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 5th October 2012

Life never presents us with anything

which may not be looked upon

as a fresh starting point . . .

Andre Gide 

Hamlet's checkin

much belated check in after two and half days of procrastination.  Going to conduct myself for what remains of the day in the spirit of the quote posted by Mole (Thanks, Mole).

For the next 5 hours, I will do, alternately, i hour stretch on the Moldova project, interspersed by 20-minute bursts on food prep for Ling. 

InnerTruth's check-in

Having a very unproductive week!

Sister came to town and I had to clean up my pigpen of an apartment. It's not very organized. I have stuff in bags and boxes stored all over the place.

I need to go through the clutter to catch up on my income taxes for the past 5 years. Yikes!

I know that overall I get money back. I'm going to develop a schedule to do my taxes plus do my filing, recycling, shredding and reading for professional development from now to Xmas.

I have no idea how long it's going to take. I work part-time, go to school for 8 to 10 hours a week and am trying to develop a few contacts for my floundering business.

My employer will give me my schedule for next week tonight. Tomorrow I will develop a schedule for next week that gives me time to finish my volunteer newsletter, catch up on my reading for school (and possibly get ahead), prospect for new business and organize my files, closets, etc.

Work for rest of day:

  • Finish writing article, Nov. 7 event for newsletter
  • Look at movie listings
  • Phone Roseanne
  • Get ready for work

tila - Fri

Pulled the arm muscle, in a lot of pain now, hard to type.
Plan for today: 

  • Complete (mixed) 4/1 (working on it right now) -4/3 RC, 3/3 LG.
  • Finish up dusting, organize cps (got started)
  • Laundry –r (also done b, bl and mats), steam 2 loads (Sat morning)
  • H wreath - try to finish up on weekend
  • Kitchen, dinner 

EleanorBE's Friday list

Hi everyone!

 Didn't have time to make a Friday list last night as I just fell into bed after a 14 hour today - the list has been really been

Prepare class


Finish Horrible Admin Task

Finish things off Thursday list

 And the the H.A.T is done!! Hurray!!


Chattydo - Daily Check In

I have really lost my way this week.  Today, I plan my list and work my plan.



clement ci

:) catch up here
:) ck wk email
:) plan / sched
:) 8:30 am p.a. phone mtg
:) quiet time

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all" - 2 thes 3:16

:) 9:30am meeting
:) MIT wk 1 e
:) MIT wk 1 a
:) MIT wk 1b
:) MIT j 1
:) 11 am p.a. phone mtg

God was with me today.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



  • get ready
  • readings
  • tidy
  • landlord 
  • go to meeting
  • lunch
  • gym
  • pool /rehab
  • go to uni
  • look five journals
  • look j wbs
  • dinner
  • rehab excercices
  • bed early

ms friday

  • finish planing.
  • do all printing.
  • meeting 1
  • meeting 2
  • tut.
  • gym in home by 3.30
  • meet r

Maximo's check-in Fri 5 Oct 8:10 am

Thanks to Mole for the thought-provoking starter. Today, I'm going to make a fresh start with the FH project - step back, look at it differently and make a new start with it.

My list for today
1. FH project new start
2. Office papers - 10 mins
3. Complete Gib job Smile Done already
4. Chiropodist
5. Exercise bike 20 mins Smile 25 mins
6. Start E newsletter
7. Reply to V - need to do this today as have procrastinated!!
8. Ring F for T&A address
9. Car insurance

Good wishes to everyone for a happy and productive day today



For the past couple of days and for the next two weeks, I have been and will probably be in a circumstantial funk. I know this isn't real depression, mostly just anxiety and frustration over an event coming up in two weeks.

My first instinct for most of my life has been to try to pick myself up, buck up little camper, etc., etc. It was my husband who taught me a couple of years ago that sometimes you just need to sit in the emotion and feel it. So for the past day or so, I've been allowing myself the space not to smile and pretend I'm fine, the permission to plod through the items on my to-do list with only the minimum energy and enthusiasm needed to complete the task, and the freedom not to be perfect.

And I think it's actually working. I don't feel any better, but allowing myself to feel the funk has at least not paralyzed me for the next couple of weeks.

So here is what I'm going to accomplish tomorrow, slowly, grudgingly, and with lots of sighing:

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

8:45-9:10 get ready

9:10-9:30 commute

9:30-4:45 work (breaks for lunch, email, to-dos at end of day)

4:45-6:15 run

6:15-10 evening routine 

Thanks, Mole, for the starter. I am looking out for the fresh start, which I think will be coming very soon.  


findingaway CI

Thanks for the starter, Mole. Certainly appropriate for me at the moment.

Feeling adrift with no ongoing work. Of course there are still plenty of things to do. Have dealt with bills, have sent invoices, clothes washing is on. Back to lists, back to tasks. Even if I cherry pick today rather than prioritise at least some things will get done.

Amal's check-in

Alarm set 9:00am

Pro check-in

make juice

send in attendance (moving this to sundays list) dont forget!!

still at it :)

log calories (diet)

walk (1 hour)

next day's list + Pro check-out

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 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

3. Cook and eat breakfast

4. Prayer and meditation

5. Read meditations

6. Read the EA reflection for today and probably share.

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

9. Cook and eat lunch

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

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 weekly planning

3. prep & meet LR at 9:30am 

4. check email
5. work on FT for 1.5 hours
6. check RD Fri aft schd 
7. early lunch at 11am
8. confirm EB aft chat 
8. leave by 11:30am for workshop; attend workshop; book RD course tbc 
9. email FT MLC & GRO  
10. summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
11. email Critics, Tues Eq workshop & GAL new friends (optional)
12. research tax credits 
13. email friends, social events, W-Y, StH, LUM, BrY, ANJ (optional) 
14. read UNER (optional)
15. check glasses lost property HK  (optional)
16. room tidy, pack for weekend trip
17. dinner at 6pm
18. leave for YV by 6:30pm 
19. to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Thurs as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance to alacrity and task perseverance.

jay's friday 5th oct

8.30 alarm

9.00 leave for gym   (bring boots to return

HOME   smoothie

check on line while drinking smoothie

book tickets/decide


housing ass


1.00  45 mins living room

box all bb's/nake decisions/clear desk/ top draw paperwork/ hoover

2.30     45 mins  clear downstairs hall, collect all tools and diy and store in cupbord


3.45   45 mins clear  upstairs hallway in to spare room in am organised fashion


home exercise??

write down 30 day pan

check finances

bed 11


Salamander's check in - Fri 5 Oct '12

Thank you, O Mole, for starting the thread for us! Smile

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. 

  • Breakfast
  • Shower and dress
  • Change sheets on bed


  • Bring in cat litter
  • Change cat trays
  • Cat meds @ 1145
  • Dust downstairs (10 minutes)


  • Clean kitchen surfaces (one at a time) (1 hour)
  • Sweep kitchen (5 minutes)
  • Scrub kitchen floor (1 hour - break it down)
  • Personal statement for job application
  • Wash sheets - take out, put around to dry

"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, journal

9-12.30 writing with freedom and pomodoro. Finish scene

Send scene to K

healthy lunch

2-3 continue with houseclearing plan and next steps

3-3.30 declutter back room 

4 walk 

go through cuttings for A and J

work on admin plan and ttimetabling

eat healthy meal




bed by 11