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.

Sunday 19 August 2007

N's Bookend

To do: 

45 minutes of work




45+ minutes of dissertation work.

go to 12-step meeting :)

See you all tommorrow!

Bookending - great idea!

Hello all,

Wow -- what a great idea, to have a place to check in on what we're trying to anti-crasinate on!  Especially for unstructured weekend days when it's so easy for the day to go by and somehow nothing gets done.

I'm impressed with all the stuff everyone is getting done!  Congrats especially to Nan & Rexroth & Julie for all your accomplishments yesterday, and to everyone else for plugging away at their chores.  I hope I do as well as you today!

To to today:

2 loads of laundry (one is in already)
Do 1 hour of Procrastination Hacking on household chores
Go to bank
Get groceries
Practice music
Get ready for work tomorrow
Go to barbecue tonight with a clear conscience.  :)

If you're not familiar with Procrastination Hacking, it's described here:

I'll check in again later. . .


Thanks for the hack

That's a cool site.  Thanks for posting it.  I like the idea and the way its written and that it's written by a fellow procrastinator.

Good luck on your actions for today, Falcon and welcome!


Hi all, Done! Still have

Hi all,

Done!  Still have a few things to do to get ready for tomorrow, but that's o.k.  I can do them before bed.  And I got an extra load of laundry done -- yay, me!  ;-)

Bookending was really helpful for staying on track -- I'll be back to try this again.

Nan -- glad you liked the 43 folders page!  If you want to try the dash, there's a nice online timer at:

Pro -- I hope you're feeling better.

Rexroth -- hope the files make more sense to you after a deep breath & a night's sleep.

See you all again soon,


9:45am CI for Lark

Hi everyone. I've decided to try something a bit different today. It seems I can often cut and paste each day's PA posting to the next day. That gets pretty old--like the song says "It's yesterday once more..." I have a musty odor in one room, so my one goal is to eradicate it. I don't plan to make the room perfect. Similarly, with my work paperwork. I plan to merely sort them, and put them in their proper folders today, and not "do the books". I've also been putting off cleaning my car, because I want to make it look perfect. Today I'm taking out the "garbage", and cleaning the dirt and coffee stains. I'm hoping this approach will work. Good luck everyone.

CI for Lark at 11:30pm

This worked okay today. More got done than I've been doing lately, and nothing got completely finished. I think breaking it down helped alot. "Progress, not perfection."

Julie's 8:40 CI; 10:30; 2:30; 12:00 am

I'm continuing to work on this list. I'll check in again at 10 am.
10:30 CI-My website needs a lot of changes so I'm adding them to my list. What I can't fix I'll have to get help with at school tomorrow. I'll check back in at noon.
2:30 I'm taking a break for awhile. I'll check back in later this afternoon.
12 am-I've made pretty good progress today. I still have a lot to work on tomorrow but I have my list ready so that will help.

Update syllabus
Add new students-Do Monday as I will probably need help with this
Add link for syllabus and assignments to class content page
Link forum, discussion and quizzes from class content to each part
Add assessment to to get from Linda tomorrow
Find out how to link gradebook, forum, Utest, and quizes from home page
Check closing time on forum and quizes
Find out if gradebook is set up right
Add assgnment to dropbox, add description
Add quizes to Utest-week one is on

Morning routine
Walk Zoe
 Print off student’s emails
 Email students re: reminders, clinical info.
 Contact clinical sites-made list to contact Monday
Check website to see what else needs to be entered/updated
Look up student’s for on-campus clinical
Call on-campus clinical sites-have list ready-will do this Monday
Check to see I have all the books I ordered
Arrange to get books to students-will do this Monday
 Call Kathy
 Decide if I need to contact Rhonda
Unpack suitcase
3 loads of laundry
Pick up house-15 minutes
Check to Sandy
Email new students
Make tentative schedule for off-campus students

Rexroth 09.02 BST

Todo today

up and post this
prayer reflection meditation
deal with phone messages, emails
plan for two weeks until I go away
work on landlord files
phone friends


that's it for now


Rexroth 20.44 BST

Don't feel content with what I've done. I've dates with two friends before I leave and am up to date with what I need to do before I go. Just got into a mess with my landlord's file and am not sure what to do with it all.

Perhaps I might call it a day.


Rexroth 22.07 BST

and so to bed...

Night folks


pro's CI - 2:40am EDT, 11:40pm PDT

I'm ready for bed now (showered, etc.). I forgot my toothbrush. I'll have to buy one tomorrow.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

pro's CI - 1:30am EDT

It's 1:30am Sunday in New York. I'm in California, however, so it's still Saturday. Still, I'm on New York time (just flew here today) so I thought I'd start Sunday's day thread.

I'm exhausted. It's been a long day, it's late for me, and I've been sleeping badly because of terrible night cramps in my lower legs that wake me up and keep me up every hour. That's been happening for 3-4 nights now - don't know why. I hafve to run my legs under hot water to relieve tghe cramping, which is excruciating.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.