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.

Friday October 15, 2010

is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the
same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can't buy more
hours.  Scientists can't invent new minutes.  And you can't save time
to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and
forgiving.  No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you
still have an entire tomorrow.  ~Denis Waitely


A good and productive day to you all! 

tracy-la - checking in friday

Hi Everyone,

It's been a slow day in some ways but did get a couple of things done that are exciting.

1. Check in - show up. Done

2. Gratitude. Done. Grateful for (1) the new house we found & the opportunities for our family (if we decide to get it); (2) awareness; (3) my sister; (4) my supportive friends.

3. Self-love act or affirmation [this is a new daily] 

  • Today I give myself permission to be greater than my fears

  • I am my own best friend and cheerleader

4.  Plan to plan. It wasn't much of a plan except to get 3 things done today and those got done.   


Reading Material: LETTING GO OF CHAOS

No good work comes from unrest. Unrest, fear, anger, or sadness may motivate us. These feelings are sometimes intended to compel action. But our best work emerges after these feelings have been replaced by peace.

We will not accomplish our task any sooner, or any better by performing it out of a sense of urgency, fear, anger, or sadness.

Let go of unrest. Let peace fill the void. We do not have to forfeit our power, our God-given personal power - or our peace - to do the work as we are called upon to do today. We will be given all the power we need to do what we are meant to do, when it is time.

Let peace come first. Then proceed. The task will get done, naturally and on time.

Today, I will get peaceful first, and let my work and life emerge from that base.

Language of Letting Go. by Melody Beattie. Copyright 1990 Hazelden Foundation. Pp 300-301 

 Have a great Friday everyone...and here is to progress and not perfection.


Vic 10/15

Show up (done) think it through

Seems like still not recovered enough to rely on automatic self-talk. I feel like some of the shares, white knuckle, slow, etc. Whenever I get a "to do thought" I get paralyzed. and think of all I need to do and have not done.

Things I did do1. basics 2. walk 3. service 4. put up Haloween deocrations./ Then mostly computer bindging inbetween, with increased self loathing, guilt, etc.

Coming here helps me connect and is my first step of willingness. I was led to some old "bag of trick which I know was my HP because of the example that was give."

Below is a point of view and process recommended by th Hicks couple and their Law of attraction:

When you say “I want this thing to happen that hasn’t happened yet” you are not only activating the vibration of your desire but you are also activating a vibration of the absence of your desire- so nothing changes for you.  

But when you say, “Wouldn’t it be nice if this desire would come to me?” you achieve a different sort of expectation that is much less resistant to nature. Your question to yourself naturally elicits from you a more positive, expectant response. And so it orients you toward the things you want. An example they give is “Wouldn’t it be nice if aI had a really productive day at work?”

So I will try it. Wouldn't it be nice if I could start going now. Thanks for being here. 

pm ck in, spoke with my co-sponsor and she reminded me of how we have this fairy tale mental picture of how things "should be" . It made me laugh and recognize how ridiculous my thinking can be.  So "wouldn;t it be nice if everyone, including myself could be in this fairy tale" but it's ok if nothing is perfect. Everything/everyone is "perfectly imperfect" on the road of recovery.

Journey 1 pm

a little late to be checking in lol, but here I am.   Was running a bit late again this morning.  I've been giving myself permission to sleep late this week since I worked so much over the weekend, but next week I gotta get back in the habit of getting out of bed at 5 instead of 5:30 or 6:00!  

Anyway, I went to the gym at 7 and got here at 9:30 and barely had time to read email before running off to a 2 hour meeting.  It was a useless, but required, meeting.  There was pizza though. 

I made my todo list in the meeting so I'm going to prioritize the tasks for the rest of the day and get started.  I don't expect to get a lot done today so I'm hitting up the top priorities and letting the rest slide.   I'm leaving early too, the Eagles are in town and my street will be blocked during rush hour so I'm getting out of town and starting my weekend early.  Rough day, eh? 

Now, review test plan. 


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

I've been white-knuckling

I've been white-knuckling today, resisting some of the things I *do* in place of my assigned tasks, trying not to "use" them (in the addictive sense), but not able to make myself tackle the tasks.  So I sit here and stare at the screen, refusing to even read the words in front of me.  Arg!

I am so powerless over this procrastination.  God, please grant me the willingness to start.

 ("White knuckling" is when an addict is striving to resist his/her drug of choice by brute force of will, not by being in a good place or relying on HP.)


Boy do I relate. I forgot the prayer, lord, make me willing to be willing to be williing.

kromer 9:30 CI

Man, this week has been rough procras-wise! And today I have lots of scheduled stuff, so it'll be hard to get very far.

But I think I can:
*Finish dealing w/ email (will do this soon)
*Start motif comp
*Finish documenting Southern stuff, get ready for mtg.(working on this now, have made good progress)

And maybe:
*Expt plan
*Deal w/ some of paper(have done a little of this)

Scheduled: seminar 12:30-1:30, subgroup 1:30-3:30, youth group 4:30- 9ish.

OK,  starting w/ southern doc/meeting prep

Today's to-do list

First time trying this; here goes.

First and foremost: practice the 11th Step: Sought to improve our conscious contact with our Higher Power, asking only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out. Follow the instructions in AA Big Book pp. 86–88 to the best of my ability.



- client 1: prototype of by-topic analytics

- client 1: complete draft: smokestack pollution

- client 1: complete draft: tailpipe pollution

- client 2: weekly referrers/highlights

- client 2: daily site-monitoring report



- PA check-in at 10:30

- call doc re insurance company request

- marriage counseling, 3p



- call 1 to another recovering person

- call 2

- call 3

- exercise

- journaling

- meditation

- readings

- 1 hour stepwork


My Day Today

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

I want to thank Marie for starting this trend.

Thing I did today.

Got my medidine ready for the next two weeks.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

2. Prayer and meditation in the morning and evening

3. Go to class from 10-1

4. Call for my medication

5. Get my leadership philosophy for class

6. Fix and eat breakfast

7. Fix and eat dinner

8. Take shower

9. Get dressed

10. Cut onions and put jalepeno peppers

11. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

12. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Eat snack

16. Do my numbers

17. Send out Al-Anon literature e-mail for today

18. Get my medication

19. Get my monthly pass

Thanks for letting me share

Today is a big day. After a

Today is a big day. After a long convo with my friend Annie, we figured out that getting a new puppy as soon as possible was the best course of action. I wont mourn Lenore any less but the gaping hole she left will be easier to fill. Plus, I really need a good farm dog to help with rounding up the sheep and the cows. So Annie recommended me a border collie breeder and trainer well known for hs working dog. Miraculously he has one little female ready to go. So today we travel to meet him and fortunately, come back with Luath. Yesterday I grabbed Robert Burns poems book and stumbled upon "Twa dogs" where he described his Collie, Luath, as 'gash and faithfu' tyke.'

wake up--->8h20


checkin---> 8h30

plan day


barn chores


drive to the valley

12h00-13h00 meet breeder and get new puppy

visit Annie on the way back

drive back home



barn chores



20h30 bedtime



Carpe Diem


So great.
No doubt in my mind that Lenore had some part in arranging this miracle to help with your sadness. Lenore is probably very happy where she is right now. Similar miracle with our Minnie and new Dandelion.


Great news about the puppy!


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

She is here!

Yup, Luath is here and she is all that! Now no choice but to get up early! Thanks again for all the kind words. Indeed, it feels like it was meant to happen.

drive to the valley

12h00-13h00 meet breeder and get new puppy

visit Annie on the way back

drive back home



barn chores





Carpe Diem