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.

Thursday 27th September 2012

  Self-love, my liege,

         is not so vile a sin

               as self-neglecting.

Shakespeare King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 4.  


elvira's evening

Right, a lazy few more days recovering from my cold, but tonight I must


  • get some food in
  • do some more on my Chinese top - changed my mind. realised this was probably my last chance to
  • collect some of the builder's rubble from the demolition of my old wall


wrkinprogrss: 09/27/12

Hi and good wishes to all, for wherever you need them!

My list for today:

Made or am making progress start bookending and check-in here at P.A.
Done (or done enough)! return call from M (left voicemail)
Done (or done enough)! make a pass through routine job email

Done (or done enough)! update spreadsheet
Project R: read and take notes, smiley for each thread, aim for 8 today
try at least one thing related to Havi's techniques

Done (or done enough)! shower, tape hand, etc.
Made or am making progress take prescriptions and eat healthy foods

do a load of delicate laundry
do at least 5 minutes on tax prep project
dance through solo music

Done (or done enough)!? do at least 10 minutes of kitchen work
Made or am making progress be ready to leave by 19:25 for dance class (late but went)
Done (or done enough)! leave computer off after dance class

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 00:30

tila - Thur

Wow, feels like a Friday already. Plan for today: 

  • Exam: Finish up d3, complete d5, start d7
  • Prep DH's shirts, laundry - sort b, r; wash b, declutter 2 rooms
  • DD: haircut, fundraising forms 
  • RA, kitchen  

kromer 10:30 CI

I am feeling really panicky today. I need to:
*Add/update 5 images to poster (made good progress on this)
*Order new VAD food
*Manage colony
*Weight m
*Type up and email MU notes
*Email some chemists
*Go to G's practice talk
*Set up a mtg w/ DP to discuss results section
*Prep for research progress update
*30 min responding to/sending online dating messages.

Wolke's check in Thurs 27/9 15pm

Hello there,

Beautiful opening quote!! Thank you Mole.
Have been online since 10am and at 3 pm still looking for structure and focus. Trying this check in to increase structuring and to commit more focused to chores today as I'm supposed to hand in my work today!!

Need to work on thesis.
15-16 adding last literature and starting task of sorting information for writing chapter.
16-19 write 300 words for chapter every hour (900 words total)
19-20 Read what's done and re-evaluate what needs doing. Post progress.
General task: Remain focused and energetic like thunder!!!
GO!!! Yell

Hypatia's check-in

  • DLA form 
  • N's report
  • education report
  • NF's phone call
  • ring F's mum
  • ring Dr R
  • in-tray
  • e-mails



Thanks, Mole!

Long day today...

6:30-8:45 copyedit (breaks for breakfast, laundry, dw)

8:45-9:10 get ready

9:10-7:00 work (breaks for lunch, e-mail, dinner, reading)

7-10 go home, evening routine 

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, dentist

2. finish work on SCP for > 4 hour in bursts - use Chatbox bursts as needed to keep motivated & on. Must finish today.

- punctuation
- polish new scenes 

3. lunch 

4. continue SCP work (I need to finish this f**ker today)
5. summary email to EK
6. reply ZNT, summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
7. email Critics & Tues workshop new friends
8. email friends, social events 
9. email ACE MLC & GRO 
10. check glasses lost property HK  
11. email finished SCP to R 

12. early dinner

13. set off for SL by 5:25pm
14.  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. Celebrate the fact I am getting to bed earlier, but not to let pride come before a fall and relapse into dreadful bedtime procrastination.
And to try to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Thursday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance.
Tongue out 

ms thursday.

  • drs apt.
  • 1hr in morning for proposal
  • 1 hr scheduling
  • gym
  • call laura
  • 1hr in afternoon on proposal
  • work out where to ask re camera.
  • sewing.

not feeling it today, ah well.


Maximo's check-in Thu 27 Sept 6:20 am

Thanks to Mole for starting this thread, wishing everyone here a happy and successful day. I feel it's useful to post my list every day even if I don't achieve everything on it - it creates focus.

My list for today
1. CETI job
2. books to housebound readers
3. E-mail TW Smile Done
4. E-mail V
5. Packing
6. E-newsletter
7. Project - 10 mins
8. Exercise bike - 20 mins

Hamlet's Checkin 1.

