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 15th August 2012

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

with thanks to Journey for reminding me of this quote.

tracy-la check in weds 8-15

Reading for Day -- Inner Tigers

What we fear facing and dealing with is often inside. We may transfer our fear and irritation to external circumstances and the people around us, when what we need to do is look inside. Usually, we are our own worst enemy.

Our fears go back to a time when we were very young and relatively helpless. We may still be afraid of rejection, of being inferior, of being hurt with no one to take care of us. We may have an irrational fear of economic insecurity, which comes from a time when we were aware of financial problems but were too young to understand them.

Whether our inner tigers are real or made out of paper, we need to face them instead of eating to appease them. As we recover from compulsive procrastination, many of the fears, which we had tried to bury with procrastination, come to consciousness. With the Power greater than ourselves, we are able to tame the inner tigers.

Secure in Your care, may I not fear self-discovery.

Adapted From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations 


I've been working on morning routine. Did better at getting my 1st MIT done. Got off track around 8 am when I decided to register my son online at school and had computer issues -- that took me off 1 1/2 hours. Next time, wait to do those personal things till evening.

6:45 am - 8:00 am  Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

8 am - 10:15 - personal got off track -- could have waited till evening after work  

FrownFrownFrownFrownFrownFrownFrownFrownFrown -- NEXT TIME DO IN EVENING

10:45 am - 11:15 am -- office work 

Smile Smile 

11:15 - 11:45 am  - personal [ got off track] FrownFrown 

11:45 - 12 pm  -- -

[Smilekid stuff I HAD to do]; 

12-2:15  Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile  [projects L, S and V- DONE]

Break 2-2:15

2:15-3:30 worked on new matters/business development


Lunch: 3:30-4:15 pm (fit in chat with friend)

4:15 - 4:30 Project D   SmileDONE

4:30 - 4:45 finished project V SmileDONE

4:45-5:30  finish up for work at office; drive home  

5:30 - 6:45 - drove home, early dinner; kid time; school registration PERSONAL STUFF

6:45 -  7:30 - prep for conference call; research on personal project

7:30 - 8:15 take dog for walk DONE

8:15 - 9 - get ready for bed/next day 






tila - Wed

Another family weekend, had to spend a couple of hours planning this work week.

Plan for today: 

  • finish up LG 4 + review
  • LR - PT 28 (2 sections) + review
  • read LRB - ch 6-8
  • prep DD clothes
  • vacuum/dust/laundry
  • workout
  • read
  • Pharma - vid/q

Already done: WG, RA, receipts, rebates

InnerTruth's check-in

Wasted the morning. Will use the afternoon to get things done including:

Add outstanding jobs to database

Applying to outstanding jobs.

Pay MC

Updating database with everything I've already researched (no new research!)

Develop "cold call" script

Print call list for Thursday

Go for run around 3:30 pm

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Leave for PT job at 6:30 pm

Home at 11:30 pm

Relax and get to bed by 1:00 pm

Keep time log!


kromer 10:30 CI

A little late today...this is getting to be a bad patten. Earlier than yesterday though.

I have a lot to do this week, but I am going to make a short list that mixes "hard" and "easy" tasks, and work steadily.

Specifically, a list of tasks for today is:
Finish cleaning bench
Check on expts
Do c.m, start dig. (don't think this is going to happen today)
Take samples out of fixative
Figure out genotyping protocol (couldn't find, so I emailed about this and expect to have this by the end of the week)
Write up probe design/update wiki
Get a draft of intro (it's a pretty cruddy draft, but I have decent revisions for some)
List books
Do 1 hr work on lit.

Reahbilitation hospital

  • Reahbilitation hospital early morning
  • lunch
  • practise course work
  • go to course
  • tidy up
  • HS V
  • practise for exam tomorow three hours
  • dinner
  • one hour of editing chapter one.
  • rehab excercises
  • bed early

Vic 8/15/12

Show up (done) , calender

"It’s been shown in studies that ADD and ADHD kids respond much better to
positive reinforcement than to criticism, so try to play to their
strengths and catch them being good and remark on it whenever possible."by Dr. Robert Myers, Child Psychologist


Positive Reinforcement

Why just ADD/ADHD. I think it applies to every human being (and even to some animals). Smile

Re: Positive Reinforcement

Roab, generally it is recovery etiquette to not crosstalk (in this case, questioning) on others' personal posts that might apply to them (as in, some of us have ADD/ADHD, so that's who the post applies to). Thanks. 



(no worries)

ok to "crosstalk" on my posts- I think in pa we do not crosstalk if that is what a person requests.

For non adhd, concept is universal, as Martha Beck writes:

"But," you may be
thinking, "if I accept everything as is, I'll lose my motivation." Oh,
really? Have you ever totally accepted a baby or puppy? What motivated
you to play with it? Have you ever fallen in love, totally accepting
someone who totally accepted you? What motivated you to spend time
together? The answer, my friend, is love. And nothing in the world is as

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 findingaway for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Cook and eat breakfast

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone 12-Step meeting

5. Go to part of the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

6. Go to part of the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

7. Cook and eat lunch

8. Wash dishes

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. Go to part of the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

14. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

15. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Lavida CI 8/15

I love that quote, thanks! Appropriate for me lately...

Today I just need to pray that my HP will pull me out from under. I'd like to feel hopeful instead of depressed. God give me energy and courage to do all these things to get out of this situation. Amen.


"If you feel you're about to drown, remember Tool 1 and Break .. It .. Down"

Hypatia's check-in

gotta squeeze the paperwork in between the meetings and appointments today

  • write up meeting notes for M
  • meeting with S
  • sign letters
  • verification
  • read afternoon files
  • phone messages
  • lunch
  • clinic
  • panel reports
  • today's reports
  • verification
  • leave early to collect car from garage



Gotta get back on track...


1. Doctor Appt.

2. Fill Meds

3. Target: Iphone4, yay!  Maybe after work. 

4.  online app for grad school

5.  look into the dismissal paperwork

6.  netfix/ebay

7. school or gre study?  Email Ran to get advice.

8. find out what this IRS letter BS is about...

9. list 5 things.

10.  Give mom the meds

11.  Gym membership or school... 


Thanks everyone!!!! 

Vien 15-8-12

Thanks findingaway for starting us off.


  • 30 situps
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush   
  1. Work search (10+ minutes)
  2. Code (20+ minutes)
  3. Volunteer search (10+ mins); inquire to at least one
  4. Chanter practise (10+ minutes) 


  1. Shave
  2. Pet care: afternoon/evening
  3. (look into unmounting drive)
  4. Update phone OS
  5. Call Hakim?  
  6. Pay V bill
  7. 5 x 10, at least twice
  8. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  9. (Haircut by end of week) 
  10. (I.C. - completed form + letter and money)
  11. Business brainstorming (20+ mins)
  12. Dishes
  13. Lock up house 
  14. Put out bin
  15. Mouthwash/brush  
  16. Bed before 0100    

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

Finding a way CI

Back from holiday, had a 'settling in' day yesterday so I am all unpacked and up to date with washing etc, have read some of my emails and done a couple of work tasks.

Now for the serious stuff today:

prepare for Thursday posting now at 12.40 am; finally finished this, but really not good to be finishing so late as it is for an important job tomorrow (now today) with a 6 am start, so I will probably be tired all day.

ring: JD, JC, library, J, MH (and T?)

pick up: tax, BC

redo lists