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 11th September 2012


          Done well.

                         Well done!

Mole's haiku

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WingArtist39 Check-in (9/11/2012)

If you haven't read my updated reflection essay, go check it out in the Introductions and Procrastination Discussions Forum. It's worth a read and gives an insight of my future plans. :)

Anyway, here's my tasks:

  • Drawing for an hour or more (Afternoon)
  • Running (Around 3:00 PM)
  • Laundry (Around 5:00 PM)
  • Read Procrastination Equation (Around 9:45 PM)

As usual, wish me luck! :grin:


Student, Novice Artist in-Training

Color Keycode: 

  • Postponed till Tomorrow 
  • Cancelled
  • Changed Time


kromer 12:50 CI

So far, I've been to a mtg, picked up slides, and had lunch

Today I need to:
*Do half of expt check (I've been stalling on this, so I think it makes sense to break it down into parts). Specifically, this means:
->Weight the VAD mice
->Restore as needed
->Wean VAD mice as needed (almost finished this)
(And I'll do the other half of the expt check tomorrow)

*Talk to DP

*Do another 1/4 of poster. Specifically, this means:
->BrdU fig
->RA fig
->counts table
->cute title figure

->Email title

*Look at slides w/ DR

*Finish conj.

*Order filter tips

*Go to bible study

*Pay univ bill and verizon bill, enter receipts

Salamander's check in - Tues 11 Sep '12

Thanks to Mole for the delightful haiku! Today, I am remembering 9/11 - a truly dreadful day in the history of mankind.

Today the hot water is off/broken and the shower isn't working. The shower hasn't been working for ages (it leaks everywhere, and seems to like light fittings in particular) but it's been one of my biggest procrastinations, so I am thrilled the water doesn't work today and I reported it immediately to the landlord. It means now both of them will be attended to - and hopefully by winter I will have a functioning hot shower that's safe in my home. Looking at the WHY (and hopefully identifying why I procrastinated) is something I haven't a clue about.

So a few tasks this evening:

  • Wash up
  • Open post
  • Phone hospital to reschedule ENT appointment 
  • Prepare next load of washing for when hot water is back on.
  • Prepare gym bag
  • Make dinner


  • Sign and prepare to post documents for accountant
  • Change cat tray
  • Dust sitting room
  • Cut fringe
  • Read book in bed
  • Email AA

NB Buy more cat litter on Wednesday!

"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)

Good morning. I'm up

Good morning. I'm up before noon. I plan on making a repeat of that! Laughing

In the spirit of continuing the abolishment of procrastination - or should I say instead, celebrating the victory of getting things completed (yesterday was a big day) - this is my list for today:

(Carry-overs from yesterday)
10:30 Call bank
10:30 - 10:40 Pay bills
10:40 - 10:50 Balance checkbook

10:50 - 11:00 Tranisition/prep for next set of 3

11:00 - 12:00 Photograph earrings
12:00 - 12:30 Stop for Lunch / Take meat out for dinner
12:30 - 12:45 Load DW
12:45 - 1:00 Tranisition/prep for next set of 3

12:45 - 2:00 Make price sheet
2:00 - 3:00 List on site
2:30 - 2:45 Put earrings in storage
2:45 - 3:00 Tranisition/prep for next set of 3

3:00 - 3:30 Take pup outside
3:30 - 3:45 Clean off desk in BR
3:45 - 4:00 Vacuum
4:00 - 4:15 Change slip cover on couch
4:15 - 4:45 Call D.
4:45 - 5:15 Email S.
7:00 - 7:30 Call C. 

What I honestly want to do today is to work on my to do list for Wednesday, because it doesn't include phone calls! 

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to
reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the
door to personal excellence.

Vic 9/11/12

Show up (done), calender, exercise.

First I want to pray for those still in pain.

we pray, very simply, in remembrance.

We remember: all the lives that were lost, the martyrs who were born, the heroes who did what no one thought possible. We remember.

