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 September 25, 2012


Step Eleven of PA:

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our contact wth God as we understood God, praying only for for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry it out.

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Piqued CI

In no particular order:
-- Write a cheery note in dad's card
-- Mail card
-- 30 minutes of aerobic exercise

-- Fetch some sort of dinner
-- Test the three "easy" defect fixes (two down...)
-- Test report latency defect fix (halfway there)
-- Test user account fixes

Reminder to put these on Wednesday's list:
-- Get a sympathy card for friend

kromer 3:30 CI

I had a work meeting this morning, then I had lunch. Then, for the last 2-3 hours, I have been totally paralyzed by all the stuff I have to do.

So, I am going to put a set, small-ish number of tasks on my list:
*Type up and email results

*Order VAD food
*Make appt. for haircut
*Outline poster
*Go to small group
*Call about W18, email some chemists

wrkinprogrss: 09/25/12

Hi and good wishes to everyone here!

It's been a while since I've made a check-in post. I'm not going to make a long list, today, but I do want to:

  • celebrate everything I accomplish,
  • remind myself to do a couple of particularly important things, and
  • encourage myself to experiment with reality-focused ways of thinking

So, here's my short list for today:

Done (or done enough)! shower, wash hair, and tape hand
Done (or done enough)! 8:00 health appointment (including a good chat with friend!) 
Made or am making progress enjoy the beauties of the world and the season (did a little photography)

Done (or done enough)! pay 2 bills
Made or am making progress start bookending and check-in here at P.A.
Made or am making progress take prescriptions and eat healthy foods

Done (or done enough)! make a pass through routine job email
Made or am making progress Project R: read and take notes on 3 threads before noon (did 2 in late eve)
Project R: read and take notes on 3 more threads before 16:00

do at least 5 minutes on tax prep project
Done (or done enough)! try at least one thing related to Havi's techniques (emailed L)
shut down computer for the day by 22:02

Done (or done enough)! do 15 minutes of Qi Gong
Done (or done enough)! do Dr. P's exercises
be in bed with lights out and sound off by 23:00

Not on my list but I'm glad I did it:

Done (or done enough)! read D's thing and start absorbing/experimenting with her ideas

tila - Tues

Got the best sleep in 5 months. Plan for today: 

  • LG - d1, d3 (5 hours)
  • Prep DH's shirts, wash bathtub 
  • Dinner, kitchen, laundry (r, sort b) 
  • Play w/DD (BOB, science, puzzles)  
  • Pay bills
  • Sprts, Sfw

Tiptree CI

- test 3 bugs
- make/test changes and then create zip
- edit/rewrite documentation
- work on disabled item issue
- practice guitar

Lavida CI Tues. 9/25


  • Write (goal is 5 today)
  • find jobs to apply to
  • find gym
  • Call Verizon
  • Do floor/chair exercises
  • Practice tonight at 7pm
  • Take supplements/Rx & other self-care
  • Read Bible devotional for today



  • UA 8:30am
  • Return Comcast
  • Assess bill list for this month
  • Assess job vision/goals
  • Decide on website host

quick update from journey

Hey y'all!   I miss you! 

I'm still hanging out at Zen Habits

I am planning to stay there one more month (it's $20.00 a month - actually it's more like $25 now but I joined when it first opened so I got a discount).  I've gotten a lot out of the program and when I get back here in November I can share some of it with you guys.   Leo has an 'uncopyright'  but he asked us not to post all the course content, natch!   It's ok to share a bit though so I'll pass on the main things I've learned. 

There's nothing really *new*, we've heard it all before, but it's a good environment to practice building new habits in and you get a lot of webcasts and interaction with Leo which is pretty awesome. 

I'm staying away from PA during this time so I don't spend all my time on productity forums instead of getting some work done :)  See you in Novemember. 

Embrace the suck!

Kodos--7:15 update

Thanks, Lennon, for the starter. If I could only keep that in mind at all times...

Here's my day:

7:15-8:45 copyedit, with breaks for breakfast, paying bills, and making grocery list DONE!

8:45-get ready; go through to-do list and collect everything you need DONE!

9:10-9:30 morning commute, call Debbie DONE!

9:30-4:45 work, with breaks for lunch and e-mail DONE!

4:45-5:30 bank, call Tresha Didn't do either. Tomorrow?

5:30-6:30 more copyediting Behind about half an hour.

6:30-10 evening routine

It seems like I'm several time zones behind most of you, so hope you finish strong today! 

up early readingsgo to

  • up early 
  • readings
  • go to hospital fpr appt woth consultant
  • do readings on g
  • lunch
  • emails
  • tidy up
  • write application 
  • sort out format
  • edit application
  • send application by 7pm
  • meeting

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Thing I have done today

Took shower

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 half 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 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting 

7. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA check-in

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

9. Read and potentially respond to the EA reflection for the day

10. Read and share about DA and AA literature

11. Read the meditations

12. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

14. Cook and eat lunch

15. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting

16. Eat dinner

17. Go to the 6 p.m. telephone OA meeting

18. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

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

22. Clear tables

23. Clear magazines

Thanks for letting me share

ms tuesday

  • call r for birthday
  • arange meeting of students and schedule TA tutorials (as much as I can).
  • 1hr in morning for proposal
  • get security pass
  • return recorder
  • get f gifts
  • 1hr in afternoon on proposal
  • sort out clothes for day 1
  • partition new harddrive 

self care and kindness.

