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.

Saturday November 19, 2011


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Wink Kiss

tracy-la check in 11-19-11


Accepting Our Feelings

Why do we struggle so with our feelings? Why do we work so hard to deny our emotions, especially concerning other people? They are only feelings!

In the course of a day, we may deny we feel frustrated in reaction to someone who is selling us a service.

We may deny that we feel frustrated, angry, or hurt in reaction to a friend.

We may deny feelings of fear, or anger, toward our children.

We may deny a whole range of feelings toward our spouse or the person with whom we're in a love relationship.

We may deny feelings provoked by people we work for, or by people who work for us.

Sometimes the feelings are a direct reaction to others. Sometimes people trigger something deeper - an old sadness or frustration.

Regardless of the source of our feelings, they are still our feelings. We own them. And acceptance is often all that is necessary to make them go away.

We don't have to let our feelings control our behavior. We don't have to act on each feeling that passes through us. We do not need to indulge in inappropriate behavior.

It does help to talk about our feelings with someone we trust. Sometimes we need to bring our feelings to the person who is triggering them. That can breed intimacy and closeness. But the most important person we need to tell is ourselves. If we allow our feelings to pass through us, accept them, and release them, we shall know what to do next.

Today, I will remember that feelings are an important part of my life. I will be open to my feelings in family life, in friendships, in love, and at work. I will feel my feelings without judging myself.

From The Language of Letting Go



Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
  —Minna Antrim

It is not by chance but by design that the sorrows we experience throughout our lives are countered by equal servings of joy. One offsets the other. And we are strengthened by their combination.

Our longing for only life's joys is human - also folly. Joy would become insipid if it were our steady diet. Joyful times serve us well as respites from the trying situations that push our growth and development as women.

Laughter softens the cutting edges of the lessons we seek or are cornered by. It offers perspective when the outlook is bleak. And for those of us who are recovering, wallowing in the bleaker times used to be acceptable behavior. But no more. The reality is that each day will present both occasions for anguish and ones inviting easy laughter. Both are valuable. Neither should dominate.

Joy and sorrow are analogous to the ebb and flow of the ocean tide. They are natural rhythms. And we are mellowed by their presence when we accept them as necessary to our very existence.

Any pain today guarantees an equal amount of pleasure, if I willingly accept them both.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations  


Vic 11/19/11

Show up, suit up, look up (done)

Because of to many variables, not a good time to make a schedule, but a good time to write a list of all I did do, fixed hubby;s comuter (4 hr), dog sick (cleaned up her and still washing blankets and taking care of her0 all day), helped son get car inspected, yesterday cleaned downstairs and attacked the garage and drove son, and store All afternoon and evening til 10 pm, developments with sick mom and sister, morning. 

So even though it does not feel like I can "show" my productivity in some ways, by writing down what I do/did, I can quiet the self critic. Probably would help to keep a "running tab" of things that need to get done in the next week so I do not forget and can fill in/ and or delagate wihen I can. Thanks for being here.

Rexroth Check In 0912

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

x Sort images for printing
x Out for bread, prescription and to post letters at Post Office
x Deal with post if any
x Put on washing machine
Start tidying cupboard

Also - sorted some online banking

It is coming up to midday and I am getting on well - shortly break to listen to financial programme and eat lunch

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth didn't check out

I didn't check out as my computer was downloading some info late last night and I didn't want to disturb it.

I am at long last getting on with my life. Thank you everyone.

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 the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

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

3. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

5. Wash some clothes

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

7. Wash more clothes

8. Put clothes away

9. Test blood sugar twice

10. Eat brunch

11. Wash dishes

12. Cook and eat dinner

13. Take shower

14. Get dressed

15. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

16. Write my list for tomorrow

17. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share