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, 28th September 2012

Time travels in divers paces

                 with divers persons


Shakespeare.     As You Like It. Act iii. Sc. 2. 


May you all sculpt time in your own unique ways.

Piqued CI

OK, there are 2 hours and 45 minutes left of Friday in my time zone. Plenty of time to get off my tuckus, stop moping, and get some work done! 

1) Install second patch; confirm correct behavior
2) Conclude two defects that have already been tested
3) Test user account fixes

...buck up and patiently woo the Muse... Henry James

Online Meeting Anchors Needed for September 30

To lead our chatbox 12step meeting on September 30, 2012, we need people to
anchor --start the meeting,  beginners are welcome. And here is link to
the calendar sign-up:


Really a blech day. Not much got done. Felt off all day. I'm going to try to salvage an hour, get to bed early and start fresh tomorrow.

elvira's evening

Still tired and feeling very lethargic. I shall start with what I've already accomplished this evening:


  • write and post card for B
  • send apologies for tomorrow to J
  • collect a bit more rubble
  • scan and post In Memoriam pic on FB for Dad
  • eat
Ooh, that's quite a lot! Here's what more I want to do:
  • pray at a reasonable time instead of leaving it till I'm half asleep
  • make a start on the next stage of my Chinese top


wrkinprogrss: 09/28/12

Hi and good wishes to all!

My shortlist for today:

Done (or done enough)! full night's sleep
Made or am making progress start bookending and check-in at P.A.
Done (or done enough)! do at least 10 minutes of kitchen work

Done (or done enough)! run dishwasher
Done (or done enough)! make a pass through routine job email
Done (or done enough)! respond to E

Made or am making progress take prescriptions and eat healthy foods
Made or am making progress do a load of delicate laundry
Project R: read and take notes, smiley for each thread, aim for 8 today

try at least one thing related to Havi's techniques
shower, tape hand, etc.
pay and mail bills

do at least 5 minutes on tax prep project
dance through solo music
do 15 minutes of Qi Gong

do Dr. P's exercises
turn off computer by 22:02
be in bed with lights out and sound off by 23:30 

tila - Fri

Ugh, feeling emotional today. Working on impulse control. Plan for today: 

  • LG - d5-d7 (finish up)
  • Prep DH's shirts, laundry - sort b, r; wash b,
    declutter 3 2 rooms
  • RA chat, write checks, bills, kitchen, dinner
  • DH time  

kromer 11:30 CI

I am having a bad day...feeling on the verge of a panic attack. I need to take this slow today.

I will:
*Mail book
*Finish section on hist

*Finish section on p10/p30 (mostly done)
*Do section on expression (made a good start on this)
*Do section on model
*Email a PDF to EA and TE (not gonna happen today)
*Email chemists
*Order VAD food (working on this now)
*Chose paint colors
*MU notes
*30 min online dating
*Youth group

*Pick up oligos
*Get flu shot

InnerTruth's check-in

  • Phone client
  • Put HW input into newsletter
  • 1 hour revising story
  • 12:30 make lunch, get ready for work
  • run - 8 pm
  • Phone ME - 9 pm
  • Between 9:30 and midnight
  • Wash dishes, put away clean dishes, recycle
  • Hang up clothes
  • Sort bills and put in bag
  • 1 hour homework
  • Get clothes ready for Saturday
  • Set alarm for 7:15 am


Spoon Check

Gratitude to all daily checker-iners. Good start to the day, did 1st half morn rit, then face planning the day and chose to procrastinate, checked out 1.25 hrs or so, then decided to start the day over, finished planning day and starting now with first rd pomodoro, intend to do eve rit. I consider that fact that I'm starting again instead of just giving up a solid PA success. Thanks to you all.

Real substantial trust will come from real substantial doings.

frogprincess - 9/28/2012

I went to bed earlier than usual.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get more done today.

Write in diary

Listen to inspiration message

Cook and eat breakfast

Cook and eat lunch


Finish reading Abundance book

Finish reading Chapter 4

Draft paper for Chapter 4

Read Chapter 10 &11

Organize reasearch for project

Check for interview questions update

Select 4 author perspectives and draft introduction

Participate in forum assignment 502

Participate in forum assignment 503

Download Skype - add new number

Send husband to get paperwork from office

Send husband to get perscription from eye doctor

Download tax forms - federal and state

Check status of sales tax and withholding - State

Decide on business bank account

Complete voter registration - get stamp and mail

ms friday

  • confirms schedule.
  • work out t 1+2 for ext.
  • take g camera
  • spend rest of day planning proposal in 15 min bursts.
  • ask re camera.
  • book sunday.

eat with kindenss and self care.

