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 April 11th, 2011

It's Monday!    Smile Smile Smile

All the best for a fresh start at the beginning of the week.

Let's build on our successes and let go of our mistakes and regrets.


Findingaway check in 2

9.05 am Tuesday

Here it is Tuesday already. I am feeling very challenged over whether to apply for some part-time work to supplement my consulting, since I have had almost no new clients the last few months. Agonising over whether it is worth putting the time and energy into applying, when I could be getting my current report finished. I guess it is this kind of indecision that fuels some appalling procrastination I have done with job applications in the past.

Ok, here goes. I will aim for 3 hours on each, plus two phone calls (second one can be postponed if necessary) and a quick banking job.

The good: Did 2 hours on job application and 1 hour on report. Started to feel more positive about job application once I got past the initial bad feelings. Got other minor jobs done.

The bad: Only did HALF the hours I was aiming for - took too long on lunch and played a computer game when I was having a slump.

Journey 1 pm & update

Been in a rush all morning with meetings . . . I feel flustered, distracted, disorganized. Coming to this forum to suck up some of your positive energy, then going to make a todo list for the afternoon. I know I have some must-dos for this afternoon and I want to get some project work done too.

Update 6 pm Did my MITs but didn't get any project work done. I guess that's ok, that's why they are MITs eh?
Tomorrow is another day, headed home now. I will pick up dinner and do a load of laundry when I get home.


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

Vic 4/11/11

Show up (done), call cla

I  asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today.
To guide  you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is  always with you,
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all  our cares,
You know He will see us  through.

Only if you  feel led to, pass this to people you  want God to Bless..

....I  DID!

tracy-la check in april 11 monday

Hi everyone,


Back from spring break trip and then a seminar trip. 

Reading for today:

Financial Goals

Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety.

Each of us, today, has a present set of financial circumstances. We have a
certain amount of money in hand, and money due to us. We have a pile of
bills that we owe. We have taxes to pay. Those are our present financial
circumstances. No matter what the details are, acceptance, gratitude,
and self-responsibility will lessen the stress.

Each of us, today, has a financial future. There are few future aspects of
our life we can control, but one part we can play to assist our future
is setting goals.

We don't have to obsess about our goals. We don't have to constantly watch and mark
our progress toward them. But it is beneficial to think about our goals
and write them down. What do we want to happen in our financial future?
What financial problems would we like to solve? What bills would we like
to be rid of? What would we like to be earning at the end of this year?
The end of next year? Five years from now?

Are we willing to work for our goals and trust our Higher Power to guide us?

Pay bills on time. Contact creditors. Make arrangements. Do your best,
today, to take responsibility for your finances. Set goals for the
future. Then, let go of money and concentrate on loving. Taking
responsibility for our financial affairs does not mean making money our
focus. Taking responsibility for our finances enables us to take our
focus off money. It frees us to do our work and live the life we want.

We deserve to have the self-esteem and peace that accompanies financial responsibility.

Today, I will take the time necessary to be responsible for myself
financially. If it is time to pay bills or talk to creditors, I will do
that. If it is time to set goals, I will do that. Once I have done my
part, I will let the rest go.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie


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 

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 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 magnificent Monday.  Smile

hope4meandu day 8 here; day 13 at work

Thanks findingaway for the starter. Have a hard time not beating myself up with this "thing."


Very productive yesterday, and didn't kill myself too much with cleaning, but body is sore. YAY, ((my boss)) bought in cat carrier!!!

To do:
-try to get ride to & from vet tomorrow
-find out where is the order I placed a week ago
-spending chart
-write down food
-send resumes
-call E
-find address to send $ for cat carrier
-go to bank & close account

-dust house (whole house if up to it)

Sending you all prayers breakthroughs with procrastinating today!!!

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

building on success sounds awesome


Happy monday everyone :)

today i'd like to get replies to everyone who needs one. 



great article:


oh no...


I just found a big mistake i've made...maybe today will be the day it all comes out in the open...

now I'm scrambling to try to even look at it and make it right.  hope i can deal with the nausea and dizziness that panic is bringing.  maybe today i'll hit my procrastination rock bottom...



great article:


With you in spirit, snuz!

With you in spirit, snuz!


Deep breath . . .we all make mistakes! Sometimes those of "us" compound our mistakes by procrastination, so just do the best you can to recover, learn from it, and move on.

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

thank you

thank you- i'm going to see if i can face it....

came in late and stuffed about 30 letters that should have gone out a long time ago.  oh man.  at least they are done.  i'm not all done, but i'm getting closer.  still prolly going to be scrambling tomorrow.  Thanks again everyone for support



great article:


kromer 9:40 CI

Got into work at a decent time today, which I'm proud of.

However, this weekend was totally unproductive, and I'm having a hard time today. 

I have a student to supervise this morning. So I need to do some work with her (order, planning, talk to EA, look at samples, and maybe start computational project.)

I also need to make a schedule for the week, mail taxes, do proofreading, look at slides, put together a demo, and take care of as much expt. stuff as possible. 

Scribbler's Monday CI 8:30 a.m.

A pretty busy week ahead. Major challenge is to figure out how to keep going when I'm out of money. I am not sure how to get my clients to pay faster. I have two meetings with coaches for this week, after doing a phone meeting last week with one. Perhaps they will have some ideas. Meanwhile...


