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.

Sunday 23rd September 2012

I hate writing.

I love having written.

 Dorothy Parker

 Wishing you all many having dones!

EleanorBE's Sunday list

I love having written; I even quite like writing a lot of the time. I just hate thinking about writing. So why do I do that instead of getting on with it??

Well, am doing some today. Here's my list, now the day's not far off ending - but there's a thing I need to write down or I won't do it. 

Didn't check in yesterday as I just needed to go somewhere and see something, partly for work, partily for pleasure - which I did. 

Write up AandC on train back from M's

Go through L chapter and find where to add above

Add above

Do what adjustments to L chapter I can

Write to C and assure him missing ref is coming

Email P about missing ref. 

Go to pilates

Take N's call if she rings



  • get ready
  • tidy
  • readings
  • ring sponsor
  • gym
  • pool rehab
  • journal
  • decide js
  • look js
  • dinner
  • rehab excercises
  • bed early

Spoon Check

OK. Been doing a kind of productive procrastinating all morning, getting office organized etc, which is cool. But what I'm really avoiding is my commitment to myself to spend 15 minutes emptying my physical inbox. I have an active day involving showing up for others, so that's kind of taken care of...My one goal of the day is to do this 15 minutes. OK. Starting now.

Real substantial trust will come from real substantial doings.

Steppin ci

Whoops double post.
'The best way to get something done is to begin.'

Steppin ci

Checking in because I need PA as my HP if you will. I am recovering and I need to face my tasks little by little. At the end of the day I will make a status of what I got done and what I didn't. Hopefully mostly the first one:) Have a productive day.

Evening edit: today went poorly. Procrastination took over, and I only got to practice a little and write a few mails. Any thing else on my list, I didn't get done. Will try with some self-talk and prayer tonight, and try again tomorrow.

'The best way to get something done is to begin.'

Hypatia's check-in

yesterday went well with the help of my chatbox friends

  • revision notes unit 7
  • gardening
  • revision
  • shopping
  • lunch
  • pay paper bill
  • revision notes
  • gardening
  • plan rest of day
  • coffee break
  • revision
  • tidy kitchen
  • put extra duvet on bed
  • read paper
  • ring M.
  • wash hair
  • organise evening meal
  • revision
  • leisure activity of choice
  • bath


ms sunday


  • video from g's recoreder
  • work out new email account
  • video exp with timecode.
  • write draft email j re days.
  • start prep for c proposal
  • tidy 1 room
  • do a wash.

doing these things with compasion for myself. 


Elvira's Sunday

Must keep physical exertion to a minimum: rest is still a priority.

However, today I will definitely


  • empty the dishwasher, put the stuff away and refill it from all the stuff that wouldn't fit last time
  • wash some clothes 
  • put the hats away
  • phone Mum

I will hope to:

  • make a start on my Chinese outfit: cut out the top have cut out and ironed all the pattern pieces
  • tidy up the papers on the tables
  • be in bed by 11 might make it not too long after 12



I saw your story here:

Therefore, I know that enrolling in college is a milestone for you.  Congrats!

WingArtist's Check-in (9/23/2012) SPECIAL NOTE

Today I am moving in to my college this morning. Hope things get settled till then.

This is my agenda: 

  • Wake up @ 6 AM
  • Leave Home @ 7 AM
  • Set up dorm room @ 10 AM
  • Get to know my roommate
  • Shop for additional items (Afternoon)
  • Go to Church @ 5:30 PM
  • Plan my week (Evening)

So this is it. I am finally going to college. My classes don't start till Wednesday.

Wish me luck! :grin:


Student, Novice Artist in-Training 


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 8 a.m. telephone OA meeting

5. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

6. Test blood sugar twice

7. Cook and eat breakfast

8. Take shower

9. Get dressed

10. Prayer and meditation

11. Read DA and AA literature

12. Read the meditations

13. Read the EA reflection for today

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

15. Go to the 3:30 p.m. telephone PA meeting

16. Write three questions for tonight's meeting

17. Go to the 7 p.m online EA meeting

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

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

Thanks for letting me share.

