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 November 5 Check In

Good morning.

I seem to be an early bird today.

This has been my first week here and I can already tell the difference. This is such a simple method but it works.  I find myself thinking about the next days goals when I'm going to bed. I used to write "make todo-list for tomorrow" on my mile long todo-lists and it never worked. And here I am doing it voluntarily without prompting. So thank you all for this wonderful community.

- met my billable work quota (|||||)
- change sheets

Not done because I got guests:
- choose pictures for gift

P.S. Thanks Rexroth, I'll remember next time :)

frustrating friday

i got nothing at all done today. maybe i'm detoxing from procrastination. unbelievably frustrating. tired, anxious, no energy, and no productivity. am missing a friend's reading tonight. will probably 'come awake' about time for bed.

even factoring in cold and stomach flu - this has been a completely flat day. ah well, at least i've found this site. day 2.

must say am a bit in shock to find the answer and the solution (procrastination and procrastinators anonymous. just am tired from it all. will keep  coming back. this thing is horrendous.

i did have a breakthrough re stuckness and avoidancere doing a financial form, so know this works (this was yesterday, day 1 here on pa.  i am thankful for the site and other pa's support. hate to admit it, as i love being at home in my 'cave' but i seem to be less productive here sometimes when i am in avoidance addiction. well - onward. will pick myself up and start again - perfectionism a bane. cheers all - sorry for this blah check in, but its kinda where i am at right now.

i pray for the willingness to change and hope some of you will share your experience in getting better re procrastination with me.

i would welcome some inspiration. 

Help! Procrastination is hurting me and my family.

I signed up back in August and this is my first visit.  I need help.  I am willing to surrender to whatever method works best for me.  I can be doing so much better, emotionally, financially, socially, etc., if I only did not have this huge cloud over me. I work for myself and I am the sole provider for my sons.  Instead of doing everything in my power to make my business more profitable I sabotage myself by not doing what I am supposed to do, what is expected of me by my clients.  I don't know why I do this. I need to make changes that I can stick with because my actions are harming myself, my children and my clients.  I am very good at what I do but my luck is going to run out and everything that I have worked for so many years can be lost.  I have work that just sits on my desk and everyday I say I will do it tomorrow and tomorrow never comes.  Maybe I need professional help.  I needed to write this and have it out so that I can start taking responsiblity for my actions.  I want to work really hard and provide for my family.  Please help.


welcome ana

This is a complex question you ask and one that we all struggle with in varying degrees and issues. There are a lot of great tools that may work for you.  The support her has been very helpful but it is a process. When you're self-employed like me and some others here, that poses a lot of challenges.  Keep coming back and feel free to reach out.  tracy-la

welcome ana!

Here you will find people who understand and I hope some useful ideas. Good to have you!


Keep coming back, you are not alone here.

Welcome Ana!

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


tracy-la - checking in friday

Hello Everyone,

Doing my basics. Rough morning -- but want to use this memory as a reminder of why I don't want to put things off. Am saving some documents as a reminder (version of a fat picture that someone told me some people in OA use). Of course I like the positive things that can happen when you get things done and get started. So I'll think of all the positive things that will happen when I meet my goal. Then what if I don't do it. Stopping and thinking. Being present. That's the key.

Basics (check-in show up / read / gratitude / affirmation / check calendar / plan to plan) - Done

Billing and Timesheet Goals. Want to make progress. Goal. Billing 2; Admin 6. Timesheets - for week.

Have a great day. 


re connecting to Chatbox

having trouble connecting to 

katia 11/5

I have a thing to go to tomorrow (not looking forward to), so I'd like to get my hw done today assuming I'm feeling alright.

-Read Ch 11 Sect 11/12
-Reading Quiz
-Work on PS #30
-Email X
-Read necessary sections
-15 min organizing

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting the thread myy. What people normally do is to post a welcome to the day sometimes with a picture and then put their plan for the day in a separate post underneath. This is for your information as no one but pro is able to decide how the site is run.

Up prayer and reflection
Check and deal with emails and mail
Out shopping for bits of food
Much general tidying
Out shopping again and photocopying
Letter to credit card company cancelling agreement
Letter to ISP asking why info requested has not been sent
Email to landlords re maintenance
Started work on account of travel

Letter to another ISP following up request for info.
Wash up and tidy in kitchen
Request for repeat prescription to doctor

There is a lot of trivial catching up to do

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Update

Above and
Wrote letter to bank which wouldn't give me money abroad

Rest and take it easy

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

and so to bed. I've got a lot done today

Night Folks


Vic 11/5

Show up (done) Ask God to direct my thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity , dishonest or self-seeking motives. Need to get out and walk. So grateful that such a little thing changes my whole day-guess I don't have enough oxygen in my brain or something- ha ha

Thanks for being here. May we all find the wisdom , courage  and most of all the grace to "Keep On" today.

Journey 10 am \o/ &

MAJOR progress on top priority project - biggest obstacle has been overcome!  I am very happy, of course, but this is still a transition time and transitions are hard for me.   I'm gonna take a few minutes to bask in the glory and congratulate the people who helped, but then continue moving forward.  

UPDATE 10:50 ok, 10 min coffee break then I'll make my todo list for the rest of the day.  I'm supposed to go to a happy hour thing tonight with friends from my old job and I'm thinking of backing out.   I'm a weenie about social stuff.   I should make myself go.  


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

End o' the week with the Scribbler

Things going somewhat better, except on the weight loss front. It's hard to be perfect. Have lots to do and lots of interest in doing it. So, I'm off. Hope all are well. Thanks for being here. It really makes a difference for some weird reason. 
  • get up at 6
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • Clean off desk
  • Send music email
  • File BN post
  • Do 2 CIO


  • Healthy lunch
  • Reply to Planet Profit
  • Send query
  • Rewrite social
  • Take down Halloween decorations


  • Soccer tournament
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse for show tomorrow
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

kromer 9:45 CI

OK, lazy start this morning but so far I've gone shopping for youth group and gotten to lab

Scheduled:  mtg 2-3, youth group 4-10ish

Tasks for today are:
*Work on smf plan: 1)email about boundary markers 2)Order stain (figure out exactly what to order first) 3)Get protocol (have this in my hands, but I need to read) 4)Figure out constant probes
*Send card
*Look at kl slides, take low-mag picts of other slides in prep for staging (will do this soon)
*Prep for mpc
*Think about sep. tubules. (will do this soon)
*Organize papers, deal w/ email  (working on papers now)

Other tasks (lower priority):
*Southern notes (will do this soon)
*i/e counts for 2 genes
*chart out expt. (will do this soon)
*Start PCRs


not having much success posting daily check-in here. i write out comment then site reloads and it disappears. will try again. no time now to rewrite my morning fritter comments, am just aware of my demand resistence to getting to work in the mornings, will do better. off to a phone mtg.  


I Do what works and whatevery is reliable, keep "calling" back.

Good Morning In Advance

Hmmm this "checking in" the evening before is pretty swift. The availability of this feature is obviously due to the presence of our more "advanced" European compatriots I suppose?

Tempting to start a bookend myself as a commitment for the morning.... but I better wait and actuslly get my butt here to the office in the morning before announcing that I'm starting something.

Suit up and show up!