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, 21st September 2012


Out of clutter find simplicity,

From discord find harmony,

In the middle of difficulty, find opportunity.


:) and for a little humour on the human condition check out the cartoonist, Judy Horacek, whose theme this month is 'On Being'.

friday was a wash out, saturday must do better

making my list the night before

didn't do my list today, mixture of waking up grumpy after pointless late night, not eating enough and streeful events all played a part. i didn;t go to the gym which was a mistake as i cope better with long term stress when i exercise

saturday 22nd september





12.00 email/phonecalls/texts ect


sort out baby clothes and list them elsewhere free

6.00 45 mins eggtimer leave spare room in a workable fashion

7.30 cook dinner sunday dinner x2, eat and wash up

chill and read ect, START MAKING 30 DAY PLAN IN NEW BOOK


bed bfore 11- long day sunday

7.00 cook dinner, eat and wash up

Makingithappen daily check in

1. Go to irs

2. Report identity and credit fraud with irs

3. Call parents

4. Meet with owners of my new job 

5. Look at new apartment.

 6. File back taxes

7. Cook dinner


Tiptree CI

20 things to get done:


1. test bug
2. diagnose import issues
3. delete 10 instances
4. disabled item issue
5. test another bug
6. review open issues/requirements
7. edit guide
8. find poc code
9. write tests
10. clear out email


1. get teams set up
2. clean office
3. spend time w/ family
4. read 25 pp
5. practice guitar
6. exercise
7. watch DVD
8. clean bedroom
9. cull 10 items
10. meditate

InnerTruth's check-in

11 - 1 - work for client

1 - call client

1 - 2:30 - IFD

2:30 - run

3 pm - eat

3:15 - 4:15 - client work

4:15 - 4:30 - get ready for work

4:30 - 11:30 - work & travel

11:30 - wash dishes, get ready for class, make tomorrow's schedule



Today's goal is to actually do the things listed on my Daytimer. I am seeing a pattern where I do the work things, but not any of the things listed for my evening. My house looks like a tornado hit it. "I must do more"is today's mantra!!!

- Trial Brief

- Initial Evaluation Letter

- Speak to Jennifer about her duties

- 1 law essay

- 15 multiple choice

- 2 hour walk

- Clean the damn tornado! At least the downstairs! Break it down!

- S & A (minimum 30 min)

- Ask anonymous about the football game

- Transfer funds

- Make dinner - diet plate. 

- Plan Saturday before I go to bed. 

Vic 8/21/12

Show up (done), cal, exer

Hypatia's check-in

it's weird - I'm two reports away form clearing a backlog of over 100 reports, but I'm still struggling to get on and do them!  My general allergy to report writing seems to have disappeeared, but with these last two it's almost as if I don't want to finish.  It's not as if there's not a new lot of reports to do, but I think my brain is frightened of moving on to a better frame of mind.


  • sort out ICE access
  • finish dictation from this morning
  • verification 
  • finish yesterday's report
  • do C's report
  • lunch
  • reprint calendar
  • do school reports
  • do M's report (the last of the backlog)
  • verification
  • tidy office
  • find something I enjoy doing
  • meeting



Maximo's check-in Fri 21 Sept 9 am

Thanks to Mole for starting today's thread, but won't look at cartoons till I've done at least 2 things on this list.Wink

1. Geo invoice
2. Prep for interview
3. Interview QH
4. Fuel bills review Smile Done
5. Slow cooker meal
6. Exercise bike (20 mins)
7. FH project 10 mins - why don't I just get this done - it's bugging me
8. Scanning 10 mins
9. Aviva stuff
10. J-P L letter (just popped up out of the blue)

Best wishes to all friends and comrades in the struggle here.


ms friday :)

I have done all the work I needed to and so today I am having a scheduled, and much appreciated, day off.Smile

This site has been so helpful this busy week. thanks to all. x

tila - Fri

Wake up before 6 am.

Exam prep:

• Finish up d 6 (1 AL) + review - 2 hours (1 hr 15 mins)
• Readings wk 2/1-3, GSI/O 2 + GI/O S 5 - at least do 4 problems - 3 hours


• Declutter desk, l/r
• Continue on donation boxes, gift box to U
• Lunch, dinner
• Steam ws, r
• Order free cards, E’s blt (DXL), LE (OTC)
• Pay M bill
• S: Michls, VS, FF, Wag

My sanity:

• SDD v/q (4)

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 the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

5. Cook and eat breakfast

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

7. Wash dishes

8. Read the meditations

9. Read the DA readings

10. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone BDA meeting

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

12. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone BDA meeting

13. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

15. Cook and eat lunch

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

17. Take shower

18. Get dressed

19. Eat dinner

20. Go to woek at 5:30 p.m.

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

22. Do my 10th and 11th Step in OA

Thanks for letting me share

Finding a way CI

Thanks for the starter, Mole, although unfortunately I spent far too much time at the great cartoon site.

