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 May 2, 2012



Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing


Sorry to hear you are in a hole and hope you feel better very soon.

I notice from your posts and in chat how persistent you are, and that you consistently complete the tasks on your list.

Wishing you all the best! :)

clement ci - gratefulness

i ran out of motivation. I was just sitting here, staring blankly. Stuff's just not gelling, then more work, unpleasant, "messy" things to do. blah.


i came here.

And hearing other people struggle made me feel better. I feel guilty about that, cuz i wish they didnt have to struggle, but if that were the case, it wouldnt have encouraged me. I dont want to have to have other people do bad for me to feel good about myself. But, whatever, for today it worked for me.

But as i clicked to post this entry, i was reminded about some good things recently i have to be grateful for. Especially a close relationship of mine that's doing A LOT better. Geez, isn't that much more important? I going to bring that before the Lord in prayer now.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


wrkinprogrss: 05/02/12

Hi and good wishes to all.

I'm continuing to experiment with noticing what helps and what doesn't.

= made or am making progress
Laughing = done or done enough

To Do: Helpful: Self-Sabotage?

P.A. bookending and check-in
Laughing brush teeth and splint
Laughing apply cooling to hand 3x or more

Laughing make a pass through job email
Laughing get something to eat
LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing 15 minutes bug work progress

Laughing take vitamins

shower and shevel
anoint and tape thumb
use eardrops

LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing 15 minutes bug work progress
next act re G email
next act re R email

pick next monster to color
submit timecard
15 minutes thinking re next acts for flagged items in job email

make some mindmap notes re an HP technique for dissolving procrastination
check last status report for intended-this-week items
Laughing 15 min. bugs progress

15 min. next act or s/s/t progress

warm load laundry
hunt for gel cooling items on net
Laughing pay storage

shop for bread, crackers, yogurt, energy bars, soymilk?
unload/load dishwasher (unloaded)
Laughing do 15 minutes Qi Gong

***extra credit:***
10-min burst kitchen sink?
15-min burst: rsch next act tax prep
recovery-related reading/thinking?
read re google alternatives/flickr?
cook rhubarb? 



SJ Check In

Good morning all. The past two days have been really productive. Today, I woke up later than planned, but I still plan on making the most out of today possible.

  • Finish K's bookLaughing
  • Write notes for KLaughing
  • Answer 20 emailLaughing
  • Edit blogLaughing
  • Read J's book
  • Eye therapy
  • PushupsLaughing
  • Make dinner
  • Tutor B. 
  • Be available for hubby in the evening.


"What if there was a place that was safe enough where the worst of me
could be known and I would discover that I would be loved more, not
less, in the telling of it? ...Fresh trusting of love trumps old shame.
Always. Here

kromer 10:45 CI

I'm feeling really lost this I've gotten in a hole so deep that I'll never get out.

OK, well I guess today I need to:
*Finish counts (well, this is half done)
*Update section on counts
*Update section on double staining
*Update intro (basic updates, just changing tense etc)
*Some ideas for discussion
*New version of summary
*Email re m8, email Mina, email about dinner or yg (will do this soon)
*Clean bench (will do this soon)
*Do c.m. for d1 colony (working on this now)
*Check expt, collect 1 
(will do this soon)
*Pick up pass (not gonna happen)

Journey 9:15 annoyed & updates

An annoying start to the day.   I had the dog at the groomers at 8 am and they had him scheduled for tomorrow instead of today.    They did offer me a credit to my account and rescheduled the appointment, and I know that mistakes happen so I'm not angry; but it threw my schedule out the window and now I'm having trouble getting started.   Anyway, I have exercised, made the futile trip to the vet/groomer, stopped by the grocery store, and had breakfast.   I'm going to log my food and exercise, make my todo list, put the aggravation behind me, and get started on my work day. 

Update 10:45 wow I'm getting a very slow start, but I am feeling more ambitious and less annoyed now.   I also have a real pomodoro now rather than using the timer on the pc and it really helps because I can hear it ticking.   It's not a tomato, it's a cute cow but it's the same concept.    So here is the list, MITs are in red.

