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 16th October 2012

Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour;

Improve each moment as it flies!

 Samuel Johnson 

And for those of us who find such pro-active endeavour overwhelming, I can recommend one of the principles of the pomodoro timer technique: that the the use of a timer gives the sense of time running backwards to zero and no longer feels as if it is somehow dashing off out of reach. 

Lavida: Tues.

this is a late check-in but feel the need to post it.

i am very depressed by my ongoing situation. 

I know I need to make a change or I'll never get out of it. 

Trying very hard to make yet another adjustment in environment/residence. It's not going too well. 

I think this current move though helped me realize that at least as of right now I don't want to move out of state here. I will probably go back to where I was originally at some point. But first I need to earn enough money to have a place. 

The main thing I plan to do different is sign up with temp agencies to do admin. work as opposed to only my industry agencies. It's what I used to do to survive, and I should have done it sooner. 

The depression is making it hard to feel motivated. Tomorrow is another day. 


Tomorrow IS another day, another fresh beginning. Hang in there, Lavida.

tila - Tues

Busy day. Plan for the rest of the day: 

  • kitchen, dinner, fence (finish up), start on donation
  • d 4-5 - finalize
  • finally e-mail PDM  

Hjf2bme check in 10/16/12

Ok, here I go again!

4:45 clear kitchen counter,clean out fridge,decide on dinner,make dinner,clean up

de clutter dining room 

put laundry in

declutter den

go thru papers...file

financial affidavit

 Fold laundry 


ready or not , here I go! 



I'm a little late with my check-in, so here's the rest of the day...

12:30-4:45 work (break for e-mail)

4:45-5:15 commute (pick up anything for W)/call Ray

5:15-5:30 relax


5:45-6:45 to-do list

7:20-8:00 clean, prep for tomorrow, make dinner

8-9:30 dinner/relax

9:30-10:30 lang, read, shower/vit


Vic 10.16.12 Tuesday

Show up (done), cal, exercise

My "acting as if" yesterday worked!!! Yes!! Hope to be humble enough to use the tools that work. start with chatbox. 

10.16.12 CI Babarino

Hi all! Thanks for being here!

Six items on list for today

1) plan next step for list (done)

2) follow up from conference

3)follow up re meeting last week

4)set up contact list

5) info per email

6)learn how to message on account

7) meet with person

kromer 10:25 CI

Today my main task is writing. I want to take 3-4 hours and see if I can get an abstract, improved intro, and 2-3 pg draft of results section.(made some progress on this, but not enough

I also want to do some other work:
*Check on expts, restore (1.5 hrs)
*Finish pub-qual figure (1.5-2 hrs)
*Work 30 min on lit. search (I actually did a lot more on this)
*Read paper to review

And then some personal-life stuff:
*Go to bible study
*Go dancing
*Pay verizon bill
*I need to have a difficult conversation with a friend soon, so I will script this out tonight.

OK, I will get gi

brd's tuesday check-in

  1. meeting minutes
  2. pay expense reports

Hypatia's check-in

back from holidays to find my diary is overloaded, not to mention double booked!  I'll just have to do my best

  • check phone book 
  • sync PDA 
  • find meeting details 
  • clear up panel papers
  • sign off dictation
  • I's letters
  • CIT list
  • ring X's mum
  • risk list for Friday
  • meeting


EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Thanks again, Mole. I love old Dr J.

Here's today:

Sort out last PRT things

Send PRT to all p. staff

Go to library

Work on La chapter

Check C's email

Send email to B if appropriate

Check work email and write quick responses

List/diary anything else from email


Work on LA chapter

3.30 leave library for TFS launch meeting

TFS launch meeting

Get up J's chapter

Work on J's chapter whilst dinner cooking

Write to JV, follow up to meeting 

Jack's check-in for the day

Thank you Mole for starting the thread today. And thanks for the Pomodoro Technique, I've found this a lifesaver.
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. chat R

3. PA processing
4. weekly planning
5. check email
6. lunch at 12pm
7. work on FT for 2 hours  - 4 Ponodoros
8. summary email to flatmates + emergency contacts
9. email Critics, Tues Eq workshop & GAL new friends (optional)
10. tq Pat, book next RD course
11. research tax credits 
12. email friends, social events, EW,W-Y, StH, LUM, BrY (optional) 
13. flat clean at 4pm
14. email KH
15. email K, closure, to DRK
16. check glasses lost property HK  (optional)
17. room tidy 10 mins
18. email sibs  
19. early dinner at 5:30pm
20. leave for BRS by 6:00pm  and attend BRRS
21. to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Monday as I move to recovery from my debilitating addiction to procrastination & compulsive task avoidance to alacrity and task perseverance. Be clear with, loving and forgiving to myself. And when I am up to it to gently analyse how to describe this fear that grips me, to love the neglected baby in me, cherish him, and ask what he needs. And to simply note this down.
22. start getting ready for bed at 11pm to wind down and develop bedtime anticrastination to be asleep by midnight. Forgive myself for nearly falling off the sobriety wagon in this area yesterday.

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 beginning 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. Wash dishes

6. Eat brealfast

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

10. Go to the vocationsl group at 11 a.m.

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

12. Go to the fire/crime meeting at 2 p.m.

13. Eat dinner

14. Test blood sugar twice

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

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

17. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

18. Put clothes away

19. Go through mail

20. Clear tables

Thanks for letting me share

Amal's check-in

Thanks Mole for the info on the pomodoro technique. Wow, no wonder ive been getting stuff done in the chatbox, been using the timer and it really does help.

Alarm set 9:00am

Pro check-in

write - revise section 2, finish draft
prepare for meeting

driving lesson 

txt cleaning,

log calories (diet)

walk (1 hour, 30 min)


next day's list + Pro check-ou

Salamander's check in - Tues 16 Oct '12

Thank you, O Mole! For starting the thread for us. I also find using a timer helps me. 

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
  • Take out rubbish


  • Washing - put in, take out, spread around to dry
  • Job application forms - Tues 16th/Wed 17th
  • Cook curry to freeze
  • Measure out and soak yellow split peas
  • Radio Times


  • Clean kitchen surfaces (one at a time) (1 hour)
  • Sweep kitchen (5 minutes)
  • Check microwave
  • Clean kettle & fridge doors


Buy more cat litter 


"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 - G

Tidy for T

wash up 

9-12.30 write with pomodoro - rough draft of first scene.

Eat healthy lunch 

Email Cathedral re Friday and Dec.

2-3.30 LC 

leunig to G

declutter back room 1 pom 

4.30 -5.30 walk with B,

blue line

eat healthy meal 

Cuttings for A and J

wrap C's present,


Bed by 11 to this

..just read and understood the check in sounds really good...might have to try it..does it work for you guys..gals? ta


How do you make the time to actually write all this on here if you procrastinate?? lol