth 23.18 BST

It's late night night