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 October 19,2011



Have a great proactive day!


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katia 10.19

Another midterm tomorrow!!! gah!!!

Things to do this evening:

-Optics Lab #3
-Section 1
-Section 2
-Section 3
-Section 4
-Section 5
-Study Optics definitions
-Brick wall ray trace
-Other ray traces

-Read metal article
-Six metal questions

-15 min organizing clothes

-2 math problems

-Find immunization form
-Copy birth certificate

Day 2 Check in

My various schedule:

School: 8:30-2:35

X-Country: 3:00-4:30

Meditiation (1-2 min)
(Didn't Do)

Check PA Updates for momentum (45 min. or less)

English Papaer Draft 1 by tomorrow (30 minutes or more)
(Postponed to Monday, but I can still do a samll step)

Christian Lifestyle Study

ACT Practice (Had trouble getting started due to distractions)

wrkinprogrss: 10/19/11


9:00 meeting
ask DS re prep wanted
major progress on job work comment incorporation (aim for >= 5 hrs of job work, today)

14:00 meeting
assess/do laundry as needed
check in w/ Sam (good enough--morning emails sent)

prepare for safety inspection tomorrow (break this into smaller pieces!) (did some)

do at least 10 minutes of journaling re ideas for getting to bed earlier
 15+min. QG
 take bedtime Rx 


Courage 10/19

Drink Water! 

1. QC and prepare COA (DONE)

2. Draft letter to PP (DIDN'T DO)

3. Prepare PP for upcoming Production (DIDN'T DO)

4. Lunch Meeting with CZ (DONE)

5. Reply Ka's email (DOING NOW)

6. Send out statement to MA via UPS (DIDN'T DO)




1. Finish email to Ka

2. Start on the draft letter to PP

3. Leisure reading for 30 minutes (be in poetry, NYtimes, or Magazine)

4. Read to daughter for 30 minutes

5. Prepare her for bed

6. Shower/wash hair 


kromer 11 CI

Wow, I am late and unfocused today.

Need to:
*Collect (don't think I'm going to get this done today--will try to do very early tomorrow)
*Mtg w/ S&S
*Call KA
*Look into ES cells  as cont (soon)
*Small group
*Email about ecad

*Mail voter reg form, drop off comm mtg form (comm mtg will have to wait til tomorrow)
*Start drying probes
*Work on washing walls
*Finish easy app stuff
*Start geno (after small group)

Good Morning! 930 -

Good Morning!

done930 - 1030 1st set immuno

done1045- 1145  1st set bacteriology

1200-100 2nd set immuno
plus p208,9

done130-230 practice test
=did not take test, took nap instead

done250 - 315 pickup from school

done3-5  homework help, make dinner, tidy living room, tidy kitchen

done5-6 review test= didnt take test so unpacked a box and put everything away instead

done6-715 eat dinner, hang out with family

730-945 review practice test
= didnt take test so checked email and study immuno instead

945-10 bact
topic 1

10-11  immuno

11-11:15 bact
topic 2

1115-1215  immuno
215-217 immunology completed

1215-1230 last bact topic general bacteriology completed

Journey 10 am & updates

Happy Hump Day!

Yesterday was good . . . I am going to keep that momentum going and also devote at least one hour to the horrid paperwork tasks that I don't want to do . .

Update 11:15 bookending half an hour on horrid paperwork task #1

Update 12:23  Worked for an hour on the above documentation - completed section 3 (of 12).   I have a long way to go, but making progress.   I commit to working on this at least half an hour a day until it is finally done.  



Avoiding the truth consumes great effort and energy. - Jim Loehr

Hypatia's check-in

Back to doing the check-ins.  I've got an "admin" afternoon today i.e. it's completely unstructured and is for me to get my paperwork done.  This is normally a disaster from a procrastinator's point of view.  I'm going to try a different method of setting my TODO list and see if it works any better.

1pm     GTD processing:  today's file/desk/in-tray/workbook/carrier bag/emails

2pm     Reports project (1 set of reports)

3pm     Urgent reports (X/M, T, M )

4pm     phone messages

5pm     file letters 

4.30pm and I ran out of steam.  Can't face doing anything complicated at this stage in the day.  Going to do reading for tomorrow instead

tracy-la check in 10-19



To Abstain Is to Live

If we do not abstain from compulsive procrastinating, we do not live - we merely survive. Without abstinence, joy and creativity fade and we are left with only the effort of getting from one day to the next. We remember the despair of living without the PA program, and we are grateful that we have been given a reprieve from our former misery.

Abstaining is what we do each day in order to live the life our Higher Power intends us to have. There are good days and bad days and mediocre days. As long as we abstain from compulsive procrastinating, we are able to accept our passing moods and the events of each day with inner serenity. We make progress in our activities and in our understanding. We are alive to the possibilities of each moment.

To abstain requires that we choose a long-term satisfaction rather than a short-lived indulgence. To abstain is to walk with our Higher Power in the way He shows us.

Thank You for the power to abstain.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations  




P.A. Thought for the Day

Do I realize that I do not know how much time I have left? It may be later than I think. Am I going to do the things that I know I should do before my time runs out?

By the way, what is my purpose for the rest of my life? Do I realize all I have to make up for in my past wasted life? Do I know that I am living on borrowed time and that I would not have even this much time left without P.A. and the grace of God? Am I going to make what time I have left count for P.A.? 

Adapted From Twenty-Four Hours a Day © 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.  

Rexroth Check In

Woke early and am tired and fed up

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
Researched info on web

x Clean kitchen - again
x Clean bedsit
x Phone friend re his stuff
Phone person re photo course - lost number!
x Phone for flu jab
Writing on trip
Complaint re bank

Regards Rexroth

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I will do today

1. Go to print out my Step

2. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Purchase a monthly pass

6. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

7. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

6. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

Thanks for letting me share