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.

Monday 19 March 2012

Innertruth's 10:25 am check-in

10:30 -10:45 Get ready for meeting

10:45 - 2:30 - transit, meeting

2:30 - 2:45 - answer work email, confirm writers group

2:45 - 4:00 - buzz piece

4:00 - 4:30 - make sofa bed, wash dishes

4:30 - 6:00 - buzz piece

6 - 11 - transit, meeting




  • Jog
  • Work
  • Weights


  • Lead meeting.
  • arrive on time...

To Do

  • Home Exercies.
  • return book to PTL
  • do grocerry shopping.


am glad that i was able to do the things later in the evening but the first half went wasted almost.
I need to make sure that i start doing atleast two or three things in the regular work day which falls in teh first half of my day. Sleeping late at night doesnt help at all and I should aim at hitting bed by 10

Findingaway CI

Tuesday 9.45 am

Thanks for the starter, chickadee. Today I have to do some think and plan kind of tasks; sometimes these are the hardest. Have set up a meeting for tomorrow with clients re work that is going nowhere fast (due largely to circumstances beyond my control). Yet I have to see if I can make a difference, and I would like to continue to work for them, but there needs to be clear direction agreed upon. Also scared about what else I will be doing if this dries up completely - they have been a major source of work for the past 2 years.

I have started keeping a time log as of yesterday, something I had been wanting to do for some time. I guess it helps me to keep on track but perhaps it could be used in other ways?

Anyone have ideas on using a time log once it's set up and running, I would be interested to hear from you. 

katia 3.19

Ugh. I had the Spring Break from hell. I got virtually nothing done because of family drama. On the positive side though, I ended up spending TONS of time outside the house with Connor, so he was thrilled.

But I am in some deep crap. I have a paper to finish tonite. It is about 66% done, but still needs work.

Things to do
-Finish paper
-Pre lab for Lab #4
-Print lab 4/ hw #7
-Email Nick
-Discuss summer plansshe was half asleep, but I kind of did! lol
-Discuss test on Monday ditto
-Pack Connor's stuff for tomorrow

"Break it down" for paper:
-Formal Assignment 2
-Primary research
-Primary research w friend
-Read Consalvo
-Pick out quotes
-Read other secondary sources
-pick out quotes
-Polish what is written now
-Add sources
-Work on 4th/5th body paragraphs
-Revise conclusions
-Add table
-Title page
-Works Cited
-Final revision

(I may not have to do all of these things though)

wrkinprogrss: 03/19/12

Hi and good wishes to everyone for this week!

Already done, so no need to prioritize:
Laughing brush teeth & splint
Laughing malware SR follow-up
Laughing use balancer
Laughing check personal email including for reply from J
Laughing reply to email from S
Laughing eat something

Do for sure:
Laughing R3 project follow-up: rcts status? actions? then checklist work
shower, etc.
assess laundry needs for Tue-Thur, do/schedule
Laughing return/renew library materials! (renewed the items that were almost due)
Laughing do 15 minutes of Qi Gong
Laughing take bedtime Rx

Chosen positive efforts for good:
Smiling prioritize
lead-the-V requests (as needed)!
Smiling check-in and bookending at P.A.

I recommend these to myself:
mail phone bill payment
submit timecard(s)
do a next act toward backups
see planned actions list on status report
D checklist work
:-) unload/load dishwasher
cook artichoke
update P.A. calendar with changes M sent
balance checkbook and start new register
make more progress on tax data entry
research H-area hotel possibilities for Fri & Sat
some microstep toward cleaner house (maybe clear off bathroom sink?)
draft FYI for group about isecurity.exe
:-) start figuring out list of Spring priorities

Worth a try for more joy in the future:
send email to P? (journal first?)
tapping or journaling or Shiva Nata
get Express or similar
could clear-out goal be a fun game?
knitting progress

Laughing done or done enough
Smiling made/making progress 

Innertruth's check-in

Had repairmen in to fix stuff and got a late start.

Finished almost all my "to do" list before my sister came to stay with me. I would have donme more except I was slowed down because of my cold and it's just so difficult to throw things out.

To do

1 - 5 - Work on buzz piece

Answer work emails

Arrange lunch at BOT, writers group

Call sister to confirm

Wash dishes

Put away stuff under kitchen sink

Go for walk

Make put sofa bed back in place.

Agnus showing up

I'm feeling like hell because I never checked my calendar this morning and I missed an important meeting with 4 local VIPs that I was supposed to facilitate.  I NEVER set up meetings for Monday morning!  It's always my time to clean house, putter and plan the week.  But a pastor set this one up, and who's gonna argue with a pastor, right?  Ack!  I have spent the last hour berating myself, crying, freaking out, panicking at the scary implications that I can no longer keep up even with reduced responsibilities, I'm burned out, now it's showing, and soon everyone will know, I'll lose my job, not be able to get J's meds, he will die, and I'll be left alone, aging, demented, with no one to care for me.  There, how's that for a scary scenario?  Good heavens, don't go near my mind when it's like this - it's NOT a safe place!

