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 February 25, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Rexroth Check In and Out

Sick and in bed almost all day but have got up and done a few things:

Prayer and reflection
Checked emails, posts and post
Washed up, tidied up and took rubbish out
Made todo list for week
Wrote journal

I feel a bit better this evening and would like to get to church tomorrow only I can't if I am still coughing

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

kromer 3:35 CI

today is mostly a rest/social day. So far I've done volunteer tax prep, called a friend, and had lunch with another friend. This evening, I'm going to go to friend's bday party.

In the next 4 hrs, I have 2 more contacts I want to make: call shorty for one-on-one, call gpa. (And I also want to make food for church potluck!)
(went grocery shopping for potluck instead, decided I didn't have time to cook)

I also have some short work tasks:
*Finish script
*Collect control animal
*Check on expts
*Finish counts

tracy-la check in 2-25

Good day:


1. Write article for my blog and one for H

2. Work out @ gym

3. Billing 12-5  Work in 15 min blocks

4. Run and get ready for dinner. Leave by 6:30 pm 

5. Dinner @ 7 pm 

  All Done :)


Vic 2/25/12

Show up (done), basics, calender

Got past some big emotional/energy drains, recharged my emotions today and now will hope to do  the next right thing. 

By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
but make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
or being hated, don't give way to hating,
and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
and treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
and stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
to serve your turn long after they are gone,
and so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"


wrkinprogrss: 02/25/12

Hi, All, and good wishes for your day!

I want to feel better about how I use my time, today, than how I used it yesterday. So:

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

* I choose to postpone doing any online puzzles until between 21:30 and 22:00--I know that doing even one, before that, is one too many, because one almost never feels like enough.
* I choose to do my non-fiction listening only before 22:00, and only during chores or exercise or travel before 18:00.
* I choose to do my fiction listening only between 18:00 and 22:00 and prefer to do it only during chores or exercise or travel or project progress.
* I choose to read fiction by eye only between 20:00 and 22:00.
* I choose to experience silence after 22:00. I encourage myself to be in bed by 23:30, even if the lights aren't out. I want to feel rested and energetic when I wake up, tomorrow! I want to enjoy a good part of the morning and get to my afternoon appointments and plans with time to spare!

My list for today as it currently stands :

[Laughing = done, Undecided = made progress]

Laughing write dream notes
Laughing brush splint & teeth
Undecided prioritize, bookend+ check-in at P.A.

Undecidedpractice asking for an excellently-suited part of myself to lead the V (maybe I could sing and expand the song I'm writing for and about this?)

Laughingshower & wash hair
Laughingearly pills? eat something? pack something to eat while out on errands?
Laughinggather glasses, directions, $, and camera for outings

make shopping list(s)?
B farmer's market?

LaughingDr. A noon appointment
Laughingre-see photo exhibit
Undecidedown photography?

any library returns?
hunt oxygen bleach? belt fittings? elastic?
10 minutes back yard neatening?

dark load laundry
Laughingfood including homemade soup?
10 minutes clearout progress

10 minutes CLEAN-up progress!
15 minutes Qi Gong
use balancer!

ck OR, add comment to S re P chgs
Undecideddelete some photos I can live without

? try passwords with tabs not spaces
send thanks and Qs message to A
?make some increment of progress re getting Tai Chi prompts correctly set up (at least brainstorm next steps)

try some more Shiva Nata
make a little more progress on beading
journal a bit re DC vs. Rally &/or relation of regression/luck to procrastination recovery

Saturday feb 25th... depressed...

Ok, a good start to the day but then got into a negative mind-set about my home environment, that escalated into a row with my daughter and I just got into the vicious circle of me nagging her, her getting angry with me and being over-the-top, me getting angrier at her because of her attitude, and then... oh well, she really saw me lose it... :blush:

So then I went to a 12-step meeting and that helped, said I would make amends to her, but ended up coming home and with her still being angry with me, I felt angry again myself, and just kept up with the negativity a little longer...

UNTIL... I started doing something useful.

loaded dishwasher

put on a wash

started clearing my patio area, which was disgusting, due to a faulty drain (not mine) flooding and leaving a greasy residue on my paving slabs. Smelly as well...

Threw away some things that had been in that midway stage where they were out of the house but not taken to the charity shop or recycling centre as let my daughter have the satisfaction of dumping them in the communal bin..

