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 2 April 2012

bGG's amazing bubble-image

jm quote i canlet itgo

Thanks, all, for the fellowship and thanks to pro.

This starter was made by ByGodsGrace, a former member and can be found here: 

Sam, 3 April 2012

a hair cut



video downloading

up room

in PA room

chat room if necessary to try to deal with tidying up room.

reading The Wolves?



a blog on how to deal with

  1. The WMblog and if you could start something
    else? Maybe a Tam guys blog? Pray about it
  2. What to do with your online
    wht g friends.


of DOOM!

Ok perhaps I am being a little dramatic. But I have alot to do tonite.

Things to do
-Message T
-Make sure Connor has lunch for tomorrow
-1 "chunk" of math studying
-Read (possibly skim) 1 source for writing
-Find 2 other sources for writing
-Works Cited
-Annotations for Works Cited
-Outline for Proposal
-Write write write
-Request any other sources that haven't been requested
-Pre-lab for Lab 5

two main tasks done, two

two main tasks done, two left then more household. 

daystarters from BGG

A few years ago there was a member here that many of us remember fondly, ByGodsGrace, who was able to do amazing and creative graphics. 


It seemed a shame for her gift to the fellowship to be lost of forgotten, so I have hunted out some of her day starters and put them in the daystarter thread; you can copy them from there if you wish. 

wrkinprogrss: 04/02/12

Hi and good wishes to all for this week!

Laughing = done or done enough
:-) = made or am making progress

Laughing make notes re dreams
Laughing eardrops dose #1
:-) prioritize

Laughing brush teeth & splint
:-) bookending, check-in at P.A.
Laughing turn on music

Laughing check job email: any urgent? mtgs?
Laughing update tax preparer re status/ETA
Laughing submit timecards

Laughing 10min kitchen sink wk
Laughing run dishwasher
Laughing pay online for QG/TC class

:-) call MD office re ear & tax pprwk (got some Qs answered, awaiting remainder)
modify filesystem for bkups
make progress on intended list item(s)


shower, etc
Laughing pay storage
more progress on intended list item(s)

assess/schedule laundry
mail bill payments
assess food,make shopping list,sched

cook vegetable soup!
:-) tax progress especially scanning and emailing W-2 and stock info to preparer (preparer says initial batch is OK for filing extension, but want to make a couple more notes before I call it done enough for now)
journal re weekly treat possibilities

use balancer
15 min. Qi Gong
take bedtime Rx

***hopefully also:***

journal re when to get car maintenance done
check out squalorsurvivors

This is my first time

This is my first time here.  I have put myself in such a bad place I don't know how it will work itself out.  I have to believe that there is a way.  After soul seearching, I have come to realize that most of my problems are a result of my chronic procrastination.  I am so gratful I found this site.

Today, I will call a creditor I need to call, and

organize/ prepare some paperwork I need for a meeting later this week. I have putoff preparing this paperwork for months now (truth   be told, it wouldn't be that big of a deal if I had kept up with it all along).  I feel completely overwhelmed with what needs to be done, but it has to be done.

I also spend so much time and energy beating myself up. I am trying to let go, accept where I am, and move forward from there (that's my mantra for today)

Thank you for being here

Welcome lindy!

Good to have you here. Keep coming back! Smile

re: I also spend so much time and energy beating myself up

As you have figured out, it doesn't help to beat yourself up . . .it's just another way to waste time.   You can't change the past, but you can change the present!  Welcome to PA, we understand!


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

Vic 4/2/12

show up (done) program 1st

leaving for appts. ck in later. thanks for being here. go

Agnus ci

 Good morning!  Thanks for the great thread starter, chickadee - I also remember this one and bGG with fondness. 

This is Day One post-vacation so there are more than 600 emails in my Inboxes (264 for work alone).  Taxes here in the U.S. are due in 13 days, which is scarier than usual. Not only have I not done personal bookkeeping in months, my first rough estimate shows a 5-figure tax bill, because we did not hold to our savings plan when cashing out J's retirement :-(. My work hours have been cut for the usual end-of-contracts season, so this is a tricky time financially.

