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.

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Welcome to Wednesday

Half way throught the week

With things done and things to do

tracy checking in sept 1

checking back in at end of day. busy and productive but didn't get to back log. 

katia CI

Okay totally nervous after not posting for a year. . .but want to stay on track with my online physics course (esp since I missed a homework eeek!). I can't take real classes this semester due to a medical thing, but it's been going so well.

Oh goodness, soooo many things have changed. . .and most not for the better. There have been large chunks of time where I don't feel completely alive. . .

But that is all awfully somber. . .I came back hoping to take a little control, and get a rush from cool html cross-outs of tasks. lol.

It's a lovely summer day and the evening will be spent on the beach, so not a ton to put on my list, but I'd like to build a habit of it.

Read Ch. 3 sections 1-6
Take notes on Ch. 3 sections 1-6
Study corresponding online lesson
Reading Quiz
Work on and Submit PS #7
Copy PS#7 into notebook
Take vitamins and iron
Put away just 10 items strewn about
Put dishes away
Text friend regarding plans

Don't want to get overwhelmed before I even begin. . .

And thank you PA for always being there in your special corner of cyberspace.

Checking back

Read Ch. 3 sections 1-6
Take notes on Ch. 3 sections 1-6
Study corresponding online lesson
Reading Quiz 5/5!
Work on and Submit PS #7
Copy PS#7 into notebook
Take vitamins and iron
Put away just 10 items strewn about
Put dishes away
Text friend regarding plans

I feel accomplished. Even though I didn't put a very big dent in my disorganized room, it's not as important as physics. Which is going alright.

Thank you!

Crazybug checking out

Didn't do great on my writing plan, but made some progress. Will try again tomorrow to make more progress.  Why is writing so hard?!

"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."- Friedrich Nietzsche


When I had to write reports in my old job, I would just write one sentence, sit there write one sentence, I really focused one and only one  sentence because it was "something I could do" somehow all the sentences added up to the 26 page reports, but I could only think of one sentence. ??? don;t know if it could work for you but it worked for me.

I'll try it!

Thanks Vic.  You're always full of gracious wisdom.

I'll try your technique this morning and see if it works.  The challenge is that I have to create this writing piece from scratch, i.e. there is no defined format, topic,  structure that I must follow, so I feel kind of lost in space. I think I can deal with writing one sentence on a topic if it's given to me, but feel scared to death when I must come up with the topic on my own. 

 thanks again. I'm going to do my best today...

Agnus checking in

Yesterday was fairly productive according to plan, yet today I feel strangely uncomfortable as though I'm doing something wrong. This may be just my dis-ease acting up as it does from time to time.  I've spent too much time this morning in the recovery literature and journaling and talking on the phone seeking answers and nothing is clear yet. So now it is past time to get on with my day. I trust what Big Book says, that "more will be revealed" as I trudge ahead doing the next right thing.

I made my action list but left it in the other room with my procrastinated half-eaten breakfast, so I will start with these simple tasks:

1) finish breakfast, armor prayer and streching
2) email food commitment
3) post a to-do list here

Ag's 2do2day

  • wp
  • lunch by 2p - procras trap here so will use Chat and timer
  • g mod
  • fp tr
  • call ben
  • clear inbox
  • sb status?
  • dmt inv
  • sked vr present'n
  • make staffing decisions
  • 545 wrap and plan tomorrow
  • 550 dog park
  • 620 dinner
  • 7 sponsee step work
  • 930 prep for 10p bedtime

kromer 11 CI

Today I have a mtg 5-6:30 ish

I've already sent in a big revision in prep for this mtg

Tasks for today:
*Notes from mtg and plan for further revisions
*Organize papers
*schedule practice prelim and make sure I've lined up back-up date

*Set up church meetings
*Finish learning pathways
*Go over KO techniques
*get papers on RARs and on worm and fly
*Plan for reviewing biochem
*careful proofread

OK, going to work for 15 min on cleaning, then schedule practice prelim and make sure I've lined up back-up date, then clean more until lunchtime

Crazybug CI

In this moment I choose to 'Opt In' (thanks Vic for that thought!) for the day!

Many big tasks and swirling thoughts in my head today.  So hard to decide on what's most important to do.It's a writing task which has always seemed SO difficult and insurmountable.  Any thoughts/ advice on working on writing tasks would be welcomed!

