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.

Monday 3rd September 2012

Monday 3rd September 2012

Welcome to hope!

InnerTruth's check-in

Got up late and a had an MD appointment downtown that ate into most of my day.

To do's for the rest of the day

  1. Call MD re prescription
  2. Send newsletter to Donna
  3. Search private schools and ESL info for sister
  4. Apply to jobs due Sept. 4
  5. Try to send letter to city
  6. Rearrange freezer and throw out old yogurt
  7. Email Ryan
  8. Schedule for Donna P
  9. Run (if not too humid)
  10. Wash dishes
  11. Laundry and put away all dry clothes (can postphone to Wednesday if I'm running out of time)
  12. Take medication at 8 pm
  13. Bed by midnight




kromer 4 CI

OK, today is mostly a chores-and-relaxing day.

Finish summarizing articles
Finish cleaning room
Do a load of laundry
Do financial record-keeping
Make a schedule for the week
Pray/read bible

OK, good! 

Yoh - Monday 03/09

I just saw the tuesday check-in is already started, still monday here though :D

I had to work today, till 14.00 but after that I failed to get a lot done. It is now 19.30 and still need to study a lot. Exam is wednesday and I want to do more exercises this time.

So check-in list:

- put computer and phone in car outside (major distractions away)
- make dinner + eat
- go through exercises ch 21 - 22 (1h)

- read theory ch 23 (30mins) [started]
- exercises ch 23 (30mins)
- read theory ch 24 (30mins)
- exercises ch 24 (30mins)
- general exercises 

Writing it down already makes me more realistic about my timing. I'll need to use my time well, so I better get started!

See you all later when I'll come check off what I've got done.

EDIT: checking things off makes it look like I didn't do much actually, but in reality I have been working almost non stop. I did extra reading on ch22, definitely necessary. 

Replies not needed but always welcome. 

frogprincess - Monday 9/3/2012

Hello everyone.

1. Read planning course syllabus

2. Review policy paper requirements

3. Watch videos for lecture 2

4. Read 20 pages in text 

Vic 9/3/12

Show up (done ), calender, walk

Beautiful starter MA, thanks, and so true, by showing up here, I feel the door of  hope open, and now praying for willingness to be willingto walk through the door. 

Vientir 3-9-12

  • 40 leglifts
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush   
  • Shave
  1. Research gift for JM (purchase by Thursday)
  2. Return book
  3. Partition
  4. Code (20+ minutes)
  5. Chanter practise (10+ minutes or 15 on p) 
  6. Evaluate one vol position thoroughly


  1. Pet care: afternoon/evening
  2. Pay phone bill
  3. Volunteer search (10+ mins)
  4. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  5. Dishes
  6. Bi
  7. Lock up house 
  8. Mouthwash/brush  
  9. Bed before 0100    

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

Lavida CI Mon. 9/3


Here's what I will to do today:


  • Write 12 daily (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me)


  • Continue taking more of my supplements and water
  • Continue eating more fruits/vegs with each meal
  • Read Bible
  • Connect with HP
  • Light candle/incense, play music, read graf of romance novel

WORKOUT 10 minutes


  • Set myself up with agencies online and look for jobs on their sites
  • Look for jobs on LinkedIn via groups and agencies 
  • Apply to jobs I find: Emphasis on REAL, PERMANENT JOBS
  • Start getting online portfolio together now that agency wants it




(CAll SM / Verizon / Comcast / Dentist / Clinic /

Court: Call CAP about registry 

Email agency

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

Kodos 8:00

Not a good start to the day--spent an hour surfing the Internet. Will have to make it up by sticking to my schedule. Haven't planned out my day yet, but I will spend 8-10 following my regular morning routines and then make a plan for the rest of the day.

Kodos--10:40 update

Got some writing done, but was really limping along, half-writing, half-procrastinating. 

BUT, I have made a schedule:

10:40-11:00 get ready to leave house

11-2 BH and shopping




5-10 evening routines

I'll check in about 2:00.

Good luck everybody! 


Spent a little more time than I thought on errands, and also spent half an hour surfing, so my total today is up to...1-1/2!!! How is that possible? 

Anyway, onward with a revised schedule:



5:15 start evening routines

Keep plugging everybody! 

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 have done today

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

2. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Test blood sugar twice

2. Cook and eat breakfast

3. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

4. Prayer and meditation

5. Put clothes away

6. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

7. Go to the 9;45 a,m. telephone CLA activity line

8. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

9. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

12. Do my 10th and 11th Step

13. Wash dishes

14. Clear my tables

15. Do my numbers

16. Declutter 200 e-mail

17. Read the meditations

18. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

19. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

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

22. Take shower

23. Go to the 11 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Salamander's check in - Mon 3 Sep 12

In a rough order of priority with the "Must Do Today" at the top.

Starting at 1330

  • Get washed up and dressed to go out
  • Print out Excel sheet to take with me
  • Pay CC bill!!!!!!!!!!
  • Buy cat chicken, yogurt and butter
  • Cook a healthy and nutritious meal
  • Change cat trays
  • Rubbish out
  • (Speak to AC or AA) - Also left voicemail for AA
  • Hoover upstairs
  • Paperwork

1342 - I decided that at 16 items my list was too long and I would be sabotaging myself if I tried to complete it all. So edited my list more realistically.

1741 - Starting to procrastinate again! Until 1800 on Facebook is OK and reasonable. After that it's back to the salt mines for me!

1807 - OK, now I start the list again.

1832 - And realise I need a cup of caffeinated tea before I am going to achieve anything meaningful. Also realising that taking the hoover upstairs means it's ready for when I do hoover there, but that probably won't happen today. 

1943 - Dinner is simmering away. As usual, there is more for tomorrow or to freeze if wanted. Not feeling bad about imminent decision to defer the hoovering upstairs because the place is getting more attention every day I check in with PA and overall the trend is visibly moving in the right direction. I am horribly impatient, something I must learn to adapt a bit to my physical limitations too. I bet there's something in the 12 Steps about that somewhere...

2129 - Logging out here. It's been a good day, although I am surprised that (even after knocking so many items off my To Do list) I didn't do everything left on it. Hey ho. I need to underschedule even more than I realised.


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." (Anais Nin)


  • finish refs 

  • bibliography

  • go to Uni
  • put in M and N edits

  • call m re copy

  • print out

  • edit
  • photocopy
  • go to dentist
  • final edit

Hypatia's check-in

only one client this morning, and she's only 11 weeks old, so that shouldn't take long.  I've moved back into my own office after the decorator has gone so now there's no excuse....

  • client
  • write scripts 
  • write up today's report
  • write up backlog of client reports
  • read e-mails 
  • shopping for food
  • lunch
  • write up CSA report
  • go through P logbook
  • phone calls
  • work on LAC drawer

and for the evening (which is always worse than when I'm at work)

  • mow lawn
  • finish revision notes for Unit 2
  • make and eat dinner
  • check date for finance man
  • notify credit cardof S's death
  • write revision notes for unit 3
  • watch paralympics
  • write to B
  • tidy bedroom



susiesue's check-in monday

have managed to get up, dressed and breakfast

clear up kitchen -done 

finish pirate stuff

start sorting stuff for weekend

keeping it to just a few things a day so i don't feel overwhelmed.  yesterday i also did an extra of planting something that has been growing out of its pot for ages.

 ps can't work out how to go back and cross things out when i have done them.  it does it when i comment but when i post the crossing out disappears, could it be cos i have a mac? 

@susiesue re: unable to cross things out

Normally, you should be able to edit your own post, as long as your post has zero replies (from you or anyone else).

It sounds like you were able to edit your post, but your formatting changes didn't take?

I don't know the answer.

You could click on the forums button at the top of this screen, and then go to the "tech help" area which is called "Site Questions, Problems, and Updates".

Then click on "post new forum topic" to start a new thread with your question.

Thanks very much movingalong...

... I have followed your suggestions straight away - no leaving it until tomorrow and then forgetting.  I am new to posting - am usually a lurker - so it takes a bit of getting used to.

