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.

Tuesday March 29th 2011

fudoshin: list-of-lower-priority

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


Things to do after I get through with my course work, b/c I really want to make the most of the money I've already spent on school, and that means finishing the classes:

Apply for system software job at EDD:

Replace my bras.  Buy some new house pants.   (I may have to wait until there's money to do this, but that's okay.)

Call back people who have asked to do interviews with me.  Tell them I had food poisoning and final exams, which is the truth.

Apply on FAFSA for financial aid next year at the calstate.

Get discount movie tickets, and check to see if SC is one of the films my meetup group is going to.


fudoshin: day 71 : 12:23pm

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


This is the 71st 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 everything. 

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 34 for this).
  • No Internet chat, aside from employment or twelve-step.  This
    includes not stalking people on AIM or other chat networks, whom I've
    tried to date in the past.  I just want to take a step back and get
    sanity and focus on MYSELF. (I'm on day 4
    of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise:  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.
    • on day 5 of this

tracy-la on tues march 29


Restless man's mind is, so strongly shaken
In the grip of the senses...
Truly I think
The wind is no wilder.

—Bhagavad Gita

What passions have swept away our reasoning powers? What lust have we
pursued at the cost of our values and better judgment? As men in this
program, we know the ferocious winds of addiction and codependency. Now
we are in a program of recovery, learning to combine our sensual side
with our mind and our morals.

Every day we feel the winds of our senses, and they are part of what gives us
life. We can let them blow and not be carried away by them. In this way
we take pleasure in being human beings and men. We have our minds, our
thoughts, and our knowledge to turn to for guidance. And we have our
inner voice - our Higher Power - on which we can rely through even the
wildest hurricane.

I am learning to make room in life for my senses, my mind, and my Higher Power.

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 and complete my top 6 most important tasks (MIT) in 15 to 30 minutes time blocks (one at a time).

If there is pain or discomfort or anxiety during these timeblocks, 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 if I 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 great Tuesday everyone, tracy-la

clement ci

make progress on MIT. very strong resistance.

the touch of the master's hand:

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

Leavinghome - March 29, 2011

I have to get back on track -- I feel like I am sliding down a slippery slope, so I'm back here and trying to get things in gear. Good luck to me.

My list of things to try to do today.

1. DONE - Talk to D about writing to M

DONE - NEW TASK: Write up letter based on conversation

DONE - NEW TASK: Translate letter

2. Add notes to my W2s (Find old t-notes first)
3.NEW TASK: Find Card from Staples
THEN: Fill out online forms from Staples -- to get rebate, etc.
4. DONE - Print out K-1994
5. DONE - Print out my Pastiche for my new Chapter 3
6. DONE - Print out the schedule for finishing paper
7. DONE - Talk to C about talking to R

8. DONE - Weigh myself -- and start keeping a log
9. Write ONE PARAGRAPH for Chapter 3
10. Print out and review Federal Taxes, including W2s and notes
11. Review State taxes. Make copies get them ready to send out.


I'm going to bed... for the things that didn't get done, tomorrow is another day...

kromer 10:15 CI

OK, so far this morning I've had prayer time (though I'd still like some time to do bible reading) and given a talk (which went OK).

Yesterday was not I'm going to try and do better today! There's a whole lot of catching up for me to do
Scheduled: seminar 12-1, class 3-5, dancing 8-10:30

*Check on expts
*Finish probe design
*Submit samples
*Get CA parser working
*Email MK, deal w/ 50 other emails
*Schedule for the week
*record passage
*practice story

OK, starting with this stupid probe design. 

Inner Truth - March 29

Removed my old blog and started on my new one. I signed up for 31 days to a Better Blog on Tuesday and I'm still at Day 1. I plan to go finish work for Day 1 to Day 3 today and from Day 4 to Day 6 tomorrow, and then get caught up by Thursday.

Work for day - Make ultrasound and mammagram appointments.

Recommend B on LinkedIn.

Decide whether to attend evening seminar and book it, if so.

Connect with 4 people from Thursday evening  

Therapist appointment. 1:00 - 3:45 inc. travel time

Coffee with SM - 3:45 to 4:30

Go home, get ready to run.

Run - 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Dinner - 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Association newsletter - 6:30 pm to 9:45 pm (Take 1 15 minute break in middle) 

Break 9:45 pm to 10:00 pm 

Blog 10:00 to 11:00 pm 




katia 3.29

Hello again! :)

No class today, just a ton of reading.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins & #1 #2 #3 #4
-#1 #2 #3 sets pills
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Bio Reading #1
-Bio Reading #2
-Bio Reading #3
-Bio reading #4
-Bio reading #5
-Get mail
-Order textbook
-Thank you email

Journey 10 am

Happy Tuesday. I'm working from home today. I'm feeling less tired but I'm still not planning to work a full day today after working 14 hours Saturday. But I am going to put in ~6 or 7 hours. I have no meetings today so it's all up to me to decide what to do and then focus on it.

