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, December 24, 2009

fudoshin: checkin : 4:41pm

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


  • read my steps one through three, plus the third step prayer
  • call beth
  • run eight minutes + walk one minute X  3 + 3 minutes of jogging
  • take my vitamins
  • eat lunch
  • brush teeth, floss during the day
  • brush teeth, floss, use listerine, and the endtufted brush at night
  • read GTGK for at least an hour.  My goal is to finish this again, reread my quotations, and then 

Vic 12/24

Show up (done)

Working double time to stop negative thinking. Recovery can be so much work, but it is worth it.

Came accross interesting bit of information: Don't have much belief that I can fix this problem with the books below, I need my HP, but maybe this whole "affliction" is more common than I thought. I never heard people talk about it before.


"Overcoming Doubt, Fear & Procrastination: Identifying the Symptoms, Overcoming
the Obstacles"
5-step approach to overcoming the obstacles of doubt, fear & procrastination,
in order to conquer the demons that keep us from enjoying the happy, productive
& successful life we envision.

"The Tomorrow TrapUnlocking the Secrets of the Procrastination-Protection
Helps us to understand that procrastination is not the same thing as laziness–
there is always an underlying, protective reason for putting off decisions,
plans & activities. Through a series of exercises & techniques that tap into
the non-dominant right side of the brain, this book helps to unlock the hidden
factors that reduce individuals to the point of living only half a life.

"Living Without Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life"

Interactive workbook helps us understand why we procrastinate & learn how to
stop the habit. Lets us identify our own personal “procrastination style”
through real-life examples, worksheets & self-assessment exercises. Provides
step-by-step techniques for unlearning unproductive patterns, overcoming
resistance & attaining a new sense of purposefulness in our lives. Offers
specific strategies for taking on issues related to procrastination in
studying, at work & at home.

"It’s About Time!The Six Styles of Procrastination & How to Overcome Them"

Critically analyzing the roots of procrastination, identifies 6 types of
procrastinators linked to personality & family dynamics - the Perfectionist,
the Dreamer, the Worrier, the Defier, the Crisis-maker & the Overdoer - &
presents a 3-step program designed to help us overcome the problem. Self-
diagnostic quizzes & case studies help us decide which one we are.

"Beat Procrastination & Make the GradeThe Six Styles of Procrastination & How
Students Can Overcome Them"

Step-by-step guide to overcoming procrastination. Identifies 6 types of
procrastinators & for each has developed a specific program designed to help
students unlearn self-destructive behavior & realize their full academic
potential. Through quizzes & case studies, shows how to: identify & change bad
work patterns, prioritize effectively, develop effective study habits &cope
with newfound freedom & responsibility.

"The Secret Handbook for Perpetually Paralyzed Procrastinating Pack Rats" 
Anonymous For anyone who’s inundated with papers & assorted paraphernalia & who seeks to gain better control of this aspect of their life. By making us conscious of present living habits & patterns we can make better choices in the future.
Clever ideas can be easily incorporated to make maximum use of time & energy,
regain control of your life, reduce stress & significantly enhance your self


Thanks Vic, for the wealth of information!!

I was happy to hear that procrastination is not about laziness, as that's how I view myself.

Also, I'm thankfully doing better since being on the site, but I guess it's the perfectionist(maybe) that says it's not good enough, especially because I was a human "doing machine."

I don't like spending my precious time on things I don't like to do, like cleaning, for instance. I think it's good for my character to do one thing a day (after work).

So tonight:
-clean refrigerator and re-do shelves
-laundry? (I hope my NEW washer drains out by itself this time)
-cook (love to cook)

Love you guys!!

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Nice graphics - Happy, Happy Everyone!!

OMG - I'M FLYING ON THE NON-PROCRASTINATING CLOUD RIGHT NOW!! I have lots of things at work I'm not doing and a weekend of lots to do that in my mind I'm already procrastinating about.

Today at work:
-deadline 12/31/09 - Perlman
-dealine 12/31/09- Florida
-figure out Perlman bill
-FGS audit confirms
-finish S.F. & P.B. reports
-clean up emails

-haven't done p.t. exercises in over a week
-haven't come home after work and done 1 piece of cleaning every night
-getting shades & curtains on windows

To do:
-call Jake re: pickup
-call Avanti regarding washer
-bake ch
-clean bathroom
-clean out refrigerator
-type up letter to landlord (find leases)
-type up Yoffee's medical history
-get all Yoffee's & mine insurance stuff together (at least in one pile)

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

So glad you're feeling better Jo!! YAY!!

♥"Together we could do, what we could not do alone.♥

Rexroth check in

Thanks for starting thread and for happy pictures. Glad the antibiotics are working.


Out and bought present for people I'm intending to visit on Boxing Day

Opened mail and checked emails


Keep on cleaning up mess and take it easy as I am very tired.

Someone in one of the other 12 step programmes used to say to me.

'Take it easy doing it but do it!'

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth update


Phoned recovery friend and had a helpful chat and organised meetup on Boxing day

Delivered cards

Washed up once and cleaned the cupboard

Rested in bed

Made todo list of small things I am forgetting


Tidy up a little more

Get to bed early and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Ha!py Christmas Eve!

Ah, I am feeling MUCH better today.  I'm so glad I broke down and went to the doc for antibiotics.   I'm actually going to make a real todo list today. 

I'm taking a quick shower, then making todo list, then check back. 


How you spend your days is how you live your life - Edge