J pulled me in off the ledge this time, bless him.  I'm a bit calmer now and have already started making the dreaded amends calls.  No one's answering, though - guess the meeting is successful and they're continuing without me, which is what will happen, right?  I show up and contribute, or the world goes on without me just the same.  I am not indispensable, but I can make a difference. God please help me get past this, free from the bondage of self, and available to be helpful again.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16


A friend of mine calls that "Awfulizing".

How about releasing the guilt,
And reading the wise thread-starter above?

Hugs to you.

AllOfTheAbove, mon. march 19, 10:07 am.

Good morning everyone.

Thanks to Clement for the nice start :).

 Yesterday was crazy. A rest day.

I'm worried because I  haven't showed up with P nor F.Also, the screen of my laptop definitely looks weird. I think it's going to die soon, so I have to make some backups. I didn't deliver a homework due for yesterday (although I studied a lot for it: a sign of procrastination). I must be strong to not fail with my homeworks in the future.

Today, I will:

- Write in T.

- Do backups.

- Online course.

- That monster.

Fear is only a thought and as a thought you can ignore it.

Feeling pretty good about

Feeling pretty good about the changes I've made over the past week.  I have woken up early 3 work days in a row!  Today i got up at 6:35, which was about 25 minutes earlier than usual.  This gave me enough time to make coffee and do my makeup at home, rather than in the car!  Its weird because its actually been pretty easy, rather than a HUGE DEAL!!! I'm really proud of myself.  I'm starting to think that there's a "morning person" waiting to get out of me!

I'm reposting my Sunday list, because i didd't get to everything. 

Today, I will (Monday)

Sleep in so that you will feel refreshed! You deserve it!

Sort laundry and do three loads - so that you can cut back on mess in guest room, and you need clothes for the week!

organize clean laundry - so clothes will be easy to find next week

finish dishes - to have peace in the kitchen. Great job doing small jobs today!

go to a play at school - to invest in lives of kids and teachers

put trash cans back - to get basement back in order

straighten things that i see need to be straightened - for peace and maintenance

sweep living/dining/kitchen - because i can feel its grimey!

new additions to list*  get up at 6:35, take out trash, go to dr., grocery, put together L's gift, take care of some bills, get towels from dryer.

-just do one small thing you've been putting off and see how it feels-

Vaskaat 19 March


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


  1. Gift for M - OS purchase
  2. Job search (10+ minutes)
  3. Volunteer search (10+ minutes)
  4. Practise chanter at least 5 minutes
  5. Coding study (10+ minutes)
  6. Bring in bin
  7. Change cat litter
  8. Put out plant
  9. Lock up house 
  10. Mouthwash/brush


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

Monday...Hazyjane feeling hazy!!!

I have got to spend all day here at Uni working on the presentation I'm meant to give tomorrow. I haven't even really worked out what I want to focus on or what I'm going to say. I have a vague notion, no confidence in myself, I just WISH I'd started making myself do some work at the weekend instead of procrastinating: if I could translate the many many minutes I've accumulated standing in front of the mirror seeking out gray hairs into some useful reading or writing I'd be feeling a lot more positive now. But here I am, and I still haven't done anything useful!!! Frustrating!!!!!!!

  1. sit here until something starts to happen
  2. find some striking images and quotes
  3. create a timeline
  4. create a 'family tree' of radical theatre companies and practitioners
  5. put myself in the driving seat
  6. imagine I'm giving a really fascinating and informative presentation

I actually feel a bit sick. When I was getting ready to come in earlier, I consoled myself with the thought that I didn't actually HAVE to do it: I could pretend to be sick!!!!

Rexroth Check In 10.57

Thanks for starting and wise words chichadee.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails, posts and post
Put on washing machine
Cleaned cleared and tidied up
Started noting what I am doing and when
Continued reading book on travel

x Finish reading and noting book on travel
x Study French
x Put dry washing away
x Hang up washing to dry
x Plan for tomorrow, what I doing, where I am going, and how I am going to get there
x Prepare notes for psychologist
x Make notes on camera cases
x Find old defuct kettle to return and emails
x Put everything to take in one place

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 22.20

Also done:
Noted what I have been doing all day as I did it so I know how I have spent my time and this I found very challenging
Written journal
Spoken with friend on phone and been quite assertive with him
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth

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 chickadee for starting this trend.

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

4. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telepone PA meeting

5. Test blood sugar after fasting

6. Eat breakfast

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Put up storage boxes

10. Sweep floor

11. Clear tables

12. Wash dishes

13. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in

14. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

15. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

16. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

17. Eat lunch

18. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

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

20. Eat dinner

21. Test blood sugar at bedtime

22. Inject Insullin

Thanks for letting me share