We remember sacrifice.

We remember courage.

We remember greatness…”

– Homily for September 11, 2011

check-in tuesday (Chooseday)

Thanks for the starter Mole :)

Already done:


dog walk/dogs fed

Washing hung out

meeting attended

To Do:

  • find the paperwork I need to complete and send it off 
  • empty the dishwasher
  • reload the dishwasher
  • clear off kitchen table (total hot-spot)
  • get to osteopath appointment
  • finish reading play 
  • walk dogs again
  • ring three of my friends 

It's an inside job...

Kodos 5:55

Early day today.

6:30-10:30 work

10:30-11:30 come home, eat and nap. 

11:30-1:30 write

1:30-4:30 Get e-mail down to ZERO, go through paper pile and get down to manageable bits

4:30-5:00 library and gas station

5-10 Tuesday schedule, but instead of e-mail/paperwork, organize something in the house

Have a great day, everyone, no matter how productive. 


Whoops. Got home late, and then the eating/napping lasted until 2:00. So here's my revised schedule:

2-4 write/call Rhonda

4-4:30 library and gas station

4:30 start Tuesday schedule, with half an hour more for e-mail

Let's see how it goes... 

Kodos--3:30 checkin

Argh. Not going very well today. It took me an hour and a half to make a few phone calls and get settled at my computer, so I'm going to readjust and write until 5:00, 4x20 min. bursts. Hopefully that will get me over the hump.

Hypatia's check-in

Not much free work time today - enough meetings to keep me going for ever.  lsast night I feel asleep listening to the radio about 8pm, woke at 2.30am to clean my teeth and went back to sleep in my day clothes. Got up at 8am this morning.  So much for getting anything useful done last night!


  • write report for Thursday 
  • in-tray
  • lunch
  • meetings
  • write up CSA report
  • meeting


  • tai chi
  • unit 8 revision notes
  • do washing



Somuchmoreispossible (PKA Somu_Sible...get it?)

At school in the 1970s, lessons were 45 minutes. Taking off five mins for start/end faffing, that was a maximum 40 minutes to endure with one's least favourite (and usually poorest) teacher. Today, to prevent time-bingeing once started on something, and avoidance of things not started, I (1) divide my work-day* priorities into nine numbered headings; (2) committ to working on one priority at a time for 40-minute sessions; (3) use an online random number generator (RNG) ( to decide for me at the end of each session which priority to tackle in the next 40-minute session.

As a result, I find myself working on nine different projects/tasks simultaneously, one consciously and eight in the sub-conscious (where all one's best work is done) at any given time. This is no different than having English, French, Geography, History, Music, Maths, Chemistr, Physics and Biology all on the go. At the end of each session, I no longer have to make the decision (or, more likely, dither and delay) which project/task to address next; my RNG-fairy does that for me. If she picks something I don't want to do, I choose to do it anyway because I know I only have to endure the displeasure for 40-minutes before moving onto a more pleasant (I hope) topic.

Today, my target is to complete 10 x 40-minute sessions; so far, two down and eight to go.

Best wishes to all.

*PS Stage 1 is attacking procrastination where it's most acute in my work life. Stage 2 (to be introduced next week) will bring in home life and just-me priorities too, such as home-admin, exercise, meditation, reading, recreation-planning, gardening and housework.

Somuchmore... 2100h UK update

Completed 9 x 40 minute work sessions today. At the end of each one, I'm actually enjoying the anticipation of which area of work my RNG-Fairy will choose next.

Tomorrow, planning 0600h start (instead of 0830 today) to complete 10 x 40 minute sessions plus a meeting across town that'll require 90 mins including travel.

Bring it on.

Jack's check-in for the day

I am a new member and it's the first time I'm using this check-in. I prefer not to receive replies, but any kind thoughts or wishes are welcome.


