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 17th September 2012

All those who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.


Orson Welles

                                  :) Welcome to a new week. May you all dream and achieve. :)

WingArtist's Check-in (9/17/2012)

Apparently, I was going through some tough times because of college transitions, even though I got some great ideas to improve my productivity. I still need to deal with my parent's pushing on  my art goals, and try to explain her about this site properly without misunderstandings.

Anyhow, here's my plan:

  • Draw one drawing in 2 hours
  • Run around my old elementary school near me
  • Read Procrastination Equation

So wish me luck! :grin:


Student, Novice Artist in-Training

RE: Dieing_to_live's check in 9.17.12

I just wanted to say, if you need to scream then scream! and then carry on!!!




On screaming...

Thanks, Jack.  :D

I completly avoided my list instead, so I'll try again today.

"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it." ~Olin Miller


"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.

~ Confusius

katia- under the wire!

Oops I did it again. . . under the wire on TWO problem sets due tomorrow :( I am really really really going to try to get them done though

Small successes
-Emailed re paper topic
-switched lab sections
-Finally filled out form for silent auction a month later

I need you guys tonite! Recitation now, be back later.

elvira's evening

Lots to do tonight! But some of it already accomplished. 

  • Exercise
  • get coffee & loo rolls
  • unpack
  • put stuff away
  • put case in loft
  • upload photos from w/e
  • pick up and watch DA from the ITV website bother - waiting for the builder to phone and he never did, so not done that :(
  • get ready for bed by 10 failed again!


Dieing_to_live's check in 9.17.12

Checking in.

Get white shelves from shed

Clean out closet

Install shelves

Put clay oven & press on shelves

Put soap & scents on shelves

Put books (except TQ, meditation, jewelry books) on upper shelf

Put candle supplies on shelves

Put fabric & sewing supplies on shelves

Pack up sewing supplies in deco boxes

Use deco boxes to store extra beading supplies

Put spiral cutters on shelves

Put completed jewelry in large box - shelve. 


And then again, all that may have to wait since I have to first get the cabinet I just emptied cleaned out and re-stuffed so I can make a path to the closet. 


Geez! All I wanted to do was get my work area organized so I can get to all of my beading supplies without having to look in 2 different room ---- not re-organize the whole blasted house!

That screaming you hear is me.  >.< 


Mouse's check-in for 9/17/12

Busy day of small tasks. Getting my brain booted up.


  • Make breakfast + coffee for SO + me
  • Take meds
  • Read The Procrastination Equation
  • Mani while plotting out the day
  • Make contact with P (call after 12:00pm if no email before then) FINALLY
  • Laundry (X1 load)
  • Wash/Iron new clothes for SO (hung up things, will iron as needed)
  • Pick out outfit for SO for tomorrow
  • Weed out clothes for Goodwill
  • Find picture of haircut
  • Play with T, B, M (manifested as cleaning their cage...)
  • Dog park with K @ 4:00pm
Probably more but this is a good starting point.


tila - Mon

Busy week! 

Plan for today: 

  • Finish up exam prep d 5-6 (4 AL + reading + 8 AL)
  • TTT finish up
  • Vacuum, kitchen, prep area around the fence, dinner  

Babarino 9.17.12 check in

declutter 15 minutes

work on eight items on calendar


few items delegated, others in hopper. hope to have all completed by end of day.

3:32 update

one more item off calendar. 7 left to go.

okay, have to leave and all not completed. one mroe item on calendar completed. made progress on all other items, but time constraints prevent me from completing.


thank you all for being here.

kromer 10:10 CI

I am feeling kind of overwhelmed.

Today I need to:

Make a schedule for the week
Print poster

Take samples out of ethanol, drop off samples

Request books, return books
1/2 outline of results
Tidy up bench, add stuff to calendar
Steps for coming up with controls
Microburst talk, email about talk

Manage D1, manage B6, check in about m8, order m
Post books(did half of this)

brd's Monday check in

  1. TX sales tax
  2. CA sales tax
  3. pay vendors
  4. reconcile Amex

check in

Today I want to cultivate the habit of making commitments to myself and keeping them. I'm going to realistically plan my day right now and do whatever I set out to do, no matter how haltingly.