I need to keep it simple, or these things could quickly become overwhelming.  I will start by refusing to recite the "how bad I am at this" chorus!!  I will re-think the challenges as opportunities, ask my HP for the Power to plan, prioritize, and process in a timely manner. Yay, God!

First up: eating a healthy breakfast, Steps 10-11, then back here with a plan. 

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Ag later

Unbelievably frustrating day. I made a list and posted it to NowDoThis, got about three steps into it and the day just freakin went to heck. I've spent the last TWO HOURS on the phone with J's diabetes supplier and then his insurer. I had several simple requests, I thought. Sadly, none could be handled online and sadder still, the people who work the "customer service" lines were fairly clueless, passed me around 4 people and disconnected me. I was almost screamin by the time I finally got someone with a brain and a heart, but it still took even her another half hour to get my answers. eee-gadz!!

In the course of that and taking J to the dr, I missed my Alanon meeting and every other 12 Step meeting in town that I so desperately needed tonight.  Feeling really poopy right now.  J's doctor said he shouldn't drive anymore, but we're resisting. I'm not ready for it to be all on me forever :-( I want to escape really really badly right now. Going to chat, and maybe cry. Certainly pray. And should probably eat too. No dinner yet and it's almost 9.

10:15 follow-up - I did those things and they helped, plus picked up a reminder from a PA friend that phone meetings are 24/7. So heading now to do that and eat dinner...and apologize to J and TJ for my pottymouth outbursts earlier.  I'm blessed to have a forgiving husband and doggy, but I still want to make my amends by being extra nice the rest of the night to them both.


 Sending you good thoughts and prayers of protection.

hug, Vic


ps  I found some good program recorded step meetings on the site below:

awesome vic - couldn't have

awesome vic - couldn't have come at a better moment - similar sabotage just cut me out of another meeting tonight :-( - thank you SO much!


You are so welcome, I too am in position/location of no f-f meetings right now, and found the alternatives life saving.  Thanks for sharing your feelings, I so relate, different script, characters, same story. It is a miracle to just "show up" and so grateful to have this place/connection to do it. Smile Vic

Journey 9:30 & updates

Happy Monday!   Busy Saturday helping my daughter move and yesterday I pretty much rested.   I was exhausted.   Today I feel much more rested.   I've been to the gym and checked email and calendar, now for todo list.   I'll check back if I get stuck.

Update 2:30.  and . . .I'm stuck.  I am working on a presentation - it's a short one and should be straightforward but I have to come up with some figures to back up my claims.  The figures are out there, I just dont' want to dig for them.  Bookending digging. Back in an hour. 

Update 3:51 Dug out the figures, asked the BIC for advice - man, I hate asking for help!  but even worse I hate sitting here not knowing how to proceed.   Presentation is finished and submitted to the lead who will actually be making the pitch.  At least I won't have to do that part!

Now back to project O, which has been sitting on the back burner and I can spend a good hour on it this afternoon. 


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

fudoshin: 4am

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


Set alarm clock for 2.5 hours from now.  Planning on getting up with alarm sounds, definitely going to work out by 8:30pm tonight. 

Walker Check In Monday April 2, 2012

Thanks for the beautiful bubbles.  Still thinking about "I can let it go."  What can I let go of today?  The drama surrounding these tiny, not so difficult, yet life-altering tasks that I have until now refused to do.  I will be mindful as I do them.  And I will celebrate the end of them.

. 7:30 to 7:45 pm:  Open mail, sort into piles, throw out trash

. 8:00 to  8:15 pm:  Call and pay at least one creditor

.  8:30 to 8:45 pm:  Write at least one check

. 9:30 pm: Bed on time (last night, I said on here that I'd go to bed at 9:30, then procrastinated until 10:15) 

This would be more progress than I've made in many months. 

I feel like such a morally inferior, delinquent, fugitive deadbeat, worthy of major punishment.  The only fact is that I am human, no less.  I'm hurting myself; no one else is hurting me.  I have the power to stop hurting myself.  I can start right now.  I fear that with the beginning of this new month all hell is going to break loose; things may be uncomfortable, but I can unravel this knotty situation one step at a time.  Feelings are not facts. I'll get in touch, take responsibility and get help from these people I'm calling.  Then I will feel relief.  EGBOK (Everything's Going to Be OK).

I was going to say, Thanks for listening.  But it's ok if no one else besides me is listening.  I will do what it takes to feel better and get better. 

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result”  -Mahatma Gandhi

re: I feel like such a morally inferior, delinquent . . . .

Been there, done that.   

We are listening.   And we totally get it.   As Lindy said earlier, beating yourself up does not help, it only makes the problem worse.   Forgive yourself, and move on.   You are worthy of love and respect, not punishment, and you will find love and respect here.



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

thanks journey

I know you were commenting to Walker, but I've been feeling the EXACT same way lately :(

I am having a hard time believing what you are saying, but it does help to hear I deserve better than what I think I deserve :)

hugs to Walker too.


As Christopher Robin said to Pooh:

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think


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

Rexroth Check In 08.26

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

x Clean kitchen floor
x Keep checking emails and post if it comes
x Shop for food
Try on new boots
x Study French
x Short walk
x Wash whites
Check trousers for return tomorrow
x Get ready for CBT appointment tomorrow - a lot of work
x Write journal

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 22.36

Above and arranged for plumber to fix water heater tomorrow
Prayed and reflected

Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth


I believe this is my last post, or at least my last check-in. I have no desire to humiliate myself any further by demonstrating laziness in digital form.  


  • 30 situps
  • Shower
  • Flax
  • Mouthwash/brush  


  1. Apply for some position
  2. Job search (10+ minutes)
  3. Volunteer search (10+ minutes)
  4. Check phone plans
  5. Practise chanter 10+ minutes
  6. Coding study (10+ minutes)
  7. Network printer
  8. Research business cards
  9. Pet care: Afternoon/evening
  10. Wash dishes
  11. Lock up house 
  12. Mouthwash/brush


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

@Vaskaat: don't leave!

Keep showing up even if you are struggling.   It is a step in the right direction. 


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

Finding a way CI

11.30 am Monday

Thanks chickadee and ByGodsGrace for the great starter.

The last hour and a half have just whizzed by advising our neighbour on tree planting, an impromptu meeting which was worthwhile but not scheduled or billable. Also today have been for bike ride and cleaned the bathroom as I am expecting yet another visitor! It is a hazard of working from home.

Today I have a lot of billable work to get on with and I need to get my weekly list into shape.

Have a good day everyone and thanks for being here.

My Check in

Thanks lennon for starting

Studies:14 problems in each 3 types & 1 in the last type. - FINISHED TWO TYPES

Healthy Activity: Jogging   Yoga  

Others: Calling friends - any 2 every day , Write TR,  Do  M /R / Sh technique .

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. Test blood sugar after fasting

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

6. Cook and eat breakfast

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

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

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Empty some totes

12. Get help from a neighbor

13. Eat lunch

14. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

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

16. Eat dinner

17. Test blood sugar at bedtime

18. Inject insullin

19. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

20. Put my clothing away

21. Clear tables

22. Clear TV material

23. Make bed

24. Pay rent

25. Wash dishes

26. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

The thread-starter

Thanks to chickadee for starting this Monday thread.

I remember when this image was first posted by its creator, a couple of years ago.  I had a small failing dark computer monitor -- dark even at its brightest setting.  I couldn't read the words on my dark monitor.  The picture was so large that -- on my small monitor, it was cut off by the other frames of the website.  I wondered what everyone was seeing.

After many years of procrastination, I did eventually buy a new computer monitor, and it was amazing to see everything.  I wondered why on earth I had waited so long!

For anyone who cannot see the image clearly:
the writing says on the left side of image:
where you are
you are waiting
to get to
you want to be."

And on the right side of the image
(inside bubble) it says:
"I can let it go ... "

And here is a smaller version of the same image: