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, 16 May, 2012

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

P.A. Promise #4:

Well-planned and completed actions
will be our new way of life;
organizing will become second nature.

The desire for any unhelpful daydreaming,
.  the avoidance of tasks,
.     and the dread of actions
.        will disappear ...

as we find pleasure and spiritual fulfillment
in completing the task before us.

tiptree CI

to do:

- clean office for 45 mins
- clock 6 hours of work (clearing at least 3 bug items)
- read 50 pp of novel
- practice guitar
- watch DVD when all of the above done

tila - Wed

Not the most productive day yesterday, mostly catching up with leftover tasks from the past week. Made a lot of progress on MITs though.

Plan for today is: 

  • LR - continue Wk 6 - do 2 days
  • Guest bedroom - continue - ugh, possibly finish up by the end of the week - freecycle toys - post online
  • CS 101- 1 v + 1 q
  • Living room - declutter desk need to spend 10 more min on it
  • LG - 8 - really do it fast
  • Research - merge Env - 1997, 2001, 2005 
  • Workout - 30 min
  • Read - Kindle


kromer 10:45 CI

OK, yesterday was not the best day, and today I am getting a late start.

Today I need to:
Finish L8 staining
Assess W18, check on animals
Deacon emails
Colony counts 
Remake 2 fig (have done one)
Clean bench, make wash buffer
Email MK
Organize girls grp materials
Lunch w/ friends

InnerTruth's 9:45 am check-in


  1. Call City Hall
  2. Write script for AW, make call
  3. Pay BMO
  4. Newsletter article - 10:15 - 12:30

Lunch & get ready for work

Travel time & work - 1 to 8 pm

Run - 8 pm

Wash dishes, blouse - 9pm

Answer email

Go to bed - 11 pm 


Vic 5/16/12

Show up (done), make plan, chat box

 Consistently "showing up" has become a new way of life for me with help of PA for over 2 years now.(I have been here 3 yrs, first yr was not consistent) "Showing up" has many different meanings for me . I am not "out of the woods" and can only hope the rest of promise #4 , but for the grace of God am grateful I have a place to "show up"  when the craving to "shut down" hits. (one day at a time).

Update mobi client by 1:30PM

Update mobi client by 1:30PMGot distracted, extended to 2:30

Update client account. Completed.

Perfect Promise for today!

"...The desire for any unhelpful daydreaming, the avoidance of tasks and the dread of actions will disappear..."


Well great day at work today - felt a bit like chasing my own tail sometimes but satisfying job well done.

 Now for tonights' work.

 I'm fed and watered. And sleepy.  But a presentation due tomorrow that I really haven't started and a tutorial tomorrow that I have heaps to catch up on.


1. start presentation now with headings/questions adding bit at a time until I fall asleep at the computer... prob by 9.

 2. Go to bed and wake up at 1130 - work on presentation until 100.

3. Sleep.


5. 7-730 bfast 

6. 730-8 proof read presentation

7. go to cafe w COFFEE and do tutorial study until 1230 noon.


FROM NOW UNTIL AFTER TUTORIAL I will, seeking my strength from my higher power, resist the temptation to check my emails, texts, bank balances, FB or anything not related to these two tasks.  

 May we all be headed towards our new way of life as promised.


Journey 6 am & updates

Up at 5 am  to check on a sensitive process at work . . . so far going ok.   I'll make my todo list while monitoring and then hopefully be able to take an exercise break 7ish.   I'll check back with todo list around 9.

Update 11:00.   Well.   My power was off for an hour, so now I'm feeling behind schedule.   I had breakfast, changed clothes and folded some laundry during the time the power was out, and that stuff would have had to get done anyway so whatev.   Anyway, I had started on planning the rest of the day and didn't finish so I'll finish that up and then get to it.  


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

Hypatia's check-in

Another year older today.  Trying to get some pleasure out of it, but still badly affected by depression.  The secretaries gave me a lovely present and couple of cards which was really nice.

 Now I have the joy of attending the "manual handling" course all morning at work.

Plan for the afternoon

  • in-tray
  • phone calls
  • e-mails
  • reports (try for 3)
  • filing


Thank you for the birthday wishes

The day seems to be improving as it goes on

Plan for the afternoon

  • in-tray
  • phone calls
  • e-mails
  • reports (try for 3) 1 2
  • filing


Happy B Day

wishing you many,,,,

Happy Birthday Hypatia!


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

Birthday Blessings, Hypatia!

Hypatia - Happy Birthday!

Wishing you joy and peace in the year ahead!

Happy Birthday Hypatia!

8) Hope it is lovely!


Happy Birthday!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Many thanks all

Thank you for your birthday wishes.  I had a friend round for a meal yesterday evening which was very pleasant


katia 5.16

Things to do today

-Delicious breakfast!!! mmm
-Connor's Ped appt soooo healthy!
-Meet Amy for walk cancelled due to rain :(
-Call Oral surgeon consult on Monday
-Put ALL the clothes away!
-School research
-Email Dr. Brown
-Something fun that isn't internet lol
-See if anything else needs to be added to list added a few things

Sounds pretty good!

Other things
-Put dishes away
-Did dishes in sink
-Got Connor's iron tested/form
-Washed backpack
-Vacuumed Connor's room

Lookit me getting stuff done. lol!

My Day

Thanks Moving along for starting the day.
7.00 - 9.00 - Study
9.00 - 9.30 - Break fast
9.30 - 1.30 - study
1.30 - 2.30 Jog/Shower/Lunch  
2.30 - 4.30 - Nap 
4.30 - 8.30 - Study
8.30 - 9.30 - Yoga
9.30 - 10.30 - Dinner/Relax/Update/Read/ Watch

Movingalong's Wonderful Wednesday

I choose to find wonder and joy in my day!

Finding a way CI

Thanks for Promise 4, movingalong, even though it feels a long way off yet! But sometimes I've had glimpses . . . 

Yesterday was not so good, I did some things but also wasted lots of time. Kind of almost wishing I had a deadline for project K, but I'm sure it's good for me to create one myself instead. Need to head for the chat box and get back into it.

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. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Fix and eat breakfast

5. Go to a doctor's appointment at 8:15 a.m.

6. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

8. Eat lunch

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

10. Fix dinner

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

12. Eat dinner

13. Inject insullin

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

Thanks for letting me share