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.

Friday 20th July 2012

Good morning everyone! Hope you have the most productive day ever! Remember every task gets done not by finishing it, but by consistently starting it. Keep at it. 

1. Have some caffeine now to jump start day

2. Write my chapter for 30mts straight. And make sure I keep starting each time I stop. I will restart 4 times today. 

- 30 mts of work done. 1st restart, I'll be back in 45 mts 

- 2nd restart - 30mts +

- 3rd restart - 45 mts more and time to sleep. 

3. Finish section of chapter within 2.5 hours.
- delays have lead the 2.5 hours being spread over many more hours than it needed to. But these are baby steps. This is how those people of giant will-power is produced. Practice, Practice, Practice. Every failed attempt counts, Every successful attempt counts.

4. Come back to add more tasks when it is done.  - NOT DONE as it's end of the day. I'll be back and check-in tomorrow by 10.00am Sydney time. 

thanks to Progress and Movingalong

Thank you, really appreciate your kind words.

I can't even imagine how the people who were victimized there feel, but it's bad out here. Seems like my neighborhood is completely asleep - highly unusual for the weekend - no kids playing, no music. The movie theatre around the corner is closed for Saturday and Sunday - one of their employees was killed in the shooting. This is what I love about my community and Colorado in general, people are quite nice and respectful.  

On the lighter note, DH, DD and myself managed to get out to a library/restaurant/playground to focus on what's important. It is hard to get moving back into routine, I still get distracted by the news - spent about 6 hours online following the news. 

They did manage to clear the shooter's apartment, one less thing to stress about. The lockdown kept hundreds of medical professionals/students away from their homes, I wouldn't want anyone of their patients to suffer because they weren't rested enough. The consequences of this shooting will haunt our community for years. 

Enough ranting! Time to get something done.  


So sorry about the tragedy in CO. I'm nowhere near it but I can't stop watching the news coverage either. I had been awake in the middle of the night watching TV and found out about it only hours after it happened. I have a very hard time focusing on my work when big news events like this happen, because I'm a news junkie and can't turn off the TV. Anyway, sending your city blessings and healing. ~Progress

for Tila

May the love of higherpower envelop you and all around.

tila - Fri

Still struggling to get back to normal after heat exaustion; tend to get sick once the temperature hits 86 dF, really strange. If it continues next week, will have to schedule a doc appointment.

Something horrific happened in my city today - a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded over 50 ppl in the movie theatre today. The movie theatre is a 15 min drive from my house. I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to help.

The police and other agencies have evacuated the buildings around this guy's apartment complex - there are chemical and explosive devices in there. He was a PhD student at the University of Colorado medical school - the apartment is like a block away from the Children's Hospital and the University Hospital. The police say it could be closed off anywhere from hours to days. At least I'm done with all doc appointments for this year.

Plan for today:

  • STOP OBSESSING ABOUT THE SHOOTING AND WATCHING LIVE REPORTS - instead, check the blog once in a while
  • Do 1 day of LR and 1 day of LG
  • Go to bed realtively early - not going to happen
  • Added later: made a donation

wrkinprogrss: 07/20/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

to do today -- ta-da!

Done (or done enough) shower & wash hair, etc.
Made or am making progress bookending and check-in at P.A.
Done (or done enough) make a pass through job email

Made or am making progress take Rx and supplements
Done (or done enough) leave ca. 10:55 for 11:15 MD appointment
Made or am making progress buy athletic tape, etc, at drugstore (didn't find the good bandages)

try to get 97% job work item to 100%
pick a candidate from spreadsheet and think re next act
Done (or done enough) get free disk space to 16%

do 10 minutes of personal process writing
do QG & Dr. P exercises
be in bed with lights out by midnight

some things that I'd like to make progress on processing:

priorities for weekend (including look-forwards / replenishment!)
upcoming dance solo
ideal space thoughts
special laundry: details, concerns, strategies, prioritization
consultation with Slightly Future Self?

Progress CI Fri. 7/20

Already done:

Called leasing office

Called clinic to reschedule

Got gas, breakfast, lunch and supplement


This afternoon: 

WRITE. goal is 8. 

DVD workout (esp. stretching today)

Pay water bill when payment comes in




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


  1. "Gig" search" (20+ minutes)
  2. Volunteer search (10+ minutes)
  3. Practise chanter (10+ minutes) 
  4. Py (20+ minutes)
  5. (I.C. records and trans; may contact)
  6. Pet care: afternoon/evening
  7. (Download printer driver)
  8. Determine prices for RW: data, training in new OS, 
  9. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  10. 5 x 10, at least twice 
  11. Dishes
  12. Lock up house 
  13. Bring in bins
  14. Mouthwash/brush  
  15. Bed before 0100

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

kromer 10:20 CI

Feeling kind of overwhelmed.

Going to:
Finish outline/abstract on EA project and email prof.
Submit abstract for GC project (haven't heard back from prof. yet, it's stressing me out, but I'm hoping I will hear back sometime soon) (heard back, he wants major changes which I'm not at all happy with, but I will deal)
Call BC, text about shopping, card for GM. (working on this now)
Check on expts, dose n, start dosing a. (working on this now)
Order probes
Go to youth group(will do this soon)

tracy-la check in 7-20 - taking action

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
  --Thomas Huxley  

Sometimes we have good ideas about how to make things better. We might know we need to spend more quality time with others. We might know it would be better if we found the perfect "to do" list, best tips for getting things done or newest electronic organizer. Knowing what needs to happen is part of the process of change. But we have to put that knowledge into action.

All our good intentions, no matter what they may be, do not really mean anything until we move into action. A hug is better than a thought of love; a story read together is better than a wonderful vacation that did not get past the planning stage, just as a finished house is something we can live in, while the blueprint is soon forgotten. When we act on our ideas, we put ourselves into the world as a force for change.

What change can I set loose in the world today?  

Adapted from Today's Gift, written anonymously. Copyright © 1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation.


I am changing my morning routine. Am going to take action on that now.

Have a great day!  



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 thesis for starting this trend

Things I have done today

1. Went to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Pay bills online

Things I will do today

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

2. Cook and eat breakfast

3. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

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

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Read meditations

9. Finish my Third Step

10. Call my DA sponsor

11. Call my OA sponsor

12. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

14. Eat lunch

15. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone OA meeting

16. Fix dinner

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

18. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

19. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

Hazyjane check-in

Walk dogs NOW

  • have breakfast
  • bake soda bread
  • have shower/bath
  • order spare key fob (grrrrr council cuts!!!)
  • recycle/get rid of all the old cut-up magazines littering the place
  • mix more wallpapaer paste, continue decoupage of old crappy doors
  • get to tea commitment IN GOOD TIME (by bus!!)
  • get to Dr's appointment
  • walk dogs properly
  • make healthy dinner (salad and ...?)
  • go to meeting
  • enjoy an evening bursting with chatbox chums :)

thanks Thesis for starting the thread, I liked your response to Ernie, powerful...

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