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 4th February

Welcome to Saturday. The end of the week and a good day to finish up.


Recycler CI Feb 4 6:15pm EST


6am Up, walked puppy, put puppy in box. Took out trash & cardboard boxes. Brought box to mail. Went to store; bought items on list. Ate breakfast. Mailed package & 2 Valentine cards. Puppy school; puppy misbehaved ((sigh)). Came home and went to bed for nap.

2pm. Up, walked puppy, ate lunch. Listened to music. Washed clothes and dishes. Cleaned 2 bathrooms. Prepared birthday card and gift for friend. 4-5pm. Friend visited.

5pm. Ate snack, then took puppy for walk. Checked email and internet. Took puppy for another walk, and fed puppy.

Next: playtime, but it still takes some effort. Put towel on counter. Move older dolls from table to counter. Set up new display on table to photograph. Try some pics. Eat dinner.

Have a great night! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Getting Started 2/4/2012

So I have this huge project to do. And I know I can get it done, because it's about 1 year too late, and I have to do it or I lose everything. So getting it done will be the easy part. The hard part is, keep UP WITH THE WORK SO IT DOESN"T HAPPEN AGAIN!!!! This will require self-honesty and an act of God for me.

 Please pray for me.

So far, I'm about 4.5 hours into what I wanted to accomplish today. Looks like I have 4.5 hours more to go before I sleep. 

I'm setting my timer now...

wrkinprogrss: 02/04/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

My planned list for today:

x brush teeth & splint
wip prioritize
x eat something

shower, wash hair, etc.
assess vegies on hand
pay bills?

shop glasses frames (& WF/BNG?) (e2e, fp, 4e?)
farmer's market for more fruits, vegies
P.O.: mail bill payments b4 3

get held book frm lib b4 5 (or on Mon)
do delicate load laundry!!!
10 min clear-out goal progress!

Qi Gong
use balancer
inventory pills, schedule re-get low

x sync phone to computer
wip P.A. check-in &/or bookending
delete some old photos from computer

Also consider:

email check-in buddy?
start zine?

2 15-min bursts Faipw work:olh shots?
RG's request?

wip defragment hard disk and check for viruses
library book reading
other laundry incl special

tax prep progress
email s/s/t
paper s/s/t

draft a note to M
misc. neatening
research /plan ways to clear storage

Vaskaat 4th Feb

1) Install RAM for client

2) Pack overnight bag (including chanter)

3) Collect driver data

4) Locate or create apartment checklist

5) Pick up seasoning

6) Bed by 0030


clement ci--dreaded taxes

re: i think if i saw somebody post about taxes, i would mentally just block it out. It's so overwhelming. And i'm not as bad as some people who have back taxes, it's just this year. But still, i avoid it like the plague. So avoidant.

so my pledge: to myself, let myself think about taxes. warm up to it in Feb, so it's not overwhelming in April.

i am so blessed by you all.

"take what you like, leave the rest"

"inbox 0" - great term. thanks hypatia.

agnus: "too much prayer" i have also had the problem of the read / pray / meditate taking too long. I have come to believe that i can procrastinate on those types of tasks as well as net surfing. I firmly believe God wants me to serve my coworkers with excellence. I have had some success with hard cut-off with quiet time. 20 or 30 min then no matter what, stop. It has worked.

"I won't have money to buy myself presents if I don't do my job, will I?" -journey. ha ha. yet, so true!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


clement ci

things going well. Encouraged by ppl here.
have to wait for compu. little break here. then back at it.
I am blessed today to have what it takes.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Inbox zero

Inbox Zero is a very useful  term from David Allen's "Getting Things Done".  There's a lovely feeling about opening Outlook and seeing either nothing,  or only the couple of e-mails that have turned up in the last few hours.


Vic 1/4/12

Showup (done).  calender, basics


Want to rest on my laurels, but not enjoying it. focus in chatbox. grateful for tools of recovery.

Falcon CI Sat.

Hi everyone,

I started my new job and I absolutely love it!  I never thought I'd say that about a job (and I'm sure there will be days when I won't say that about this one either.  Smile)  It's very engaging and I have a lot more ownership than any job I've had before -- I didn't know I was going to like being in charge so much!