Real substantial trust will come from real substantial doings. -ADS

Vic 9/17/12

Show up (done),calender, exer

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

Maintenance - along with great things come greater dream today is for surrender,acceptance, serenity, wisdom, courage.

Thanks for starter Mole.

Lavida CI Mon. 9/17

Today is big MOVING DAY...

Friends will be here at 4pm to move out my furniture and boxes. I'm praying and thanking God for making sure it all goes smoothly. 

I will make coffee now and eat something, and also put clothes in dryer

then I will pack up clothes/shoes/hangers in closet

then I will move all my car stuff to that closet to keep it out of the way
then I will pack up heavy stuff like dishes in boxes
then I will arrange all items in apartment that are in the way, like remove glass tops from furniture, put wrap over 3 screens, etc. 


All the best!

Best of luck with your move, Lavida!

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.

Good luck

Thinking of you - hope all goes smoothly. You have got somewhere to go, haven't you?

Best of luck with the move

Best of luck with the move Lavida. 

Good luck!

Good luck, Lavida. Hope all goes as well as possible.

Kodos 6:05

Good morning, everyone! Here's what I'm going to work at today:

6:15-7:15 write

7:15-7:45 get ready and go to work

7:45-10:30 work

10:30-6:30 continue purging house/e-mail/paperwork (fit a nap, and an errand trip in there somewhere)

6:30-10:30 follow evening schedule

Kodos 11:45 check-in

Okay, not bad so far. Here's a little more specific:


11:45-12 break/tea

12-1:30 finish closet

1:30-1:45 make grocery list

1:45-3 errands--recycling, B's, S's

3-3:30 nap

3:30-5:30 kitchen

5:30-7:00 e-mail/to-do list

7-10 truncated eve schedule 


Kodos 5:45

Okay, I'm not going to get to the kitchen or e-mail, but I'm going to clean the car instead (also on my list.) But didn't do so bad today...

ms monday

•    finish this project with as much farsightedness as possible.
•    listen to recording
•    rerecord?
•    make end video
•    email v about tomorrow timing
•    shower
•    do hair
•    buy and send r's present.
•    export onto two devices
•    lay out clothes for tomorrow.
•    chase washing-machine repair.

another day with the potential to be very stressful. a day for practising self acceptance and self care, especially around food. I deserve nourishment and kindness, everyone does.

thanks to all. 



  • Get ready
  • swimming stuff
  • pay rent
  • go to meeting at N
  • go to town 
  • go to meeting 
  • meet with sponsor
  • go to dentist
  • pool
  • rehab excercises



Maximo's check-in Mon 17 Sept 6:50 am

Thanks to Mole for starting this thread. Please, don't worry about the font, the most important thing (that we all appreciate) is that you got the job done.

My list for today

1. GIB job Smile Done
2. Reply to PG (on this list for days already!) Smile Done
3. Ring Y. (on this list for days already!)
4. FH project 10 min microburst
5. Scanning 10 min microburst
6. Visit to WS Smile Done
7. Exercise bike - 15 mins
8. Photos to J---y
9. Reply to RM survey

Good wishes to all PA members, wishing you energy and enthusiasm at the start of this new week.

Too ambitious today, as several other urgent things turned up unexpectedly. Surprised

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 breakfast

3. Go to part of the 7 a.m. DA meeting

4. Go to the appointment at 9 a.m.

5. Go to the pharmacy to purchase my perscriptions

6. Take out my stuff out of the closets

7. Wash dishes

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Read the readings for DA

11. Read the meditations

12. Cook and eat lunch

13. Fix dinner

14. Take shower

15. Get dressed

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

Thanks for letting me share

Amal's check-in

Alarm set 8:00am

Pro check-in

continue editing draft
 finished tables :) (4 hours)

driving lesson

(4 hours)

log calories



take walk

list + Pro check-out

Findingaway CI

Thanks once again for the thread starter, Mole.

