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.

Saturday, 2nd January 2010


So in between all the tasks, remember to have some rest...

and some fun...

Happy Saturday!


Hi - I just joined today, and am looking forward to participating in the group. As I look at my goals for 2010, I realize that the breaking the procrastination habit is the #1 action I must take to meet all my goals. Amazed that someone else recognized that action preceeds motivation. Only thing that works for; exercising is the prime example. Happy New Year - Snazzybabs

Welcome Babs!

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

Thank you

Thanks, Journey,  for the welcome. Your message is so true, and I am putting my time under the microscope this year. Live life DAILY.


Welcome, and Happy New Year

Welcome, and Happy New Year to you too!


Thank you! Glad to be here.

fudoshin: checkin: 2:41pm

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



I've got a headache today, so I'm going to do what I do when I feel this way that works for me:

  • brushing, flossing, using listerine, periodontic brush
  • drinking water
  • getting sushi
  • going on a walk  without music and/or a run or swimming, at least  solid 30 minutes of movement
  • drinking kombucha tea
  • head-hanging
  • only sitting when I am doing work if sitting at all 
  • making some headway on what is making me feel stressed, even if it's committing to five minutes of starting

Hope that works for you

Hope that works for you today, headaches suck *hugs*

fudoshin: to lucky : 6:12pm

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



I know you're trying to be nice and all, but I would greatly appreciate if there is no feedback, hence the foregoing preface is above each of my entries.


Thank you.

fudoshin: checkin: 5:45pm

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



Things still on the list to do:

  • brushing, periodontic brush
  • getting sushi
  • going on a walk  without music and/or a run or swimming, at least  solid 30 minutes of movement
  • drinking kombucha tea
  • making some headway on what is making me feel stressed, even if it's committing to five minutes of starting
  • pick up and put away laundry


Welcome s! Yes, you can

Welcome s! Yes, you can mark stuff off later (or put a smiley face by it when it's done!) It's really encouraging to see items getting marked off people's lists all through the day.

Also, try popping into the chatbox if you need some immediate support/encouragement/company. I've only started using chat properly since Christmas and it is AWESOME.

I'm afraid of paper too... I think there are a LOT of us in that same boat! Good luck :)

day 3 jimmy 68

hello folks .nice to know that we are not alone.things to do enter marks /grading.shred 4 garbage bags of clutter collected from yesterday and go for a run.

You collected 4 bags of

You collected 4 bags of clutter, good going!!

Hope-Faith CI 1:00

Not sure where I am starting today I have so much to do.


  • Swish & Swipe
  • Reboot
  • Updated Financials
  • Unload
  • Breakfast 

IP (In Progress)

  • Cleaning Stove
  • Washing Clothes

To Do  Smile is used when task is completed

  • Take down Christams Decorations
    • DD's Tree Smile
    • Villiage
    • Nativites
    • Take out big tree
    • Odds and Ends
    • Organize in storage
    • Work on taxes
  • Declutter Kitchen
  • Declutter Utility Room
  • Paper Clutter
  • Find calendar

15 min task

  • Sort Papers
  • Scan Pics Smile
  • Taxes
  • Cut Pics
  • Plan B Day

Update 2:50 I have taken DD's Tree Down not sure what I would like to do next. I have several 15 min task I would like to tackle so I will pick one of them. Setting timer work on Scanning pics for 15 min.

Update 4:20 my next task are to finish cleaning stove, cook supper and try out new wonderwall



Check in/Jkl

Getting way to late start







Journey 10:30 yay puppy and kitty! & update

good morning everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR, since I wasn't here yesterday.

I haven't been around much this week because I've been on vacation.  I did get a few things done around the house.  I bought curtains with my christmas money from DH and Mom and spent a few days hemming, hanging and making tie backs.  Well, I'm still working on the tie backs.   I spent a lot of time with my mom and other family.  

I also did some pile busting.  "The pile" is much more manageable these days but there is still a couple of inches of stuff in there . .. the difficult stuff that I don't know exactly what to do with.  So I've been making a little progress on filing or tossing, and I'll work on it for another hour today.  I'd like to say the pile will be gone by the end of the weekend, but for now I'll just commit to devoting an hour to it.   Next will be cleaning out my file drawer and file cabinet which have 20+ years of accumulation.  I'm sure most of that stuff can be tossed, and then it will be easier to file stuff.  but that is a project for another day!  

The cable guy is coming today to hook up the DVR yay!  I'm excited.  Before he is supposed to show up, I am going to color my hair.  I'll check back when the hair is colored and I'm ready for the dude to show up.  Then it will be time to take stuff out of the freezer for dinner, and do some laundry and stuff.  Later! 

UPDATE  11:30 hair is now the color of sparkling champagne, as opposed to its natural color of "faded mouse".  Getting everything ready for the cable guy, then checking with kids to see if they are coming to dinner before pulling stuff out of freezer.




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

Laughing out loud here - I

Laughing out loud here - I misread it as 'spent a few days hemming, hawing and making tie backs' and didn't think there was anything particularly odd in that...

This is a lovely positive post and I'm very impressed with your pile busting!

Glad you liked the puppy and kitten :)

lol lucky!

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

kromer9:10 CI

Today is a day to regroup from vacation:

At 10:15, I need to leave for a funeral for someone at my church. That should go until about 12:30.

Other than that, I need to:
*Do laundry
*Go grocery shopping (carefully, since in January I'm experimenting with tightening my budget quite a bit)
*Financial stuff
*Deal w/ lab stuff (just enough to get me organized for the coming week)

OK, right now I'm going to make a shopping list (planning around coupons/circular as much as I can)

kromer 8:30 CI

Yikes! Very tired and still have lots to do.

