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.

Thursday 9 August 2007

Welcome to Thursday.

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Thank you so much to all of you who are posting here.

I'm already mad at myself because I was going to post my bookend about an hour ago and ended up -- as far too usual -- surfing around reading the NYTimes, MSN, etc.

I'm going to make the choice to turn that over to HP and stay in NOW.  This doesn't have to mean the whole day is ruined and I have an excuse to not to any work today.

So here it is.  I am going to do 45 minutes of work and check back in here and say I've done it.

Again, this is really helping me, so thank you to you all.


Done with the 45 minutes

I did the 45 minutes of work, but it wasn't really on the most important stuff I need to be reading, I think :(

I am going to have lunch and then do some more work, hopefully.

Committing to > 30 more minutes

Commiting to at least 30 more minutes of reading on my dissertation.

Will book end after I have done it.

Thank you all for being here.



I did more work, but it wasn't the reading.  It was note-taking from the same book. 

"Progress not perfection"?

I hope we begin to have on-line meetings here.  I could really use them!

Thanks again to all other posters on this thread and readers of it!

scarlett CI 11:10 am EST

Doing pretty well... took a short break but managed to keep it short.  That's a good thing.

email - markets

Ta da:
Laminate cards
Eat breakfast
Take pill
email re: Ath
email re:  BB equip
email re: union

To do:
review other plan
Email to M (cc TH)
Reg conf
Get access to site for interp

How are you doin' Scarlett?

I'm glad to see your posts. Please keep them up. You've really helped me since I've been here, and I hope I can somehow pay you back in the future. Did you get around to going back to your 12 step meetings? Hope so. Funny thing, this site is alot like going to a meeting. From the number of folks who are registered, seems like ALOT of them "just continue to listen". Perhaps we'll have some PA meetings online here--either scheduled or impromptu. Just like my 12 step program, alot of folks come in and get involved for a bit, and leave when things get a little better. Nothing wrong with that, mind you. Super for them. I fear if my procrastination was left unchecked, I'd end up living beneath a bridge someday. It would be great to have some more personal interaction in the forums here in the future. A few words of encouragement or a shared feeling have helped many minor successes come to fruition for me. Bye for now.

hey lark!

I'm glad that my encouragement has been helpful to you.  It is amazing what just a few words can do in terms of energy and accountability.

I haven't gotten back to my meetings.  There are two tomorrow that I can go to, and I'm going to go to the first one.  Thanks for reminding me of that intention!

I fear if my procrastination was left unchecked, I'd end up living beneath a bridge someday.

I know the feeling.  I keep finding new and exciting ways to sabotage myself.  It's 10:30 and I really haven't done any work yet.  Embarassed  Not good.  And if I don't have a good, productive Friday, it tends to cast a shadow over my whole weekend, you know?

Okay.  Time to take a deep breath and get cracking! 

scarlett CI 10:10 am EST

Feeling pretty overwhelmed this morning.  Well, that's nothing new.  Time to pick one thing and set the timer.

email re: Ath

Ta da:
Laminate cards
Eat breakfast
Take pill

To do:
email - markets
review other plan
Email to M (cc TH)
Reg conf
Get access to site for interp

8:15am CI for Lark(12:40pm)

Really pressed for time, so my main goal is to check in later. The most important goal is this work project which HAS to be finished today, after making some important calls and errands. See you later. Thanks.
 (X) morning things
 (X) spiritual time
 (X)order supplies
 (X)cook (don't buy) lunch
 (X)go to bank
 (X)visit relative and take papers
 (Not done completely)primary work project (no excuses)UGH!
 (X)"fill in" with time on next work project
 (X)check in later

Rexroth 08.08 BST

Todo today

up and post this
prayer reflection meditation
deal with phone messages emails post
out for exercise walk
trim beard bath and wash hair
work on landlord file


prayer and reflection
bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth 21.46 BST

I've got very little done on the landlord file which is a pity as I know what to do but just don't feel like it. Anyway it's a bit late now. I have done the rest though.