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.

Saturday 6th October 2012

All our yesterdays are summarised

in our now,

and all the tomorrows

are ours to shape.

Hal Borland 

10.6.12 CI Babarino

review document (done)

clean office (done)


make nice dinner


PE 3:15

Hi Everyone!

I had so many plans for today.  So many ideas, inspirations and so on...but, instead of doing them I thought about them.  I thought about them and thought about them so much that I gave myself a horrible headache.  So, I am here to force myself to do them, regardless of this headace.  I guess I will make a priority list and then commit to at least 4 hours of productive living today.  If I can be productive for 4 hours with this headache, than I will be happy.  No, I won't renovate my life as I had planned, but I think I was dreaming a little big to start with.  Just cleaning the toilet will be huge:)- not that it is that awful, it just needs to be done.  So anyway, I guess I ought to get moving.  I will use the chat room, since that always helps.  Here's to productive living!!

5:15 I have finished 1.25 hrs of productive living.  Headache is almost gone and I now have a clean kitchen.  I need to keep moving.  Thank you PA! 

7:15- finished another 1.25 for a total of 2.5 productive hrs. 

Not sure how much more i will do today, but I am really glad that I got through some of my work.

tila - Sat

Arm is feeling much better. Plan for today: 

  • Finish up 4/1 (almost done)-4/3 RC, 3/3 LG.
  • Vacuum, dust, organize cpns
  • Steam 3 loads
  • H wreath - try to finish up (actually done, can't believe I pulled it off, took much longer than expected though). 
  • Kitchen, dinner, library, lunch 

inspiring to me

The following is movingalong's adaptation of a prayer to St. Joseph:

May I be granted release from the bondage of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success.

May I obtain the grace to work in an appropriate spirit of balanced humility and not humiliation;

to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my inclinations;

to work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from Higher Power;

to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever recoiling before weariness or difficulties;

to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self.

the touch of the master's hand:
fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb

Beautiful moving & clement.

Absolutely beautiful prayer, used it this night to help me get through my work.

Thanks go out to the both of you.


I've decided to only do one hour of work today, an hour of cleaning, and then relax the rest of the day. So from 8:15-10:15, here are my priorities:

1. Email J

2. Draft email I don't want to write

3. Mail on stairs

4. To-do list


Amal's check-in

Alarm set 10:30am
Pro check-in
send in attendance (moving this to sundays list) dont forget!!
log calories (diet)
next day's list + Pro check-out

Thesis to Amal

Hi Amal, sorry i had disappeared about 12 hours ago and did not return. I had company around suddenly and so could not get back on this site for privacy reasons! :) Hope ur day went well :) 

Salamander's check in - Sat 6 Oct '12

Thank you, O Mole, for starting the thread for us with such a thought-provoking quotation! 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
  • Cat meds @ 1130
  • Back up data to hard drive


  • Wash sheets - take out, put around to dry
  • 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)

"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)

Hamlet's checkin

1. FOY Exercise

2. Meditate

3. Cook for Ling

4. Continue with Moldova Project

5. Get eggs and Fennel from EoW

6. water plants 

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 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Go to the food bank

4. Put groceries away 

5. Cook and eat breakfast

6. Go to the 11:30 a.m. telephone DA meeting

7. Prayer and meditation

8. Read the meditations

9. Go to the EA reflection for today

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

12. Wash dishes

13. Eat dinner

14. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

15. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

movingalong's Saturday plans





EleanorBE's Saturday List

Thanks for the great opening Mole.

Here's my saturday list. Still working on the writing on Saturdays because the admin side of work completely took over this week. 

Fish out last ref bits for J

Send them to J

Finish L chapter - at library if nec

Write to S re. change of date for training

Write to Z again

EleanorBE's Saturday List

Hm, accidentally wrote two lists. Getting a bit too keen. Have deleted this one. 


...didn't get much of the list done. Worked hard at L Chapter but it's still not quite finished. Not far off though. Everything else involved being able to open and send things from work email. And our work email's down. Checked it with a colleague on Facebook so it's not just me. I can tell what a change I've made since coming here as I have actually been quite frustrated at not being able to get everything done - whereas before it would have been 'yay! Work email's down, great excuse not to do anything!'



8 cafe

9.30 - 12.30 wrie with freedom and pomodoro.sketch next  scene.

plan food, shop at E ? prepare healthy meal 

put food away, wash up

plan living room declutter 

2.30-3.00 declutter back room

3-4 plan timetable

.4.30 -6 walk with C

6 Skype with M

7.45 dinner with L and T