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, 18th September 2012

We live in deeds, not years;

            in thoughts, not breaths;

In feelings, not in figures on a dial.

            We should count time

                      by heart-throbs.

They most live who think most -

             feel the noblest  - act the best.




What i've done so far...

Call B.B.School













Daily Check-In for Mouse, 9/18/12

Today I feel downright bleary. Two nights in a row of staying up just a tad too late. That said, a small amount of anxiety has been lifted off of me because I heard from P and he no longer seems mad about work things. But I am trying to remind myself that less anxiety ≠ a reason to slack off today. 


  • Go running (W2D4 of C25K)
  • Shower
  • Eat Lunch
  • Dinner with K Cancelied this, we saw each other yesterday and I am kind of exhausted)
  • Get to bed early (before 10:00) Got to bed at 10:30.  
To fit in between the definites: Was way too tired and so sent emails to both of these people to touch base. Wednesday is the next opportunity.
  • NWC  
  • P revisions
  • Figure out student loan repayments (should do this first since it is causing me the most anxiety) Began this process, next steps are to call and see what I can do about lowering my payments.
  • Laundry
  • Clean the bathroom (sweep, wipe down)
  • General kitchen tidying
  • Grocery shopping? 
And as always, I'm sure there will be more. 

kromer 12 CI

Today so far, I have done some laundry and gone to lab meeting. I need to:
Finish results, email to DP (bah! I lost my notes for this :( I'm hoping they are at home. I will look at home tonight and if I don't find it search like crazy at work tomorrow. In any case, I can't work on this until I get home tonight)
MU notes

Talk outline
3 slide + notes (will do this soon)
30 min work on model figure. (working on this now)
Cf (will do this soon)
Go to small group
Go dancing
Finish posting books
Mail book

tila - Tues

Looks like it is going to be a crazy week.

Plan for today: 

  • Finish up exam prep d 5-6 (4 AL + reading + 8 7 AL) try to squeeze in more study time in the morning on Wed - I can do this!!
  • b/c for Y'sS - mail today
  • Vacuumkitchen, prep area around the fence (has to be done over the weekend - too much going on right now)dinner  
  • Rbt, ma, Ta, Ra
  • Order RX
  • SOUP

Vien 18-9-12

Some Philip James Bailey to start us off. Thanks Mole.  
  • 30 situps
  • Shower
  • F Oil
  • Mouthwash/brush   
  • Shave
  1. Contact Ryan progress**
  2. Code (20+ minutes)
  3. Chanter practise (10+ minutes or 15 on p) 
  4. Volunteer search (10+ mins) or apply
  5. Bring in plant


  1. Pet care: afternoon/evening
  2. (Partition)
  3. Order shoes
  4. Look for Nook charger
  5. Pipes (5+ minutes)
  6. Dishes
  7. Clean garage (at least a bit)
  8. Lock up house 
  9. Mouthwash/brush  
  10. Bed before 0100  

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

9.18.12 Babarino check in

15 minute declutter

finish items from yesterday and a couple new from today.

start with plan retreat

make list of items to do with retreat

okay-have ball rolling on retreat


frustrated. did not finish what wanted to, but got some things done.

Spoon Check

Did morn routine, eating healthy right now, GFP for 15 more mins, then 1 rd pomodoro on work preparation, exer (no matter how short, it counts!), then work, then research/preparation for tmrow's mtg.

May you all have a day of progress not perfection. 

Real substantial trust will come from real substantial doings.

Vic 9/18/12

Show up (done),calender, exer

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

knowing that I am not alone and having a place to connect is such a miracle. thanks pa(ers)


Hypatia's check-in

it's afternoon already!  (meeting all morning)

  • catch-up reports (at least 2)
  • meeting got interrupted so much I skipped the meeting and did reports instead


Salamander's check in - Tues 18 Sep '12

I don't know where my post has gone. I have already posted this but it's vanished! Anyhow, onwards.

Thank you, O Mole, for starting the thread. Please would nobody comment here so I can edit this version all day. I do welcome though any positive vibes, prayers, good thoughts and healing energy you might care to lob my way as you go about your own days. Thank you!

  • Unpack and put away shopping
  • Finish washing up
  • Washing in, on and out again
  • Radio Times
  • Phone up re bus pass on Tuesday.   TA-DAH! Oh yes! *happy dance*

I am noticing a tendency to enjoy my reward tasks *before* I've done anything to be rewarded for! Hmm.

"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)


  • get ready
  • readings
  • make DECISION
  • ring g and tell him 
  • ring sponsor
  • let m e d and a know decision
  • get house sorted
  • go to gym
  • pool
  • groceries
  • start organising
  • meeting

Phoebe's checking in

Hello, everyone! I see we have so many new members, it's wonderful we have more fellows now :)

The new school year has started and I feel so overwhelmed.. This semester is going to be extremely difficult and I don't know how to manage it. I need to hit the ground running but I doubt I will.. Need to keep coming back here.

