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.

Thursday, 13th September 2012


We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.



May your day be filled with confidence.

elvira's evening

Plans all disrupted by being ill yesterday and not going to my Mum's tonight after all.

But tonight I must prepare for my weekend away.


  • check weather forecast and check programme to decide what to wear
  • find clothes
  • wash any needing it 
  • check bank balance to make sure I've got money
  • check revised travel timings.
  • eat

oh no! I was going to phone my Mum! I forgot! I feel awful!


InnerTruth's check-in

My sleep schedule is screwed up because of my part-time job.

I've got about 4 hours to accomplish at least something today.

To do

  1. email Steve
  2. Apply to NYGH
  3. Review SS's blog for hints
  4. Call CM to ask about ESL course
  5. Read G & M, hospital news to start compiling new prospect list
  6. Call Tania re another appointment
  7. Leave for work at 6 pm

WingArtist39's Check-In (9/13/2012)

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. :)

So here are my plans for today:

  • Finish Drawing for 2 hours (Midday)
  • Run around the neigborhood (Afternoon)
  • Orthodontist Appointment (9:10 AM)
So wish me luck! :grin: 


Dieing_to_live check in

(1) I need to finish my project sheet and product pricing today. (Updating as I am repairing/posting products in (2). 

(2) I have a parts failure that affected 50 products.  I need to find replacement parts today.  Product failure is reparable, so I am now fixing products. 

Working in sets of 10

50 remaining

40 remaining

30 remaining

20 remaining

10 remaining

0 remaining

(3) I need to begin work on 2nd product line. 



Well, I can't count! Either that, or I have seriously stored 30 products somewhere, and I can't remember where! ::jawdrop::

I will have to go through storage more thoroughly tomorrow, but if I'm done with repairs, I can now move on to getting products listed online.


Also, if I'm finished, I can start concentrating on more products. As of now, I have 22 necklaces, 22 pairs of earrings, 2 bracelets, and 3 beaded bags - Not a lot to start, but it IS a start. SO, I need to make 20 more bracelets, and 17 more beaded bags. I would also like to make 20 mandala broches, and 20 cabochan pendants. I think 100 products to put on my website would be a good start.

Break over, so it's back to work! :)





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.

Back under water

Haven't been here in a while. Still procrastinating, but thought I was finally doing better with my report turn around time at work, meeting stated company standards. Had a completely disconcerting meeting with the boss last Wednesday that was dismissive of my efforts, emphasizing that I was only meeting "minimum" standards.

I was flabbergasted, since failure to meet standards has been the issue I have been railing against since starting this job at the end of 2010. I was also cited for my lack of "leadership," and told that my future here is uncertain. This completely pulled the rug out from under me and I have been reeling all week, really struggling and falling farther and farther behind.

I am very stressed, but just have to make it through the the next couple of days and the weekend (working) to next week, when I am off all week and can try to get my head together. I have to pull out of this nose dive now and mop up later.


1.  Try to not get behind with any new work.  LIFO isn't my preference but I don't see another option that will not perpetuate the problem.

2. Try to add in some old cases as I go. They are late already, and I have to stem the tide or this will continue to domino out of control.

3. Today spend 10 minutes per case, timed, then move on.  Some will be trivial and can be completed or nearly completed in 10 minutes. For others, I can at least get the "flavor" and prioritize for later or order additional info I will need to complete, etc.

4. Work in 2 hour blocks, with mental breaks.  Otherwise, I will start to flail after a while.

Back to report. 

to 4change

I have been thinking of you.  May serenity come to you.


Thanks for the kind thoughts.Smile


Sending you hugs! It's good to see you here again, though very sorry to hear what happened when you had put in so much effort. I wonder if the company's standards are realistic?

Hope the week off helps.


Good to hear from you. Yes, I was expecting some praise, not denigration. Ah, well.

Dear 4change, Your story

Dear 4change,

Your story touched me. You have made such effort and progress and then to be put down. I can feel with you, this is one's worst nightmare.

Your plan sounds very good. If you can do that, you should be very proud of yourself. Hang in there. Then enjoy your break, not only worry. 


Hello! Thank you for your supportive thoughts. Peace to you.

kromer 10 CI

I'm doing OK this week, but am a little behind.

Today I have lots of admin stuff to do:
Call TH about youth group tomorrow
Return library books
Request movies from library
Submit for conj.
rr seminar

call about car rental
deposit check, mail verizon bill
scout books

And some household/fun tasks
Hear my mom give a lecture :)
Cook: sardines, rice, kale

I need to keep working on my poster:
Clustering figure (made good progress on this...maybe 1.5-2 hrs of work tomorrow)
S8 figure

Next steps section

I need to work on expt checks
weigh restored mice
Update nb, collect as necessary
deal w/ B6
Update D1nb
Deal w/ D1

Finally, I want to get un-stuck on the plan for better ctrls. I want to get a step-by-step plan and microburst the first step 


Hypatia's check-in

Work is not too bad, but home procrastination is terrible.  But I did leave the kitchen tidy before I went to work this morning, so I will come home to a kitchen I can actually use.


  • ring insurance 
  • catch up project did 3!
  • clear desk and action the stuff on it
  • in-tray
  • CSA report

nothing much else done people kept getting urgent requests to do things


  • revision notes unit 4 (didn't do yesterday)
  • letter to B
  • do washing
  • knitting


Jack's check-in for the day


My check-in for today.  I prefer not to receive replies, but any kind thoughts, prayers or wishes are  more than welcome. 


1. see doctor and nurse

2. tidy desk for 20 mins

3. dispose of 10 items of clutter

4. 10 lines of report delay email

5. roommate email

6. replacement credit card 

7. upload information

8. meeting summary email

9. look at extracts

10. print ticket 

11. leave for event by 4:15pm

12. enjoy seeing friend for dinner and attending event 

13. Be aware of end of day procrastination before when I should go turn in for the night, to push through my demand resistance at going to sleep, and be in bed by midnight for a deserved night's rest. Affirm to myself that I am worthy of good self care and repose.


To try to defeat the belief that the chronic tiredness from lack of sleep that I feel that is exacerbating my compulsive task avoidance and lethargy is what I need to avoid unpleasant emotions and feelings of loneliness that I am afraid might come up and  plague me.


And to try to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity on Friday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance .



Vic 9/13/12

Show up (done), calender , exer

:"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape."

Something my old sponsor would always say keeps coming to mind: "Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly", I think I finally agree,

Amal's first post + check-in

Hello all, I hope I'm replying to the correct thread. I've recently joined pro-anon in hopes of getting rid of this lifelong habit. I'm currently working on my dissertation, so the bulk of my enteries will probably be about it.

I'm very excited to start my daily check-ins, and feel a rush of energy just reading through your posts for today. Got my magic bullet all set and going...Best of luck to you all :-)

Pro check-in

send email 

continue working on draft chapt

finalise changes to be made
(almost finalised, will go over in the morning)

complete first section

log calories for today (diet)


take walk
(going to take one now)

Pro check-out 

Welcome amal!

Great to have you here :). Several other members also working on dissertations, as you may have noticed. Hope being here helps you with yours!

Thank you findingaway

Thank you findingaway, really glad to be here and getting more and more inspired LaughingI'll keep an eye out for the others as well


  • get ready 
  • readings
  • clean up
  • lunch
  • ring lr
  • ring dr b
  • decide appts
  • make appt dr
  • go to uni 

  • put in edits 
  • print out final edit and proof
  • write out final list of pros and cons
  • ring d
  • email d2
  • ring sponsor
  • got to appointment
  • come back to Uni if doc not finished
  • email to final doc to n
  • meeting 
  • pool

Maximo's check-in Thu 13 Sept 6:45 am

Thanks to Mole for starting the thread

Getting quicker at posting my day's check-in, but always things left over each day. Try to do less?? :-?

1. ADT job
2. Ring insurer Laughing Done
3. E-mail J---y (on this list 3 days now)
4. Reply to PG
5. FH project - 10 min microburst
6. Scan docs - 10 min microburst
7. Meal planning  LaughingDone
8. WW tracking Laughing Done
9. Exercise bike - 15 mins
Laughing Done

Wishing everyone a good day - one step at a time, gets the job done.


Hamlet's checkin Try to

Hamlet's checkin

Try to keep a short list of things that i do not want to but should do.  Anything more ambitious is likely to overwhelm and become counter productive. May be i will consider adding a new item with each passing week.

1. Fountain of Youth Exerice

2. Mediataion

3. IRS request

4. Pay Structural engineer

5. gardening blog (aiming to finish today)

6. repair list to Rachel


Salamander's check in - Thurs 13 Sep '12

Thanks to Mole for starting off the thread.

Oh, curses! Another day without hot water. I hope my kettle will hold up to the extended service! And I'm thankful that my Higher Power didn't give me this to deal with during the winter when heating would have been affected too.

Today's list.

1558: Right. Am having until 1700 to sleep and will then have cup of strong tea and get on with things. Too tired to function properly right now.

  • Cook veggie stew
  • Clean microwave with fresh lemon
  • Clean kitchen surfaces
  • Admin (30 mins): especially prepare to post statements to accountant
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Change cat tray
  • Take rubbish out for bin men
  • Do load of washing (when hot water is on again)
  • Email AE
  • Call DN
  • Radio Times

"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)

Finding a way CI

Thanks again for the starter, Mole.

Not posting a list today, feeling fairly overwhelmed by a combination of overdue work, caring for my mother and a flare-up of my knee problems.

But I am chipping away .  .  .


"showing up" is huge at times like these. you are not alone any more. sending you good thoughts. Vic

Thanks Vic!

Really appreciate your support :)

May you find a way findingaway

Lovely to see you checked in all the same!

Thanks again Mole!

Things are looking somewhat better now at the end of the day; have dealt with some stuff anyway :)

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. Fix my breakfast

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

4. Take shower

5. Get dressed

6. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.

7. Go to inndividual therapy at 10:15 a.m.

8. Go to the bank and change money

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

11. Cook and eat lunch

12. Prayer and meditation

13. Read the meditations

14. Do my Sixth Step in NA

15. Call my NA sponsor

16. Cook and eat dinner

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

18. Wash dishes

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

20. Pay 7th Tradition

21. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's plan for Thursday

7.30 cafe


Review this week's writing, edit

9-12.30 write and rewrite ready for K first two pages by10.30, next three pages by 12.30 . Procrastinated for hours - thought  I was Internet protected in my writing place.  :(( . HAVE NOW downloaded Freedom


2-3.15 still to be decided, oh dear.Come on Mole, you have a deadline tomorrow. Embrace focussing on completion. Went to cafe and did some hand editing - not the same as working on the computer but at least it got me a little further

Ringing business just respond to uk band, do rest tomorrow afternoon

3.30-6.30 LLTW

Evening still to be decided, probably working on piece for K  complete to the point where it just needs polishing and printing tomorrow morning..It is now 6.30 and I have no more written than when I started this morning. So now will turn freedom on for two hours and also set the tomato.


Please say more about Freedom, O Mole?


"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)