The new week is starting. On the weekend I did some enjoyable recreational things, some housework and caring (adequately but no more) for my mother. I have found it very stressful having her staying here, not least due to space problems, but last night finally saw some connections with old, old stuff and why she still sets me off. I wish I had sorted some of this out earlier in life, thought I had, but here it all comes again :(

I will concentrate on doing my new list for the week and then working consistently on KP and TP projects, using chat box if needed. After lunch I will consider options to go to M tomorrow and ring JC if necessary. Will also ring DR and post/email invoice for M.

Wishing everyone all the best for the new week!

Salamander's check in - Mon 17 Sep '12

Thank you, O Mole, for starting our thread so ably!

Looking forward to making this a good week, and hoping I am not overscheduling. My intention is to begin this process by going to the chatbox for some instant motivation with microbursts (even if mine have to be smaller than other people's).

Starting at

  • Breakfast
  • Shower
  • Sign and prepare documents to post to accountant (Admin 15m)
  • Print out JS records (Admin 15m)


  • Leave house (at 1230) at 1450
  • (Go to the gym!)
  • Buy more cat litter


  • Washing up
  • Cook nutritious casserole/bake potatoes
  • Change cat trays


There is a ton of stuff here to do. I might be overscheduling. If so,  it is more important to my PA recovery that I go to the gym on Tuesday instead rather than get all panicky and feel bad.

Have already adapted list to exclude going to the gym today Monday. Will go on Tuesday when it will be the most important thing I do.

  • Phone up re bus pass on Tuesday.
  • Washing in, on and out again
  • Clean kitchen surfaces
  • Finish washing up


"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)

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. wake 8:30am, breakfast, 

2. email DRK - 1 hour

3. email RLT, book appt
4. find 10 itmes of clutter
5. 10 lines of report 
6. shower, pack to leave 
7. order cat2 book 

8. chat R 11am (log in at 10:30am)

9. early lunch 11:30am 

10. leave 12:10pm for appointment @ 1pm, with map for LWSM

11. visit JH 4pm
12. work on SP for >1 hour in bursts
- read Adn 
- 15 beats
13. SHK meeting summary email 
14. email MLC & GRO 
15. print material for Tues workshop
16. summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
17. room tidy 10 mins 
18. weekly planning, break the week into project prep, chunking (action steps) and delivering (being aware of Tool for Recovery #1 PA Tools for Recovery)

19. dinner 
20. chill out time - 2 hours (including 6:30pm prog)
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 have a week's good sleep to aid my recovery from chronic undersleeping.
And to try to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Monday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance.

EleanorBE's Monday List

Thanks Mole - who cares about the font, great sentiment!

Here's what I need to do tomorrow

Get train 

Cut talk slightly (on train)

Attend conference, give talk

Fill in claims form and give it in before leaving - no, will have to send it otherwise won't have taxi receipt!

If time in a break, look at SS information.

That doesn't look too bad - conferences are so much easier than real work!! Don't know if I'll have wifi to cross things off so may have to return to this on Wed. 


Mole's check in

First, may I apologise for the formatting of the thread lead? As soon as I submitted it destroyed all my artistic endeavours, but as I have a pact with myself about how long to spend with this, I offer up my imperfect starter.


7.30 cafe journal and review for CC and blue line 

9 -12.30 writing with freedom and pomadore 


Afternoon has taken an unexpected turn:

Review and plan for CC.

Learning new software 

Correspondence ( be specific later)defer till tomorrow

Tidy for T

Plan meals for week defer tilll tomorrow

Read R review responses defer till later in the week 

Walk. √longer walk with B


7 - 10 ringing

Start thread ( unless someone else has!)