I have started Instant Boss and I'm making my todo list now. I'm going to pretty firmly schedule my day because I know I will be prone to wandering away from the task at hand! Last week was very deadline-driven and yesterday I spent the whole day following up on incidents from the weekend. Today I need to regroup and get back to work on my projects. I have set myself some broad deadlines for these projects, which helps me to focus on them, but I think I need to make some more specific deadlines for myself. Perhaps that will create the same sense of urgency that I get when I have a real hard deadline, or when something is broken. I want to be able to focus the same way on my projects as I focus on those things.

I'll check in pretty frequently today so that you can keep me on track! I might even put in an appearance in the chatroom today since I'm working from home.


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

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 Hypathia 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

3. Went to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

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

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

2. Test blood sugar twice

3. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

4. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

5. Send books back to the library

6. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

7. Go to the 1 p.m. Internship

8. Make bed

9. Wash dishes

10. Eat brunch

11. Cook and eat cinner

12. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

13. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

14. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

15. Read chapter 11 of my textbook

16. Declutter apartment for 15 minutes.

17. Take shower

18. Get dressed

Thanks for letting me share

Scribbler's Tuesday CI 8:56 a.m.

Thanks, Hypatia. Gotta love the Pink Panther.


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query
  • Music marketing - send emails
  • Do 2 CIO //
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels


  • Healthy lunch
  • Do 1 BN
  • Do 2 CIO
  • Call 2 re: cruise
  • Work on taxes


  • Soccer practice
  • Walk 20 minutes
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

hope4meandu day 8 here; day 4 at work

Thanks Hypatia for the really cute starter!!!

Need to get lots done at work. Last night did nothing on my list.

Need to find help for a cat on my street whose face is all bloodied from a fight, is not healing & has been weeks. Feel so powerless to be able to do anything, as I don't have a car, the money or a cat carrier. I humbly ask HP to be able to help this sweet cat. It must be so painful for her, yet she rubbed against my legs this a.m. when I was leaving for work.

Really need to make progress at work.

-do closing statements
-make copies of closing files

-make up flyers for cleaning help
-text F when we can have our "kids" groomed

Wishing you a day of breakthroughs with procrastination!!

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


 Hypatia, thanks for starting the thread! 

Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-Go through emails

-Deal with 1 issue [DONE]

-Deal with 2 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 3 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 4 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 5 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 6 issues [DONE]

-Deal with 7 issues

-Deal with 8 issues 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-find all tax documents***

-choose cpa or ea***

-get oil change

-order postcard thank you cards

-finish spreadsheet of c products 

-sweep garage

-vacuum some areas of garage

-fix hole in garage

-throw out trash in garage 

-caulk hole and windows 

-prepare weedwacker for warranty***

-exercise [DONE]

-check costs of trip [DONE]

-check and pay bills*** [DONE]

-return Russe bag 

-send ff invite [DONE]

FNS Checkin

FNS Checkin

Start time 10:20

Goal - Work 10:30 -6:30 pm with breaks 

Work competed 8 hour(s) 0 mins 


Battery for fire alarm  

Spreadsheet (20 mins)  <<Current task

Job hunt (20 mins)

Paperwork mountain(10 mins)

Study (20 mins)

Finance -  (10 mins)  Form & call bank

Tax (10 mins)  

Teeth/Floss/Interdental/ Mouthwash (10 mins)

To do 

CI (10 mins) 

Tidy living room (20 mins)

Tidy bedroom (40 mins)

Washing up (30 mins)

Clean kitchen (20 mins)

Laundry (20 mins)

Lunch (1 hour) 

 Morning routine Dressed/Breakfast/Teeth (0 mins)


Yoga 5 pm  

Evening routine

Teeth/Floss/Interdental/ Mouthwash (10 mins) 



How I spent my time today

10:20 - 10:30 Emails 

10:30 - 10:40 CI

10:40- 11:00 Breakfast/ Dressed 

11:00 - 11:20 Teeth 

11:20 - 3:20 Spreadsheets (slow progress easily distracted)

3:20 - 3:40 Break 

3:40 -  6:40 Spreadsheets 8 hours

6-40 - 9:00 Meeting 

Hypatia's check-in

Four meetings today - everything else to be fitted round them.

My list for today

  • write up this morning's meeting 
  • comment on C's report
  • clear in-tray
  • finish Tuesday's report
  • check notes for lecture
  • 30 mins clearing old e-mails
  • two reports from January