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 11 April 2012

A hay stack is made of single straws.

Many drops fill a bucket.

A journey starts with the first step

Even the smallest effort is infinitely more than not doing anything.
procrastinator's law of thermodynamics is that it takes a lot to take
that first step, so I will give myself credit for every bit of effort,
no matter how small

Ag ci

Bank turned down loan request. gettin' scary here. going to credit union next. also will call irs and ask advice, although for the sum due i'm quite worried they will put a lein on something or confiscate assets before even wanting to discuss payments...fear!   

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16


Go ahead and call them, don't sweat it!    They charge interest but their interest rate is low, probably lower than the Credit Union.   I got in a situation when I changed jobs years ago and ended up owing a lot.  They were quite willing to work with me.   They already know everything anyway, so you might as well go ahead and talk to them :)


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

Sasha 4/11/12

- call kids about program....called one

-called Board of Ed.....not done

-call DL...done

-call D....don't need to! YEAH!

-poetry month poems....started the process

-call BT...not done...NO- I WILL DO IT NOW!
...ok, done

Kim CI 1:41pm.

Goal: complete two assignments by the end of the day.

Update 3:51pm: completed one assignment.  One more to go.  

Update 9pm: completed everything.

Lesson learned: what I assumed would only take 3 hours took EIGHT hours. Wish I could celebrate, but I have MORE work to do that's due tomorrow, luckily it won't take 8 hours. Maybe just a couple. 

Vic 4/11/12

Show up (done), program.

Procrastinateed all am. 1pm apt. need to prepare, not much time left. ok, fear. Thank God this program is grACE BASED. 


kromer 10:20 CI

Still having a hard time today (got up late, need to leave early, feeling kind of miserable and unmotivated).

Setting a discrete list of tasks:
*Start geno (working on this now)
*Finish cf
*Emails (will do this soon)
*GC mtg (cancelled)
*VAD data for markers
*Write protocol for 1 expts
*Volunteer mtg + taxes
*Finish my taxes

*Clean my house, make bed for guest

*R/o probes, order RA (working on this now)

A fresh start

I've had a very unproductive week so far. Having my part-tim job takes a lot out of me that I could deveote to getting a real job. Plus there's the frustration that I'm working for minimum wage when I have 6 years of university. Also, the company treats us terribly. Nobody has regular hours. I can't make plans for the following week until my shift is posted on Thursday. I've indicated that I'm generally not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and then they schedule me to work then. I wrote a letter telling the company that I wasn't available for several hours on Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday night and the supervisor didn't understand what I wrote (it was pretty clear) so she didn't schedule me at all during the week.

For today:

Send resume for at least 3 applications for real career jobs

Call Rob re EHO job

email SW about getting together

Finish elert

Go to work (1:30 to 8:30 pm including travel time)

Wash shirt for tomorrow

Wash dishes that have been sitting on my cupboard for several days

If I have time, finish outstanding work from Monday.

Remember to record time.

Post to PA once a day.   



A return check-in

While this goes against my credo of never wanting help from anyone or anything I have to do what's useful. These check-ins work better than going it alone. And while I desperately want a final blueprint to be in place before I take any action I realise the folly of that approach. It's like imagining every detail of an entire city 200 years in advance, and not paying for construction until absolutely everything is known. It's impractical; it's impossible. 


  • 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; review my plan
  5. Practise chanter 10+ minutes
  6. Coding study (10+ minutes)
  7. Network printer
  8. Call Christine 
  9. Research business cards
  10. Pet care: Afternoon/evening
  11. Wash dishes
  12. Put out bin
  13. Lock up house 
  14. Mouthwash/brush


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

Welcome back, Vaskaat!

I am proud of you, Vaskaat. I guess you can say that we are alone in our ultimate decision, no matter how loud others yell in our ears. But if this process helps you, as it seems to for all of us here, then why not do something good for yourself? It's not a cop out- it's brave to confront the issue proactively. So we are all happy you are back!

Journey 7:30

Working from home again today.  Off to a good start.   Yesterday was ok.   I completed my work MITs but worked late to get them done and then didn't do any of the personal chores I wanted to take care of.   But, any day that all the MITs get done is a good day so I'm not going to sweat it.  I could have worked harder during the day, finished earlier, and had time to do those chores, BUT the work got done so yay. 

