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, March 14, 2011

Today I Will

9-10 AM  Secure ticket to Las Vegas and figure out how to  Email Disc info to  Photoshop Guy   10:19 Update Shoot.  Wasted time on other websites.  Then, when i wanted to order the ticket, ran into all kinds of trouble. So I STILL don't have a ticket.  Oh, never did get t mailing Photoshhp stuff.  On top of everything else  think I posted this in the wrong place on this board.  Argh!

10-10:30  Skin Care

10:30-11  Look at Ed Join & EDD paperwork (make plans)

11-11:30  Pick up and clean living room

11:30-12:00  Clean Bathroom

12:00-12:30  Clean Kitchen, Dental Self Care

12:30-2:00  Paper Work

2-2:45 Pack up for trip.  Put clean clothes away.  If time, organize drawers and closet.

2:45-3:15  Shower, get ready and go.

3:15  Leave.  Drop mail off at post office.  Go to mom's 



I'm a Mess

Hey all.  I'm a mess.  I have not had a job since January 20th and though I have had A LOT of time on my hands, i have isolated and done very little.  So embarrassed, humiliated and depressed.  Not too good at techy stuff, but need to learn how to use this board.  To me, it's all I have.  I need to connect more with all of you. Problem is, one of the ways i avoid things is to get lost in the internet so having this laptop around is almost like having a drug around, to me.

 I need to become super involved in this community.  Will any of you reach out to me?  I am not sure how to use all of the supports on this site to my best advantage, so I can work a good "program".  By the way, does Procrastinators Anonymous have sponsors?

I'm feeling isolated, shut-off and alone.  Help.

Thank you very much. 


Welcome and you are not alone. I use the site itself as my "sponsor" and c heck in daily, it really helps me "connect" and out of isolation. Many of us here are in other 12 step groups. It took me about a year to get the hang of how this group works.Keep coming back.

I feel the same way


I'm new to PA. Went on in early to mid-February but haven't posted until today.

I also feel isolated and would like a "sponsor" as I need to be accountable to someone.

Perhaps we can help each other.


Yay. YES!!!!!!!

Yes, let's help each other.  What can i do to help and support you?    


Let's agree to communicate through these posts for now.

I want you to review by work for the previous day to see if I've achieved my goals and to ensure that I check in everyday.

I will post what I've done by 11:30 pm tonight and plan to be back at my computer at 8:30 pm tomorrow.

What would you like me to do for you? 


((Finally & InnerTruth))

Welcome to PA!

Glad you're here. Accountability partners are great. Glad you found each other. The rest of us are here if you need help, too! Keep coming back! 

11th_hour March 14

I have been up since 2AM with my back!  I am worried that I will have a major setback with procrastinating while I try to heal.  I have made so much progress.  Even if I do have a setback, I know it will be temporary and I will only allow a short time!

I called in sick today and asked for prayers.  I don't expect to get much done today; my main objective is to REST, HEAL, and AVOID having to go to the hospital.  Your prayers are needed and very much appreciated!

Took a painkiller every 4 hours
Made toasted bagel and banana for breakfast
Took multivitamin and fish oil tabs

Watched 1952 movie "The Member of the Wedding"
Spoke with J on phone

Posted to this P.A. website
Made tuna sandwich for lunch
Brushed teeth
Drank lots of water today

Continued to read "The War of Art"
Read from "The WORD among us"

"Jesus, teach me to be generous with all the riches you have given me.  Show me how to share them with the poor in my midst--even in my own home.  Lord, I want to become like you!"


I will write a procrastination permission slip for you...

Permission to procrastinate indefinitely on giving yourself a hard time.Smile


 I hope you get well  soon. Rest and have as good a time as you can. You deserve it.


(11th hour)

Hope the resting and prayers are helping and that you feel better soon. Smile

((((11th hour)))) prayers & more prayers

Adorable check-in & thanks for the bear hugs!!!!

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

Finding a way check in

8.20 am Tuesday

Just a quick check-in. Thank you 11th hour for the starter!

Feeling a bit panicked as there are some things I HAVE to get done today and lots more that need attending to.

  • W project
  • OS project
  • phone calls
  • b repair

check in 2

All done today! Although I did work in the evening. But also went swimming and had some breaks. Yay!