Hamlet's Checkin

1. Fountain of Youth Exercise

2. Mediatation(done)

3. IRS Request

4. FS Tracker(work in progress)

5. Moldova( not today)

6. Earl's pants

7. cook vegetable

8. eat 3 healthy snacks( 1 down and 2 to go)

8. Straighten bed room(done)


Lavida CI Thurs. 9/27

write 5 articles

calculate expenses

read Bible 

floor exercises/shower


Amal's check-in

Alarm set 9:00am

Pro check-in 




log calories 

take walk

Fridays list + Pro check-out 

Salamander's check in - Thurs 27 Sep '12

Thank you to Mole 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
  • Washing in, out and put around


  • Post book out - prepared
  • Post application form - prepared
  • Collect prescription
  • Cat meds!

Still later

  • Clean microwave (15 mins)
  • Clean kitchen surfaces (30 mins)
  • Change cat trays
  • Put rubbish out for bin men
  • Sweep kitchen floor (5 mins)
  • Find gym membership card

"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)

EleanorBE's Thursday List

How right you are, Shakepeare. Thank you Mole.

Here's my Thursday list

Send app and L chapter to self

Get up v early - 6am, oof!

Go to work

Go through class

Look to see how to  r on new system - if you can't work it out, print list

Email RC

Check J's response

Get together all relevant docs for app - app you've sent yourself, budget from P and J/M responses

Send in app + budget + J and M's responses


Go to N meeting if they've changed time

Go to PAR meeting

Read stuff for C class

Set up film for students 

Arrange for someone to take out DVD

Meet J if she wants to

Go home!


That was a killer day

Yes. And it involved being given some really, really horrible work to do which I was supposed to have done before. Except no one told me. So it wasn't procrastination this time. Oh lordy, really feel like giving up. But no, I won't, I'll make a Friday list soon. Onwards and upwards.


Vic 9/26/12

Show up (done), cal, exer

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to
be thankful for your troubles, and they can become
your blessings.

thursday 27th september, i want to be totally accountable

i am making some progress in small steps, carving out a routine but still far too much wasted time. i tend to list to much to do that it seems impossible and overwhelms me, i wish to stick rigidly as i can to a fitness plan that i have started today and take better care of myself as i see this as the root of my procrastination, i hope that with better health and wellbeing i may think clearer. i welcome comments as i want to be accountable but i am wary of spending too much time on line.  tomorrow goes

7.00 alarm

7,45 leave for gym

home by 10.00 eat beans on toast

1.00 45 mins clothes sorting  bin/sell/keep/hang/store

2.15 45 mins clothes sorting

3.30 45 mins clothes sorting


5.00 find some recipes and make shopping list for tomorrow

eat stew

getgyym kit readt for tomorrow

8,00 exercise machine

bedtime routine

write down all of 30 day plan (earlier?)

i hope that having a more casual approach can help me relax and i may get more done

bed for 11

thank you

2.30 update

i've been to the gym and am eating now

i went to the gym later because i stayed up too late last night

i will start 45 min bursts when ready, i will use chatbox and timer

3.12 update

i have eaten, put a wash on and have set an alarm for 45 mis

don't seem to be ablr to use chatbox (appologies to who was in there)

am going for clothes sifting now

My Day Today

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

Things I will do today

1. Take shower

2. Read DA and AA literature

3. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

4. Fix breakfast

5. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

6. Read the meditations 

7. Eat breakfast

8. Do the EA reflection for today 

7. Read my version of the Third Step Prayer

8. Prayer and meditation

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Cook and eat lunch

11. Do numbers

12. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

13. Continue to put magazines in bags

14. Clear tables

15. Eat dinner

16. Wash dishes

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check-in

My plan is to not to begin the day disgusted with myself for the lapses of the day before.

7 put sheets on to wash 

7.30 cafe and be nurtured by the place and the coffee and good company.

Prepare breakfast for myself and pick some flowers for the shed 

hang out sheets 

9.00-12.30 woo the muse with the aid of freedom and pomadoro. Prepare scene 2 for final edit.

eat a healthy lunch. What?

work on the master plan, its categories & its do-able small burst tasks. Make sure I cover each base and allocate category time slots.

bring sheets ini if they are dry and make bed 

3.15 - 6.30 L&Co

Eat -what?

15 min de clutter 


Check in

put myself to my clean-sheeted bed by 11 




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