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.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Launched in today with firm resolve, but started to dwadle between cases and even within cases. Last case had to keep going bacl over things because I was nodding off. Checking in to set a goal and regain focus.

Goal 1: 3 hours with no internet

Goal 2: Try to stay on pace of 30 minutes per case

Back to report.

tracy-la check in 2-14

Happy Valentine's Day to all here! Thanks for the support and love~

Quotes for the day to inspire and remind us to conquer our fears and take action:

   "He who is not every day conquering

some fear has not learned the secret of life."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is one that I have up on my bookcase
and I make sure I let it sink in at least once
a week:

"It is important that you get clear for
yourself that your only access to impacting
life is action.  The world does not care
what you intend, how committed you are,
how you feel or what you think, and
certainly it has no interest in what you
want and don't want. Take a look at life
as it is lived and see for yourself that the
world only moves for you when you act."

~ Werner Erhard


wrkinprogrss: 02/14/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

I want to feel better about how I use today than the way I feel about how I used yesterday. So:

I choose accomplishment in reality over escape, today, 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.
  • I choose to do my non-fiction listening only during chores or exercise or travel and before 22:00. 
  • I choose to do my fiction listening only between 18:00 and 22:00 and during chores or exercise or travel. 
  • I choose to read fiction by eye only after I've grocery-shopped and cooked something substantial and before 22:00. 
  • I choose to experience silence after 22:00. I encourage myself to be in bed by 23:00, even if the lights aren't out. I want to feel rested and energetic when I wake up, tomorrow! I want to enjoy mornings!

(I did well with all of these except getting to bed by 23:00--I think I made it to bed about 01:00.)

Done (or Done Enough) on Tuesday, 02/14/12:
brush teeth and splint
shower & wash hair
pay utility bill
8:00 appointment
mail utility bill
enjoyed relatively early morning, including through a bit of photography
finish printing apa covers
submit timecard
email check-in buddy
request removal from redplum ads mailing list
job work: pursue (and get!) screen shots
make shopping list
shop for groceries
do warm & delicate loads of laundry
cook soup
Qi Gong
do 10 min. of clearout! (dealt with a bit of junk mail)
get Language of Letting Go from the library and start reading it
take bedtime Rx

Made Progress on Tuesday 02/14/12:
bookend and check-in at P.A.

Not Done on Tuesday, 02/14/12:

job work: incorporate rcts
job work: make new section
job work: rebuild and announce addition to reviewers

run dishwasher
start zine (do at least 10 min.!) (I did do a micro-step on this: opened most recent issue and looked for comments to me that I want to be sure to reply to, and noted the names of the participants involved)

Wednesday morning commentary: I'm pleased with how much I got done, overall, on Tuesday, 02/14/12. It was definitely an improvement over Monday in that respect. I'd like to have higher numbers to be proud of re job work time, going forward.

1st Check In for Richard-bklyn

I hope I am doing this right. Never checked  in  before. Maybe it will help.  1pm-6pm

1 Prayer to Hp step 1 prayer.

2. Meditate 15 minuites

3. Return books to L.

 4.Bring bottles back 2 store

5 Read letter from cousin

6. get glasses fixed

7 clean office desk.

8. buy rice strainer.

Vaskaat 14th Feb

Another late and disappointing start to the day. I got to sleep after 0200 but could have woken up at 0900. Maybe my subconscious doesn't want me to get up early and forces me back to sleep. After all, every day is as unproductive and angst-ridden as the last. But that's why I'm here.

1) Locate other ratchet 

2) Research jobs (~5 minutes)

3) Research volunteer opportunities

4) Call study (CL)

5) Pet care

6) Web page scratch pad

7) Install headlight if tool is found 

8 ) Practise chante

9) Return DVD  

10) JM lunch 1430 

- "A procrastinator's work is never done."

11:30 Practice

11:30 Practice mandarin 

12:00 Begin music training Prolobe then theta music trainer 

1:00 Shower

2:00  Begin setting up area for bass practicing

2:30 Begin practicing bass

4:00 Put bass away 

4:30 Begin to get dressed for work 

5:00 leave for work 


Well, I still got up early, but I have procrastinated this morning more than yesterday. My hubby and I got in a fight, and it is always more difficult to get started and not procrastinate when emotions are at play, but I know that I can do this! 

  1. Shower/dress
  2. Make bed
  3. Call doctor's office
  4. Drive to Starbucks
  5. Be ready to start work at 9:30
  6. 9:30-12:30 Reading
  7. 12:30-1:00 Lunch
  8. 1:00-5:30 Reading
  9. 5:30-6:15 Get ready for V-day date
  10. Feed birdies
  11. Date with hubby
  12. Get ready for bed at 9:30
  13. In bed by 10:00
  14. Read for 30 minutes
  15. Lights out by 11


"What if there was a place that was safe enough where the worst of me
could be known and I would discover that I would be loved more, not
less, in the telling of it? ...Fresh trusting of love trumps old shame.
Always. Here

oh i get it. i'm slow. valentines day.

and here i was just thinking lucky "just happend" to be filled with love for all of us today :P

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Don't feel bad, clement

Maybe both are true!

Hee hee, they are!

Hee hee, they are! :D 

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Please help me email my mum this week!


the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


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 Lucky for this wonderful thred.

Things I will do today

1. Test my blood sugar three times

2. Eat breakfast

3. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Look for a certain e-mail

6. Go to the store

7. Eat lunch

8. Wash dishes

9. Eat dinner

10. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting

11. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone OA meeting

12. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Vic 2/14/12

Show up (done), basics, calender.

