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 February 28, 2012


Have a great proactive day!


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fudoshin: day 39: 6:15pm

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



Things I'm doing today:

* shopping

* walking 30 minutes

* checkin in to 43things about it

* reading for discussion (more important than anything else)

* breakfast

* printing of gamma sheets for the rest of the week



Great reading today!  I love this: We can learn to conserve our energy for what is important, rather than wasting it on non-essential activities.

As you can see, I stole your last reading for my new sig :)

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

@ journey

It's so much fun how we learn from each other! Thanks, journey :)



katia 2.28

-Optics Class
-Math recitation
-Writing Class
-Physics Lab
-Work on Optics hw #4
-Update calendar
-10 minute clearout goal- esp clothes
-Other things, must run!

Agnus check in

 Already had a full morning including about 2 billable hours, no procrastination behavior so far but I'm in danger of letting the urgent trump the important. I like Journey's observation that we can try different ways on different days, to sidestep the temptation to procrastinate.  I love creativity!  So applying creative approaches to my avoidance of routine, is a pretty happy thought. :-)

PA check-in
Return call to RR

Make an outreach
Schedule chiropractor
Schedule GP
2 hours Project R
2 hours Proj W
1 hour Proj B
1 hour Proj C
1 hour microbursting email
Print scripts and schedule studio

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

tracy-la check in 2-28-12

Hi Everyone,


Work for 4 hours on work tasks and admin matters. Then run/shower and have office time in afternoon for another 4 hours.

1. finish organizing all records for nonprofit for which i'm on board, create notebook, put away all records, etc. DONE - took 1 1/2 hours. (of course thought I'd only take 15 min. Ha!)

2. Project R

3. Project RCH

4. Project GM

5. Project CS

6. Project MT - email and bill

7.  Project V

8. Project R 



Conserving Resources

In this fight against compulsive procrastination, we need all the strength we can muster. We can learn to conserve our energy for what is important, rather than wasting it on non-essential activities.

An extra hour of sleep may do more for our program than an hour spent reading a novel or watching television. We have to guard against compulsive overactivity as well as procrastination. Often, we tend to push too hard to complete something which can just as well wait until tomorrow. If we are tired, we are less able to resist temptation to procrastinate.

Choosing the foods, which will provide us with necessary proteins, vitamins, and minerals, is a vital part of maintaining energy. To take care of our bodies is to nurture the most valuable physical resource we have.

Only we ourselves, with the guidance of our Higher Power, can decide how best to use the strength and energy we have.

Teach me to conserve the resources You have given me.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations 



Vaskaat 28th Feb (late check in)

1) Shower; brush teeth

2) Job search

3) Volunteer search

4) Return DVD

5) Meet with JM

6) Bring in some wood

7) Organise financial records 

8 ) Cancel prime membership after ordering book (a little experiment with retroactive policies)

9) Pick up vitamins, comb 

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

Recycler CI Feb 28 8:30am EST


5am Up, walk puppy, fed puppy, showered & washed hair, ate breakfast, dried hair, took meds, checked email & internet.

Today: 9:15 will go to therapist appt at 10am, then have dentist appt. Returning home, I will need to get ready for art class tonight :)

Have a great day, everyone! :)


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

Vic 2/28/12

Show up (done), calender, basics

Today is a new day and a new start to change the things I can. Life IS change Grateful.

Journey 7:30 am

Happy Tuesday!  I am working from home today and continuing to recover from my cold.  I am not 100% yet but much better.  Here's the list:

  • Exercise - do a fairly easy 30 minute video done, but easy seemed hard today lol
  • 5 minutes of Shiva Nata
  • straighten small desk
  • Project O - convert script
  • Project O - research f request
  • Project O - Finish install and writeup (several hours) -not finished but made a lot of progress
  • Plan for DP
  • If time review SS goals and AO goals
  • Quiet time
  • Pay car insurance  did it first thing Thursday morning
  • Make a simple dinner
  • unload dishwasher -started . . . and loaded it!
  • 1 load laundry - started
  • If time, watch leo's webcast and read blog (1 hour?)
  • clean out fridge (15 minutes?)

I ended up having a fairly productive day yesterday even though I was feeling puny, by focusing on just one big task most of the day.   I'll try that again today.   It may be just that I'm not feeling great so I'm less easily distracted, but worth another try.   You know, I don't think it matters as much what method you choose as much as it matters that you think about your method and try things to make you more productive.   When you think about the method, you're actively working on improving.  Wasn't there some study about that?  Where these efficiency experts studied people and found that it didn't matter what they did to improve productivity, the very act of participating in the study made people more productive.  Anyway, I'm rambling.  Time to exercise!