Today's list:

  • DP stuff
  • Call Clint about Thursday's meeting
  • DR meeting
  • Team meeting
  • Project M - finish R - several hours?
  • Project O - research solution - do manual jobs
  • Project PO - what's there
  • CT if time
  • Error message if time
  • Goals review
  • SH's if time
  • laundry started
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • YNAB
  • scoop cat litter
  • QT
  • test phone
  • exercise
  • feed birds
  • water plants
  • fill up vitamins
  • prepare clothes and food for tomorrow and FridaY -started
  • meet with DR dude about audit

UPDATE 5:50  Today was awesome!  Why can't every day be like this?  I felt like I knew what to do and I wanted to get it done, I worked hard, took breaks as needed, I was totally functioning like a normal person.   Maybe I'm cured   }) 

Now I'm going to go make dinner, do the dishes, finish folding a load of laundry, and work on putting my budget in YNAB, even if I just work on it for 10 minutes.  If I can continue to stay focused I'll have a guilt free couple of hours to goof off this evening.




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

kaoba 11 April 2012

I am done with the report! Now I need to spell-check it and send it off. Two days late, but finished.

Best wishes for a productive day to all!



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My CheckIn

Laughing Empty Inbox

Revise My List A

Revise My List WF

Send a mail to LS about IC problems

Send a mail to PO about CI meeting

Revise conditions for flight to C

Send money to S 

Make brain exercises 

check-in wednesday 11th

Nice starter Chickadee, thank you :)

Re-commencing/re-committing to check-ins and micro-bursts etc. Am also going to try and adopt the flylady 'routines'... Have already 'dressed to shoes'. 'made my bed' and am 'eating a healthy breakfast' as I type!

  1. Sort out a birthday present for my mother, get to the post office and post it without delay (and hopefully it will only be a day late...)
  2. Walk dogs (definitely to the post office!)
  3. get to my meeting ahead of time, remember to pay rent on the room
  4. return books to library and get my assignment re-started
  5. think about dinner. Have been spoiled by a week of enormous and delicious meals...
  6. do 15 min decluttering
  7. go to exercise class? This would be good for me...
  8. Get to bed 'at a decent hour' having conducted my 'evening routine'
  9. finish the book I started reading on holiday!!!!
  10. check back in here at the end of the day

My dog is whining to get out, off I go!!!

Things I got done: loaded dishwasher and turned it on, got a load of washing done, hoovered swiftly and superficially, bought some fruit and veg, baked some potatos but didn't eat them, met up with a friend and ate with her instead, met up with another friend and hung out for a bit and that was nice, took dogs for another walk, got some books out of the library, spoke to my sponsor, got the dogs second shots of their vaccinations; and arranged to get my bike repaired (dodgy brakes) on Friday. So quite a productive day all in all. Read a chapter of my book. Not going to read any more of it now though as... it would keep me awake... need my beauty sleep :)

My Check In

Thanks chickadee for starting 

10.00 - 1.00 - 3hours, 6 - 30 mints session without break

1.00 - 2.00 - Jog+lunch 

2.00 - 4.00 - Rest 

4.00 - 8.00 -  4 hours, 8 - 30 mints session 

8.00 - 8.45 - Yoga 

8.45 - 9.00 - Dinner

9.00-10.00 - 1 hour, 2 - 30 mints session

10.00-10.30 - Relax 

Finding a way CI

9.40 am Wednesday

Thanks for the starter, chickadee. Not off to a great start so far, browsing the net instead of having my shower. Actually feeling a little overwhelmed and also guilty that I haven't gone in to my client's office today.

But I can turn things around! I have my list and need to follow through. Must be ready to leave here at 2.30 pm for few days in town - work seminar and family visits.

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. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

12. Read part of the AA Big Book

13. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

15. Eat lunch

16. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

17. Test blood sugar two hours after lunch

18. Wash dishes

19. Declutter 500 e-mail

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

21. Eat dinner

22. Test blood sugar at bedtime

23. Inject insullin

24. Get my medicine ready for tomorrow

Thanks for letting me share