Looking at my list, I might have to have my guilt party today, as the people I should have rung won't be around on Saturday. Cals to SO, WT, CM and NW. Even 2 or 3 of these would be something.

Other than that I need to persist with current projects (chat box was a big help yesterday), wash clothes, go for bike ride, wash dishes, shop and make dinner.

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. chat R
 postponed to monday
2. work on SCP for > 6 hour in bursts - use Chatbox bursts to keep motivated & on track
- read Adn 
- punctuation
- polish new scenes 
- new openings x2 
- use chatbox as needed

3. lunch
4. continue SCP work
5. Email friends, social events 
6. summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
7. email ACE MLC & GRO 
8. email Critics & Tues friends
9. check glasses lost property HK  
10. email draft agenda to EKB
11. SHK meeting summary email  & SCP

12. dinner 

13. go for a run? tbc X
14. room tidy 10 mins  
15. chill out time - 2 hours (including 6:30pm prog final Smile)
16. check money to ZNT 
17. skype JH eve, check in JH, & run SCP opening past JH tbc

18. read a bit of "The Procrastination Equation" 
19.  Be aware of end of day bedtime 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 Fri as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance.
Tongue out

Amal's check-in

Thanks for starting the thread Mole and for the interesting link :) 

Alarm set 9:00 am

Pro check-in

continue editing draft


log calories (diet)

take walk

next day's list + Pro check-out

making my friday list now (thursday night)

pick up parcel

check po account



look at finances 

order skin care

reply to messages ect text/fb'phone


tidy/clean bathroom 30 mins

spend 45 mins sorting clothes to lost and TAKE PHOTO'S store them seperatly

SPEND 4X45 MINS EGG TIMER ON SPARE ROOM  then make a written plan for furniure arrangement, move desk in there???

carry on as today clearing as go


bed 12

forgot something



If you forget something, you can always hit "edit post" and add it back in. Unless you or someone else has responded to you. I know I am grateful for this feature as I inevitably forget something!

Welcome :)

thanks katia

i'm able to cross out for some reason, must be my browser, i shouls sort it at some point..another thing i procrastinate on

EleanorBE's Friday list

Hi Mole. I nearly said 'Hi Einstein' then realized that's who the quotation was from. Thanks for starting us off.

Here's the Friday list - which has got some of Thursday's list on it I'm afraid. 

Copy S and the MT extract

Upload above

Correct doc for training and send to printer

Print and copy above

Copy extracts for training

Finish training plan

Deliver training day!

Make sure E's ok

Check where you're going for evening...and

...go there. 


Have a good day everyone.


Yoh - Friday 21/09

Thanks Mole, for always finding new ways to start the thread! Absolutely no procrastination on that :D

As said in yesterday's list, ironing on top of the list:

- Ironing
- Floor cleaning
- Bedroom finalizing (cleaning)
- Administration
- Create photobook
- Reading 


Yoh - Friday 21/09 - failure

I feel bad seeing this now. I worked late, but that should not be an excuse to not do anything on the list.

Nothing of it is done and what I did was not important or urgent at all.

Better go to bed now and get an early rise tomorrow to make up for lost time. More luck to all of you! 

Salamander's check in - Fri 21 Sep '12

Thank you, O Mole, for beginning the thread for us. I would appreciate no comments made here in this thread so I can continue to edit as I go along. Any helpful comments, positive vibes, good wishes or words of encouragement are gratefully received, however - please private message me. Thank you!

  • Facebook/Emails (while plumber is here)
  • Dust downstairs - do this mindfully
  • Hoover downstairs - include lampshades and curtains
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Admin (30 mins) - house insurance
  • Print out schedule
  • Phone MH
  • Cook lentil & veggie curry (freeze balance)
  • Find double plug for bedroom
  • Washing: in, out and put around


  • Put away clothes/things in bedroom
  • Skincare
  • Fringe
  • Nails
  • Read "The Procrastination Equation"


"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, plan, blue line, prepare for S done except blue line

Hang out washing rain rain rain washing draped all over furniture.

9 - 12.30 complete scene for K with help from freedom and pomodoro done except I forgot to turn pomodoro on before blocking myself with freedom.

Email scene to K done DONE

Healthy lunch done

Transfer for gate not necessary 

1.30 walk to city via hardware for string, n.end for stylus, ? For poppers, bank,cards for K and D, done

3 appointment with Sdone

4 shop for Eurofamily not done have to plan this better

6 home 

 txt L and B, note to A re meal, GW sub and trellis.

bring in washing ha

 delete 20 emails

eat healthy tea 

Get links for CC , gather victims for guilt party Y, G

Wash up