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, 14th September 2012

tila - Fri

DD is much better and went to school today! I've decided to postpone the test till Dec and couldn't been more sure of the decision. 

Plan for today: 

  • readings (13-84 13-79 done)
  • BL - 8
  • AL - 3 + blog + readings (85-100) 

InnerTruth's check-in

Already did some target market research today.

I can't seem to pick anyome to target my marketing campaign to.

Work for rest of day

  1. Call AG (left message)
  2. pay MC
  3. Write up for newsletter and post on I site
  4. Send email to rest of group
  5. email JL
  6. email RT
  7. Wash dishes
  8. Recycle
  9. Run
  10. Bring clothes to sister's
  11. Read paper



CI Fri 14 Sep 2012

Check-in 11:00 am PT 

Big (and disorganized) to do list, but I think I have a handle on main items:

1) Applications Due
2) Bills and other urgent Mail due
3) Doctor followup
4) Tax filing *ahem* very due

If anytime left after those
5) Appointment Scheduling
6) Tasklist organize
7) Weekend Prep

I only sporadically post my tasklist, but I just spent way too much time on a timely but low-importance item. Gotta stay focused on prioirities.


Done already:


breakfast smoothie

dog walk

coffee with friend

shopping for tea commitment

tea commitment

To Do:

Gallery visit (research for Uni)

go home, take dogs out 

go to a meeting

make a nice supper and relax 

Thanks Mole for the starter :) 


It's an inside job...

kromer 10:30 CI

OK, I'm running a little bit behind this week, but not horrifically so. 

I need to:
*Finish poster. This consists of:
->Calc. consensus expr for ea.
->Make color key
->Make proportion
al rectangles
->Color in
->Spell check carefully
->Make sure everything is aligned properly
->Move to print queue and pick up

*Work on MU project. This consists of:
->Conference call
->Type up notes

*Go to youth group

*Prep for and go to mtg w/ adviser. This consists of:
->Print out R8 graph
->Print table of sync.
->Get 1 kinetics paper
->Get images of vacuoles in stage VII. Print this image and images of weird divisions
->Go to mtg
->Take notes afterwards

*Do some chores
->NB updates
->Put samples in ethanol
->library book request
->return books
->Drop off

*Make a step-by-step plan for ctrls

Back at it

Well, had a very productive day yesterday, for me, at least. However, feeling mentally fatigued today. Need to keep the pedal to the metal today thru Sunday.


1. Next 1 hour 45 minutes on a long project that is perilously close to overdue 10:15 AM to noon 

2. Scheduled meeting 12-1 PM 

3. Work up to 1 hour on a brief report due today, *and finish it* 1-2 PM

4. Lunch 2-2:30 PM

5. 3 hours on long project 2:30 - 5:30 PM, *finish* interim report

6. Break 5:30 - 6 PM 

7. 3 hours on current cases 6 - 9 PM

8. STOP and go home

Big emphasis today is on finishing one short report due today and an interim report due today. Need to continue forward progress on new work , but I think it's more important to finish these other two items if physically and mentally possible.

Back to report.

brd's Friday check in

  1. Finish expense reports
  2. Vendor application
  3. amex bills

Hypatia's check-in

Morning clinic overran, but afternoon meeting cancelled so I' ve got a clear run at the paperwork, which is building up again.  Fell asleep last night at 9pm having not done anything useful at home. :-(


  • verification 
  • check typing for J
  • ring EEG dept 
  • catch-up reports (at least 2)
  • CP documents
  • check panel folder

evening - I'm going to deliberately relax this evening and start again tomorrow morning


Dieing_to_live's check in 9.14.12

Good morning. 

Woke up feeling rested and ready to tackle the day, so I need to get my list first, and then I can empty my mind...

Coffee in hand, so here goes....

Building a Morning Routine

  1. *Make bed
  2. **Vacuum rugs
  3. *Feed dogs
  4. *Take pup outside
  5. **Swiffer floors
  6. *Clean crate
  7. Change slipcover
  8. Wash quilt / **laundry
  9. Back up pc
  10. **File paperwork
  11. Empty waste baskets
  12. Air out house
  13. **Swish/Swiipe bathroom
  14. **Take out meat for dinner
  15. *Lunch - Blackberry-Yogurt smoothie with granola (Looks likw dinner instead)
  16. Soak grains for bread

Afternoon Plans, where anything can happen, and often does.

  1. Re-organize storage area
  2. *Feed & take pup outside
  3. Re-think, and better organize work area
  4. **Exercise (Rowing, stretching, seated core)
  5. *Cook grains and let rest
  6. *Dinner - smoked pork loin, wild & brown rice, lentils, kale (turned into lunch)

* --Established daily habit

** -- Make it part of daily habits

Ok, I decided my work area needed a good cleaning, and better organization. I've divided it up into 8 areas - not counting the floor, which I vacuumed this morning.

Area 1 is complete - Took 30 minutes, and I had to make a mess to clean up the mess, which totally freaks me out. I need things to be free of clutter to think creatively, which admittedly, hasn't been happening very much for the past year because I live with a hoarder.

I have reached a full stop. I've gotten the first 4 areas cleaned up, dusted, and organized, and now I cannot decide to do with the next section.

