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.

Wednesday march 14

Good Morning from Australia - My name is Emma and I have yet to go to bed because....I spent all of Tuesday in the grips of "Demand Resistance".  


I managed to do most of my tax, salary sacrifice, insurance and superannuation applications, birthday cards, cull email inbox, organise a party, change my phone plan, chase up some overcharged bills, started up a new online savings account and sleep for 6 hours during the day (I'm transitioning from night shift).  Sounds great?  NO.NO NONONO!!!!  I have not touched my exam study for over a week now.


"We suffer from Demand Resistance, causing us to do anything and everything except the one thing we most need to do."


The only thing i need to be doing is study for my exams in 16days.   And I have two tutes to prepare for in the next two days - or should I say TODAY.


So lets wipe the slate clean and not use this as ammunition against myself or a reason to give up.


Instead, today is Wednesday the 14th of March and it is a full and new day.  Welcome to today everyone!


My check in today will be:

1. To consciously be gentle and kind to myself and to have a conveniently poor memory of yesterday.

2. Read through 4 more questions for pathology.

3. Get some sleep until  0745.

4. Have a shower to relax, have a good filling breakfast.  make a nice coffee.

5. 0830 Arrive at library at work - print out pathology questions.

6. aim to read 3 pathology questions per hour - with 10 min breaks.

7. in 10 min breaks - visualise and read through 12steps and tools.

8. lunch at 1230

9. 1300 back to study questions

10. 1430 tutorial - be kind to myself - a wrong answer is just one you can learn from !!!

11.1530 - relax and jump about!! good job. 

12. 1545 print out remserv form, fill out and fax

13. ring up super funds to clarfiy details, - go to payroll and hand in super forms & incr contribution

14. hand in HECS form 

15. post letters and cards

16. go for swim and reelaaaax

17. dinner with grandma

18. start process of going through more pathology questions until 

19 bed time at 10pm - back to work on thurs


Here's to Us!  Heres to Today.  Heres to Opportunity.


 [and heres to getting off the internet ;) ]




Steppin ci

Ok, so I'm almost done for today.


Still need to:

Practice piano

Do dishes

Do a little homework

Vic 3-14-12

Show up (done), program first.

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

For a second there, I thought Friday? What happened to  Wednesday and Thursday? Grateful I don't have to live like that anymore.

Sam: 14 March 2012

Regular Weekday

  1. Jog
  2. Weights
  3. Home Exercise
  4. Work


Christian Meditation 


 Finish Reading the book for the book club, go online and check rewiews by others on GR.

To Do List:

  • Buy Milk
  • Check bank account to see if sympatico has charged visa card.
  • Cancel Sympatico if charged

wrkinprogrss: 03/14/12

Hi and good wishes to everyone for progress where needed!

do for sure:
Laughing brush teeth & splint
Laughing shower, etc.
Laughing 9:00 meeting
Laughing some sort job work progress
Laughing eat something
Laughing 12:00 appointment
Laughing 14:00 meeting (ask: backup s/w)
Laughing reply to R re his request
Laughing 19:15 appointment, take drawings
Laughing 15 minutes Qi Gong
decide: delicate load laundry? or Th?

chosen positive effort for good:
:-) prioritize
lead-the-V requests!
:-) check-in and bookending at P.A.

sometimes, we need to "do the dishes":
submit timecard
do a next act toward archive of D
:-) do a next act toward backups

I'll be glad to have done these:
cook artichokes
microstep twd wash bathroom sink
use balancer!
handwash dbr?
try oxy bleach on scarf?

worth a try for more joy in future:
tapping or journaling or Shiva Nata
get Express or similar
write something more to P
could clear-out goal be a fun game?
Laughing knitting progress 

Laughing done or done enough
:-) made/making progress

Vaskaat 14 March

Things have not been progressing that well. I had a chance to get out of the province today but decided it would be used to avoid actual job research under the guise of searching for a job. I try to avoid recreational spending until I have work.


  • F Oil
  • Shower
  • Mouthwash/brush
  • 30 situps


  1. Reservations for Sat.
  2. Birthday card for M
  3. Present for M 
  4. Job search (over 10 minutes)
  5. Volunteer search (over 10 minutes)
  6. Pet care: Afternoon/evening
  7. Return book by tomorrow
  8. ATM in next two days
  9. Wash dishes
  10. Put out bin
  11. Mouthwash/brush
  12. Lock up house


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

kromer 8:55 CI

Today is a busy day!

Collect sample for MK

Figure out how to use matlab (started)
 Section samples
Stage controls (did some work on this)

Volunteer tax prep
 Mail letter
Call BA
Microburst write-up

Dose animals

OK, staging 1st. I need to start sectioning at 10. 


Hi, I see from your profile you have been a member for a while, but maybe not posting?

Anyway, I just wanted to say welcome from a fellow Australian procrastinator! (I'm in country Victoria).

And all the best with your exam study and tute preparation.Smile

Rexroth Check In 08.12

Decided not to go for another walk as I need to take it easy. Overdoing is the other side of procrastination.

Up prayer and reflection

x Take it easy and check where I am at and take sufficient rest
x Check emails, posts and post
x Reply to all posts and PMs
x French study
List things I need friend one to do
Phone friend one who might come over
Email friend two regarding delivery of her stuff
Go to local shop and spend vouchers
Sort through papers on table
x Read and make notes from book
Check and print vouchers for eating out
x Finish small bits of cleaning and sorting
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 22.12

Now all I have to do is to get to sleep.

Night Rexroth

Innertruth's to do list for Wednesday

Thanks for this forum. It helped me start a job I've been avoiding.

To do's

Get up at be at my desk at 8:30 am

Make phone calls I've been avoiding

- Derek, Lisa (email), Rob M., Ashley, Cathie L. and Murina

9:00 am to noon - Work on buzz piece (take 2 breaks to phone super and give work orders to him, hard boil eggs)

noon - Go for run up to top of hill

1:00 - 1:30 pm -Lunch

1:30 pm to 4:15 - Work on volunteer newsletter

4:15 - 4:30 - Get ready for networking evenet

4:30 - leave for event

4:30 - 8:30 - networking event

8:30 - 9:30 - Connect with more people on LI including people I met tonight

9:30 - Make to do list for Thursday


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 p.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

4. Test my blood sugar after fasting

5. Eat breakfast

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Go to my appointment at 10 a.m.

9. Read my assignment

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

13. Go to the study session at 3 p.m.

14. Eat lunch

15. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

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

17. Test blood sugar at bedtime

18. Inject Insullin

Thanks for letting me share


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Apologies -

shall do.