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 25th 2011


No need to be scared, it's Friday!


Have a good day people. :) 

11th_hour CI 7:00pm

Thanks to FindingNewStrength for starting this thread!

Had an unexpected setback at work today.  Won't dwell on it, instead I will only list the positive things I did today!  My main objectives were accomplished!  They were:
                            †  Abstain from eating meat
                            †  Pray the rosary
                            †  Stations of the Cross (on computer--still counts)

*  Wake up at 7:00
*  Make the bed
*  Eat breakfast (Special K)
*  Take fish oil tabs
*  Turn OFF icemaker
*  Empty wastebasket, change liner, and take out the trash
*  Get to work on time 
Work on my PROJECT
     (Worked a full day covering boss's desk and helping with backlog)
*  Eat meatless lunch
_  Buy multivitamins
*  Check the mail
*  Cook broccoli with meatless dinner
*  Drink lots of water
*  Call J tonite
_  Call L (return yesterday's call)
*  Read from "The WORD among us" 
*  Bed by 11:00 pm

"Father, we praise you for sending your Son and setting us free!  Be with us, as you were with Mary, so that we may be as willing as she was to say yes to your plan for our lives!"

tracy-la check in friday


Living Day by Day

"Life by the mile is a trial; by the inch it's a cinch." In the past, we got
into trouble when we thought we had to have our lives mapped out
forever. That just did not work.

We need only deal with the problems and joys of today. If we try to see
too far ahead, we lose touch with the reality of the here and now. Higher Power lets us know what we need to know when we need to know it.

What seems impossible when looked at in total --writing a book, putting the
children through college, abstaining for the rest of our lives --
becomes manageable when worked at step-by-step, day-by-day.

So many of the things we worry about never happen. How much better it is
to concentrate our energies on the real demands and challenges of today,
insignificant as they may seem. When we turn our lives over to our
Higher Power, we trust Him to manage the master plan and to direct us in
the small details of living each day.

Show me, Higher Power, how to best live each day. I leave the years to You.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations



I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.
—Henry James

Many of us have learned to control the responses of others by always being
pleasing and charming. Maybe we feel it's better to have others like us
than to take a stand. Maybe we only feel okay about ourselves if others
approve. Some of us have certainly learned we have a sense of power and
control over people when they like us. Many of us have carried our
people-pleasing behavior so far that we have really sold our souls for
the applause of others.

Are there problems or tensions in our lives from trying to please someone?
Is fear of criticism preventing us from taking an action that would be
good for us? Have we neglected our inner voice by listening so hard to
others? As we get stronger, healthier, more fully into our manhood, not
everyone will like us. Some people will be angry; others, not
interested. Once we have faced our own life crises, we are not so
dependent on having everyone's approval.

I pray for Higher Power's blessing upon the man or woman I'm becoming. I will let go of this need to please everyone.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men

MY BASICS: checking in; support calls(1x); affirmations; gratitudes; reading; check calendar AM; check calendar PM; listen to positive recording for 20 minutes;  write down my 6 most important tasks; voicemail; exercise; manage A; manage D; use master list; use timer; track time on sheet and/or iPhone application

Affirmations (said aloud as well):

I choose to show up and start my top 6 tasks, 15
to 30 minutes at a time. I complete my top 6 tasks -- in 15 to 30 minute
periods.I embrace the pain or feeling the pain while I do these tasks.

I know that if I have that old feeling of pain or
anxiety while I am working on my top 6 - I will embrace and love that
pain since it means that I am doing something important.

  And remember . . . if I am feeling
resistance or "shame" or "screwed up" or procrastinated at something
lately, it's probably just the Dynamics of Human Change doing its checks
& balances . . . I am going to keep going!

Have a fantastic Friday. Best,

Gwen D: CI work for T. I'm LATE!!!!

I have one hour to write before I have to go get my mom...


I've been procrastinating all day!!!


1) NBent2 reflection.doc

2) NBent2Assessment materials.doc (just edit my writing not the students) edit quickly. 

Entry 4 please dont edit too long on this one:

1) nbentry4descriptionanalysis.doc
2) NBentry4Reflectie summary.doc
3) Entry 4 documentation.doc

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

hope4meandu day 4 here; day 2 of showing up to work

Thanks so much FindingNewStrength for the cute starter!!

-call pharmacy for script.
-wash kitchen floor

Putting it out: anyone in USA that wants to buddy up to show up, that would be great. I know me, when the time comes to call in sick at work, I will not make a check in phone call or go on-line, it's a closed matter, but if I'm in contact with someone daily, and they're in need of the same or similar help, there's a better chance, I think.

Wishing you all 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.♥


Just wondering how that would work? Via e-mail?

I'm a little confused by "I will not make a check in phone call or go on-line"?

I don't have an issue showing up at work as I'm a student ( and class is an oasis from mom-hood for me), but sending support :)

Hi ((((Katia))))

Thanks so much for your response, support & question. I'm thinking phone & texting. I've done it in the past, & it's really helped both of us.

((((BIG HUGS))) to you & Connor!!!! Sorry to hear about stress, laptop, etc. Read your posts and I'm with you all the way & cheering!!

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

katia 3/25

eek so much to do! sort of

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
-Call pharmacy gotta fill that in canada tomorrow
-Thank you email
-Send forms in
-Schedule some hours
-Call OB
-Go to hockey game :)

really stressed out. Annoyed that my mom's laptop isnt working and I left mine at hime. On an old desktop and I only get the text on the forums. Verrry annoyed.

Laptop is working? WEIRD. Cautious yay :)

TGIF Everyone!

Not much on the list today . . . I take it fairly easy on Fridays :-)

- a little more internet research for final assignment
- meet Dave for coffee at lunch
- remembering to take home the research I have pulled here at the office to read on the weekend
- wine and Greek food after work :-) Doubt I'll have trouble with this one!

First time check in

First thing on my to-do list is PANIC! - Okay, that one's done.

 Check Jim's schedule and set meeting time with him

Get that damned map project finished

Spend at least 10 minutes digging out my desk

Catch up on my reading material

Check Jeff's schedule and set a time to talk to him as well

Panic again


I have a lot more to do, but if I can get this much done I can have a less guilty weekend. 

panic checked off lol

One day at a time, Alphonsus. nice to have you with us, and good luck!


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

Journey 10:15

Happy Friday!

No improvement today in getting to the gym earlier but I got to work earlier because traffic is better on Friday so I'll count that as a win.

I worked *really* hard yesterday and got all my stuff ready for this weekend. I'm proud of myself (pats self on back). It was easy - why? Clearly defined tasks and a hard deadline. This inspires me to do a better job of setting myself clearly defined tasks and deadlines when the job doesn't do it for me.

Today has been busy so far with meetings and phone calls and I haven't even made my todo list but Imma do it right nao.

On a personal note, today is my mother-in-law's 94th birthday. Happy Birthday, Grandma P!


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

kromer 10 CI

Slept late but at least I managed to have prayer time this morning.

Today I need to:
*Email MB and Eucomm
*Request new ID
*Finish probe design
*Ask L and Eucomma dn RAR antibody
*Check on expts
*4 deacon contacts

Scribbler's Friday CI 9:03 a.m.

Not so good yesterday again. I didn't get the article written that I wanted to. I got started on it, and finished some other tasks, but I would much prefer to do better. I'll give it another try today...


  • Get up at 6 
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Checkins
  • Sightreading


  • Update Quicken
  • Call re: house, car insurance
  • Mail books
  • Send query
  • Music marketing - send emails, distribute flyers
  • Outline pricehike
  • Draft pricehike
  • Proof pricehike
  • File pricehike
  • Do 1 BN
  • Do 2 CIO


  • Healthy lunch
  • Pick up race packet
  • Call 1 re: cruise
  • Call 1 re: govtexit
  • Work on taxes
  • Pay for meds order
  • Start collection for garage sale
  • Run - couple easy miles


  • Healthy dinner
  • P/u S and R stuff for sale
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

Vic 3/25/11

Show up (done)

Hypatia check in

Thanks for starting us off, FNS.

Today's work-list

  • sign off reports I did yesterday DONE
  • finish Tuesday's report
  • do letters on D and I DONE
  • respond to phone message from CS DONE
  • pick something I like from my list and do it
  • do Wednesday's report
  • do as much of today's reports as I can


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 FindingNewStrength for starting this trend.

Thing I have done today

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

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

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Eat brunch

5. Prayer and meditation 

6. Go to class at 10 a.m.

7. Go to my Internship at 1:30 p.m.

8. Get my mail

9. Do numbers

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

11. Study for the quiz

12. Eat dinner

13. Scan my job posting

14. Send my job posting and cover letter to my Instructor

15. Send out Al-Anon e-mail for today

16. Make a sign-in sheet

17. E-mail all three of my instructors for the mid-term review

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

Thanks for letting me share



Start time 9:00

Goal - Work 9-5 pm with breaks 

Work competed 1 hour(s) 40 mins 


Cancel Saturday (10 mins)


Job hunt (20 mins)

Paperwork mountain(10 mins)

Study (20 mins)

Finance -  (10 mins)  Pay WP bill 

Tax (10 mins)  

Teeth/Floss/Interdental/ Mouthwash (10 mins)

To do 

CI (15 mins) 

Tidy living room (20 mins)

Tidy bedroom (40 mins)

Washing up (60 mins)

Clean kitchen (20 mins)

Laundry (15 mins)

Breakfast (30 mins) 

Lunch (1 hour) 


Evening & Tomorrow

Yoga 5 pm  


Teeth/Floss/Interdental/ Mouthwash (10 mins) 


9:00 -9-15 CI

9:15 - 9:45 Breakfast

9:45 - 10:00 Laundry

10:00 -10:40 Washing up 

10-40 - 11:00 Paperwork

11:00 - 11:20 Tidy living room 

11:20-11:40 Break

11:40 - 12:20 Bedroom / Liiving room

12:20 -1:20 Lunch 

 1:20 - 5:40 Sleeping (I know!) 3 hours work so far

5:40 - 6:00 Washing up

6:00 - 6:20  Kitchen 

6:30 - 6:30 Teeth 

6:30 -10:00 Meeting 7 hours 20 mins work