OK, immediate next steps are:
1)Finish cooking tasks (want to have food prepped for the week)
2)Do dishes and put away leftovers
3)Do laundry (inc. a little handwashing)

OK, back after task (1)

krome 1:25 CI

OK, I made a list, made a bit of progress on unpacking, and went to funeral. Had lunch after funeral, then went to lab. Now I feel like I have an overwhelming amount of stuff to get done in lab...papers are a mess and have to take care of some experimental things. However, I'm going to leave by 3 no matter what, so I have time to do other things.

That said, here are my priorities:
1)Check on/wean mice (done)
2)Clean off bench, take care of cells (feeling really tired, but going to pick myself up and do this now) (done)
3)Take care of probability papers (working on this now, to finish I will have to stay a bit past 3, but I'll leave by 3:15 even if not done)
4)Take care of as many other papers as I can before 3.

hugs for the funeral *hugs*

hugs for the funeral *hugs*

Falcon CI Saturday

Hi pro buddies,

Happy new year, everyone!

I'm home from a vacation, which was fabulous!

Right now, I'm totally jet-lagged, and my innards are messed up from having been sick the day before coming home - still a little under the weather, and I think my body is now totally confused!

So, this is a somewhat unambitious list, because eating a bowl of cereal seems like more work than usual at the moment. Wink

  • Eat cereal (this could take a while.) Smile - DONE
  • Take shower
  • Brush snow & clear garbage from driveway
  • Call M
  • Go to town & pick up gift
  • Pick up cat
  • Unpack
  • Run load of laundry



Falcon CI Sat. change in plans

Whoa, change in plans. . . 

Turns out I was a lot more under the weather than I realized. . . managed to eat breakfast and take a shower, but felt so wuzzy that I went back to bed.  I guess whatever bug I had in my system is still working its way out.

So. . . nothing too strenuous today.  I may just need to lounge around and doze, & might not be up to picking up the cat till tomorrow.  That's o.k.  First priority is now to rest up & let my body heal itself.


*hugs* Hope you feel better

*hugs* Hope you feel better soon.

Aw, welcome back, hope the

Aw, welcome back, hope the jetlag goes away soon!

Thanks, Lucky!

Hey Lucky,

Thanks for the welcome!  I see you've been working hard & getting a handle on a lot of things. . . good for you!


Aw, thank you Falcon!

Aw, thank you Falcon! :D :D

Lucky counselling session

Just had a productive chat with my counsellor - things that came out of it:

Dealing with debt and associated pile of unopened letters needs to be top priority 

Take one action on the letter backlog within an hour of speaking to her - done 

Ask my housemate for support with the mammoth room tidy, rather than trying to do it while she's asleep so as not to bother her!

Debt support people are going to call me re possibly getting a consolidation loan

Work out a budget - need to do some work on this soon (preferably Monday) so I can have meaningful chat w/debt people rather than 'erm... I don't know how much money I've got or where it goes' :)

May not need an extra job depending how that goes

She also said my procrastination is a vicious cycle and the only way to break it is to do something - sounds like movingalong's 'motivation follows action'.

I need to do some planning/thinking/maths about all this, but busy-weekend tasks first!

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for the kitty. A nice start to the day.

Todo Today:

finish finances
deal with mail, emails
out, walk, shop
phone friend
put dry towels away
exercise for back
put on washing
email landlord

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth update

Done all of above and:

washing is now hung up to dry
finished reading a book given as present and wondering how my life might have been different
checked my lists for what to do and simplified them

Now to relax and think a little about my future

Night Folks


Mama_Cat's picture

OMG - I LOVE that little

OMG - I LOVE that little kitty!

How cute is he? :)

Thanks, Lucky!

Now for today's check-in:

* E-mail client (DONE - actually e-mailed two!) :-)

* Get church # & call

* Text/e-mail A

* Call K&M (Got their number, now just need to call)

* Leave house

* Call J

* Throw stuff in dryer

* Walk dog

* Come home

* Date 

* Go to store

* Visit W

* Go to TJ's

* Visit K&M

* Visit K

* Go to P's

* Water plants

* Change litter

* Go to house

* Clean for an hour 

* Talk with D to firm up plans

* Get directions 

* Give R keys 

Wow - that's actually a lot to do! :P 

We'll see how it goes!

Thanks for listening - MC 

Mama_Cat  >^._.^<



Lucky CI

Busy day for me today!

Edit 3.30 pm: Oh, you guys... I don't want to jinx it but I think I am actually going to do all this!!

Edit midnight: Jinxed it! :) Seriously, I'm actually incredibly pleased with how much I got done today.

Up by 7amSmile
Check inSmile
Prayer/bible reading time on Smile 
Prayer & visualisation over my tasklist Smile
Dry laundry Smile
Check if we have cake ingredients Smile 16m
Creative writing - work on Fantasmic post Smile 5m token bit
Call counsellor 10.10 am Smile - remember to discuss money Smile - ask if she will call me back on mobile so I can do dreaded tasks with her 'there' - NO NEED, already done!
Yard - Smile!!
Rat cage Smile 1hr - MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT!
Collect present from post office - BEFORE 12 Smile
To W - cake stuff and berry multivits, 3x 'The Lady', bread Smile
Find gloves and hand warmers
Wash gloves
Bake cake Smile
Wrap presents (inc dog presents!), write card Smile
Kitchen - In progress
Floors (including C's carpet)
Email/LJ/facebook/forum - Let ppl know I got the magazines! Smile
Forgot! Put ocado shopping away when it arrives Smile
Put bedroom tidy financial/paperpile project in Google calendar 
AQ Review Smile
Tomorrow's list Smile
Shower Smile
Wash face/brush teeth Smile
Email report Smile
Check in Smile
BED straight after check in! Smile