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.

Tuesday 5 December 2006

Welcome to Tuesday.

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pro's last check-in - 11:40pm

I did my bedtime routine (dishes, pills, teeth, etc.), but I'm not going to be able to sleep any time soon because I'm so upset today. I'll watch movies until I can fall asleep.

Good night, everybody.


Hi, Thomas here. I did something amazing this morning: I went right to the library and started to work. I ALWAYS do email and read online newspapers first. It has always felt like procrastination, though I called it a "warmup." In contrast, it's 11:24 a.m., and this is my first Internet use today. That is *so good*. I got a lot done on the article, though there is clearly more to go.

Actually, I have to stop the article and prepare my final lesson of the quarter for my students, then get back to writing (which, in this case, is mostly cutting).

way to go, thomasc!!

scarlett CI 2:20 pm

Nope, no momentum. Feeling sleepy - I've been getting 8 hrs, I don't know what the deal is. I'm always tired and sleepy. Feeling frustrated.

Already done:
eat breakfast
take pills
create folder
check tribe
sort recycling
eat lunch
catch up reading 15 min.
process unread emails GTD style (25 min.)

To do:
respond to LP email
review R weight tix
JK – access to V during closure
update start/finish grid

call BS re: class
put away clothes
find folder for L
feed cats/scoop pan

qwerty 6.40pm uk

I didn't achieve the 500 words I set out to on Sunday however I have made an improvement. I wrote a study plan with smaller daily goals. The plan is to do 50 words per day and it seems to be working. It seems easier for me to get motivated to write a few lines than whole pages.

I have worked out I have enough time before the deadline to complete it easily. I feel so much better now and don't feel quite as much pressure. In every day life I do everything that needs to be done without procrastinating. It is funny that the times I do procrastinate it always has something to do with paperwork,essays, bills etc. I don't understand why but am going to try hard to stop it.

Usually the same for me, I

Usually the same for me, I don't have a problem studying. So tonights bookending should be easier for me:

I. Study for Organic Chemistry, do worksheets, review test 3. Be caught up on older homework by 9PM.
II. Study through the night. Take 15 minute breaks and 30 minute work periods. I think that's fair, 2/3 of the time working. I can't realistically expect anything more then that.

Check in - 1:14 AM (my time) - from Norske

I haven't gotten any of the worksheets done, but that was an unrealistic goal. I spent about four hours surfing the web, talking to people, fixing my car and doing laundry before I finally started studying for Organic. Since around 9PM I've been on track however. I've gotten through chapter 8, and will now do problem set 8 (I'll run through the last two sections of 8, then come back to it later if I have time).

After that I'll look what I need to know for the next problem set, learn that, and then do that problem set. I hope to be at this point by 4AM. Let's see how it goes...

scarlett 12:10 pm

Slow start today, hard to get moving. I'm going to go sort my recycling, as that is productive and soothing. I hope it will help me gain some momentum.

Already done:
eat breakfast
take pills
create folder
check tribe

To do:
sort recycling
process unread emails GTD style (15 min.)
respond to LP email
review R weight tix
JK – access to V during closure
update start/finish grid

call BS re: class
put away clothes
find folder for L
feed cats/scoop pan

first time ever: CI 9:41 CMT

I'm a newbie, this is my first time ever doing this:

To Do:

finish morning routine
3 short essay responses
begin research for history paper
response essay
doctor's appt: discuss options
call other doc and make appt.
email dad
pay rent
check finances
eat healthy
bedtime routine

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Pr. 13:12

hello and welcome!

Looks like you have a full day ahead. Good luck with your list, and let us know how you are doing!