I've had a lot of other stuff going on in my life, too.  Trying to be there for some people in my personal life who are needing support right now.

So my head is kind of buzzing, and my top priority this weekend is to take care of myself, get some exercise for my body and clearing-out time for my brain.  I need a long walk in the woods, and maybe a nap.

Also important (but not the first priority) are:

  • Pay bills (gotta do this)
  • Do laundry (gotta do this, too)
  • Make chocolates (gotta do) -- maybe shop for fancy box or ribbon or something for the chocolates, too
  • Clean moldy things out of fridge
  • Email A
  • Email S
  • Email L/A?
  • Call R
  • Buy picture frames (not urgent but I would really like to)
  • Get oil change (hey, garage is near picture frame store!  This could work!)
  • Order calendar online
  • Research buying mattresses

Wow, more on my plate than I realized.  And I do need that restorative time for myself before anything.  I'd better get started on that!

Catch you all later,


yea falcon

so i am very inspired about how you're trying to take care of your friends. Your head is spinning. With your new job 'n all. What a privilege to be so positioned that you can care for others. I really hope your restorative time is just that. It is important for you to keep up your strength and perspective so you can be strong for others. I pray for you.

During an airplane hull breach, adults have to secure their own oxygen mask before they secure their child's. Otherwise they'll pass out and no one will be helped.

Strength to you Falcon!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Oxygen mask

Absolutely!  My mom's a retired therapist, and she used to use that oxygen mask analogy all the time with her clients.  If you don't take care of yourself first, you won't be able to take care of anyone else.  (Now my sweetheart uses it if she thinks I'm overdoing it on taking care of her, "Remember, you have to put your own oxygen mask on first!")


Congrats Falcon!

On having a new job and so far loving it! That's great you have a great vibe already, I'm usually very intimidated when I am in anew setting.

Congrats! :D

Journey 8:30 confession

Did not check in yesterday and, unsurprisingly, didn't do that well.   I have a goal of 'no non-work computer activities at work' and I confess I did a lot of online window shopping for something I want for my birthday in a couple of weeks  :?.   I wasted at least 2 hours.  I won't have money to buy myself presents if I don't do my job, will I?  I'll forgive myself and recommit to my goal on Monday.  If I want to do personal computer stuff, I'll write it down and do it when I get home.  And today,  I'll plan what to do and do what I plan.  

Today's list:


  • Invite kids to dinner
  • quiet time
  • grocery list
  • exercise
  • finish last chapter of lib book 
  • visit mom
  • petsmart
  • grocery store
  • library 
  • donate coats
  • put away groceries
  • quick clean of guest bathroom
  • quick clean of dining room and kitchen
  • make dinner
  • enjoy time with family


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 Rexroth for starting this trend.

Thing I have done

Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Test blood sugar three times

2. Eat breakfast

3. Take shower

4. Got dressed

5. Eat lunch

6. Eat dinner

7. Do numbers

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

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In 09.50

x Up prayer and reflection
x Check emails and post when it comes
x Study French
x Contact Friend
x Finish sorting friend's benefit file - both this and above I had been putting off as I was a bit fedup with the issues and it has taken me very little time to take the necessary action
x Finish going through info from show yesterday
x Finish and pack journals away
x Finish sorting through pile of papers I found late yesterday
Reply to email on travel
x Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Rexroth Check Out

Just wrote a detailed post and internet went down and I lost the lot. So trying to be grown up I shall write it again

Phoned two friends and in my state of low mood decided that niether really wished to hear from me

Felt so anxious earlier this afternoon that I could not get on with things so I worked on them using the CBT techniques I had learned a while back when I was treated for depression. I have a lot of work to do on these but feel a lot better and brighter already

Cleaned cleared and tidied, washing up done, rubbish out, emails checked etc.

A little on my journal to finish the day
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

Hi Rexroth

Well done for spotting your low mood and anxiety, and using your CBT techniques to work on them - you did the right thing, in a situation which was pushing you not to, and  what you did helped.

That's got to be a habit worth having. 

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