  • Get up at 6 (well, 6:20)
  • Make bed
  • Exercise
  • Coffee, paper
  • Check-ins
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Sightreading practice


  • Update Quicken
  • Query - BN, P
  • Send 5 music emails
  • Meet Coach


  • Lunch w/B
  • Look at 3 insurance quotes
  • Switch insurance to best deal
  • Draft trash
  • File trash
  • Invoice trash (need paperwork first)
  • Do 1 BN
  • Read cruise rewrite
  • Call 3 re: franchise
  • Draft Monroe piece
  • Work on taxes


  • Run - long
  • Healthy dinner
  • Rehearse for Saturday show
  • Read, relax
  • Bed by 10:30


Work 8AM-5PM: 

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

-Finish WD

-Order all remaining P

-Find/Order L

-Verify all W ordered

-Check system W 

-Fix R issue

-Fix C issue

-Get PNs

After Work 5PM-Sleep:

-Document stuff for insurance

-order postcard thank you cards

-fix hole in garage


-find prescription 

-buy more contacts 

-get passport photo

-submit passport application 

-finish adding c options

-finish adding c photos

-reinstall QB

-reconcile QB 

Phylomon - check in

Thank you findingaway for getting us started.

- package to TO

- set up meeting with Richard

- NI issues

- lawn work

- deposit

Phylomon - check in

Thank you findingaway for getting us started.

- package to TO

- set up meeting with Richard

- NI issues

- lawn work

- deposit


katia 4.11

Eek it is Monday!

I have been struggling lately- physically struggling to get things done. Part of it is sheer exhaustion and part is distractions and wanting a break after dealing with Connor teething and being upset. Trying to catch up.

Things to do today-
Vitamins & #1
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Finish Bio reading
-Bio writing assignment
-Deal with overdraft
-Meet with prof

Later y'all! <3

4.11 version 2

I like doing my days like this. It's like software.

Vitamins & #1 #2 #3
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9
-Finish Bio reading
-Bio writing assignment
-Deal with overdraft
-Meet with prof
-Finish last wednesday's math hw
-Start (finish?!) assignment from friday
-Email Brooke
-Review cobwebbing in textbook
-Draw up a plan for the week. Maybe post it on here?
-Work on putting laundry away (not too crucial)
-Clean parts
-Pick hockey match-ups
-Relax time with bff

Hang in there!

You know all of us are praying/sending good thoughts your way!

Thanks ((Phylomon))

It's really tricky sometimes because if the stars aren't aligned, I can't even make par. For instance the dishwasher has been out for a few days now and it is another half hour out my hw time. Not to mention, like I said, I get so exhausted that I think I need a "break" and end up not getting as much done.

Thanks for the positive support! :) I'm feeling good about this week, but my parents *do* need to come relieve me for a weekend!!!


Teething is really hard. It sounds like you're a young mum and studying at the same time! Wow, I don't know how you do it. Hints: if you use teething gel, first wipe the gums dry with a cloth. My babies LOVED 10ml red wine when teething, given in a syringe (you should have seen their eyes light up!). It helped everyone to be horizontal at night.

Re: teething

We have some topical anasthetic that my dad's dentist gave him when he mentioned Connor, but I didn't know about the dry gums. I'm not even really sure if it is always that, just been *extra* fussy lately.

And yep that's what I'm doing! Studying either biology or physics. It's crazy!

fudoshin: day 84 : 4:44am


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


This is the 84th day that I have followed through with the following:

  • 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 47 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'm on day 12
    of this.)
  • 56 days of exercise: on day 3 of this.


Rexroth Check In

Woke feeling much better and I am grateful

Prayer reflection and planning
Dealt with emails and post
Tidy up a bit
Friend phones and comes round and we deal with his stuff and then with mine

Have a rest over lunch time
File all friends stuff, check dates and make notes as to what to do next and when - a big job that the sooner it is done the better and if I leave it them it will be a mess
Sort out all advice given over slides and got on with resolving things
Email publishers again with new info
Phone friend this evening
There are a few other bits to do but I'll see how I get on

Regards Rexroth

Check Out

It is only just past nine and I feel so sleepy

Above and written journal

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Folks


Just a little more writing to finish up the semester :)

Good Morning everyone, and good luck on a fresh new week!


Walk / Jog

Read instructions for cleanse-kit and take breakfast serving

Read first three articles for take home exam


Cleanse-kit lunch serving / Lunch

Read final three articles for take home exam

Upper body work out


Supper / Relax / Digest / Leisure

Tackle 3/5 questions on take home (i.e., write 3 pages)

Leisure / Relax / Bed (set alarm for 7:30am

Hypatia's check-in

Thanks findingaway - Happy Monday! First time someone has started a thread while I'm still on the previous day!

My days' plan


  • check e-mail 
  • complete report on J - took nearly all morning!
  • complete report on S
  • dictate panel reports
  • ring solicitor - answerphone message left

4.35pm - have just finished the stuff I listed for this morning, and it wasn't for lack of trying!


  • clear in-tray 
  • sort out C
  • first set of school reports
  • choose something I would LIKE to do
  • do backlog reports - 1 set of 3


  • two items off urgent pile
  • 2 changes of address
  • lace-making


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 findingaway for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

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

4. Go to the 1 p.m. religious meeting

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

6. Eat brunch

7. Eat dinner

8. Test blood sugar twice

9. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

10. Put my clothes away

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Make bed

14. Wash dishes

15. Do numbers

16. Finish Chapters 13-16 in the textbook.

Thanks for letting me share

Finding a way check in

9.05 am

First I am going for my bike ride (exercise), then I will work through my to do list. Need to do some billable hours; also want to make an official phone call on behalf of my son. I pray that this goes well, asking for help to stay calm and not act angry and impatient on the phone, as I know that won't help. But persistence is good!

Thank you all for the forum, even when I don't get to post it's good reading everyone else's contributions and knowing I'm not alone in this.

sending up a prayer for findingaway's phone call!

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

Thanks journey!

Only just saw this. Thanks so much - the power of prayer and intention - an amazingly good result!