Glad to meet you

Just jump on in and start getting things done.


first check in, ever: 9:33 CMT

sorry posted twice... oops

10:00 CI for Lark on Tuesday

Good morning. Yesterday was not productive, yet I worked alot. Instead of being specific with a new list, I'm using yesterday's, as it won't be any better to do other things.
1. morning routine (done)
2. meditation and reflection (I'll try thru the day)
3. straighten out and catch up the work from yesterday.
4. organize and tidy up supplies, invoices, and other business papers

Lark CI 10:50 PM

Today was better than yesterday, but I'm still having trouble getting my tasks done well enough where I feel good enough at crossing them off as done, done. Customers are inquiring, and I'm going to have to juggle work tomorrow to keep them satisfied. Thank you

pro's first check-in - 8:50am

I didn't get to sleep that early last night, but I got up early, so my day is off to a good start.

  • Wake up 7:15am.
  • Morning Routine before breakfast:
    • Empty dish drain and wash any dishes from previous day.
    • Shower and dress.
    • Make bed (convert futon from bed to couch).
    • Lay out pills for the day.
  • Make and eat breakfast.

  • Take pills (dose 1 of 3).
  • Meditation.
  • Journal.
  • Exercise.
  • Contacts.
  • Look at tutorial project.
  • File papers in new pile that's building.
  • Pick up prescriptions.
  • Get mail.
  • Take pills (dose 2 of 3).
  • Meeting.
  • Pills (dose 3 of 3).
  • Bedtime Routine.


My brother excluded me from the Christmas day activity my family usually takes part in (no ticket for me), so I need to think of something to do with myself on Christmas. I don't want to stay home because I don't want to be in the same city as my disloyal family on that day, but I don't know where to go or what to do.

My brother and his family don't like me, and generally exclude me from family things unless under some sort of pressure to include me. They have a Thanksgiving event I'm never invited to, other stuff like that. They're obnoxious, self-righteous snobs, cruel while imagining themselves to be superior. It's too bad that they are such pigs because I like their children, and avoiding them means I can't see their kids, either. Oh well - staying away from their toxic energy is what matters most.


I'm so upset right now that I can't concentrate on anything. It's lovely that it's before 10am and I'm ready to work, but I can't work. I'm going to go take a walk.

i'm so sorry.

Family can hurt us really badly. It sounds like your brother is pretty thoughtless and you yourself called him toxic. Do you make alternative plans with the family members you like to spend time with?

alternative Christmas plans

I have no other family. My sister is in California, and my mother is spending the day with my brother and his family. My father is dead. Both my parents were only children so I have no aunts, uncles, or cousins.

I'm going to spend Christmas at one of the AA alcothons in New York - some place to go. Where I used to live they made nice meals for the alcothons - I don't know if they do that in New York. It doesn't matter - as long as I'm not alone on that day.

I went to a meeting tonight and got a lot of support - kind words, some hugs. It's painful, but it's been coming for a while. I'll be okay.

family - ugh

My brother and his wife also have a New Year's Eve party to which they invite my mother (who lives a block away from me), and not me. Same thing on Thanksgiving, same thing on Christmas. This is okay, doncha know, because I'm a subhuman freak who ought to realize that no civilized person would voluntarily spend time with me.


because I'm a subhuman freak who ought to realize that no civilized person would voluntarily spend time with me.

ok you've gone way to far,
you know your not a freak
you are having family problems
and family relationships are weak

but lets not let this get out of hand
the pity party's ok, but pro bashing is banned
Think about this site,how you touched so many lives
This site was all your plan, look you what you began
This just could not have been done by a subhuman
You save many from procrastination
this site has been our salvation

So have your pity party
don't let it get out of hand
cause as I already told you
Pro bashing is banned


Rexroth 09.45 GMT

Todo today

get up
prayer and reflection
prepare room as office
wash up and tidy
deal with phone messages and worker (on legal admin project) not coming in today and think I could have stayed in bed and I'm up now. Isn't life cruel! (note to folks on the other side of the Atlantic this is English irony)
deal with emails

now I can't decide whether to do the work on my legal/admin project on my own or to take the day off from it. In any case I can:

finish emptying wardrobe for collection next Monday
pack away more of my stuff that is still all over the place

and the ususal

prayer and reflection
bed and sleep

I feel muddled

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth 23.46

Most done. Friend round this evening. We talked forever.

Night Rexroth