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 24 August 2012

Friday 24 August 2012
I ask higherpower to help me
to release all that is unhelpful from my being
-- so that I can be restored to living in the Light.

I ask higherpower to guide me
to become the greater self I was meant to be --
and inherently already am.

I follow my higherpower's vision for me
to be a more effective, loving, and joyful participant in life ...
so that I can thus be of true service to others.

May I take the next right action in the path of life.

tila - Fri

Wow, it's after 9 pm already. Might need to get another blood test, hormones are killing me.

Plan for tonight:

  • LG - do 4 and review.
  • LR - do 1 section and review.
  • Go to bed before 11 pm. Wake up at 6 am. 


Lavida CI Fri. 8/24


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

  • Preparation tasks
  • Specific action steps


I realized in the chatbox that I need to do preparation tasks FIRST before attempting specific action steps when doing a 10-minute chunk.

I get very anxious and avoid action because of my demand resistance. Preparation is key for me, in everything, and I do it best by thinking through what I'm going to do, which is using the Visualization tool #2 in a way.  Although it's not so much visualizing for me as it is just thinking through each step in my head before I actually do it so I know what to expect. It helps me feel more in control and then I don't have to panic and avoid. 

I also figured out the source of this problem: my mother. Perhaps the reason why I have tremendous resentment for her, and especially now in my current situation. She always used to throw me into situations without giving me preparation -- putting me on the phone, bringing me late to school, enrolling me in activities that already began several sessions before I joined ... that kind of thing I think made me feel out of control as a kid with a desperate need to prepare before I do anything. 

Thank you God for all my 12-step fellowships, including PA. I admitted that I was powerless over my procrastination and avoidance, and that my life had become unmanageable. I came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity. I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God. Amen. 

InnerTruth's check-in

  • Pay BMO
  • Check email
  • Send CC notice to DP or PD
  • Read SS & WF
  • Call SW & MO
  • Dinner @ 5 pm
  • Wash blouse
  • Pack for work
  • Set both alarms for 7:15 am

elvira's evening

Need to get ready for my Bank Holiday weekend away so essential is


  1. pack clothes - not forgetting kit 
  2. phone hotel with eta
  3. print off hotel info
would also like to
  1. put in an hour beating IE8 into submission
  2. phone my Mum
  3. put some clothes on to wash 

I think I'll do 2 & 3 in each section first: B3 A3 A2 B2 because the clothes can be washing while I do everything else, I need the hotel info before I can ring them, and then I'll already be at the phone to ring my Mum.


kromer 11:30 CI

I am super late...was supposed to run an errand this morning and got a REALLY late start on that.

OK, well I still have about 6 hours to work today, plus I can do more in the evening if I want, and over the weekend.

Today I will:
Update my records (working on this now)
Order stuff for conjugating probesets (working on this now)
Work on refs for manuscript (working on this now)
Assess Win18 slides (made a small start on this)
Todo list and 5 calls and an email about church picnic
Order new instruments (will do this soon)
Microburst analysis of R8 data
Start geno
Go to youth group
List books

V 24-8-12

Skipping days, waking up late, not doing my small tasks: there's still a long way to go.


  • 30 situps
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush   
  • Shave
  1. Bis. brainstorm with supporting materials (30+ minutes)
  2. Continue letter
  3. Code (20+ minutes)
  4. Chanter practise (10+ minutes or 15 on p) 
  5. Get frames adjusted


  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); 
  6. Look into pc deals
  7. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  8. (I.C. - completed form + letter and money) 
  9. Dishes
  10. Lock up house 
  11. Mouthwash/brush  
  12. Bed before 0100     

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


  • up early
  • meet y
  • brakfast
  • read O report
  • go coffee l
  • ring sponsor
  • go lunchtime meeting
  • go to old house pick up post
  • cal M re letter
  • lunch

Afternoon / evening

  • send m text re f

  • go to UNI and edit away document.

  • Decide on format

  • print off final edit
  • write executive summary
  • send to AM and N for comments
  • keep editing
  • go do groceries
  • makie diiner
  • keep editing
  • skype t
  • praniyama
  • rehab excercises
  • bed

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 movingalong for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone PA check-in (no one was there)

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Prayer and meditation

8. Go to diabetic group

9. Warm up and eat dinner

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Journey says hello

Hey guys!

I got a nice note from moving asking how I'm doing, so I figured I'd post an update.   I'm still hanging out at Leo's place and limiting myself to that one forum.   If I let myself I could spend all day on productivity web sites and never get anything done, so I'm focusing on the zenhabits one for now. 

I am still reading a couple times a week and keeping up with your progress and seeing all the new folks that have joined. . . . keep up the good work y'all!

I see a lot of new folks about my age too . . . you will find a lot of support here ladies.


Good to see you, Journey!



Show up (done), calender, swim

Thank you MovA for starter.

"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
—Step Eight of Al-Anon

We begin by making a list of everyone we have harmed on our journey, as we have struggled to survive. We have probably done more damage to ourselves than to anyone else, so we put ourselves first on the list. The Eighth Step is not meant to punish us; it is meant to set us free from guilt, anxiety, and discord.

Once we have made the list, we strive to become willing to make amends to everyone on it because that is how we heal. Making amends does not mean feeling guilty and ashamed and punishing ourselves; it means swallowing our pride and defenses, and doing what we can to take care of ourselves. We become ready to improve our self-esteem by taking responsibility for our behaviors. We become willing to have our relationships with ourselves, others, and our Higher Power restored. God, help me let go of my defenses and pride. Help me become willing."

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation.