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 March 4, 2011

Happy Friday, Everybody!


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Vic 3-4=11

Show up (done), Basics, stragize


Thank God  IF...............................


Started the day with a huge headache. Felt like sinuses.

Today's short list:
- try to finish slides for presentation so I don't have to do them on the weekend.
- physio before bed

BTW, I am only listing on my daily check lists those things that are outside of my regular work routine, because those are the only things I really have trouble with. The work place structure (and need for a pay cheque!) kind of forces me to toe the line at work :-)

4th March 2011


hope4meandu day 33

Thanks lennon for staring us!!

Thank you Jo, FindingNewStrength & Katia for your replies yesterday. Didn't expect anyone to, so was blown away. I'm currently in the process of processing.....LOL...appreciate your support, kind words and feedback. Katia, I'm so, so, so very sorry......I'm thankful you shared and that Connor is doing better!!

Didn't go into work again today. All I can do is be responsible on Monday & say sorry, this will be a great opportunity to get beaten up....whatever.

Went last night to find snowy. At least I know the block we live doesn't go on forever, so it's a limited area to find him. I feel so immoblized, and have done nothing but sleep, watch tv and send resumes. Didn't even want to come here, but because I knew I had to check in with day count.

I feel like my process here is on the slowest speed ever and I'm embarrassed at myself. Just need to stay food abstinent while getting through this drama-filled ugly time.

To do:
-make dinner
-set table

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

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

tracy-la check in fri march 4



Heaven never helps the men who will not act.

Growing into wholeness is a journey into greater responsibility for
our lives. We have choices to make every day. Taking responsibility
means choosing between the options we have and then accepting the

Sometimes both choices are undesirable, but we have to
choose anyway. Do I expect to be perfect in my choices? Do I demand that
someone else take responsibility for me? Do I defiantly refuse to
accept the options I have?

This program seems like a paradox- the First Step asks us to accept our
powerlessness, then we are expected to go on and stop being passive in
our lives.

The Serenity Prayer speaks to us about this dilemma. We ask
for the serenity to accept what we cannot change and the courage to
change what we can.

Fully admitting our powerlessness sheds a burden and
frees us to go on from there, actively doing what we can.

If something is awaiting my action today, may I have the courage to move forward with it. Even small movement is progress.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations


MY BASICS: checking in; support calls (1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading; check calendar; email my 6 most important tasks; voicemail;
exercise #1 (ran 4 1/2 miles); manage A; manage D; use "tracking time"/unschedule worksheets and timer

Affirmations (said aloud as well):

I choose to show up and start my projects, 15 minutes at a time.

I set my mind to things and I complete them -- in 30 minute periods. 




Journey 10:40

Got to the gym at 6:45 again this morning, but again made it to work on time.   Next week I'll try to be earlier, since I'll be back in the habit of morning exercise.   I've been lucky that traffic has been on my side this week and I haven't been late to work. 

I have my todo list made, and I'm not excited about anything on the list but as my mom used to say 'if it was fun, they wouldn't have to pay you to do it'.   I do like my job though, so I can't complain too much.   Taking a short break, then I'll review everything for this weekend's install.   I think I should have the next two weekends off, so that will be good.   My daughter is moving out (again) on the 10th, so I'm sure I'll be helping her some over that weekend.  

I feel a bit guilty but I'm really looking forward to her moving out again.   I'll miss her of course but I kind of liked being an empty nester.   My house stayed very clean!  And she will only be a couple of hours away, so I can see her a lot.  


"I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total freaking rock star from Mars." - Charlie Sheen

katia 3/4

My mother is visiting today! This is great.

Connor is much better :)

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4
-#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-LLL meeting
-Writing seminar- get feedback
-Tweak outline
-Have intro paragraph done tonite
-Send intro to writing intern for feedback

Today is a really broken up

Today is a really broken up day...10:50 take students to interview, 12:15-1:15 seminar, 1:50 take students to interview, 4-5 student panel, 7-9:30 dinner, maybe drinks w/ friend afterwards.

But I need to try and get some work done in the breaks:
*Check on expts
*Deacon stuff
*Work on web-crawling (get ng out the door, start ni and nm)

FindingNewStrength CI

It is 2:30pm and I have been asleep all morning. I slept very badly last night. I feel washed out today so I am going to work for 4 hours mostly on tasks I actually like. I will study and start some project work and drawing. That way I hope to keep up mommentum while avoiding stressful tasks. The interview yesterday really took it out of me.

Goal: 4 hours work 

Work completed : 2 hours 30 mins

 To do 

 20 mins washing up DONE

Move clothes to bedroom DONE 

 Hang up clothes

Letter to D DONE

Post letter to D DONE

Project work



Hang laundry  

Lunch DONE

 Yoga (2 hours)

Dinner DONE 

FindingNewStrength Checkout

I haven't reached my goal but I am very tired today, drained even. Any work is a triumph. I started late and it is now 7pm so I refuse to give myself a hard time. I will call it a day now and get an early night, start fresh tomorrow.


Scribbler's End of the Week 8:40 a.m.

Yesterday's show turned out reasonably well. I was correct in being concerned about the lack of rehearsal, and turned in a performance with more than the usual quantity of forgotten lyrics, jangling dissonances and lackadaisical singing. But I got through it, received some positive feedback and made some money. Otherwise, I checked off every task yesterday. I feel good about that, and hope to do likewise today. Onward...


  • Get up at 6
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Check-ins
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Music marketing
  • Deposit check
  • Shopping
  • Send query
  • Do 1 BN
  • Run (?)


  • Healthy lunch
  • S/u new11 intvws
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Send ideas to P
  • P/u B at 2:45
  • Work on taxes
  • P/u C at 5
  • Healthy dinner
  • Fun w/kids
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30


It has been eight (8)months since I checked-in. Occassionally, I will continuiousy check in for a few weeks then something occurs and I'd cease. It has been (3)three years (43) fourty-three days since I became a member. Becoming a member enabled me to understand myself better, by looking back, without literally going back. The change is necessary for the future. The fisrt thought is how I can openly give to others, but avoid myself. This isn't so strange to conclude, because when I review the prior check-ins, it is clear what was going on. Therefore, becoming a member has certainly been a blessing. Changes begins today.

Thank you for sharing this, missyi



Thanks so much. I very much relate to your process, as mine is similar. So glad you are here with us and sharing!!!!

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

Phylomon's check-in list

Thank you, Lennon, for starting the thread today!

- 9:30, 4:30 check-ins

- TFS new project

- email T schedule 

- work on web site

- storyboard

- exercise

- deliver computer to Cheryl

- Call Anthony

- Mail to Anthony

- VT meeting

- go to CT

- NI analysis

- ER diagram

- DF diagram

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. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Eat brunch

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

6. Study for the quiz

7. Go to class at 10 a.m.

8. Go to the Internship at 1:30 p.m.

9. Go to the bank and break down my bills

10. Eat dinner

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share