@ findingaway

You will find a way!



This one is a "keeper" thanks

lately a lot hasn't been crossed off of my lists

i haven't been trying. too caught up in my emotions. scared mostly right now.

 ap lit- organize essays and pgymalian notes in binder. also put book in bag.

pre-calc- 5.1 hw. 5.2. hw. then worksheets. if possible makeup work.

euro- study for exam wednes.

humanities- notes. late work.

ap gov- take home test. dbq. read chp. read everything else.

art- hard edge painting.

bio- h-w-probs..for extra credit if i can

@ betwixful

Here's a hug...


Thank You

Thanks for the hug.  Here's one back.

Crazybug CI

Gotten off to a slow start this morning due to not having tasks defined well enough.

Will spend the next 15 min clearly outlining tasks.

@ Crazybug


tracy-la check in mon march 14


The child is an almost universal
symbol for the soul's transformation. The child is whole, not yet
divided . . . when we would heal the mind . . . we ask this child to
speak to us.

  —Susan Griffin

Was there ever a time when we did not feel divided from ourselves?
Occasionally we get a glimpse of what such spiritual wholeness would be
like, but most of the time we struggle with feelings of conflict,
unevenness, a divided heart. Perhaps "the child" is a metaphor for a
spiritual guide, like our own higher power, that can help us in our
journey toward self-acceptance.

"I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent," writes author
Ashleigh Brilliant. If we can be happy with this proud, funny boast then
perhaps we can stop berating ourselves for our imperfections. If we
dwell on our own contradictory impulses we give them too much
importance, too much power.

Let me trust to my glimpses of harmony and wholeness and be grateful for the richness of my spirit.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations

 Meditation for the Day

Persevere in all that Higher Power's guidance moves you to do. The persistent carrying out
of what seems right and good will bring you to that place where you
would be. If you look back over
Higher Power's guidance, you will see that HP's
leading has been very gradual and that only as you have carried out HP's
wishes, as far as you can understand them, has
Higher Power been able to give you
more clear and definite leading. You are led by
Higher Power's touch on a
quickened, responsive mind.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may persevere in doing what seems right. I pray that I may
carry out all of
Higher Power's leading, as far as I can understand it.

Adapted From Twenty-Four Hours a Day 

MY BASICS: checking in; support calls(1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading; check calendar AM; check calendar PM; write down & email my 6 most important tasks; voicemail; exercise (tennis at 1:30); manage A; manage D; use "tracking time"/unschedule worksheets and timer; use timer

Affirmations (said aloud as well):

I choose to show up and start my top 6 tasks, 15 to 30 minutes at a time.

I set my mind to my top 6 tasks and I complete them -- in 15 to 30 minute periods. 

Have a marvelous Monday  smiling


@ tracy-la



o the bane of so many procrastinators. (for non-US members: usa federal govt taxes are due apr 15 every year.)

each year i see taxes creeping into people's to-do lists. And even still, i put off putting it on mine. why do i do that?

Ah well. that's what i'm like.

Went to a conference this weekend which included an hour on perfectionism. This psychologist researcher said that perfectionism is a PERMANENT personality trait. She emphasized that for about 2 min straight. She did say that perfectionism is not always bad.

it is bad when it's directed at criticizing others for not measuring up to my standard.

it is bad when i beat myself up for not measuring up to my standard.

but, if i can learn how to deal with failure, and restart (sound familiar? :D) then it is a GOOD thing that spurns me on to excellence.

She had this nice, funny quote, that went something like this:

i want my brain surgeon to be a perfectionist. I want him to put everything back exactly like he found it.

So anyway, like she was saying with perfectionism, and like i believe with the disease model of addiction, i was made this way and it's never going to change.

But i can manage it. I can know myself and recover. And that is what i am trying to do, day by day, with god's help.

so, yeah, taxes...

and the rest of my day. A little stuck right now. Going to break it down in chat.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

(Hey Clem)

Boy do I "hear you" loud and clears, as I sit at the dining room table (had my lap top down here set up, ready for action with the taxes for over a week now). Well the once again, the "geographic cure" did not work, you would think I would be more original after all these years, getting a headache from all my "introspection" and stratagizing, it is after 9 pm, getting really tired, think maybe if I fall asleep and get up  3 Am because everyone is irritating the heck out of me including myself, and esp my adhd son I homeschool who is now doing his tests and of course needs my help, which of course I will.