Yes, keep coming back here,

Yes, keep coming back here, Phoebe. It really helps! Smile


"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)

Dieing_to_live's check in 9.18.12

Dearest's little dog had a grand mal seizure this morning, so I'm up for awhile. It's nearly 3:30am - I've been up since 2:00. I guess I will get started on my day. 

I want to finish sorting beads this morning. 


Laundry < started

Take pup outside to play

Scrub out pup's crate

Swiffer floors

Vacuum carpet

Flip mattress (Check for damage) - I could swear something is IN the mattress - - I've bolted out of it for the past two nights. 

Wash/change sheets

Wash pillows

And CHOOSE to do what was on my list yesterday!

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. 

Find your "WHY"
I am choosing to finally start living for me. I am tired of coming in
last. I choose to create a life I can love, to be the person I am meant
to be, to work on improving myself so that I can do something worthwhile
with my life, and in the end, to help those less fortunate. (Thanks, titan!)

ms tuesday

•    wait
    •    gym
    •    sort another flash drive.
    •    make lunch packup
    •    go present work making sure it gets the time it needs. no matter how long that takes.
    •    get audio recorder
    •    go over audio of older one.
    •    type out that audio.
    •    record it all and listen back so know is useable.

away from computer today. need to treat myself ith kindness and compassion, this week is doable.

Maximo's check-in Tue 18 Sept 7 am

Thanks to Mole for starting this thread with the thought of the day.

Today's list - going much better than yesterday - more done items!!

1. Prep soup for lunch Smile Done
2. Slow-cook dinnerSmile Done
3. badminton with friends Smile Done
4. I - Skype session Smile Done
5. Project 10 mins (stop resisting this)
6. Scanning 10 mins (stop resisting this) Smile 1 10 min session
7. Ring Y Smile Done
8. Aviva website
9. Photos to J----y
10. Exercise bike Smile 17 mins
11. Order joggers online Smile Done

Wishing everyone an excellent day

Eleanor BE's Tuesday List

1. Get taxi and train home

1.a Get C AR

1.b Read C AR and prepare for meeting (on train)

1.c Get stuff about CAs

1.d Read stuff about CAs in prep for V phone meeting (on train)

1.e. jot down list of AOBs and items for B meeting (on train)

2. Prepare short report on NSS/R

3. Write to S and J about L

4. Go to dept meeting

5. GA meeting 

6. Ch meeting

7. Phone meeting with V. 

8. Read E's stuff 

9. Respond to E's stuff by email

Well...that sort of worked. But I kept getting interrupted and having to go back to it. So I guess I checked it more than twice really. This is something to deal with, definitely. 

10. Go home! (not likely to procrastinate on that but still, it'll be a long day!)

11. Work on L/Intro for 2 hour. I think just one hour is more likely. I've been up since half past 5, working pretty much solidly apart from lunch out with colleagues and I'm pretty whacked. 

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. Test blood sugar twice

6. Cook and eat breakfast

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Prayer and meditation

10. Read the meditations

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

12. Clear the tables

13. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

15. Eat lunch

16. Get hair fixed

17. Eat dinner

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

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check in

7.30 cafe G

8.15 - tidying burst

Wash up, put clothes away, clear living room surfaces.Done

9 -  12.30 write with freedom and pomadore

First sc new ch.

      Burst 1 sketch sc

               2 para 1

               3 para 2

               4 para 3

               5 plan for tomorrow Done 1000wds

I would really like myself to get into a routine of eating at 5 and having a second writing binge from 6-8. This means if I am going to fit in a walk it has to be at 4. So don't overcommit the 2-4 slot.

Ring conference people  PLEASE take responsibility for this. Why am I so reluctant? Can't seem to be able to jump this hurdle.


Food shop - fishmonger's? (that would take fifty minutes) Done combined with walk


Eat well

Return to writing place if you would love to.

8 relax

11 bedtime 




Amal's check-in

Alarm set 8 am

Pro check-in

Begin editing/drafting sections

cook lunch 

driving lesson

continue editing


log calories

take walk

+ Pro check-out

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, defrost dinner

2. attend workshop all day
3. book RLT at lunchtime 

4. check in JH late aft
5. check emails from the day
6. work on SP for >1/2 hour in bursts
- read Adn 
- 15 beats
7. summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
8. email landlady
9. room tidy 10 mins 
10. weekly planning, break the week into project prep, chunking (action steps) and delivering(being aware of Tool for Recovery #1 PA Tools for Recovery + carry over tasks from Mon to Weds

11. dinner 
12. 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 Tuesday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance.