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 November 13, 2010

Happy Saturday, everybody

Have a great proactive and catch up day

Have a great rest.

Have a great weekend.


Smile Smile Smile Smile

myy day 13

- finished gift (A day early, I actually didn't start on this in a panic tomorrow morning :) )
- Took care of my home by doing chores
- ate dinner

kromer 12:20 CI

MAJOR rebellion yesterday (especially last night)--left papers all over the place, didn't really get any of my tasks done, didn't exercise, ate mostly brownies, didn't make time to pray and stayed up web-surfing until 1:30 am. It's been a long time since I've done something like that and I'm a little scared that I still have it in me.

I think that maybe means I haven't been giving myself enough scheduled time I took the morning to read, eat a healthy breakfast, sleep, etc. 

I'm going to go out with friends tonight, which will be nice.
For today, I want to re-group and also have some chance to relax.

One big thing I want to do is go shopping for some clothes. Virtually everything I own is from thrift stores and very worn, so I kind of look like c**p most of the time..I think I'd feel better about myself if I had something decent, and I can afford it.
I also want to organize my papers, in particular getting started on the pile of student papers from when I was teaching this spring. Most of that can go in the trash, I just haven't dealt with it.
If I have more time, I'dlike to add to D/T's doc and go through some papers on t. sep.

OK, to start I'll figure out what exactly I want to buy (and where I need to go for it), then I'll spend about an hour on papers, then I'll head out shopping. 

katia11- 11/13

Kind of in the final sprint here. . .eeeeeeeek. I'm really not ready. Not that I might ever be, but this is the scariest thing in my entire life and I wonder if I'm making a mistake.
-Reading Quiz
-PS #32 pretty much
-Lab #9 Data Tables
-Lab #9 Report
-Email prof
-Call Y
-Pick up car seat
-Go to Target
-Go to other store
-Go to bank
-Research things
-Make a list

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting today's thread lennon. Today I am not recovered from my illness but am getting better. I feel tired angry and generally grumpy and fed up.

Up prayer and reflection - in particular I gave thanks for all the good things in my life
Out briefly to get some food
Read through the file on my complaint to the hospital - I have a meeting with them on Monday and I feel very fed up over the whole thing - I have not been putting off the work but was not well enough to concentrate.
Tidied up and washed up
Watched a programme on my laptop

Rest take it easy get better
Remember I am complaining about a delay in an operation and that in many parts of the world I would not have been able to have had the operation.

Thats it


Rexroth Check Out

Lots of work on hospital complaint and I'm tempted to do a bit more before I sleep. Really I have almost finished.
Spoken to friend on phone

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Vic 11/13

Show up (done) Pray, graititude, do the next right thing.

Was prepared for a 7-8am garage sale with neighbor. It is almost 11 am and they are still sleeping. (he works until 2-3am) Since I have stuff in his garage, plus I never had a garage sale, I am waiting until he gets started. Now I am wondering if today was the day?

Oh well, goofed off on computer until now, and it did help me to organize yesterday even if today does not work out. Out for walk now. Check in later.

Well, it is 3pm and looks like my neighbor is still sleeping, so no garage sale today. Walked, is gorgeous and did other things Want to use the garage sale as an excuse not to do anything else, but need to switch to plan b.

Feeling so grateful today because yesterday I felt that I had no progress in pa. After just "showing up" all this time, I was feeling like maybe I would never get any better than that and anybody could show up. But yesterday I "followed through" regardless of my "state" of being and that was a miracle and testament to the program, progress not perfection.Thanks all for being here.

saturday check in from tracy-la

Hi Everyone,

My basics. Showing up and checking in - Done. Checking in friend - Done. Others: daily reading, gratitudes and affirmations - Done.

Have 3 projects I need to get done this weekend. Hard time starting them. My perfectionist brain is annoyed I didn't get them done already or is imagining they will be more work than they are or that I won't be as successful on them as I want. Silliness. Pure twisted thinking. 

Got up early but did other less important tasks. So will block out time and get started. Even though I never am as productive as I want and it's hard to define how I want my days to be, can say: I don't procrastinate like I used to several months ago. Progress not perfection. 

My affirmations are: I will find a way to start. I always complete what I start.** 

Special thx to friend (who I met through PA)  who helped me tweak this affirmation. I had the 2nd sentence and she reminded me that our tricky brains may not start things. In my mind the 2nd sentence shows me the importance of starting but starting and ending are often the difficult issues for us.Maybe I'll add a 3rd sentence something like "When I start something, I will work on it for a reasonable amount of time without exhausting myself."

I've got a little over 3 hours before kid soccer games begin so time to get a run in and start one a project.  

Write article:  SmileSmileSmile

Opened document I need to work on and started other document. Smile 

Have a great day. 


My First Check-In

My Higher Power is awesome.  I'm glad for this resource to help me overcome a big coping mechanism and life-ruiner. Laughing  I'm going to start out small because I'm afraid of failure & I want to ease into this so I keep it up.

1. Do last night's dishes.

2. Find tomorrow's clothes for me and the kids while I'm finding today's clothes.

3. Shave my legs.

4. Finish writing an article that is due tomorrow.


Thank you all for being here.  It's nice to have a place of empathy. 

...and First Check Out!

I had a friend over so I didn't do last night's dishes, I spent the day with my friend instead.  BUT...I did shave my legs and I finished my article.  I can find tomorrow's clothes tomorrow morning.  Was planning on going to church but don't have enough gas anyway so there's no urgency on the clothes situation.

Didn't completely finish my list, but I didn't criticize myself for not finishing it either.   I think I can call that a good day.  Tomorrow I will complete more tasks!

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 will do today

1. Eat brunch

2. Prayer and neditation morning and evening.

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

4. Go to the 2:30 p.m. online PA meeting

5. Go to the 5:00 p.m. face to face NA meeting

6. Post and send out Al-Anon literature for today

7. Post Al-Anon literature for the coming week

8. Declutter some e-mail

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Cook and eat brunch

12. Cook and eat dinner

13. Look for the textbook

14. Make bed

15. Wash dishes

16. Put up medicine

17. Do spiritual reading

18. Go to the CLA Check-in at 10:00-2:30

Thanks for letting me share