So my items I am working on today:

1. email to my sister

2. go to dentist

3. shopping \ lunch

4. feedback on bigger picture & organise in my head how to give comments  - get up early Weds to do in brief

5. estimate request on cost of project


6. comments on overall strategy  - get up early Weds to do in brief

7. feedback on document  - get up early Weds to do in brief

8. comments on writing - get up early Weds to do in brief

9. email collegues about Thurs evening 

10. dinner \ clean the flat
 still need to clean the bathroom tiles

11. feedback regarding individual questionnaire -  do this at 11am Weds

12. peace of mind bank transfer -  sort out later in the week  

13. speak to sister - schedule for later in the week

14. speak to one dear friend who I was visiting during 9-11, and to second friend if I have time


Plus make sure I take breaks at regular intervals.
And at the end of a gently productive day, go to bed by 1am for a sound night's sleep.  In bed by 1:30am!




tuesday 11th september jay's day

sort out what packaging needed to post things sold on line

go gym

buy packaging and food on way home


pack and go post office

phone m and mum

sort out plans for weekend

3x45 mins timer of tidying and clearing out

bath and hair


PS a few nights of going to bed an hour or so earlier i'm not so tired in the morning

Maximo - first ever check in 8.40 am (UK time)

Love Mole's haiku - thank you. Also remembering victims of 9-11 today.

  1. Prepare goulash
  2. Birkbeck walk
  3. Ring CP - gas boiler service
  4. Ring contents insurer
  5. Badminton with friends
  6. E-mail to J----y
  7. Prepare for Skype session
  8. Skype session with I
  9. 10 mins - FH project
  10. Check if internet order despatched.

Wishing everyone a good day.


Hamlet's Check-in1.

Hamlet's Check-in

1. Fountain of youth exercise (DONE)

2. 20 min meditation

3. 20 min walk

4.Wellesley tax

5. Woodbridge Tax

6. Set up gas company acct (DONE)

7. start gardening blog, using new outline

8. Seed some winter crop



elvira's evening

I know it isn't even morning for me yet, let alone evening, but here's what I plan to do


  • go doctor
  • exercise fell asleep instead ... do I need sleep more than exercise? I will do a token gesture anyway  managed a bit more than token :)
  • eat
  • phone my Mum
  • finish the Dowager Countess hat I've got the whole covering on, now just need to 
    • create at least one more Suffolk puff - tonight
    • TOMORROW: sew them all on
    • maybe add elastic?
    • line


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 Mole for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to part of the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

4. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

5. Cook and eat breakfast

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

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

9. Go to the vocational group at 11 a.m.

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

11. Do numbers

12. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting

13. Eat dinner 

14. Test blood sugar twice

15. Declutter 200 e-mail

16. Read the meditations

17. Do my 10th and 11th Step for OA

18. Do my Sixth Step in NA

19. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

20. Go to the 6 p.m. telephone OA meeting

21. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

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

25. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

26. Wash dishes

27. Clear counter

28. Wipe stove

29. Take out garbage

30. Clear tables

31. Clear floor

Thanks for letting me share.




This will be eleven years that the United States was attacked in New York, Washington DC, and in Pennsylvania.  Over 3,000 people were murdered.  I will light a candle for the people who passed on.  I have lit a candle every year for the past few years.I will also pray for the survivors

Peace, America

Mole's check-in

I don't know quite what happened in th formatting for the thread starters ; it seems I can't have my cake and eat it, ie either smileys or big colourful font but not both! Ah well.

My plan:

Washing √√

7.30 cafe



Deliver c to L if required.

Hang out washing 

9-12.30 writing left my desk and procrastinated for 40 mins doing crossword and sudoku before going back. Reached word target


Find music and reading for tomorrow, done

charge iPod done

2 walk with B

Print pp 9-17 done

3.15-4.45 m with L done


Banking bills jm and plumbing done

Bus time tabling done

IPut out rubbish done


Tidy living room


Gather together everything I need for tomorrow.

11 BED 

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