Update 6 pm - did ok today - I had a couple of hours in the afternoon where I was not as productive as I wanted to be, but recovered.   Completed all my work MITs, although I didn't finish the Project O task and I could have if I had used that 2 hours well.   But I made a lot of progress, so I'm happy with my productivity for today.   Now time to make (an easy) dinner, finish putting away laundry and unloading dishwasher,  and clean out that fridge.

After dinner and chores, I'll pay car insurance and order that stupid gift.   Then, if I want I will either review goals or watch webcast.   After that I can goof around on the computer, watch tv, read, whatev. 

See you tomorrow!


"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

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. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Test my blood sugar after fasting

4. Eat breakfast

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity session

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting.

9. Eat lunch

10. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity session

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

12. Wash and dry clothes

13. Eat dinner

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

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

16. Go through a search for a certain e-mail

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

18. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA activity session

19. Get tomorrow's forum started

20. Test my blood sugar two hours after lunch

21. Test my blood sugar at bed time

22. Inject insullin

23. Continue to sort the storage box

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In 06.33

I woke early before six and couldn't get back to sleep so now I have decided to stop trying. I feel tired which is not surprising but a bit better.

Prayer and reflection
Check emails, post and posts
Some admin
Phone church
Food shopping
Seek advice on what to do about people in my life whom I am allowing to complicate my life
Write journal
Prayer and refection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 22.40

I did not phone the church not do the food shopping but did everything else and also planned a journey for Friday but most importantly I said no to friend who wanted to come over and I said truthfully that I had a lot to get on with. I'm gradually feeling better and gradually getting things back in order.

Night Rexroth

@ Rexroth

I've found this helpful ...

Thanks movingalong

Thanks movingalong. I had seen this before and had given up looking for it so I'm very grateful to see it again. I've stored it on my laptop and made a hardcopy.

Thanks Rexroth


I jumpedin on that one too - great stuff!  I'm printing it as we speak, to keep on hand for ready reference when I can pause long enough to recognize my feelings about things...:rolleyes:...Thanks, movingalong.

Complete Online Class Assignments

Today's Schedule... Woke up at 6:00. I think I will stick to this schedule for now until summer.
6:00 -             Wake up /Bathroom Smile
6:30               Fed Baby CalfSmile
6:31               Breakfast Oatmeal Dishes- Load of laundrySmile
7:30               Feed Chickens, Cats, Dog Sadie, Rabbit, Ducks ,  Smile
8:00               Watched the news....Undecided Shower get dressed  (When you look good you will feel good, althouth I work from home, at times I get dressed up and I put on my jazz or meditation music.  It really helps to keep the mind from wondering.  Get that nice perfume out put a bit of makeup on and get to working)
9:00               Start Online Classes Assignments -Storm is expected
10:00             Beans's going to be COLD
11:00             Math- Phychology classes

12:00- 1:00         Lunch

1:01 - 3:45               Math and Psychology classes
3:46 - 4:25               Coffee Break with NIV, SWA, MA, VA 
4:25 -4:30                Dishes
4:31 -5:00                Math and Psychology classes

5:01 - 6:00               Prepare evening meal  Leftovers
6:45 - 7:00               Dishes
7:00 - 7:30               Call Kids
7:31 - 9:45               Online Classes  - Watch TV
9:46 - 10:00             Shower
10:00 – 11:00          Jay Leno

Lead me not into distractions or panic, but deliver me from failure. For I am a procrastinator..... Naddy

@ Naddy

Dear Naddy,

We're glad you're here at PA!

Just thought you'd want to know that when you reply to somebody else's post, then they cannot update their post to say what they've completed

If you're just posting your own list, it usually works better to NOT reply to someone's post with your own list. Why?  Because then the other person cannot edit their post to update it to say what they've completed.

It's usually better to click on "Add Comment" at the top of the daily page, and then that will open a window that helps you reply to the daily thread-header (instead of specifically to a person.) Doing it that way is better for posting your own lists. 

For example, that's the way you did it on the Feb 17th thread

However, sometimes we all reply directly to someone ... to say something encouraging directly to the person that we're replying to -- and, in that case, it's just fine.  The person then adjusts by posting
another list with updates.

It took each of us a while to figure all this out!  So don't worry.  We understand!

We're really glad you're here!

Thanks for that info movingalong

Hi movingalong,

Thanks for that information.  I had a feeling I was doing this wrong.  Thanks for clarification.Embarassed 

Lead me not into distractions or panic, but deliver me from failure. For I am a procrastinator..... Naddy

Encouragement to Naddy

It's really okay.

You're not doing anything "wrong".  I was just giving a tip on what has worked well on the forums.

You're doing terrifically by posting!

Sending encouragement and good cheer your way!

Keep on posting and don't worry about doing it perfectly!

movingalong you are a true peacemaker!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb