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.

Wed, 1 February 2012

Findingaway CI

9.20 am Thursday

Thanks for the starter, Max.

Well, I spent yesterday being reasonably productive at my client's office. Today working from home again. Already feeling bad that I did not get up and start earlier. Also distracted from urgent paid work by many undone domestic tasks. Need to have shower, go for bike ride, make a schedule and stick to it.

Online Meeting PSA

Hey guys! As of today I am pretty sure no one has signed up to lead Sunday's meeting, which is at 2:30 pm new york time. If you could be of service, it woud be much appreciated. It is a very easy way to give back. I am on my phone and cannot link to the sign up sheet but it is in the meetings forum.
Hope everyone is having a great week :)

Thanks for your service, Katia!

Thanks. Your reminder helped!
Someone signed up!


Okay, today is the 1st of the month--another new beginning! :)

Today, I am going to:

1. Shower/dress

2. Make bed

3. Fluff clothes in dryer

4. Fold clothes in dryer

5. Clothes in washer to dryer

6. Work on project for boss for 1 hour

7. Fold clothes in dryer

8. Work on project for boss for 1 hour

9. Feed birdies

10. Work on project for boss for 1 hour

11. Make dinner for hubby

12. Clean up dinner for hubby

13. Pack hubby's lunch

14. Go through bills/mail on counter

15. Work on budget with hubby

16. Mop floor in kitchen

17. Go to JC Penney to look at suits

18. Work on project for boss for 1 hour

19. Work on project for boss for 1 hour

20. Work on project for boss for 1 hour

AllOfTheAbove, wed 1 feb, 1:21 pm :).


- Going to O place.

- Read briefly about presentation to O.

- Do one of the following: ori, arduino.

- Shower, breakfast.

- Sample.

- Write.

Thanks for everything.

wrkinprogrss: 02/01/12

Hi, All, and good wishes for your day!

Again, today, I choose accomplishment in reality over escape, particularly in these ways:

  • I choose to be free of the compulsive trance of doing online puzzles--I know that doing even one is one too many, because one almost never feels like enough. (Did OK with this.)
  • I choose to do my non-fiction listening only during chores or exercise or travel and before 22:30. (Did OK with this.)
  • I choose to do my fiction listening only between 18:00 and 22:30 and during chores or exercise or travel. (Did OK with the timing on this, but am not sure all of my listening was during the specified activities.)
  • I choose to read fiction by eye only between 20:00 and 22:30. (Did OK with this.)
  • I choose to start preparing for bed in silence by 22:31 at the latest. I want to feel rested and energetic when I wake up, tomorrow, for my morning meeting! (Did so-so with this. I kept to the silence, but, again, made some notes for a story after 22:31, and also ate. Got to bed at about 00:30.)

Thought to consider:
What might it mean to ride the crest of my desire to do right?
What one little thing could I do right now?

Done or Done Enough on 02/01/12:
9:00 mtg
prep (w/Bconf host) + 10:30 meeting
brush teeth & splint
draft follow-up email re 10:30 meeting
flip calendars
eat something
shower, wash hair, etc
prep & 14:00 meeting (1:1)
do light load laundry
email check-in buddy
pay storage
pay rent
pay & mail yd wk bill
19:15 th grp
do Qi Gong
use balancer!

Made Progress on 02/01/12:
P.A. check-in & bookending
start drafting faipw sequence or doing related action items
do something toward hopeful futures (did some SFI reading)

Not Done on 02/01/12:
pick next leftover rct/bug candidate to work on (or R's request?)
unload/load dishwasher

make shopping list
grocery shopping?
pick up Rx?

HighwaysSlave -- 10:07

Things I will do today.

1) declutter the living room

2) 1 hour and 30 of piano

3) send purpose statement to profs for review

4) 1 hour of flute

5) Bellocq's Ophelia work (will continue tomorrow)

6) Send poem to prof

7) 1 hour and 30 of piano (Only 20 minutes before back hurt too much)

8 ) House-cleaning, if time? 

9) call pharmacy

10) Call Dr. B

11) change lightbulb

12) forgot to add, shower and dress, not last though :)


Which means, YIPEE!  I Got everything I intended to do and more, done!