Eleanor BE Monday

Morning everyone. Here's what I'm up to today. 

Check work mail and reply where possible (and quick)

Put P phone date in diary

Do PA check in list

Go swimming

Go to library 

Read through chapter four,

get books,

do refs. 

At lunch time - take a quick walk

Come home and decide what to cook for Wed night

Make shopping list. 

Meet G at station

Go shopping.

Have decided not to put in things like 'get up, have breakfast, dinner' etc, as I never procrasinate about those. 

ELeanorBE Monday - extra thing

Oops, should add

Write to all TA/Cs and K about lead up to teaching. 


EleanorBE Monday - how I did.

Check work mail and reply where possible (and quick)

Put P phone date in diary

Do PA check in list

Go swimming

Go to library 

Read through chapter four,- didn't exactly do this. Read through a bit of it then started marking references.

get books,

do refs. - did spend all the time I had working on this but didn't finish it.

At lunch time - take a quick walk

Come home and decide what to cook for Wed night

Make shopping list. 

Meet G at station

Go shopping.

Write to all TA/Cs and K about lead up to teaching. - Realized I didn't have all the addresses for this so wrote to someone and asked for them. Will do it tomorrow 

Not too bad a day but a bit slow. Hadn't been swimming for over a week, partly due to stomach upset, partly due to procrastination - so I'm glad I went but it really wiped me out and my stomach's not quite ready for coffee again yet so I was nearly dropping off at library table by 4.30. 

I think I /really/ need to read the whole chapter in one sitting to decide what really needs doing to it. 


Somu's Monday 3 Sept

Good meeting yesterday evening. It's an old cliche, but true: A problem shared is a problem halved. Very supportive to find oneself surrounded by like-minded people willing to share and help. And so to today:

1. Mindmap this week's early priorities

2. Daily check-in

3. Start today's time log & maintain throughout

4. Email PW about 2 things

5. Send poster for ok

6. Chase N/K for contract

7. Chase mailing opportunities x3

8. Revisit mindmap for Phase 2.

Have a good day everyone.

Somu's update

Today's really important lesson: Not 'must do'; not 'should do'; but 'I choose for myself to do, because I want the rewards that will follow....'

1. Mindmap this week's early priorities

2. Daily check-in

3. Start today's time log & maintain throughout

4. Email PW about 2 things

5. Send poster for ok

6. Chase N/K for contract

7. Chase mailing opportunities x3

8. Revisit mindmap for Phase 2.

Hope you've had a good day.

tila - Mon

After the second round of antibiotics, DD is feeling better. I was so stressed out this week, could hardly get any studying done. Need to stop making excuses and learn how to turn off the emotions.  

Decided to plan Monday early. 

  • Wake up around 6. 
  • RC - review 27, do/r 28.
  • LG - review 27, do @ least 1. 
  • LR - do 2 sections - find out which one.

Welcome Newcomers!


Mole's check in

Hello everyone - welcome to a bright new day!

Thank you Movingalong for starting the thread. I WILL get the hang of it but was fiddling for so long I could tell I was putting off other things.

Today is a full on day so I am not so likely to procrastinate. However I a writing this in my dedicated work time instead of before it

 I agree with Eleanor that is an idea to at least have done one thing before checking in. But I also think working up the list the night before might be an idea, so it doesn't become a replacement activity on the day itself.

So review of August writing process,

9-12 writing - roughing out scene

12-12.30 CC and lunch (sounds a bit rushed )

12.30 walk to town, meet E catch ferry

2-5 exhibition

5.30 - stay in town or come home to eat?

Find card for S if possible 

Study blue line for PBM

7.15 ringing 

Mole at bed time

This was a full on day with no opportunity for procrastination - except now... Because going to bed is something I can p ut off until the cows come home (or are ready for their morning milking).

BE IN BED BY 11 Innocent 

Mole - re start post for Daily Check-in

If you click "enable rich-text" at the bottom of the message box, it's super-easy to make your message look "fancy" even if it's simple. For example, this only took me as long to do as it took to type:

Good Morning!!!! Smile

@Mole, sending encouragement