Maximo's check-in Tue 24 Sept 8:10 am

Thanks to Lennon for starting this thread and I wish everyone a happy and proactive day.

My list
1. Reply to VH
2. E newsletter
3. Prep for Skype
4. Skype with I.
5. E-mail TW
6. Project - 10 mins
7. Boiler service
8. Scanning - 10 mins
9. Look at Pomodoro technique
10. Exercise bike - 20 mins

Felt really good yesterday with the amount of office clutter cleared. 

Hamlet's checkin1.

Hamlet's checkin

1. fountain of Youth exercise(DONE)

2. meditation(DONE)

3. walking(DONE)

4. FS September tracker

5. Moldova draft (For the moment, done)

6. gardening blog

7. pansies(Done)

8. 15 minute burst cleaning bedroom(DONE)

9. 15 minute burst on mail

10. pay structural engineer(DONE)

11.  Call Gene (DONE)


Check in for Tuesday 9/25

I did miss my check in for Monday, but I'm proud to say that I still had a productive day. Most of it was clearing up IRS and identity fraud problems and searching for a new apartment. but I still got all I set out to do finished by the end of the business day.


Here is my list for Tuesday 9.25

1. Clean apartment

2. Cook breakfast

3. Make appointmnents to view 2 apartments

4. Make appointment to turn in referral to the IRS

5. Sign and email back official offer letter from my new job

6. Relax for the rest of the day, cook dinner and be fresh and ready to start new job on Wednesday. 


...on your new job! Have a great first day!

Finding a way CI

Thanks for the starter, lennon!

Well, I have a list for today and I need to move forward on it. Later I will post what I get done. I am stuck on a decision about my work which threatens to derail me. Maybe I can seek advice, but not sure who from. For the time being I will work on something else, even though this feels like a cop out, and try to come back to this.

Later: done today (not very satisfied, but ok):  some work on K and T projects, most of day spent updating template, went for bike ride (exercise), rang J and M. Still to do: dishes and music practice. Feeling resistant and struggling with things which need a decision.

Thank you all for being here, have a good day!

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. breakfast, run?
2. read a bit of "The Procrastination Equation"  

3. email draft agenda to EKB 
4. check money to ZNT & check her email

5. finish work on SCP for > 4 hour in bursts - use Chatbox bursts to keep motivated & on track done 4 hours, can continue Thurs
- read Adn 
- punctuation
- polish new scenes 
- use chatbox check-in as needed
6. early lunch 1pm
7. continue SCP work
8. Email friends, social events 
9. summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
10. email ACE MLC & GRO 
11. email Critics & Tues workshop new friends
12. check glasses lost property HK  
13. early dinner at 4:30pm 
14. early dinner
15. set off at 5pm to meet NL
16.  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 Tuesday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance.

tuesday 25 th sep, making this list the night before

today a wash out again, losing con centration, it's when i feel i have too mich to do i do nothing, must make efforts to get back on track

7.00 alarm set

7.30 leave for gym

get food shopping on way home

9.30 EAT

make juice

10.30 sort for gumtree and execute

12.30 make lentil stew

1.30 eat

wash up

3.00 tidy bedroom 30 min & get exercise machine out ready

4.00 clean bath,tidy bathroom wash floor 30 min

5.00 fb, text, email phone calls

6.00 eat

wash up

get gym kit ready for morning

exercise in bedroom using dvd

8.00 -9.00 online


9.30 bath and bed

Amal's check-in

Thanx for the thread starter lennon Laughing hope you have a great day as well

Alarm set 8:30 am

Pro check-in

editing draft - spending half day on last case, and then on to next section

call to make thursday appointment


log calories (diet)

take walk (1 hour)

Wed's list + Pro check-out

Eleanor BE's Tuesday List

Hello everyone. Yesterday I was unaccountably knackered by 5pm and didn't get any writing done. Mind you, I started work at 6.40. So, today I'll /start/ with writing.

- work on L chapter

- look at M and C pages

- make sure s emails aren't coming through source you're not reading! 

- check work email - once before leaving for library
, once at lunch, once at end of day. Three times ONLY

- go to library

- continue work on intro

- write blurb for J

- update book timetable and write to M if necessary

Have a good day everyone. 

Salamander's check in - Tues 25 Sep '12

Thank you to lennon for starting the thread. I'd prefer people not to offer comments here so that I can continue to edit the day as I go through my list. But if anyone has constructive feedback or encouragement to offer, please feel free to get in touch by private message. Smile

  • Breakfast
  • Shower and dress
  • Email/Facebook


  • Application form 3091 (microbursts of 10 mins)
  • WOOT! Was able to complete this and 2 other job applications thanks to the wonders of new technology! Ha ha! :-D And a fourth application is done all but the Personal Statement part of it. 

Interspersed with

  • Clean microwave (15 mins)
  • Clean kitchen surfaces (30 mins)
  • Clean kitchen hob (5 mins)
  • Clean kitchen sink (5 mins)
  • Sweep kitchen floor (5 mins)


  • Cat meds!
  • Admin: 15 mins (inc application form)
  • Washing in, out and put around
  • Pack bag for gym and put out clothes for it
  • Radio Times


  • Cook lentil & veg curry Took out dinner from freezer
  • Wash up
  • Evening routine


"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)