Innertruth 10:40 check-in

To dos for today

10:45 - 11:30 

- update feb. calendar

- check bank account

- check email

11:30 - 12:00 - call Lori

12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:30 - 1 - Lori notes, call Shan

1 - 3 - PIC stuff

3 - 4 - run, bank

4 - 5 -early dinner, get ready for meeting

5 - 10 meeting & travel

10 - 11 - TV

11 - 12 wash dishes, wash blouse, to dos for Wednesday 


kromer 9:55 CI

Busy day today!
GC mtg
Prep for GC mtg

Read YC's paper
Finish counts
Check expts
Practice fm
1 hr prdm9

Girls grp notes

Agnus ci

Good morning PA pals!  Grateful for another day to be one of God's "try-ers." Figure if He loved me enough to hear my pitiful "Help!" whispered from the pit, He's certainly happy to help now that I'm at least trying a day at a time to do the next right thing. 

Can you tell from my cheerful tone that the dreaded webinar project is OVER? lol :-) Not only survived, even got kudos...which actually is terrible for my recovery because it reinforces my addiction to that adrenaline-slammed, last-minute, "pull it outta the hat," panic and payoff  of compulsive procrastination.

I have to remember the terrible beating I take from all that adrenaline on my physical, mental and spiritual condition.  I must be rigorously honest with myself that it is getting progressively worse and never better. My alleged payoffs are fewer and  further between. And they are ridiculously flimsy when compared to the acute episodes of pitiful and incomrehensible demoralization, where I'm banging my head against the desk cursing and wondering how the heck I got so slammed again.

Accomplished thus far:  Personal, pet, program stuff; breakfast and a little kitchen cleaning.  Now I need to pray and come back with a list for the rest of the day.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Hypatia's afternoon check-in

I'm not doing very well here.  Meeting this morning, and client appointments this afternoon were fine, but now i've got some time to complete some paperwork I'm just sitting here staring at it, unable to get started.

going to start with making sure the form is fully filled in



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 maxbarraclough for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Test blood sugar three times.

2. Eat breakfast

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Go take caare of business

6. Eat lunch

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

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

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

10. Take shower for tomorrow

11. Get clothes ready for tomorrow

Thanks for letting me share

Vic 2/1/12

Show up (done), basics, calender

Feel like I am in "high alert" mode, and have no great plan, defaulting into my "procrastination mechanisms" along with all the damaging physical symtoms. and reminding myself to breath at least every10 minutes.

Feeling shame for where I find myself, again, however, I am showing up, connecting, need to do what works. even if I feel afraid. Chatbox. thanks for being here.

tracy-la check in 2-1

Checking in. Up early. Doing volunteer work that was due yesterday. Skipping exercise class to get it done but I'll run later.

1. Bill for yesterday - got 2 bills done yesterday

2. Bill for CB

3. Bill for EC

4. Bill for R

5. 1099s for charity org due - do deposits too SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

6. Bill for F

7. Bill for V

8. Contract for B

9. Audit

10. Bill for M

11. Write language for F 

12. Run

13. Get kids ready for school/lunch/etc.



clement ci

ok i have to do some work in prayer. i know what's next, but i don't like it. Not that it's bad, just my disease.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Journey 8:30

Working from home today, and don't wanna get started but here goes.   I've read email and I have my todo list.   Now for exercise.   Cardio Salsa here we come.  It will be fun, yes?   


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

Roundand checking in

[1] Project x: investigate node.js on Windows Azure [Done, with mixed success]

[2] Work: ask PS how to include my fixes in next build [Done, but could have done a whole lot more]

[3] Check my calendar for today's tasklist items [Done, got a couple of surprises]

[4] PA: return here and check out, however uncomfortable it makes me feel! [Done, maybe raise the bar a little higher next time]

The unexamined life is not worth living. The unlived life is not worth examining.

Rexroth Check In

x Get up
x Prayer and reflection
x Emails and snail mail when/if it comes
x Food shopping
Medicine and other bits - I expected the prescription in the post and it has not come so I shall wait
Photocopies of papers - probably not necessary so wait
x Study French
x Step work
x Travel writing - over 1000 words and some sorting of notes
x Psychological work particularly over travel - researched on web and phoned a specialist organisation
Friends benefits work
x List things for friend to do for me
x Finances check
x Exercise
x Write journal
x Contact friend over meeting tomorrow - she is poorly so I've booked a yellow fever jab instead
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

and I don't think I am going to got all done but I can try

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

I have also done some sorting of old files and the only thing I have not done is my friends paperwork. I spent a while on the phone with my poorly friend trying to chear her up.

In bed so all now is sleep.

Night Folks


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