Happy Valentine Day to all PAers- we are all equal here and can feel good about ourselves and others no matter what we thought or were told in the past.

Journey 8 am

Happy Valentine's Day!  

I am sleepy this morning because I got a late night phone call from my daughter . ..she is ok but she was upset about something and needed to talk to her mama.   I am working from home today so posting my todo list here, as it really helps me stay on track and avoid getting distracted.  

  • Plan
  • Quiet Time 
  • Exercise 
  • Project O - install changes
  • Project O - update profiles - can't access today, do it first thing in the am
  • Project O - work on error processing
  • Project O - more work on port
  • added:  DR meeting
  • Project M - open trouble ticket
  • Project M - more EG and IG reading
  • Project M - more project planning
  • If time, work on speech
  • If time, work on document cleanup
  • Vitamins
  • Budget and bills for the 15th
  • order ink from HP sale
  • look for title
  • dinner - don't forget to take chicken out of freezer!
  • change of plans for dinner - we're going to Chuck E. Cheese with grandkids
  • dishes - don't need to do them if we're going out
  • laundry
Didn't finish everything but had a fun evening with kids and grandkids!

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

clement ci

Lord, i would like to thank you for PA. For this group of people who share this disease that most people dont understand. For this place of non-judgement, acceptance, and encouragement. For the opporunity to come here and work thru my issues that are so difficult for me, and have been so resistant to change for so many decades. For the hope of recovery that this fellowship gives me, and for the recovery already achieved. I thank you.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Perfectly said- thank you.


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

Rexroth Check In

Thanks for starting the tread Lucky

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
Got ready to go out to 12 step meeting
Returned phone call to friend who is in a tiz

x Go out to meeting
x Meet friend at my place and maybe make some phone calls on his behalf
x Study French
x Put a few things away for food delivery
x After food delivered check it and pack away - need to email over short order
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Done all of above with x and worked on stop work for another programme
Order was not short - friend had packed things away so I didn't see them all and it is as well I checked
Again today I have not done any exercise - this is important to me so why am I not doing it?
In bed and ready to sleep if I don't spend too much time surfing the web

Night Rexroth

Recycler CI Feb 14 4:40am EST


Thanks for the great threadstarter, Lucky! Love you, too!!! :)

Happy Valentine's Day, all!!! :)

Woke up early, feel like I'm not going back to sleep. So if I'm going to stay up, I might as well putter around a little bit. Will put on some music. Puppy is still asleep, and the time is too early to walk puppy anyway lol. OK, here goes the music and I will see what I can get done :) 10am today my organizer lady will come to help me for a couple hours, so maybe I can get the "easy" part(s) done before she gets here :)

6am Took puppy for a walk, fed puppy. Haven't eaten breakfast yet, but drank a beverage. Successfully sorted items for 1 hour: same stuff, now more grouped & organized :) Music helped to keep progress going on. Next: Focus on kitchen counter 1, then focus on dining table.

8am. Added Valentine's greeting toward top of my post :) Kitchen counter 1 is cleaned, and "everything" is put away. Fixed & ate breakfast. Sent Valentine greeting emails. Bagged up 2 bags of trash. Still have the dining room table (and more) to deal with ;)

8:40am. Dining room table is cleared, and things are put away. Next: take puppy for a walk, then work on kitchen counter 2.

9:30am. Took puppy for a walk, then took 4 bags of trash to the dumpster. From kitchen counter 2, removed dishes that need to be washed & started dishwasher.

Organizer lady will be here at 10am. I've done all the "easy" stuff. Chronic stuff is what is left, such as the remaining part of kitchen counter 2. I've accomplished my pre-organizing-appt goals, so I am going to take a break & look at a catalog for a few minutes ;) Could still pick up a few puppy toys and move a few boxes before appt.

1:30pm. Took puppy for a walk. Fixed & ate lunch. Next: take a nap until my friend calls my cell phone. Exhausted after working so hard with organizer lady. We cleared: stacked up mail from kitchen counter, 2 side tables of stuff, 1 doll table of stuff, and opened a Bunch of mail-order packages. It may not sound like much, but it was 2.5 solid hours of work. It looks a lot cleaner in here for sure! Depackaged dolls & boxes are in the guest room. That's my play time for the next few weeks, so it's ok for it to last a while :) After my nap I will be going out for the rest of the day, so talk with you later! :)

Have a great day, everyone! :)


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

Lucky's Playlist

So the 'don't procrastinate more than 4 hours' plan worked well yesterday (and felt like a much more productive day than usual - yikes!) I also managed to reply to (not THE but A) mum email, which I'm very pleased about.

Pill smiling  
Write card :)

Wrap present :)
Walk dog :)
Find acct numbers for as many debts as possible :)
Check court phone no if possible :)
Call all business creditors to check what's owed :)
Make an estimate of what's owed to friend creditors & monthly instalments :)
CCCS 12:00 - make sure phone is charged! :)
Despam website - In progress
Shower smiling 
FP prep smiling
Shiva Nata
Work on secret project :)
Work on room project
Get contact lens fluid down from attic & try to revive contact lenses
Get boots down from attic
Bathroom shelves & windowsill
Dusting in sitting room
Counselling 7pm - mention NVLDsmiling
Prayer time smiling
Tomorrow's list :)

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Please help me email my mum this week!