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

2. check email
3. finish work on SCP for > 1 hour in bursts - use Chatbox bursts as needed to keep motivated & on. Must send off today.

4. early lunch 
5. continue SCP work (I need to get this f**ker out of my hair today)
6. email ACE MLC & GRO  
7. summary email to EK
8. reply ZNT, summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
9. email Critics & Tues workshop new friends (optional)
10. email friends, social events (optional) 
11. read TPE (optional)
12. check glasses lost property HK  (optional)
13. email finished SCP to R 
14. early dinner
15. set off for GH by 5:30pm
16. go to DW
And to try to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Firday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance.
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Friday check-in

Thanks for the starter Mole :) 

Already done:


Dogs walked and fed

bread in the oven

To Do:

do some tidying up!!! (Urgent) 

get to commitment in time (pick up kettle, buy milk and biscuits)

visit gallery with friend

do drop-in drawing workshop

eat healthily

get passport photos done 

It's an inside job...

Maximo's check-in Fri 28 Sept 6:55 am

Thanks to Mole for an interesting start to the day. Good wishes to everyone to a good day and great weekend.

Today's list for me
1. Send invoices out Smile Done already
2. Packing - procrastinated from yesterday
3. Card for F&J
4. E-mail V
5. Macmillan coffee morning
That's all before I hit the road.


Hamlet's checkin

Hamlet's checkin

Am just sitting down to do today's work, as day was taken by unexpected business calls and some impulsive grocery shopping.  So, here's a drastically revised list to what i intend to do for the rest of the day (only 6 hours left before bed time).

1. Moldova Project

2. Earl's pants

3. eat healthy snacks and dinner (as short bursts in between longer stretches of work)

4. load dishwasher

6. do FoY exercise

Everything else will just have to be done over the weekend. 


Mole, what a nice observation about time.  Thank you.  

1. FoY exercise

2. daily mail (cull notice from Wellesley; respond to Chase)

3. edit FS project

4. Moldova project

5. Earl's pants

6. meditation

7. IRS request

8.  E-Mail Rachael B

9. E-Mail Marilyn

10. eat 3 healthy snacks

Finding a way CI

Thanks for the starter, Mole.

Somehow I lost my (long) post just then, so now it will have to be a quick one. I think the main point was that if I work hard today I will finish my projects, I won't have to do paid work on the weekend and it will be MUCH better.


thank you for great quote mole. Have a good day everyone!

  • Up early
  • readings
  • ring to change apt time at gym
  • get ready
  • tidy
  • look at js
  • go to meeting 
  • go to appt M at U
  • Uni print out js
  • grocery shopping
  • gym and pool
  • rehab excercices
  • apply j L
  • skype am and d
  • bed early

EleanorBE's Friday list

Hello. Today (that's to say Thursday) wasn't a great day. I did everything I had to but was given a huge extra piece of work which apparently is my responsibility but this is the first I've heard about it. Ah well. Stick it on the list.

Go to work

Finish PPt

Go through class

Look briefly back through reading

Go through M class and check performance time

Write to M class if necesasry

Check room number for me (A2 1.17)

Check room number for E (FB 2.41)

Sort out office hour time


Check out emails from LW

Go to LW's session if necessary

Go through par and see what info you've got, what you need.

Non-work stuff - take out money for Ch

Take out money for K

Go to pilates

Salamander's check in - Fri 28 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
  • Cat meds!


  • Clean microwave (15 mins)
  • Clean kitchen surfaces (30 mins)
  • Change cat trays
  • Sweep kitchen floor (5 mins)
  • Find gym membership card
  • Cook nutritious dinner (ratatouille? lentil curry? spag bol?) & freeze remainder
  • Post book out
  • Post application form
  • Collect prescription

"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)

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. Cook and eat breakfast

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

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

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

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Eat lunch

12. Go to the pharmacy and tell them that they were short on my medicine.

13. Go to diabetic group at 1 p.m.

14. Eat dinner

15. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

16. Do the 10th and 11th Steps for OA

17. Do numbers

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

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check-in

7.30 cafe, review, plan

8.30-12 complete and print scene for K with pomodoro and freedom aassistance

12.15 Lunch with S give her dog papers so far so good and scene posted off.

think about planning and post to this site 

pack x presents for posting (start this tonight and post early next week)

4.30-5.30 walk with B done

10 min declutter done THAT WAS A BIG STEP!

cull 10 e-mails

tidy living room surfaces 

measure and photograph windows for awnings 

Eat healthy meal

be in bed by 11 (I have not achieved this once since beginning to post here). 


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