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 12th August 2010

Over half the week is over.

Welcome to today.

The weekend with fun is coming.

Vic 8/12

Show up (done)

Got some productive research done. Found some answers I needed. Grateful for everyone here.

Vic 8/12

Show up (done)

Got some productive research done. Found some answers I needed. Grateful for everyone here.

clement ci

4pm several things out of the way, but dithering on next step.
- quiet time
4:23 bible read, now prayer

the touch of the master's hand:

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

thursday aug 10

1. plan to plan DONE Cool

2. stick to plan/ embrace structure

3.  goal: 8 hours on bills Money mouth

4. usual day routine: exercise

5.  2 new matters

6. av case deadline friday. finish today

7.  handle emergency call - delegate to associate follow up DONE Smile


Back to it with little enthusiasm

12:21 PM: Feeling a little "blah", bored and unmotivated. But the clock keeps on ticking and I am out of here in 2 weeks and 1 day. So I must press on for now. Managed to spend the morning answering email, handling some overdue (what a surprise) bills, and generally procrastinating. I have had lunch, and the afternoon just stretches off into the distance. It fatigues me and fills me with ennui just to contemplate it. Not a productive way to look at this "time opportunity", but there you have it. Anyway, back to the remaining task list from Tuesday.

I *have to* work on overdue cases, no way around it. Worked on 7 cases yesterday, but several were quickies. Overall, not great progress. Need to go after this more assertively today.

I should do a little on my volunteer work, not necessarily a lot, just to keep from falling farther behind. Did not do anything of significance except for 2 emails yesterday. Maybe this evening, but first the work.

SmileI could do a little laundry tonight, perhaps, and get the drycleaning items together to drop off tomorrow.

I would love, love, love to get even a little exercise in. This will be
a long, tough row to hoe, and it won't get any easier with passing
time. No progress yet. Maybe this evening, fit in somewhere between the work and the volunteer work.

Goal 1: 12:35 - 2 PM: Work on cases from now until my 2 PM meeting. Back to report.

3:27 PM: Multiple distractions, mostly self-inflicted, then *long* meeting, and it's late afternoon with nothing to show for it. Well, time to settle down and focus.

Goal 1b: 3:30 - 5:30 PM: 2 hours, 6 cases, no excuses. Back to report.

huma CI

  • revise ad for projector
  • revise ad for wheels
  • taxes
  • give ff sales package
  • call ny re hs
  • call hr about stuff
  • unstall opps
  • call mab re sf
  • job ads

Ag checking in...and out 11:15pm

  • DONE call hotel to ask if they found my favorite slippers yesterday Unfortunately the answer was no :-(
  • PROGRESS write GM scripts I forgot to include a 2hour mtng on this project in my plan today. That kept me from writing but did advance the project
  • 2 hours SB research nope - not procrastinated, just out of time
  • outline SB findings (due Monday) nope
  • July reports due today Got one of 2 DONE - took muich longer than expected
  • Share July reports with new TMs
  • sked arnp appt to discuss my test results
  • sked dermatologist appt
  • find and fax fsa receipts 
  • PROGRESS reduce email Inbox to <15 got it back under 20 
  • ADDED per boss - staffing/budgets (1 hr mtng, 1 hr action items)

     HOLDING FOR LATER (so I won't forget!): 

  • Review webnrs-resultz
  • listen to 3 presentations (see email) and take notes
  • finish 4 contract briefs
  • microburst final ap msg

    Hope everyone is having a productive PA recovery type day!  Tip for today:  AA has a saying, "Act as if." It means that, even before we fully accept Steps 2 and 3, if we act as if a Higher Power is helping our recovery, we will get the same results as someone who actually believes! 

    Unfortunately due to a work-binge last night I am very overtired, so I need to "act as if" I care about doing a good job today.  Thank God I do know for sure that a Higher Power can help me.

    So, happy "acting-as-if" today, dear fellow PAers!!


 I first had to "act as if" my Higher Power "would want to" help me . I was actually believing in a higher power who whould not want to help me, how stupid is that? When I acted as if there was a higher power out there who would want to help "me", it was then that I believed.

Thank you for reminding me.

Agnus to Rexroth

Sorry you are having a difficult time.  You are a good example of showing up anyway, such an important recovery principle.  Thanks for getting us started on the daily check-ins this week, and I hope you feel happier soon.:-)

(I didn't use your Reply button, just in case you wanted your original post for checking-off your list today - )



'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

1st PA checkin

5/12/2010 10:15 am

Good morning. This web site gives me hope. (I've already procrastinated by organizing my bookmarks to make room for a PA book mark on my browser bar!)

My list today:

Done-Make list 


Done-Check blood pressure

Check glucose

Done-Review pet care with my wife before she leaves for weekend



Done-Program call with sponsee D.


Brush teeth am 

Meet with sponsee S. at 10:30

Drop off chest of drawers at St. Vinnies

Move bookcase inside

Pick up peaches

Freeze peaches

Email BIB invoice

Clean bathroom

Phone calls: Dr. Halls, Jeff, Mlou

Organizing meeting for recovery meditation group 5:30 


Call my wife 

Brush teeth pm

In bed, lights out, 11 pm 


Welcome Wanderoo!!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

another welcome to wanderoo!

'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

glad you wanderoo'd your way here!

gratz on your first daily post!  See you around the site...

hope4meandu checkin (10:46AM)

Thanks Rexroth for the starter.

I worked out yesterday, but it wasn't a perfect 10 minutes, I stopped in between and did stuff and then added time. Good enough!!

I hear my mind saying, "oh, I'll never leave here (this site)." That's my diseased head setting me up for failure and leaving. Like when it tells me, you're cured now, you licked this thing for good, etc." I really do not like that I can't do this on my own.

Lots to do today:
-read & prepare all my material to begin step study for Sunday
-brush my girl and do her nails
-call insurance and find out rate for counselor
-figure out time to meet G on Sunday
-call Dr. c about meds
-call Yoffee's dr. about meds
-calll ex set up appt.

Someone gave me an idea to go into the city to the wealthier areas and hand out my doggy flyers and also go to the railroad in the wealthy areas near me and hand out flyers. I don't think I'd be able to do this alone, to awkward feeling. It seemed like a great idea when she mentioned it, but now I'm having 2nd thoughts.

The outpouring of love and support yesterday was awesome amazingness and I humbly thank those who gave so much.

Kind regards!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥


A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world:. - Ken Keyes, Jr.

Isn't great to have a loving world here so we can say "bring it on" to the rest of the world because we know we have the kindness and support here.

Your show up friend, Vic


Journey 9:15 &

Running late . . . busy morning . .. journey waves hello and gets to work, I'll catch up later! 

update 10 am Feeling uber stressed and need to take time to review my goals and  major problems projects and do some reverse calendar planning.   I don't want this stressful time to cause me to spiral into the procrastination whirlpool again . . .feeling that I can't do everything so I end up doing nuthin'.    

Haha typing 'problems' instead of 'projects' was a freudian slip for sure lol

gotta run to a meeting, later!


'A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.' - Elbert Hubbard

jo's freudian slip

lol! :D

jo's freudian slip - ditto!!

♥Prayers & guidance needed & appreciated for my Yoffee's healing.♥

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MC to-dos

Morning all!

My to-dos for this a.m. are:

DONE---* Make up stats form---DONE

* e-mail to DR---DO LATER

DONE---* Make and eat breakfast---DONE

DONE---* Make lunch---DONE

* Shower and stretch---Nope

* Make bank deposit---Nope

DONE---* Be on my way to client visits by 11a.m.---DONE

Additional Tasks Accomplished - looked up pricing for EWH, did dishes, scooped litter, changed pads, was on 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. meetings, did 9:30 and 10 a.m. check-ins.

Back later for more. Have a great day all! 

Later today I'll:

* Open up savings account for overdraft protection

* Shower and change

* Make and eat dinner 

* Do laundry 

* Be at coffee shop by 7pm to work on my paper

Have productive days all! :)

In fellowship - MC 

kromer 8:45 CI

Have had quiet time and breakfast.

Main task for today is to finish up rough draft of prelim proposal.

Breaking that down:
*Read sample results section
*Finish results section (might involve doing some more analysis, but I'll try to keep it short)
*Revise abstract/aims for writing style and clarity
*Revise bg
*Revise expt plan
*Ask labmates to help revise

If I have time, I'd also like to read a couple papers and make expt. plan, call M and F, email friends, email about comm mtg, and work on QC.

OK, off to work on proposal now! I'll start with some of the revisions, since I have a lot of that to do. 

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I did today

1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Went to the 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

3. Checked my messages

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 8:30 telephone PA meeting

2. Go to the 9:30 telephone PA check-in

3. Go to the 9:45 telephone CLA meeting

4. Go to the 11:00 telephone PA meeting

5. Go to the 1:00 telephone CLA meeting

6. Go to the 8:00 face to face NA meeting

7. Prayer and meditation

8. Declutter for 25 minutes

9. Make bed

10. Wash dishes

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Cut onions

14. Declutter 1,000 e-mail

15. Finish posting Al-Anon literature

16. Read 12-Step literature

17. Work on my Office Skills

18. Renew my books

19. Mix my onions with my jalepeno peppers

20. Eat breakfast

21. Get my sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

22. Eat dinner

23. Bring a library book back.

That's all I have

Rexroth Check In

This morning I feel miserable. I've cancelled my vountary work and feel bad about that. I do feel a bit unwell but I honestly could have gone in if I needed to.

I have a small amount of difficult stuff to do before I go away and the sooner I do it the better and I am finding it hard.

Up prayer and reflection - tried to remind myself of all I have to be grateful for
Washed up and cleared up after last night's meal and cooking
Took off bed sheets and put in washing machine
Checked emails
Wrote draft of letter for friend
Read response to my complaint to IC
Looked through hospital file and could not initially find what was where
Phoned Ombudsman and had a helpful conversation
Listened to friend who was distressed on phone

x Finish letter to friend and send with covering email
x (and she has sent email back) Email person I met on Tuesday
Email places abroad x 2 or 3
Start work on hospital file - x number sheets of medical info - and note what is where so I am not confused again
Start letters to hospital x 2 and x IC office - I need to finish these before I go away and the sooner the better
Make bed with clean bedding
x Hang wet bedding to dry
Retype final list of stuff to take abroad
Check measurements for shopping tomorrow

That will do for now

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out and Thanks

Thanks for kind comments earlier today.

I had an attack of the miseries and spent a long time watching programmes on my laptop. I've washed up and tidied up a bit.

Prayer and reflection
Make bed
Bed and sleep

In fact I have got some useful work done today - not very much but some

Night Folks Rexroth


Happy you ended with your recovery share. Some work is good, we can always build on "some".