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, July 6, 2009



Welcome to Monday Everyone   

May you step lightly and quickly through your days 

fudo_shin - on procrastination as bondage - 7:57pm

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


The other day I almost got past my procrastination by coming to a realization. I was standing in the university center watching kids eating soup at the Taiwanese soup shop down the street.  I was on one of my evening walks, and it hit me: "How many more of these nights are you going to spend miserable, by yourself, isolated, alone, guilty, and dissociated from your environment, because you feel like you're bondage over the work you're bound to do?  You could go the whole bloody summer and keep on feeling like shit, or you could go months, or years, until you retake the course work?  Or you could do what you can now and at least have less to do later?  Take your pick."

fudo_shin - 18 days. - 7:55pm

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


Sites I've been avoiding for 18 days:

  • social networking sites, including facebook, twitter, youtube
  • dating sites
  • chatting sites: woome, chat with a stranger, etc.  I cannot be on a
    chatting site.  MMORPGs count as "chat sites".  IRC.  The only
    exception is 12 step-related chat.
  • chat programs
  • YouTube, Google videos, Crackle
  •, and calling anyone's associated fan line

I'm telling you this avoiding these sites is NOT easy.  Not bloody easy at all.  Things important this week:

  • restarted my running plan this week, starting today, monday
  • get done with one English paper is my goal now,or maybe just taking notes on the essays and rereading the book.
  • They are moving ahead with a hiring offer, they said, sometime this week.  I need to keep doing my part, by writing my references, who didn't respond.
  • I need to call back that manager at the movie theater.
  • Today is the second day of my 5-day trial to brush teeth, floss, use listerine and use a periodontic stuff at 10pm nightly.  I will commit to not eating after 10pm.


fudo_shin: 2nd day of brushing at 10pm (12:45am tuesday)

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



YAY I followed through on brushing my teeth at about 10:06pm.  True it was not on time but, I was watching Murder She Wrote.  Oh well.  It's okay, what matters is that I did it.  And I'm proud of myself for sticking to it for my second day.

just_me checking out

So this was my first day here. Nice. I think I already learned something: I achieved my first two tasks, but not the third one, which was the most important. So I will have to do the most important things first...even though it sucks.


Thanks for letting me share.

Recycler CI 2:25pm EST

Hi Pro Buddies!

A quick post here, before heading out & being offline through next Sunday or Monday.

At home this morning, I didn't get much done (an also didn't make it to the gym), but I did bring my travel items (luggage & backpack) to work with me.

At work I had staff meeting, and now I'm finishing deadline projects from that meeting. I've got several more things to do in the next hour, so I better keep at it!

Have a great week, and I will talk with you when I am back! :)



Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Check In 11:08

Write letter to MB
Send package to NF
Check for freelance jobs
Check NECC rfp
Write letter to Harvatines/Unc John
Drop packages in Mail
Print MB lyrics and bind
Get router on eBay 
Distribute Newsletter 

kromer 10:45 CI

Just got back from weekend visit to my parents. I'm in lab now.

I need to:
*Make a schedule for the day/week.
*Have morning prayer time (a bit late)
*Look at patterns of Wnt and Fgf pathways (and maybe another pathway)
*Take notes about what I want to talk about at tomorrow's mtg

I'm going to make a schedule now, have prayer time, and look at pathway patterns.  

kromer CO

I feel like I had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day :P

I was so tired and felt like I couldn't concentrate on anything. I had morning prayer, made part of a schedule, looked at Fgf pathway but didn't find anything interesting, took some half-a**ed notes about what I want to talk about at tomorrow's mtg.

Looking on the bright side: I had a good dinner w/ my family and a nice chat with a couple friends, I at least made a little progress on my work, despite my tiredness. If I do 15 min of tidying now, I'll meet my bottom lines for tonight. If I get up early tomorrow, I think I'll be plenty prepped for my mtg (not perfect, but good enough)

Doing 15 min cleanup now, then I'll go to bed

ci - Doug

Last week's hot spell finally broke. One of my excuses last week was, it's too hot to do...

My first task this morning is to get to my church around 9:30, to do some maintainance I volunteered for yesterday. I expect that will take a couple hours. Then I'm going to buy some costume supplies in the same part of town.

When I get home, I'm going to buy some salad vegetables, pay a dr. bill I've been putting off, and renew my driver's license online.

This afternoon: a couple of hours working on a web site for a friend, then a couple of hours memorizing my music.

At 5:45, I'm going to leave to check out a new (to me) choir.

Yesterday at church, we had a music minister from out of town. One of his songs had the line, "Don't waste one more minute of your life!" What an appropriate message for me.

just_me checking in


this is my first time here! Thank you all for letting me participate. It´s already 4:30 pm here in Germany and I still have some tasks to achieve today:

go to post office

buy groceries

write letter of reference (1,5 hrs)

Will stop by later.

Welcome just_me!

"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

Thank you!

I really like your quote. I noticed it already some days ago, before I got my account Smile

byGodsGrace todays CI

Slow start today - felt like bugs bunny up there– got more sleep than usual and I guess my body didn’t know how to act! I am facing a bit of a log jam with deadlines and it partly unavoidable because the jobs all happen to fall at same time and clients are always slow to get me all that I need to finish – so there is an area I can improve – being tougher on that – but overall I am working very fast and getting things DONE not perfect and they are still ok in the end design wise… I feel stress and frustration though because I am constantly behind even though I am working well.  I am so tempted to dwell on the missed opportunities of the event I totally blew last week, which would be so unproductive, so instead I am choosing to have faith that God can make opportunities out of anything for me and if I keep doing my best and receiving correction He will. Oh God help me do what is right.

Word and prayer for the day: Psalm 18:32

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”

My to do list: 

Read Bible/pray, finish jobC to mail, call jobM 4pickup

Bank, St/dd 2:30, pickup client pic, postoffice

Design proof jobCH book, label/email, design proof jobM/email

letting go

Thanks for talking about letting go of blown event. I have a hard time letting go of guilt and feel guilty for numerous things.

Babarino 8:45a

Hi all,


Haven't checked in in a while. Things have been moving along, so luckily haven't had any backslides, but happy to be here today. Going to make to-do list, then will check back.


Made a list, haven't numbered it though. If I work through it until noon that is good enough.


one more phone call then b-room break.


back from lunch, need to get some afternoon momentum going


keeping moving, one more hour left at work

Monday m list

room: bed, clothes, vacuum, box o' books

lawn: mow 1/2, repot plants

check in ecollege

call students

CL ci

@11:30 update 1

work out til 10:47 - 11:30 done (43 over but i chatted w/ spouce)
quiet time til 11:17 12


the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

journey 8:30

Happy Monday!  I did not check in over the weekend as we were helping my daughter move out.   I feel really sad and lonely now that she is gone, even though I encouraged her to move out on her own.  It's time for her to become independent!  She has lived away from home before, at college for one year, and with a friend for a while, but this time I think it is permanent and I miss her.   

I'm also extremely pissed off at an insurance company.  They caused me to have an unexpected expense that will run me very short of funds between now and the 15th. 

But regardless of drama, I intend to have a productive day, and I wish you all a productive and enjoyable day also. 

I'm in the office today, and I've been to the gym, checked email and calendar.  Now for coffee and todo list. 


"The elevator to success is out of order.   You'll have to take the stairs . . . one step at a time." - Joe Girard

isabo checking in

Wow, quarter after nine on a Mon morning, and no one has started the day!  Creating todays forum has given me a burst of good energy - I think I will put it to good use, and get up :)

Nothing is worth more than this day  - Goethe