I do beading, make jewelry, and am learning how to use a beading loom, but all of my supplies are scattered in 3 different storage areas - Two in my bedroom where I have to get things out of both cabinets, and the third area in my workroom, and I haven't touched those beads in months, because they are in a spot that is too difficult for me to reach easily.

I think I'm going to try moving the beads & supplies to Area 3.  -- Well, that went brilliant. Not. :cry:

 The gods are laughing. Things are finally start to look like the organization might work. Don't know how my perfectionist self is going to like the set up though. Right now, I'm just not feeling it.



“I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they pass by.” – Douglas Adams

Kodos 9/14/12

Okay, so here's the day:

7:20 write

7:50 get ready

8:15-12 work

12-1:30 downtown errands, shopping and home

1:30-6:00 continue purging clutter in house

6:00-7:00 dinner

7:00- Char's show 


Kodos 2:10 check-in

Did really well the first half of the day, but now I'm off schedule by 40 min and still need a nap. So I'm going to take the nap and then get back to work...

frogprincess - 9/14/2012

Watch Week 2 Stat videos

Watch R tutorial

Read EM texts.

Jack's check-in for the day

My check-in for today.  (I prefer not to receive replies so can can keep editing and updating this list, but any kind thoughts, prayers or wishes are  more than welcome.) 

1. upload information

2. phone chat E tbc 
3. tq to contacts from last night 
4. meeting summary email

5. look at extracts
6. read SP book for 2 hours
7. work on SP for 2 hours
8. email DRK  
9. arrange w\e fun plus social for next week 

10. attend eve event tbc
postponed to end of month
11. phone chat M in eve or w\e  
12. 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 today Friday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance .



  1.  check £ -make l/t plan inc reboot, TB4
  2. add calories on counter
  3. do RTD counter figures
  4. print map for ride
  5. write postcards
  6. read books
  7. make w/end plan inc work tasks, art tasks
  8. set weekly & monthly small goals on planner
  9. swim (60 min)
  10. V1 cycle 1 (60 mins) 
  11. setup £ deal with TG


elvira's friday

I must be away by 1 at the ultimate latest. I will aim for 12.30

What I must do 


  • decide on Sat evening and church wear
  • finish packing clothes
  • put elastic on new hat
  • empty a hat box and pack hats
  • load car
What I would like to do
  • hem skirt
  • buy loo roll & coffee
  • empty and refill dishwasher
  • wash hair 


Maximo's check-in Fri 14 Sept 9:15 am

Thanks to Mole for starting this thread.

Checking in a bit later than usual today.
1. chiropodist
2. R group meeting - P's house
3. E-mail J----y - keep putting this off (because it will take some time to compose??) Cool Done at last
4. FH Project - microburst 10 mins
5. Scanning - 10 mins (boring and time consuming)
6. BB walk Cool Done
7. Exercise bike - 15 mins
8. Ring Y. re books
9. Reply to PG - keep putting this off (just do it!!)
10. Aviva website

Ten is more than enough to be getting on with.

Best wishes to everyone here.Smile

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. Cook and eat breakfast

3. Wash dishes

4. Prayer and meditation

5. Read the Big Book

6. Read the meditations

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

8. Do my Sixth Step for NA

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

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

12. Warm up and eat lunch

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

14. Take shower

15. Get dressed

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

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

18. Do numbers

Thanks for letting me share

findingaway CI

Thanks again for starter, Mole.

Today I have: made one phone call, got breakfast for my mother and made sure she has everything she needs, started clearing up my office so she can sleep here (not ideal but workable). The plus side is I am getting stuff cleaned out because I have to!

I would also like to: finish clearing office, make phone call to BC re J, do one hour minimum on projects - did about 10 mins only Frown, make a decision on V, do more on projects if I can, attend interview @ 2 pm, shop at C, ring DS, some cooking, some cleaning.

Amal's check-in

Alarm set for 9am
(up and ready to go)

Pro check-in


bank stuff 

finalise changes to be made (finalised table, stiil need to do it for sections)

continue working on draft chapt

complete first section

driving lesson 

register/tech stuff 

log calories for today (diet)


take walk

Pro check-out

Salamander's check in - Fri 14 Sep '12

Thank you for the thread starter, O Mole!

I've been ill all night and today. I hope I can get to this tomorrow.

  • Breakfast
  • Get washed and dressed
  • Sign and collate together statements to post to accountant
  • Go out to get cat litter and cash


  • Log on
  • Admin (30 mins)
  • Plan weekend shopping
  • Cook veggie stew
  • Clean microwave with fresh lemon
  • Clean kitchen surfaces
  • Dye hair?
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Dust downstairs
  • Change cat tray
  • Take rubbish out
  • Call AE
  • Call DN

For Saturday/weekend

put away clothes in bedroom


"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)

Mole's check-in

7.30 cafe

Review yesterday's work

8.30 turn off Internet with freedom, set tomato

First burst  rewrite third page

Second burst rewrite fourth  page

Third burst rewrite fifth page

Fourth burst  copy edit pages one and two

Fifth burst copy edit pages three and four

Sixth burst copy edit page five and print all

12.30 lunch with K

2-3 ringing business


Wash up

Tidy living room