  • Project D planning - started
  • Added - Project D testing - started
  • Project C revise and send out  document
  • Project O - data
  • Project O - problem with N yay problem solved!!
  • C training
  • Goals Review
  • 1 hour of reading about upcoming projects
  • If time research I error
  • If time, Project C - tasks L and M
  • Dinner
  • Dishes
  • Laundry - started
  • More freezer organizing
  • Sync budget
  • Put ww fluid in car
  • Look for craft stuff

A pretty light day actually - zero meetings and my major projects are in wait states so I can do some proactive stuff today.  I WILL do some proactive stuff today :)



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

05/02 - tila

Exam: 1 difficult LG
15 min online
5 min clean-up
DD drop off
10 min clean-up
Exam: 2 difficult LGs
Exam: finish up LR (SP)
10 min clean-up
Research: clean up files – 1997??
DD pick up/drop off/pick up
Research: 1 hour
Exercise: 30 min
10 min clean-up
Exam: 1 hour - LGs
Fill out FAFSA
Exam: 1 hour – LR – 4 blog posts
CS 101: lectures
T - e-mail respons
Research: 1 hour
Exam: 1 hour - 2 LGs
CS 101: Read lectures, take quizzes
READ: 1 hour (Kin

tila - repost


Exam: 1 difficult LG
15 min online
5 min clean-up
DD drop off
10 min clean-up

Exam: 2 difficult LGs
Exam: finish up LR (SP)
10 min clean-up

Research: clean up files
1997?? 2001/2005/2008

DD pick up/drop off/pick up
Research: 1 hour

Exercise: 30 min - if lifting a toddler for 15 min a day counts

10 min clean-up

Exam: 1 hour - LGs - Research is a priority today
Fill out FAFSA
Exam: 1 hour – LR – 4 blog posts - tomorrow on light rail
CS 101: lectures - Friday


Biggest accomplishment of the day - vacuumed and cleaned the car!!! With a toddler as a helper, he-he. I'm getting better at this motherhood thing. Finally.

T - e-mail respons


Research: 1 hour
 will probably more like 4 hours
Exam: 1 hour - 2 LGs - i
f not too fried, try one  

CS 101: Read lectures, take quizzes
READ: 1 hour (Kindle) not happening today - e-reader died and is being recharged now



I'm glad I don't have to fill out that stupid thing any more!  Lots of luck


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

Thanks!  I've been trying

Thanks! Smile I've been trying to postpone filing it for a week now!

Hypatia's check-in

The depression is really slowing up my brain this morning.  After only getting 1 out of 6 reports done yesterday, I'm not very sure what I'll manage today.  Anyway here goes.

  • e-mails
  • dictate some reports done 3
  • analyse M's results
  • filing
  • if up to it, prepare S's notes


Daily checkin

I am powerless against compulsive procrastination.


Work on set S (In progress)

Start work on website for EG 

Do Brain Training 

Prepare final draf of MOMs for CI (in progress)

Prepare report for UG about archive  



Empty Inbox

Check WaitingFor

Check Actionable 

Clear Desktop

Read PA tools 

Check Lists 


Send mails to C people about data feedback

Prepare report on IC viewer 



My Check In

Thanks Lennon for starting this thread.

8.15 - 8.45 - Prepare breakfast

8.45 - 12.45 - Study

12.45 - 1.45 - Jog/Shower/Lunch 

1.45 - 3.45 - Nap 

3.45 - 8.45 - Study

8.45 - 9.15 - Dinner

9.15 - 10.30 - Relax/Update/Read/ Watch


The day didn't go as I planned. But I realized a greater insight "I must surrender the one thing that I never have and never will - CONTROL!!" . Interruptions are bound to happen, I should accept that and move on. 

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. Prayer and meditation

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Cook and eat breakfast

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Read p. 319 of the Big Book

12. Declutter 100 e-mail

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. Prepare dinner

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

19. Eat dinner

20. Go to part of the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

21. Inject insullin

22. Pay rent

23. Wash dishes

24. Clear table

25. Sweep floor

26. Pay other bills

Thanks for letting me share