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 August 21st 2010

Vic 8/21

show up (done) The "and then what" self talk seems to help. I wanted to relax before I went for my wlak and when I asked myself "and then what" I said I probably wouldn;t go, so I just went.

Rexroth very late Check In

Woke tired out today and wondered what I should do.

Up prayer and reflection - very brief and I need to catch up this evening
Checked emails
Out to DA meeting where I contributed (so many years so much change in me and I am so very greatful) and helped with meeting
Shopped for medicines for trip abroad - I now have a small pharmacy
Over to meet friend for huge Italian lunch and afterwards for walk in park and shopping for clothes (mine) I have almost a phobia about shopping - now I have almost everything I plan to take
Home and put on washing machine

Bath it is hot and sticky in London today
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

I am getting behind - the washing up is not done and the place is a mess and I'm tired out and anxious and excited about going away.

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Bath which was good
Prayer and reflection

Now for bed

Regards Rexroth

Low energy morning

9:33 AM: Not feeling motivated this morning. Had a productive afternoon Friday, but feel I am in a post-productivity letdown, something I am quite familiar with. Well, want to get some work done. Still hope I will be able to walk out of my current job for the last time next Friday feeling like I managed to catch up and tidy up my loose ends. In order to do that, I have to get moving.

Goal 1: Get ready and leave the apartment by 10:15 AM. Back with more goals later.

2:18 PM: Well, I didn't meet my first goal. Actually didn't leave the apartment until shortly after noon, after a very stressful phone call about child custody/visitation arrangements going forward. Well, made it into work after some compulsive eating to feel better, then wasted time online. Alright, I have managed to re-corral the horses, I think.

Goal 2: 2:30 - 5:00 PM: About 7-8 cases in 2.5 hours. Back to report.

5:19 PM: Managed to work on 7 cases, also released 3 online that only needed minor edits. Not too bad, although I would always like to accomplish more, faster. 

Journey 9:30

Slept in a bit this morning, it was nice!  I need to make a to do list and  a grocery list and get to the mother-in-law's house by 11:30.  I'm going to the Varsity for lunch with my hubby and some of this family and friends.   I'm not really looking forward to it, as I won't know a lot of people there and he will want to stay forever, but I'm sure it will be fun once I get there.  My husband is a real social person, which is a good thing because he gets me out of my shell and forces me to go out and have fun even when I don't want to. :rolleyes: 


Here's the list:

  • Hair, makeup and clothes
  • Grocery list
  • Luncheon
  • Grocery shopping
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • work tonight 8-10
  • clean the sticky ashtray in my car 
  • deposit check
  • get keys made
  • call mom

There's a bunch of other stuff I'd like to get done today but, if I'm being realistic, I'll be doing good to finish the above.  Have a great weekend!


'You become what you think about most of the time.' - Brian Tracy


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. Write my list

Things I plan to do today

1. Prayer and meditation

2. 12-Step reading

3. Fix and eat breakfast

4. Fix and eat lunch

5. Fix and eat dinner

6. Put together textbook

7. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

8. Post Al-Anon literature for Monday and Tuesday

9. Make bed

10. Wash dishes

11. Do hair

12. Declutter apartment for 15 minutes

13. Read business book

14. Read computer book

15. Get sleep apnea stuff ready for tonight

16. Take shower

17. Get dressed

18. Do my numbers

19. Get clothes ready for tomorrow

20. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

21. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

22. Renew library books

23. Bring one library book back

That's all I have

Helen's CI

Well yesterday I avoid this site like it was plague ridden and procrastinated all day.

Today I have decided to work on my home. Soon I will have a friend coming to stay :) and I would really like her to walk in and smile rather than look horrified which she might well do if she arrived today.

 So timer is set for and here I go...

20 mins - washing up

20 mins- tidy living room 

20 mins - break

20 mins - pick up clothes in bedroom and put them on hangers

20 mins - clear books from hall


Better !

 20 mins Mucking about DONE

20 mins - Kitchen DONE

20 min - Kitchen DONE

20 mins - break DONE

20 mins - washing up DONE 

20 mins- tidy living room  DONE 

20 mins break   DONE 


OK it is 2:40 pm and I have run out of steam.

I will read and rest until 6pm and then resume 

20 mins - pick up clothes in bedroom and put them on hangers

20 mins - clear books from hall

Helen's Checkout

Well the morning went well then I slept all afternoon and spun my wheels all evening. I did a bit of research into courses for a friend but other than that nil. However I am going to give myself praise for the morning rather than a hard time for the rest of the day. I have made a start. Baby steps.




Well the first twenty mins did not go well. I could not find any bin liners so I ended up in the living room playing computer games. Right try again. Put on some music and some incense and try the next twenty minutes.



Thank God I have this forum to visit. Today I need it really.


To do:


-moderate breakfas, kitchen cleaning

-12 step literature (AA´s "For Today")

-Write/call A.

-check e-mails, skype, facebook and bank account


-sort stuff, clothes etc at least 10 minutes

-write M

-work on step 9 & 10.


So grateful to this fellowship and to my recovery. I bet without this program I´d not be even alive anymore.  The most beautiful and important thing in my whole life is recovery in a 12 step group.  Hope that I am  willing to to keep coming back tomorrow.


In recovery



-When I look into the future, it is so bright it burns my eyes ~ Oprah Windfrey