And started doing some writing, which it came to me this morning was something I really needed to get into the habit of: an hour's writing a day, everything that I'm reading/learning at uni, things that come up in recovery, the creative writing which I resist doing, anything at all, just commit to an hour's worth of writing per day and not get too stressed about the calibre of the content!! So far I've done half an hour...

So things still not brilliant with my daughter but I don't feel as depressed and overwhelmed. I'm about to hang out the washing, feed the dogs... supposed to pick up a friend in distress and take her to a meeting at 7...all in all a productive day, but one perhaps lacking in simplicity: making my daughter so mad, and myself too, was the opposite of what I thought I'd be doing on this lovely sunny day: I was meant to hang out with a friend in a park, enjoy the weather, connect. I feel as if I have too much to do and that I can't be allowed the "guilt-free play" until it's all done...which is impossible!!!

Anyway, that's enough from me, it's 5.30pm where I am and the day is half over, maybe the best half is yet to come :)

Vaskaat 25th Feb

1) Return SR book

2) Renew DVD

3) Store outside chairs, tables

4) Enumerate skillset

5) Peruse resumes

6) Re-examine IC

7) Research beds

8 ) Pet care


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

hjf2bme's check-in 2/25/12

woah! Has it really been 25 days since I checked in? I don't think so but not good that I can't remember the last time...well, lucky each day is a new beginning!

I need to remember that what I focus on magnifies! So, for the rest of today, I choose to focus on positive stuff...

I want to de-clutter so I can move forward in life!

10:30 make coffee and start on den!

11:30 break check back in!

keepin it simple for now...ready or not here I go!!

2:15 shower

 3:15 leave for work

3:45 work 

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 have done today

1. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Went to the 8 a.m. telephone OA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Test my blood sugar at fasting

2. Eat breakfast

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

4. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

5. Eat lunch

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Read the study for today

9. Go to the religious meeting at 1 p.m.

10. Sort one storage box

11. Wash dishes

12. Test my blood sugar two hours after I eat lunch

13. Eat dinner

14. Go to the 7:30 face to face NA meeting

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

16. Go to my mother's to get some food

17. Go to the grocery store

18. Do numbers

19. Prepare the forum for tomorrow

Thanks for letting me share

finding a way CI

5.12 pm

Saturday is coming to an end and I am trying to reflect on the craziness and crisis that I was in yesterday. Basically due to having one project very overdue, and no longer seeing how I could meet the deadline for the next project, which I was also trying to progress. Not helped by staying up late and lack of sleep.

Ended up getting ridiculously overstressed. Got overwhelmed and was not coping. Grateful that my husband was able to listen and support; I try not to lean too much on him for this stuff usually.

This is direct fallout from days/weeks of procrastination on work, perhaps the worst lapse I've had since I started here.

Determined that the first project will be finished this weekend, now I've recovered my sanity. And I will just have to ring the client for the second one on Monday to tell him it will be a week late. Especially since I have committed to spending Mon-Wed supporting my mother with an minor operation.

So now that's two clients who will get their jobs late :(. But not the end of the world I guess.

I just hope and pray I can remember how bad it was to be in the stressed place when I am procrastinating on work next. 

My first check-in

Here's my first check-in. I'm a student so I'm hoping to completely compartmentalize my life into three main areas with schoolwork completely taking up 1 (soon to be 2) compartments of my life:

1. School (reading for class, posting on class discussion boards, writing papers, doing assignments, reading up on extra texts 
2. Work (household chores, working for my boyfriend's company)
3. Etc (Listening to Music, watching videos, eating, putting on makeup, sewing clothes, etc.)

Today's goals:

1) Shower, make breakfast, pack lunch, & go to work

2) Read that article on Testimony AND do a post about it on the class discussion board

If I can manage to do #2, I might reward myself with icecream or something.

Good luck to you all and have a wonderful Saturday!


Miravelle - 2:12am - Forgot to add something

Just remembered a #3!

3. Purchase that gift for my brother's birthday!

Hoping to check in around 10 or 11pm tonight with results! *crossing my fingers*

Welcome Miravelle!

You have made a good start with checking in on the daily forums. Keep coming back! :)

Thanks so much! I'm

Thanks so much!

I'm wishing you the best of luck with your two projects! I'm sure that everyone's experienced procrastination sometime in their life, so that client that you need to call with the unfortunate news should be understanding! I wish I was your client so I could tell you that a week late is no problem as long as I receive it in a week! :)