Anyway, good to know I am not alone in this battle, it is what got me in PA. I would like to see if how to make a "tax room" tab in the chat box, I tried, but do not know how to do it.

I am going to start praying, seems like an act of God is my only answer for this., yet always my last resort. Thanks for letting me share.

Update 3/15, Tues. I got so much done with my son last nite, the prayer really worked, thank goodness, I wasn't even close to being my ideal self before that,  Today I "took the plunge" and made baby step on chatline with tax.

@ clement


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 11th hour for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

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

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

Things I will do today

1. Test my blood sugar twice

2. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

3. Cook brunch

4. Eat brunch

5. Make bed

6. Wash dishes

7. Go to a religious meeting to study

8. Finish reading Chapter 10

9. Do Chapters 8-10 work.

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

12. Declutter for 15 minutes

13. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

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

15. Make business phone calls to pay bills

16. Pay bills

Thanks for letting me share

@ lennon

/files/images/hypnotize.gif  God bless

Vic 3/14/11

 Show up (done), basics, stategize

So grateful to have a place to consistently "show up/connect" no matter what.It really makes a difference for me, this site is my "sponsor check in".Tax time, last lear was better and I think, subconsciously I thought this year would be easier. It's not. This is what brought me into PA. The anxiety symtoms are starting. Need to "start", use tools. 

@ Vic

And she's off...


katia 3/14

Happy Pi day everyone!!!

Today is the home stretch. I am going home tomorrow!

Still have 1.5 developing paragraphs to go :/ Unfortunately I must finish tonite because my exam is at 8 tomorrow. I have not focussed on this exam at all and am hoping beyond all hopes that I don't bomb it.

Things to do today
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
-Second chunk of second paragraph
-Third chunk of second paragraph
-First chunk of third paragraph
-Second chunk of third paragraph
-Third chunk of third paragraph
-Print, staple, in bag
-Print boarding pass
-Go through math stuff
-Pack my stuff
-Pack Connor's stuff
-Put laundry away
-Don't forget-GPS, toys for Conor
-Nighttime routine- dishes/bottles/both bags/clothes for both of us.

EEEEK! so worried I will forget something

If I finish all this stuff, I will be SO EXCITED.

@ katia11


Journey 10:15 ugh & update

Ugh. time change. Ugh. taxes.

Overslept and didn't get to the gym until 7, and got to work at 9:30. I'll work thru lunch and leave at 5:30.
I *could* have skipped the gym but I didn't want to!

Started on my taxes yesterday, yay! But I owe money, boo.

Making todo list now . .

Update 1 pm
I have my todo list and I've done several small tasks. Now i need to get to work on my big project and I cant' seem to get started. I've been sitting here for 10 minutes trying to decide whether or not to put my headphones on! posting here to break the spell and get to work . . . laters


Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz

@ journey

You GO, Girl...


hope4meandu day 43

Thanks 11th hour for the pretty starter!!

So depressed, saw the cat "Goldie" that I tried to rescue(wasn't a cat person, but now I am), but way too late. She was following Yoffee, coming up to us, so friendly (this is very unusual for a cat to be friendly to a big Yoffee) and coming to our door. I finally let her in, but it was too late. She wanted to go out and the next time I saw her, her face was bloody from fighting another cat. Saw her this a.m., and it sent me into sad depression, seeing her scarred face. She was the friendliest cat, dying to be adopted, loving Yoffee, Yoffee loves cats!! Too late and now she's LOST.

Did not accomplish anything yesterday except visiting Tuffy with Yoffee, no working out, etc.

I'm blaming my depression & procrastination on my husband, when truthfully the procrastinating started a little before I met him. I was already not cleaning up good enough after my Yoffee when she was little, disgusting, I know.

Now, I'm frozen unable to take care of myself. Need to go to many drs., keep cancelling and keep putting it off.

-work out 20 mts
-clean 1 room
-order meds for Yoffee & pay for other meds

Wishing you many small & large completed tasks today!!

