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 22nd August

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller

marcelor checking in

Drive N

C appointment

1 hour R

1 hour T

1 hour G 

No I or G before 18- almost!

Stick to E

Phoebe's list 8/22

Hello, everyone!

So anry with myself for staying up late and not being able to wake up as planned. Ok, I'm going to do:

  1. Shower
  2. Wash dishes
  3. Shopping
  4. Trash
  5. Curtain
  6. Declutter 1
  7. Declutter 2
  8. Sink
  9. Clothes sorting 

I'd really like to create a magic button for myself but not sure what it should be yet..

elvira's evening


  • empty dishwasher
  • wash hair
  • wash some clothes they're in the machine now - and now they're hanging up to dry
  • deal with paperwork I dug out yesterday decided to defer paying car tax till after payday, but paid credit card bill instead
  • ready for bed by 11 made it by about 20 past and about a hour later am actually going



Online Meeting Anchors Needed

To lead our chatbox 12step meeting on August 26, 2012, we need people to anchor --start the meeting,  beginners are welcome. And here is link to the calendar sign-up:



Innertruth's check-in

I just want to make sure that I get something done today!

Have a small task list since I slept in:

  • Investigate movies and call ME
  • Hook up printer/scanner (didn't work!)
  • Write to City Hall and send in
  • Apply to OCWA job and send in
  • Check email
  • Write notice for Sept 12 event
  • Go to movies
  • Wash dishes
  • Put away clothes
  • Start newsletter

Keep a time log!



wrkinprogrss: 08/22/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

My short list for today:

Made or am making progress prioritize, start bookending and check-in
Done (or done enough)! make a pass through job email
Done (or done enough)!run dishwasher

make progress on evaluating and resolving old bugs
Done (or done enough)! make shopping lists including for pills
Made or am making progress pay bills (preferably mail payments, too)

Done (or done enough)! shower, etc
Done (or done enough)! get more food (farmer's market? grocery store E? both?)
do a load of light-colored laundry? (maybe also towels?)

10 min. counteracting entropy in somewhere in my surroundings
15 min. QG + Dr. P exercises
aim for bed with lights out and sound off by 11:00

tila - Wed

Another busy work day. Plan: 

  • RC - 2 sections (23, 24)
  • LG - 26
  • Review RC 21, 22, 23, 24
  • Review LR 30 (1, 2) 
  • Review LG 25, 26 (if done today)
  • Vac - finish up video/quiz
  • Pack b/pk, vaccum, dust, dinner, mail  
  • Pack p/s supplies, tags

V 22-8-12

Ah, nothing is yet regular in life. Well, it's not yet a good regularity.


  • 30 situps
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush   
  • Shave
  1. Gig search (10+ minutes)
  2. Continue letter
  3. Code (20+ minutes)
  4. Chanter practise (10+ minutes or 15 on p) 
  5. Bin


  1. Pet care: afternoon/evening
  2. (unmount drive for part; been putting this off forever)
  3. Run phone backup (evening)
  4. 5 x 10, at least twice
  5. Volunteer search (10+ mins); inquire to at least one
  6. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  7. (I.C. - completed form + letter and money) 
  8. Business brainstorming and/or card design (10+ mins)
  9. Dishes
  10. Lock up house 
  11. Mouthwash/brush  
  12. Bed before 0100     

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

kromer 10:30 CI

Today is going to be a bit of a short workday, since I'm a bit late, and have to leave early for a community meeting.

Today I am going to:
*Finish and email draft of intro (this has been taking me FOREVER!) (mostly done)
*Do c.m., check on expts
*Pick up samples, drop off new samples
*Photo 2 sections
*Work 1 hr on MK plan
*Write up probe design
*Go to community mtg
*Do the dishes, clean room, do 1 load of laundry
*Order b-flute and poly bags

*Make to-do list for picnic

Hypatia's check-in

did very badly last night - didn't do a thing after I got home.  Try again tonight with baby steps and the chatbox I think.  The big hold up is getitng started on clearing up and de-fleaing the front room (I've already de-flea'ed the cats).

Got an afternoon of paper work at work, and am getting a bit behind.  so here goes..


  • today's reports took all afternoon to do these, but at least they're done on time!
  • write up yesterday's phone calls
  • check today's phone calls
  • write up supervision session
  • in-tray


6.30pm I'm home and have greeted the cats, and am about to make coffee.  Then it's chatbox time

  • have coffee
  • feed cats 
  • put rug out in sunshine (I hope
  • clear dining room table
  • put newspapers in recycling
  • put clothes in bedroom
  • make and eat dinner
  • that'll have to do - I'll save the rest for tomorrow
  • hoover front room (in stages if necessary)
  • flea spray for front room

Please send supportive thoughts my way - I've got a really big block on sorting out the front room, and I don't know why.  I know demand resistance is a big part of it.


Vic 8/22/12

Show up(done), calender, walk

Did several "don't feel like it" procrastination items. Can't say I feel good about it because it "started the clock ticking" for more action and emotional distress. Oh well, I love #3, so many times it got me started with PA (ers) help:

This list of tips for getting started was posted by Procrastinator's Anonymous member, Milo (original post here). I'm re-posting it, with minor editing, as an article so it won't get lost:

1. Visualisation. Visualise the task being completed and how good it feels to have it off your list and out of your head.

2. Break it down into small steps. (But don't overanalyse; that's another form of procrastination.)

3. Exercise brute-force willpower. Grit your teeth and say, "I'm just going to do it, dammit!"

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 jalla for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

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

5. Cook and eat breakfast

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

7. Wash and dry clothes

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

10. Warm up and eat lunch

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

12. Go to a friend of mines and scoop the litter

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

tracy-la check in 8-22


P.A. Thought for the Day

"Those who do not recover are people who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault. They seem to be born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover, if they have the capacity to be honest." Am I completely honest with myself and with other people?

Meditation for the Day

You can make use of your mistakes, failures, losses, and sufferings. It is not what happens to you so much as what use you make of it. Take your sufferings, difficulties, and hardships and make use of them to help some unfortunate soul who is faced with the same troubles. Then something good will come out of your suffering and the world will be a better place because of it. The good you do each day will live on, after the trouble and distress have gone, after the difficulty and the pain have passed away.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may make good use of my mistakes and failures. I pray that some good may result from my painful experiences.

Adapted From Twenty-Four Hours a Day © 1975 by Hazelden Foundation.  

Check In Today

Stayed up a little too late and it's already Weds so thought I'd check in early before I go to bed. Have work in morning and then am taking my 12 year old and his buddy to Magic Mountain roller coaster madness theme park.  Not my usual day. Will see if I can check in tomorrow while I am getting ready.  

 Have a great day everyone! I reserached how to overcome my motion sickness problem and hope I'll be able to handle these 100 mph roller coasters . . . seems easier than the tasks we face on a daily basis. 


Wednesday list

  • up early 
  • go to pool
  • go to hospital for rehab
  • lunch
  • go to appointment d
  • go to dentist (groan!)
  • dinner
  • bt
  • finish adding in the last of journals 
  • edit document down 
  • decide on final format
  • edit again
  • get ready to print etc 
  • chinese herbs cook 
  • bed early 
  • praniyama