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, 14 February 2011


Welcome to a new week!

Wishing everyone a happy and productive Monday.

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Findingaway check in 2

10.30 am Tuesday

Still struggling. Want to give up. Will write list.

  • work phone calls x 2
  • exercises
  • job application - 2 hours
  • errands 12.30 pm x 3
  • SMP - 2 hours

Thank you everyone for your sharing, and the inspiring words.
P.S. Have started my journal work. It did help me go to sleep, but I still read for too long (much better than the night before though).

Back into it

12:50 PM: Struggling to use the new approach (30 minute block on one task, then switch to another, even if first one incomplete). It isn't perfect; perfect would be me suddenly becoming swift and unblocked and cruising through the work seamlessly. However, my intention is to prevent the way, way late cases due to faulty logic causing me to focus only on most urgent tasks and complete them obsessively. Have to get, and keep, moving on all fronts. I would rather be a week late with three tasks than 3 weeks late with one. That outlier is the one that changes the way I am perceived from 'slow and inefficient' to 'slack and irresponsible'.

Goal fro today: 1 PM to 5 PM, 30 minutes per work block, keeping moving, trying to overcome the anxiety caused by not obsessively finishing one at the expense of all the others. 

Reasonable progress

Made some progress Monday. Still not caught up, and new work keeps filling my inbox. But, at least I amtrying to chug-chug-chug through it.

Starting the Scribbler's week 11:05 a.m.

I've been doing really well on my daily task list lately. I have been very pleased with the results I've gotten from doing the daily check-ins at Procrastinators Anonymous. I've been a member for almost 10 months now, and it's made a major difference. Now I'm starting to really notice a changed mindset. That mindset is one that urges me to chase the good feelings that come from tackling tasks and getting them done, rather than suffering through the bad feelings that come from ignoring them. Thanks to everybody for reading and postiing. I don't know why it works, exactly, but it seems to.
  • get up at 6 (well, almost 7)
  • make bed
  • exercise
  • sweeps
  • coffee, paper
  • healthy breakfast
  • checkins


  • Update Quicken
  • send query
  • Music marketing - send 5 emails
  • Call 3 re: homelow ///
  • Pay mortgage
  • Do Mueller intvw
  • Ck on BBQ


  • Lunch w/B
  • G flowers
  • P/U R at 2:30
  • Fun drive, BBQ
  • Movie w/R
  • Fun w/R
  • Bed by 10:30 (or so)

fudoshin: check-in : 8am

Please do not leave comments.  Thank you.


What I've learned from running:

  • Truly letting go is what I need to do in the moment, and letting go of what I don't need to do in the moment, and trusting that I will get it done.  Setting up systems in order to get other stuff done later, i.e. using my agenda, or setting a reminder on my Google calendar.
  • Letting go is not looking at my stop watch, but enjoying the run.
  • I need to give myself at least an hour to run so that I can enjoy my time and not feel stressed out about exercise getting done by midnight.
  • I need to wait until after I run to act out, even in fantasy, because running requires physical effort and energy.  Personal presence, being present for myself.
  • I need to keep doing things everyday in order to make the personal investment of exercise worth it.
  • I have to brush my teeth before sleep everyday.
  • I have to take my vitamins before I run.

fudoshin: day 28: 7:55am

Please do not leave advice.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



This is the 28th day that I have followed through with the following:

I'm making a pledge to quit using the dating site(s) and Facebook for
90 days.  I had written this on my 43things account, but I wrote that I
wanted to avoid dating sites for a full six months, so I think 90 days
is reasonable for a dating site.  I also have a penchant for looking at
and stalking certain people repeatedly on the dating website and online,
which has prevented me from sanity.  Just all out stalking certain
people has been all out crazy; if I'm not stalking one person, it's
another person.   During times I've tried to quit the dating site before, I
have visited people's dating profiles, even while not registered on the
dating site.  So part of my whole thing with quitting dating sites is
also quitting stalking people's profiles that I've tried to date in the
past.  If I accidentally load a dating site, b/c I accidentally clicked
on something obviously that doesn't count.  You can hardly hang a cat on
the Internet without hitting a dating site ad.  Intention is

In other words:

  • 90 days away from dating sites and facebook
  • 90 days of not stalking people's profiles of people I've tried to date in the past
  • 90 days of not stalking people online that I've tried to date in the past. (I am now back on day 10 for this).
  • Not using IM, aside from employment or twelve-step.  (I'm on day 0 of this.)  This includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat networks, whom I've tried to date in the past.  I thoroughly embarrassed myself today by self-deprecating.
  • 56 days of exercise: I'm on day 9 for this.  All I need to do is
    exercise for 30 minutes a day: walking, swimming, hiking, biking,
    running, jogging, karate, yoga, a dance class.  Anything of those for at
    least 30 minutes.  And nothing else.  I can do the running plan, but I
    assure myself that each day that I show up to run, I will be okay, if
    all I do is ultimately choose to walk.  Whatever I feel comfortable with
    when I do. That way I don't intimidate myself.

katia 2/14

<3 <3 <3

I'll try not to think too hard about what's different this year today than last year today. . .I have a little valentine, and he's much cuter :)

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-3 math problems
-3 math problems
-3 math problems
-Call B re CST
-Call C or L
-Clean parts
-Find checkbook
-Write check for T
-Put codes into rewards site
-Get mail

(lots of math problems)

Update on routine forming- pretty much have one, did half of it last night. Have a hard time getting out of bed once the dishwasher is done though.

I'm so lost. This is impossible! Meh.

clement ci

i dont want to check-in and turn my back on all the things pulling at my attn. it feels like i'm being torn away.

now 10:30 wasted time online. Making some progress, for which i'm grateful, but not much. Need to break it down into next right action.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

like it, vic

vic: new prayers, new miracles. How hopeful! Like that cslewis quote too!

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Vic 2/14/11

 Show up (done) New day, new chance to serve, new hope, new ideas, new start, new prayers, new miracles.  "I do not pray to change God I pray to change me." CS Lewis

After weekend of hitting passive agressive wall,turning into a procrastination bindge, (one step from shutting down), by not giving up and really focusing on step 12 work, I don't know how but had a productive morning. Together we can do what we can never do alone." Thanks for all 12 step programs and ers.

Finding a way check in

2.30 pm

Have done some things already today:

  • went to online meeting
  • took car in for repair
  • bike ride (exercise)
  • work phone call
  • social phone call
  • rough plan for the week
  • got out job PD and application

Still need to:

  • transfer data
  • install new programs
  • write one KSL - disappointed with myself that I didn't get this done
  • do at least 3 other small jobs including phone KG if possible
  • return DVD
  • wash dishes
  • cook dinner
  • be in bed by 10 pm

Last night I stayed up way too late reading a novel. I am going to have a nap next so I can do more work this afternoon, but also want to start a new routine of journal writing at 10 pm or earlier, to see if this will help with going to sleep earlier, and not getting into addictive reading when I need to sleep.
Thanks to all of you for being here and sharing your lives.