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.

Wednesday March 30th 2011

fudoshin: rules : 4:11pm

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


  1. I brush my teeth and floss at night by 2am.
  2. Monday through Friday after 12am, I cannot do anything besides finishing my exercise routine, getting ready for bed, sleeping or school work.  The only other option is twelve step writing.
  3. I only allow myself to watch YouTube on weekends during the quarter: Saturday and Sunday.
  4. I do my best to avoid nose picking, pulling or self-mutilating. I don't make contact with my nose with my hands, I use a tissue or fabric, if i have an itch to scratch.
  5. I do not eat refined sugar. 

fudoshin: day 72 : 1:48pm

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


This is the 72nd 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 35 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 5
    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 1 of this

hope4meandu day 9 here; day 5 at work

Hypatia so appreciate the starter!!!!!

I reached out to the community where I live and many people responded to help my neighborhood cat, and gratefully (3 million times) people are willing to help. Without my putting it out here, I would never have done anything, would have been wallowing in sorrow and inaction.

I've given up "trying" to clean my house and will have someone come in. I'm hoping to clean along side this person, but we'll see. Also hoping to have groomers come in and give Yoffee a good bath and nail clip.

Haven't worked out in weeks.

Majorily procrastinating about changing account to pay my credit card. Haven't looked at my bank amount in months, where this $ is coming out of and I have no $ in the account, so it's, scary and stupid and I'm, as usual, fearing the worst.

Also, at work, I spend most of the day doing my own stuff, yes, I show up, but I'm not here. I know it's my resentments, couched in procrastination. They're yelling at me for not showing up, so gratefully, I'm here, but I'm really not. It really doesn't sit right with me, it's not fair, there is so much to do.

Wishing everyone a breakthrough day!!

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

direct debit

After months (years) of paying overdue/overdrawn fees and constant anxiety about when a bill was due (although I usually had the money!), and trying to find the paper bill in the 'black hole' of my house:         I  F I N A L L Y  organised ALL my regular bills into DIRECT DEBIT's!!!! I also organised with the bank to automatically transfer a set amount of my income into one of my sub-accounts. Now as long as the bills stay relatively the same amount and I don't dip into the account on occasion, all my regular bills are paid without my having to do anything! My relief is palpable! Of course, the degree of relief is equal to the degree of anxiety in trying to organise it all!

Well done 1968sal

Well done!  setting up direct debits for my regular bills was one of the most useful things I've ever done Laughing

Hi hope4meandu!

How nice of you to care for the neighborhood cat! That is touching, as I am always so busy trying to catch up, this inspires me to look outside of myself more to see how I can help others.

Good luck with the cleaning lady and groomer.  That is a good way to get it done.  I always feel good when I give in and get a cleaner to help, because I clean the whole time she is here, and it gives me momentum to keep going weeks afterward.

Take care!! 


Leavinghome - March 31, 2011 - today WILL be productive

I really need to start working on my thesis, but I still have two or three important paperwork things to take care of. I'm starting with my income taxes, but I should be able to get it done today. Here's what I have to do. JUST DO IT already! 


1. DONE Find my drafts for 2010 Federal Taxes
DONE Find drafts of 2010 state taxes
DONE Find printouts of my W2s for 2010
DONE Find 2009 Federal Taxes
DONE Write translations for 2010 W2s
DONE Make any modifications to Federal Taxes if necessary
DONE Print out and review Federal Taxes, including W2s and notes
DONE DONE Review 2010 State taxes
DONE Make any modifications to State Taxes if necessary
DONE Print out final version of State taxes, including schedules and W2s, etc. as necessary.
11. Get envelopes to send out taxes, write them up and send them out from the post office.

Today's miscellaneous crap

Fail.  100% pure fail.  I got NOTHING done.  Cry
Oh well, tomorrow is another day. 
Well, I found that without this site that I wasn't getting anything done.  So here I am, trying this again.  Hopefully I will get some crap done today.
  • Activate Amy's badge
  • Clean desk 15 minutes
  • Mail on Cami's package
  • Research glow stick-on stair things
  • Signs for bottom of stairs
  • Take care of MESP auto deduction (see notes)
  • Talk to Roni re: Staff Association Dues
  • TPR for fax service (re: Mark Brace)
  • Work on map project

the steep climb

I can identify with several previous posts, I'll limit myself to avoid going away from MITs. Big project due tomorrow, probably will be late. My 2 freelancers dropped out for the day. Nice to find out the hour they were supposed to start.
Want to give up altogether. I'll take it one moment at a time. Thank you to all for being here.

