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 December 28, 2011



Have a great proactive day!


Smile Smile Smile Smile

Max Barraclough

Mind, Body, Spirit
- Meditate for 20 minutes
- PAI, PA before after, MMB
- Stretch, 0 pushups, 0 pistols, 0 pullups [DAY OFF]
- 1 pitcher of protein shake, vitamins, pill
- Brush AM, PM

Reliable/In touch/Communicative
Respond to all e-mails within 12 hours

W, DB, DJ, E Blogs [45 minutes total!]

G recontact [POSTPONED]
Refine goals
Resend to BH & DM

Yesterday: 80% tasks done

Within the week:
30: scrips
30: write back SSD
31: Read Albert Ellis procrastination book
31: Add DJ/DB to daily reading list
31: Add reliability to future list
Dec 31?: Place CB order
Jan 1?: Place Amazon order
Jan 1: Call D
Jan 1: Call E
Jan 1: Call UP
Jan 1: order brace
Jan 2: schedule cleaner for Thurs

Morning routine (the current superfocus)
27 Jan - 1:35:52 (it can be done in less than 1 hr)
28 Jan -  49.6 min (yipee!)

Morning routine - 10 (10) - NOW MUST BE ALL AT ONCE RIGHT UPON WAKING
Meditate – 20 (20)
PAI – 34 (34), MMB – 25 (25), PA - 29 (29) after 10 (10)
Stretch - 29 (29), Pull-ups - 0 (4), pushes & pistols 22 (22)
Shake - 3 (16), vitamins - 28 (28), pills 0 (12)
Brush AM/PM - 18 (18)
Read: WSJ 10 (10)
Respond to all in 12 hours: 10 (10)

fudoshin: checkin: 9:24pm

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



I somehow lost track of time today and did not get to my meeting. I cannot go to a meeting on Thursday or Friday as I have doctor appointments then.  But I can go on Saturday night.  I need to put my appointments in my calendar.  I am trying to figure out the next indicated step, but it seems to me that my only "next indicated step" is running, jogging, walking and finding the money to pay my current bills.

clement ci


pretty good day. in danger of stalling.
make schedule.
do next right action.


cuz of family / holiday atmosphere, "next right action" was roasing mashmallows in fireplace. hmmmm. Blessed.

now next right action.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Show up (done)  Grateful for PA (ers)

 I become consicious of my choices and a Conscious mind can only reprogram the subconscious mind of the past.


Anger leads to ill feelings and worse, causing the inability to judge right or wrong, short/long term effects, i.e. definition of  temporary insanity.

The antidote: Patience, kindness and tolerance and  compassion .

(Even Scientists have proven that at the cellular level, Compassion is the driver that allows brain cells to replenish,- great news for many of us!!).

If I am making a negative choice, then I am preventing a positive choice from happening.

now chatroom.




tracy-la check in 12-28-11



If you are passive and don't go to war with your old, smothering, limited beliefs then time will ruin you. It will throw you around like a rag doll.

but the more you go to war with the more liberated you become because this enemy called "time" retreats so fast. Then it surrenders to you. Soon ther eis no "time" to deal with. There is nothing to deal with but this wonderful opportunity at your door.

If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing. If you can shoo a coyote off your back porch you can be a warrior.

The coyote is anything that interrupts your devoted time.

And YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW "HOW" TO DO IT. Knowing takes time. CHOOSING, ON THE OTHER HAND, MAKES TIME. Just choose to do it.

Most people believe a deficit in knowing is their problem -- which is hwy they have such a challenge with time. They believe they don't know what to do. So it will take time before they do it. They think they don't know "how to" do the thing that obviously needs to be done.  Learning "how to" takes lots and lots of time. Past, present and future time.  

But choosing! Takes no time!  When you choose you've already chosen. In the moment of the choice you've already chosen. It's already in the past. No time.

That's why I work with myself and my clients on the art of choosing. It frees us up to live more productively.  It gets things done. Goals are reached. Work is accomplished. New levels of wealth and happiness are created. Choosing is non-linear time management and is the way of the warrior. 

My client Marta was a builder of websites  and a consultant to online businesses. She wanted clients but didn't know who to call. Notice that her problem was with "knowing" -- she didn't know who to call. That's why she was having trouble with time management.  

So when I sat down to work with her we changed the focus from knowing to choosing.  

We went through her computer and emails and chose 20 people for her to call.  Then she chose to make the calls.  Those conversations led to more conversations and to 2, then 3 and then 4 new clients.  

Choosing is a power that is often overlooked for an entire professional lifetime.  

Chapter 15, Time Warrior by Steve Chandler 



Hypatia's check-in (after a long gap)

Well that was the Christmas from hell!  Husband has been in hospital for the last 3 weeks with encephalitis, and only started really started to improve on Christmas Day, most of which he spent asleep.  I seem to have spent most of my time visiting him in hospital, so have got even less done that usual :-(

I was back at work this morning after the holidays contemplating the backlog and freezing at the thought of it.  I reckon I'll let myself in gently for the rest of the day.

  • do today's report today 
  • create revised plan for the backlog
  • brainstorm todo list


sending prayers

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Welcome back.   Take it easy on yourself.   I'm glad your husband is better and hope he comes home soon.




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

Journey 8:00 am &updates

Happy Hump Day!   

Still on vacation.   I still have this annoying headache but it is better today.   Today I want to:


  • exercise
  • clean out my closet started - finished a section
  • 1 load laundry started
  • work on budget and bills (trying You Need a Budget) started
  • check work email
  • web site - try online approval again
  • work on online classes for 30 minutes
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • read 10MT
  • Quiet time 

Update 9:15 So far I have done nada, just been sitting here playing on the computer.  Up!  Exercise!  


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

tiptree CI

to do:

- impl merge functionality
- clean car
- impl quiz changes
- review open items
- test out removal of "Other" from mod. list
- clean office
- practice guitar (file nails)
- exercise
- clean bedroom
- clock 7+ hours

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. Call my apartment manager

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

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

4. Pick up stuff off the floor

5. Eat brunch

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Wash dishes

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

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

12. Eat dinner

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

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

Thanks for letting me share