 Thank you all for being here.

I have a draft of a paper to write but always have a hard time knowing when to cut off the research and get to the writing, so here's my strategy...

 What I WILL do:

- think positively and work on my tasks in a non judgemental way.

 - I will spend 15 min defining the goal(s)/point(s) of my article

- I will take a 5 min water/bathroom break

 - I will spend 6o min doing research on my defined goal(s)

- I will take a 5 min water/bathroom break

- I will spend 60 min doing a brainstorming/outlining session

- I will take a 15 min food/mind clearing break

- I will spend 60 min trying to order what I have put down already and defining what is left to fill in.

- I will pat myself on the back for following through with my tasks

What I WILL NOT do:

- check personal e-mail

- do online shopping/unrelated web surfing

- criticize myself


That will take me through the end of my work day.   Why does writing scare me so? Wish I knew...

Journey 9:30

working from home today, preparing for a 10 am test, then I'll think about the rest of the day.  Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone! 

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

Journey noon

Test completed.   Taking a break, then plan the rest of the day!


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

tracy checking in weds sept 1

off to Sacramento today on business. grateful for all I am learning here and committing myself for today. lots of thanks for my pa friends and support.

Vic 9/1

 Show up (done) Think it Through.

One step up and one step back.

2:30 ck in ok- I am making the whole cyber school thing out to be worse than it is and my emotional sanity is increasing my risk for procratination and paralysis. I need to "trust" and stop being hypervigilent. 1st step- awareness. It's all good. Thank you PA friends for being here and a place to keep "showing up"

I have been able to "take the edge off " my anxiety by listening  "new age" HAY House Radio for the Soul- kind of goofy but the voice of the people selling their products is so calm and confident that it kind of calms me down while I do not have to pay attention   t      I have to remember "this too shal pass"

Sarito CL 9/1

cutting and pasting from yesterday's tasks... 

V Work: focus on Sei esp b strokes; Mend b strokes; Tch next 2 pgs; Dech

Household:clean floors; bathrooms; wipe/dust countertops, surfaces, windows

Self-Care: 30 min run

ndb check in 1-sep

I keep telling myself that I can do this on my own, but I can't, so here
I am again. Please help me!

Today's list of things that I'd like to get accomplished:

  • literature on T-topic
  • prepare presentation for 7-sep
  • start on lesson 18 of A-course


You are not alone. I have never found any other place where people "understand" this kind of turmoil we are in. Keep coming back. Together we can do what we could never do alone. Who knows why, but we do know that this group helps/understands/wants you to succeed/ knows you can succeed. Here, we can let go of the shame we feel.


I'm in the same boat. I've been having a rough go lately and know that coming back to this forum will help. Just keep coming back!

"The child, through stumbling, learns to walk erect. Every fall is a fall upward." - Theodore Parker 

Even if it's slow, it's forward progress.  Wishing you the best today!

My Day Today

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

I want to thank Rexroth for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

9:45 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

10:30 12-Step meeting

1:20 p.m. meet up with a classmate

5:30 p.m. work

1. Prayer and meditation

2. Clear off couch

3. Clear off tables

4. Clear off floor

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Type up the paper

8. Read computer book

9. Do computer stuff

10. Renew library books

11. Make bed

12. Wash dishes

13. Do hair

14. Total my numbers

15. Post some Al-Anon literature

16. Fix and eat brunch

17. Fix and eat dinner

18. 3:30 PA Check-in

That's all I have

Rexroth Check In and Out

Wake a little past five in the morning

Up prayer and reflection
Bried note to friend
Repack to see if I can make it lighter
Organise my money in more than one place and make sure ticket and passport are accessible
Bath and wash hair
Eat and throw out whatever remains in fridge
Switch off all services
Hide laptop
Secure windows
Put notice on door
Lock up and leave for airport in early afternoon

That's it folks. I have masses of time and might post again if I have time

Wishing you all well when I am away and back again in October

Love and Peace Rexroth

Rexroth Goodby

I've done everything except switching off the electricity and hiding my laptop.

It is 11.35 and I leave at 1.00 so I'm in good time.

Thanks to everyone here.

Be back the Lord willing in a few weeks

By Follks



Bon voyage !!!!!!!!!!!

So happy you decided to go. Your PA friend , Vic

Safe travels (Rex) and have

Safe travels (Rex) and have a wonderful time!