-push well on project
-be open to joy and enjoyment in process
-pray on the hour


kromer 10:10 CI

Today I had some trouble getting started. Lots to do today!
*Place orders
*Make schedule
*Proofread paper and return comments
*Get CA results + list of articles
*Check on expts, do r.i., change f., submit samples

OK, need to start with 30 min on proofing paper

kromer CO

OK, the proofreading/comments ended up taking a long time but it's done!  I also managed to check on expts/change f. but didn't get my other tasks done.

 I'll try to make a schedule for the rest of the week on my ride home.

Journey 10 am (facepalm)

Yesterday working from home was pretty terrible. I'm feeling guilty. I didn't intend to put in a full day because I was still tired from working the weekend, but it was even worse that that. I didn't get anything done all morning, couldn't concentrate, couldn't stay in my seat, I was up and down like a whore's underpants.

Lucky for me, my daughter-in-law asked if she could come over and study in the afternoon so having her there from 2-6 forced me to at least act like I was working :tongue: so I did settle down and get about 3-4 hours of real work done.

But I know that I have to put yesterday behind me and treat today as a frest start and let go of the guilt. I was a bit late this morning, on purpose, I'm sleeping in a bit until I get rested up.

Making my todo list now . . .

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

LOL!!! what an hysterical image!!!

♥"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 

-Deal with 9 issues 

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-find all tax documents*** [DONE]

-choose cpa or ea*** [DONE]

-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***


-get 60cash and 50transfer from b

-return Russe bag

-photoshop CP 

Scribbler's Hump Day CI 7:59 a.m.

Doing well on some things, not as well on others. I may need to do some reprioritizing so I can spend time and energy on the things that concern me most. Meanwhile, onward...


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


  • Update Quicken
  • Send query - BN (2 ideas?)
  • Write GM piece
  • Call A re: Saturday
  • Send music newsletter
  • Email Lex
  • Do 2 CIO //


  • Voice lesson
  • Healthy lunch (pizza = not healthy)
  • Do 1 BN
  • Do 2 CIO
  • Call 2 re: cruise
  • Work on taxes


  • Run - easy 3 miles
  • Healthy dinner
  • Draw up playlist for Saturday
  • Rehearse first set
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30

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 beautiful trend.

I love cats!

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 PA meeting

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

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Test blood sugar twice

6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

7. Make bed

8. Wash dishes

9. Get my sleep apnea stuff for tonight

10. Go to get my doctor's statement

11. Get my hair fixed

12. Go to work at 5:30

13. Send out Al-Anon literature for today

14. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

Thanks for letting me share

katia 3.30

2nd day of classes . . .didn't get all my reading done but I don't think there will be dire consequences. It is hard to balance taking care of myself (and Connor) with getting things like that done. Last night I decided to sleep.

Things to do today-
-Vitamins and #1 #2 #3 #4
#1 #2 #3 sets pills
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
-Send email to B
-Send email to prof!
-Order textbook!
-4 math problems
-one reading for bioWoo!
-list for tomorrow

Pyrotecher CI Wed 30 Mar 2011

Check-In at 4:45 am PDT

Not very happy with myself. I stayed up overnight to meet an electronic submission deadline and submitted a flawed document because I waited too late to get started. This overnight upload deadline is a regular event (roughly quarterly) for my job and I've become very good - too good - at this kind of last second timing to meet it. This pattern is obviously hurting my job performance so it really begs the question of how I got into this groove.

For now, just need to get some sleep and regroup to make the best of the rest of the day.

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin

(((Pryotecher))) boy can I relate

Sending loving prayers!!

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

Vic 3/30/11

Show up (done)

This is a video of a homeless man in Santa Barbara and his pets.  The Mayor of Santa Barbara filmed this clip and sent it out as a holiday card.

My goal for today for myself, family and others is in the clip.

((vic)) thanks for sharing the clip - heartwarming!!!

G_d bless us and our kids (2 legged & 4 legged)!!

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

FNS Checkin

Thanks for the cute starter Hypatia

FNS Checkin

Start time 10:10

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

Work competed 0 hour(s) 0 mins 



Find CB 

Battery for fire alarm  

Spreadsheet (5 hours)  <<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

10:10 - 10:30 Dressed & prayers

10:30 - 10:40 CI



Hypatia's check in

Early start today.  So much to do - so little time!

  • phone call re I - Dr M to ring back
  • check typed letters 
  • read this afternoon's paperwork
  • finish lecture
  • check laptop and projector work (unable to log-in to either laptop)
  • do SRs report
  • finish Tuesday's report
  • phone mortgage advisor (message left AGAIN)
  • sign M's reports
  • clear in-tray
  • ring I's dad