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.

Monday February 7, 2011

It's still Sunday here but I want to post tomorrow's goals now so.


Anyways, be happy, don't procrastinate and have a great day!  Laughing


Gwen D at 4:45 pM (I know)

I want to crack the presentation. I have 1 hour and a half to do a version. I told people I would have it today.

I should have done more, but this day has been very confusing. Lots of loose ends. I didn't make an attempt to focus, at all... 

I suppose I should take those things to the dry cleaners and do laundry too. Why didn't I do any of it?

I don't feel very grounded about this right now.

Very off track. Very late. 

I physically feel achey and sleepy. So maybe that's my main obstacle.

I suppose I have til 9 pm to do a load of laundry. And I can take dry cleaning tomorrow morning.

My main priority is to do the presentation. And call my mom.


Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Findingaway Check in

11.00 am Tuesday
Struggling a bit today. I am procrastinating on going to bed, then I'm tired the next day or don't get going till late. Feeling anxious about having my husband over tonight (we have been having a separation) and going to counselling tomorrow. Feeling guilty about taking 'work' time out to do this stuff, even though it's obviously important. Trying to be gentle on myself, so did my meditiaton and bike ride even though I was late up.
* ring EK
* ring SS
* plant ID- some  done, took longer than planned 
* wrap up K triangles project if time
* send invoice
* bank cheque, ask for change of appt time
* shopping, ask M
* dishes
* library
* cucumbers before 4 pm
* time with G
* prepare for Wed/Thur
* cook dinner

Checking in

My check-in earlier didn't work. I will take time getting used to this.

I took much longer to do things this morning. I have searched all the job boards and except for Craiglist, which takes about 5 minutes, I will not search them again until next Sunday. This has been a big time waster.

I applied for 4 jobs this morning. 

Rest of day:

Apply for jobs at Prostate Canada, Learning Partmership and We Care.

Phone friend to see movie.

Do 4 to 5 k run (around 4:30)

If we don't see movie, my plans for this evening include:

Wash several days worth of dishes

Finish newspapers and recycle

Spend 2 hours writing a volunteer association newsletter

Figure out how to archive old newsletters

I may be able to one or more of the above even if I take a break and see the movie. 




Good to see you made it to the daily forum! Keep coming back!

mon 2/7 tracy-la


MY BASICS: checking in; 3 calls (1x); affirmation; gratitudes; reading; check calendar; plan to plan; email my 3 most important tasks; voicemail; billing from prior day/declutter prior day's email; exercise



Abstinence Is Freedom

I the beginning, when we first practice abstinence, we may look at it as
restriction, limitation, or denial. We don't like the word, we don't
like giving up our favorite activities, we don't like having a "to do" list or planning our day and writing down our planned activities or top 3 most important activitites or tasks. We sometimes decide to abstain grudgingly,
considering it punishment for past indulgences and bitter medicine for
our disease.

Let's remember that what we are giving up is anxiety, guilt, lethargy, and the uncontrolled craving
for more and more procrastination. Not to abstain is to remain a slave to compulsive
procrastination. Before PA, we were not free. We were prisoners of our

Abstinence is not negative denial. It is positive freedom from the obsession with procrastination and compulsive thinking and
the debilitating effects of procrastinating. Through abstinence we become
free to live active, interesting, satisfying lives. We are able to work
and love and serve and enjoy in ways, which were unknown to us before.

When we choose to abstain, we choose freedom.

Thank you, Lord, for freedom.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations


P.A. Thought for the Day

nightclub crowded with men and women all dressed up in evening clothes
looks like a very gay place. But you should see the men's room of that
nightclub the next morning. What a mess! People have been sick all over
the place and does it smell! The glamour of the night before is all gone
and only the stink of the morning after is left. Doesn't a similar thing happen when we procrastinate instead of drink?

What happens when we leave our desk filled with papers and half finished assignments or projects? We leave them there for a more stimulating activity or one  that we use to procrastinate (Internet surfing, reading, other mental or task diversions). How do we feel when we look at our desk or list of uncompleted projects the next day?

In P.A., we learn to
take a long view of procrastinating instead of a short view. We learn to think
less about the pleasure of the moment and more about the consequences.
Has the day before become less important to me and the morning after
more important?

Adapted  From Twenty-Four Hours a Day © 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.

hope4meandu day 7

Hi All,

Thanks mediabat for start!! Didn't check in here yesterday, but still saying I'm abstinent. Yoffee went to the hospital with bacterial pneumonia. Depressed, but/and showed up at work today. My husband and I had numerous fights yesterday, mainly my fault. I apologized last night, but...

Wasn't going to show up at the audition yesterday, but it was good I didn't so I could take Yoffee to the hospital. The expenses are going on our credit cards...depressing.

Tonight I don't have hopes of doing much and only worked out once last week, as I seem to like to wallow in misery.

-hopefully Yoffee can come home today
-clean bird cage?

Wishing you all safe and happy travels today!!

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

No probs



Sending up prayers for you and Yoffee.  It's so hard to concentrate when one you care about is ill. I'll pray for a speedy recovery.


(((CB))) Thanks so much for your prayers!!!

They think it's bachterial pneumonia and r doing a wash now. The Dr. is midly hopeful she'll come home today. Thank you so much, your prayers are being heard!!! ((BIG HUGS))

♥"Careful the wish we make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true..." From "Children Will Listen," by Stephen Sondheim.♥

clement ci

Crazybug i have also learned that beating myself up doesnt work. In fact it makes me give less to my family and my employer. Better to do like you said and make a conscious choice right now to do the best i can from this point forward.

Thanks for the inspiration this morning! (i really needed it.)

chat here, then onto my plan.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 1 p.m.

I'm a trifle late with this check-in, although I've already accomplished several tasks today. I got distracted very early noodling around on the Internet looking for a free 5k training program. I was thinking of doing a 10K, but the mileage is just too high. I'm bound to get injured, or at the very least to hate it. I'll be much happier training to beat my personal best in the 5K. Anyway, off to it....


  • get up at 6
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • Deliver meals on wheels


  • Healthy lunch
  • send query
  • Music marketing - send 5 emails
  • Call 2 re: discrimination -- EEOC, atty
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Call 2 re: homelow
  • Do 1 BN - FB myths
  • call 1 re: investors - Feldman
  • Call Lonestar re: hearing
  • Do 2 CIO
  • C/o JH, CIO checks


  • Move wood to back
  • Healthy dinner
  • Song doctor
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Crazybug CI - 1055

Have gotten off to a poor start today.  I'm determined not to let it continue that way for the rest of my day.  I was given a 'break' today on a pressing afternoon deadline.  What did I do?  Go to work on the project so it could be finished by the next deadline?  No.  I procrastinated.  Urg!!!

But, I am learning that beating myself up doesn't work.  I made a bad choice. But, consciously I'm aware that each moment I have the power to make a better choice.  A choice that leads to positive outcomes.

Going to step away for a moment, make some tea and regroup.  Will probably go into chatbox to help stay focused.

Blessings to all today!

kromer 10 CI

OK, today I've already had prayer time and done a little studying, so that's OK.

Lots of things I'd like to get done today. MITs are bolded

Today includes lots of organizational work:
*Update lab nb
*Deal w/ email
*Lit. review + 1 paper
*Get ready for visit weekend (started)

And some schoolwork:
*Work on finding study partner for spanish
*Spanish vocab review
*Review Spanish past tense
*Do assignment for public speaking class

And some lab work:
*Check on VAD, plugs
*Start sample processing, pick up hist. samples
*Score 1 sample
*Teach program

And some social things:
*Swing dancing class

*Email about shower
*Friend's bday party

OK, will start w/  email/lit review, then I'll go score sample

journey 10 am

Happy Monday!   Got to the gym at 6:27, heading back towards my evil ways!   I was a few minutes late to work too but traffic is to blame for that, and anyway I worked over the weekend so I'm not worried about being a few minutes late today :) 

I have a conference call like now, better dial in, and see you later!


katia 2/7

Hopefully today is better than yesterday. . .I'm really stressed out.

Things to do today
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Finish Thucydides sect 83-88
-Read Thucydides sect 139-146
-3 tutoring sessions? I think I have my 50 sessions!
-Connor's laundry + my coat- washing
-Connor's laundry- drying
-Call OB again
-Math hw! (did I really forget to put this up earlier?)

-Pick out clothes for tomorrow- me and Connor
-Pack bags for tomorrow- mine and Connor's
-Make daycare bottles
-Write check

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 mediabat for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. telephone PA Check-ins

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

3. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone EA meeting

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

5. Post Al-Anon literature for tomorrow

6. Do numbers

7. Eat brunch

8. Eat dinner

9. Go get some medicine

10. Put medicine in pill minders for the next two weeks

11. Go see my mentor at 3 p.m.

12. Read Chapter 4 in the textbook

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

14. Take shower

15. Get dressed

16. Test blood sugar twice

17. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

18. Make bed

19. Wash dishes

20. Put up groceries 

21. Make a business call

Thanks for letting me share


Happy monday peoples, mediabat, thanks for starting things off.

Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low

-Test low r

-Test high r

-Test add c

-call about ps [DONE]

-get quote for ps [DONE]

-figure out if ots ps/f is ok [DONE]

-review pinouts

-review part 1 in depth 

-review part 2 in depth

-review part 3 in depth

-review part 4 in depth 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-followup with mom about acctn

-find and print 6 personal tax documents

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-take 8 from RI

-check payout for b expenses

-pump tires

-get oil change

-get circus tickets 

-remove disc items (ask r about this again)

-call v about g [DONE]

-send ff invite 

-complete 6 tasks on personal actions list

-put in js knob

-print out receipts for eq and file 

-buy b vday gift 

-deal with northside

-deal with uitick 

Vic 2/7/11

 show up (done)

Need to do actions I do not want to do, if i do anything it will get the ball rolling.

Helen's check in

Today my main goals are to clean my kitchen, menu planning and cooking two nutritious meals.


Morning routine -  Breakfast / Teeth/Get dressed including shoes DONE

 Washing up * 4 (20 minute sessions) DONE

 Clear dirty laundry from kitchen DONE

 1 load of laundry - washed DONE

Bath - DONE 

Hang laundry out DONE

Clean cooker surface

Set up slow cooker 

Mop kitchen floor

Lunch - Pasta  DONE


Mediabat 10.49 PM 2/6

  • Wake up at 7 AM
  • Get ready by 8 AM

  • RING UP ACB TO MAKE SURE OF TIME (not done yet but tried)
  • Read driver's manual
  • Do the washing
  • Buy food
  • Practice saxophone
  • Return CD

Success rate: 83%



Hwk: 15 mins = 1 smiley face!