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 November 23, 2011



Have a great proactive day!


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Finding a way check in

Thursday 9.45 am 

Thanks again for the starter, lennon.

Fairly productive day yesterday at my client's office, but latish night and a bit late and tired today. Also a little distracted by having my son visit. Want to remind myself that at 20 he has to sort out getting a holiday job etc himself and to do my best to accept what he does and try to step back.

I will do my best to follow my lists today.

hjf2bme check-in 11/23/11

OK, well, I am thankful that I have this page set to my home page...

I haven't gotten much done yet but I got a very important task done that I have been putting off for way too long!! I feel better that it is taken care of...Now for the rest of the day...ready or not, here I go!!

Put in a load of a dear friend puts it: get all the machines running!

Kitchen:load and start dishwasher, counters, floor

Dining Room


Dinner omg! i AM SO STUFFED!

Den OK, so now it's 7pm...can't unload the dishwasher yet, so I will get another load to put in the wash...fold more laundry in the den,search for thanksgiving recipes...really want to sit here and search now but I will get up and get that load if laundry...

Innertruth check-in @ 10 am

Track time in 1/2 hour increments (not done)

Morning - 10 to 1 - Research connections and job opportunities.

1 to 2 - run

2- 2:30 - lunch

2:30 - 4:30 - phone calls

4:30 - 5:00 - get ready for work

5:00 - 6:00 - travel to work (time myself)
(40 minutes)

6:00 - 10:30 pm - Work

10:30 - 11:30 - travel home

11:30 to midnight - read, put away "night time" food so I can't eat it when I get up in the middle of the night & check-in


tracy-la check in 11-23-11

Reading for Day

Reading #1

Happiness is not a place to travel to. It's a way of getting there.

Those of us who climb mountains find joy in reaching the top. However, the climb would not make much sense if there were not things to enjoy on the way up. If we groan and complain, it will be hard to feel joy at the summit. However, if we are able to enjoy each day's journey, it makes all the difference in the world. In the midst of each chore, we can notice the sunset or the unique and beautiful surroundings of each day. 

Each of our days is different. Happiness is not a goal we are struggling to reach some time in the future. It is a gift we can give ourselves today. If we enjoy some parts of each day of our hike, we will also feel joy at the summit.

What form will my gift of happiness take today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations 


Reading #2

 P.A. Thought for the Day

I no longer refuse to do anything because I cannot do it to perfection. Many of us procrastinators use the excuse of not being able to do something perfectly to enable us to do nothing at all. We pretend to be perfectionists. We are good at telling people how a thing should be done, but when we come to the effort of doing it ourselves, we balk. We say to ourselves: "I might make a mistake so I'd better let the whole thing slide."
In P.A. we set our goals high, but that does not prevent us from trying. The mere fact that we will never fully reach these goals does not prevent us from doing the best we can. Have I stopped hiding behind the smoke screen of perfectionism?


Reading #3

Turning On

Before PA, many of us were in a self-centered rut. When we come to PA and admit that we are powerless over procrastination, we can turn on to a Power greater than ourselves.

Just as we do not need to understand the complexities of electricity in order to benefit from it, we do not need to understand everything about God in order to receive His power. Taking the Twelve Steps turns us on to a new way of life, motivated by faith in a Higher Power.

Turning on to this Power means that we are no longer alone. We do not have to try to run our lives by ourselves. God can and will relieve us of our obsession with procrastination and our obsession with self. He gives us strength and enthusiasm for the living of our daily lives. Through surrender, we become recipients of the Power of the universe.

Take away the blindness that prevents us from turning on to Your power.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations  


Journey 7:30

  • Happy Speed Bump Day!   

I feel all rested and restored this morning and ready to tackle work AND the house cleaning.  


  • Call mom! 
  • Lead the C Meeting
  • Monthly one on one meeting
  • Exercise
  • Finish QA impl. plan
  • allow 2 hours for trouble calls
  • Straighten living room
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • mop kitchen and guest bathroom floor
  • wipe down guest bathroom
  • guest bathroom trash can and mirrors
  • certification - review and plan - need to get this moving next week

 I'll get started with exercise.   It's cardio day and I think I'll do the walk fit video.

Tomorrow's list, since I'm already stressing over it lol:

  • Get up at 6ish 
  • Wipe kitchen counters and table one last time
  • Put out dishes and silverware
  • make sweet tea
  • make herbal unsweetened tea
  • make cranberry sauce
  • mom should be here at 10 with turkey and fixins
  • might need to make a dessert?  check with em
  • DH will do the living room and dining room floor - remind him we need to finish by 10ish
  • Relax and enjoy family!
  • don't forget you are on call, so check blackberry frequently!



Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.

Rexroth Check In

Woke exhausted but I have got on with things

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
Worked on legal/admin file and it is now up to date - I wanted to put this off but think that by acting on it the longterm problems will be resolved
Collected prescription from doctor and made appointment for two issues that are not going away and I had been putting off hoping that they would go away.

Post one letter
Collect prescription (a different one) from chemist
Deal with post when/if it comes
and then I am not sure

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 22.

Letter posted and another legal/business written and posted
Dealt with post including
Phoned bank and later wrote to bank
Looked at developed photos of travel and was a little disappointed
Sent card and email to friend
Sorted out what I want from psychology appointment next Tuesday
Washed up, cleaned up and put recycling out
Did not go out to collect prescription as I wanted to get on with my admin
Prayed and reflected and thought what to do next

Bed and sleep

Night Folks Rexroth

My Day Today

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

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 PA meeting

4. Call the clinic and reschedule

5. Take a shower

6. Get dressed

7. Call the pharmacy

8. Eat breakfast

9. Go to the 12 noon ACA meeting

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

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

12. Wash my uniforms and undergarments

13. Put my uniforms and undergarments away

14. Do numbers

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

16. Write my list for tomorrow

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