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Mole's check-in

Good morning everyone

A late (noon) check-in after a satisfying structured morning - cafe, market, ,ringing, post R socialising, present for Sch.

Now I need to take myself in hand after yesterday's singular failure to guilt party. I sat here, with crosswords etc, with about two thirds of my brain taken up up with the guilt I was experiencing for not joining the guilt party.

Today is going to be a planning day. I shall go from room to room with a clip board like a house agent and make lists of things to do and the outcomes I would like. Then I shall break them down into different sized chunks, so that I have 5 minute lists, 10 minute lists etc, because it is always an overwhelming whole that stops me. And I think I will try some pomodoro with non-writing tasks too. I might also timetable myself to dedicate certain chunks of time to one or other area of my life: admin, housework, etc. AND I need to print this out - not just post it off to PA and forget about it!

12.30 healthy lunch

1.30 wash up

2 note to A et al to cancel Tues appts.

Find bus times for Tues and contact B

2.30 clipboard

- 2.45 Bedroom

- 3 Middle room

- 3.15 Back room 

- 3.30 bathroom and loo

- 3.45 kitchen  

- 4 living room

Tea break

4.30 skirt round rooms again

5-6 Walk 

6-7 breakdown list into job sizes, and categories

Eat well

Allocate a time to do the same thing with admin type tasks and garden. And also make a fixed time each week for planning.

CC plan and review (if this is too much now do it early tomorrow afternoon. 

8 relax 

9.30 run bath

Start thread (unless someone else is inspired!)

Be in bed by 11. 

Piqued's check-in

Mole -- Love the quote! Thanks for kicking things off on a good note.

Please send private message (tips, encouragement, finger wagging, et al) rather than commenting on this thread. I may want to update this post yet again. Thanks!

1) Give cat medication
2) Do "escape characters" test setup; upgrade database
3) Test "escape characers" fix
4) Work through DR test set (7 tests) using 45-min. pomodoros, 15-min. breaks
    Pomodoros/tests completed: 2/3
5) Deal with cat litter situation
6) Meditation session (at least three minutes)

Lesson learned: Don't set pomodoro-related goals (at this point). Start with microbursts and advance from there.

Amal's check-in

Alarm set 8 am

Pro check-in

start editing late start

Im aiming to finish the last 2 cases (min) continue editing next section (max)

finished 1 case, half way thru the second

laundry in between writing

log calories (diet)

take walk

Monday's list + Pro check-out

Salamander's check in - Sun 23 Sep '12

Thanks to Mole for starting the thread. I would prefer people not to comment on this post so I can continue to edit it as the day progresses but you're welcome to private message me if you want to offer constructive criticism or encouragement!

  • Breakfast
  • Shower
  • Dress
  • Fringe
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Scrub (yes I really mean scrub!) kitchen floor
  • Admin (15 mins) - fill out Vision2Learn form
  • Clean kitchen surfaces - 30 mins
  • Clean oven hob - 5 mins
  • Clean kitchen sink - 5 mins
  • Clean microwave with lemon - 15 mins


PA Weekly Meeting online - don't miss it!

You know what?! It's the weekend. I'm on strike! I don't want to do any more work. OK, I get it that the tasks remain to be done and I'll do them tomorrow or the next day. The real deadlines I commit to meeting, so I shall do the admin for the form-filling. And I shall attend the PA online meeting.

"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)


Amen to Dorothy Parker. Thanks, Mole! 

7:30-9:00 copyedits/break for breakfast halfway through

9-10 clean (focus on clutter, clean micro, water plants)

10-11:30 copyedits

11:30-12 break for lunch

12-1:30 copyedits

1:30-2:30 ironing pile, call people

2:30-4 copyedits

4-4:30 languages

4:30-5 make dinner, call people

5-6 eat and go off to church

relax the rest of the night 


Kodos--11:00 check-in

Doing well so far. Small adjustments, and I think I've earned a longer break midday.

11:05-12:00 copyedit

12-1:30 lunch, relax, nap

1:30-2:30 copyedit

2:30-3:30 iron and make phone calls

3:30-4:30 clean

4:30-5:30 make/eat dinner