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

@ hope4meandu

Here's a hug...


kromer 10:20 CI

I'm super close to done with this web-crawling project I've been working on for a month and a half. Yay!

For today, I need to (MITs highlighted):
*Finish web-crawling project rough version
*Order primers!
*MK plan and email, check on expts, cm
*email MK w/ primers
*Schedule for the week
*shopping, cooking, laundry, pay bills
*Read papers

kromer next day CO

OK, I made some progress yesterday:
->Checked on expts
->Did counts (though expt. failed)
->emailed MK with primers
->Started schedule for the week
->Did shopping, cooking, and laundry
->Made some progress on web-crawling project.

@ kromer

Catch the Wave


Scribbler's Monday CI 8:41 a.m.

Kicking off a challenging week. The kids are are off on spring break so I have just 2 and 1/2 days to get the week's work done. Gotta move...


  • Get up at 6 (6:30; not that bad)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Check-ins
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query (BN)
  • Music marketing
  • Call 1 re: new11
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Revise investors
  • Send FC'd investors
  • Do BN post (humility)
  • Voice lesson 12:30


  • Healthy lunch
  • S/u P assignments
  • Call 1 re: govtexit
  • Do 1 CIO
  • Do 1 BN
  • Call 1 re: new11


  • Healthy dinner
  • Open mic (?)
  • Bed by 10:30

@ Scribbler

/files/images/bee1.gif          You have been one BUSY BEE


Work 8AM-5PM: 

-Figure out fix for low c (test low r, test high r, test add c)


-AI-10 [DONE]

-AI-12 [DONE]

-AI-14 [DONE]

-AI-18 [DONE]



After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-followup with mom about acctn [DONE]

-find all tax documents

-choose cpa or ea 

-prepare weedwacker for warranty

-check payout for b expenses [DONE]

-get oil change 

-remove discon items

-order postcard thank you cards

-finish spreadsheet of c products 

-update price correction for e 

-scalp lawn [DONE]

-start on garage renov [DONE]

-clean out garage 

-check for passport at home

-get updated on shots 

-caulk hole and windows 

-skype cop

-call ds

-compare gas price and choose

-trim bushes etc

-edge lawn

-cut up wood and place on curb 

@ mrdeez


Phylomon - Check in

Thank you FindingNewStrength for starting the thread this morning!


Last week wasn't so good for me. My schedule got messed up. Trying to get re-established. My weekend was productive!

- calls to JA, U, and SA

- work on the website for 1 hr

- followup calls

- exercise

- NI analysis

- followup with BG

@ Phylomon

Hang in there!


FindingNewStrength CI


FindingNewStrength CI

OK The good news is that I am up at 7:30 am for the first time in months. I now have a whole day to work with so I want to put it to good use. I pay a small fortune to a yoga club but don't go even though I am in serious need of body tone so time to start going. I have a study deadline at the end of the week too. I want to introduce a 20 minute evening routine t00

Today I woke up at 7:30 am. /files/smileys/blob3.gif

Time started : 7:30 am YAYLaughing

Goal : 8 hours work

(Yoga 2 hours, Study 2 hours 20 mins, Other tasks 2 hours 40  mins, Creative 1 hour) 

Total work completed 4 hour(s) 


Work 2 hours 40 mins

So far: 2hour 

CI (20 mins) DONE 

MIT TODAY>>***Job hunting  /files/smileys/downtown.gif (20 minutes)

MIT TODAY>>*** Admin /files/smileys/computer.gif (20 mins)   <<NOW

**Email S 

Call D  

* Morning routine: /files/smileys/brushteeth.gifSchedule/Brunch/Dressed/ Teeth  (20 mins)  DONE

Spreadsheet work  

**Decorating /files/smileys/color.gif (20 mins) 

Washing up (1 hour 0 mins) DONE

evening routine /files/smileys/brushteeth.gifalarm/ sink/ teeth (20 mins) 


***Poetry  /files/smileys/evil5.gif  (2 hours)  


 EXERCISE(2 hours 20)

Yoga   /files/images/skinnywomanexercising.jpg

Dance (20 mins) /files/images/design_line.jpg

 STUDY (2 hours 40)

***Study /files/smileys/book1.gif (0 minutes) 


Non work




Post for S 

Collect P 

@ FindingNewStrength