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.

Wednesday 17th October 2012

No quote today everyone - I just caught myself using 'finding a quote' as an excuse for putting off my to-do list...

Good luck and have a great day. 

Vic 10.17.12 Wednesday

Show up (done), calender, exercise

Did lots of program service work. Feel guilty that was not productive with other stuff.???

Need to remember this is my "ticket" to rest of my recovery and my HP will help me do what else needs to be done.  It worked in my other programs and will work here too.

"There is a principle which is a bar against all informa -
tion, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance --
that principle is contempt prior to investigation."





A little late checking in, but a pretty productive morning nonetheless. Here's the rest of the day:

10:25-2:10 work (breaks for e-mail, lunch)

2:10-3:45 run, phone calls: Anj, 

3:45-4:50 relax

4:50-5:15 shower/vit/smoothie

5:15-6:00 find other quotes


6:45-7:30 dinner

7:30-8:30 clean, prep for next day

8:30-9:00 lang

9-10 read


clement ci

so hard to be here. was working, but not on a plan. feels like wasted time to stop and plan.........

so hard.

...cuz i know that i'm an addict. and i know that i was work binging, head down. and i know that's part of the disease, even tho it was a productive part. but i will miss meetings and deadlines and not organize my work efficiently if i let myself do that.

and i can tell that even now, after having torn myself away, and letting myself get to a bigger perspective, and with time, the urge to work on that 1 project is fading. It doesnt have the grip on me that it did, tho i still feel it as a temptation / urge.

another piece of evidence : i did not charge my ipod and so i missed my reminder about the 11am pa phone mtg, and so i missed that mtg.

I missed the 11:30 phone ckin also. i can make 12:30.

I also just spent an hour online surfing. Bad news.

Now for teh best catch-up plan i can do.

:) quiet time

Today's inspiration from the bible :

"all of us possess knowledge. This "knowledge" puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God" - 1 Corintians 8:1b-2

  • Would that i could focus on my love of God rather then how much i think i "know". God you have to give me victory here.

"i discipline my body and keep it under control." - 1 Corintians 9:27

  • i so struggle with this. God you have to give me victory here, too


the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb




1 Corinthians 2:6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the
mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who
are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom
that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time
began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had,
they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is
written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what
God has prepared for those who love him"-- 10 but God has revealed it to
us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things
of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the
man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of
God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the
world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God
has freely given us. 13 This is what we
speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by
the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man
without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit
of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them,
because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual man makes
judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's
judgment: 16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may
instruct him?" 16 But we have the mind of Christ.

tx vic

yeah, i am reading thru 1 Corinthians so i actually read that a couple days ago!

i think they are saying the same thing. I do pray that God increases my spiritual knowledge.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


hazyjane check in wed


  • write check-in
  • do 20 minutes step 4
  • quick vaccuum
  • get to meeting
  • come home put dinner on in slow cooker
  • get to daughter's school with paperwork and money for trip
  • get to job, use travel time to :
  • read 
  • research
  • write blog/character research 
  • get home, eat
  • quick tidy-up/declutter
  • have bath
  • watch some tv in bed :)

I need to be here more often. Thanks everyone for making this site and fellowship possible. :) 

It's an inside job...

ms wednesday

a day of clarifying this project before pitch. not my favorite job but I can get into it when necccicary.


  • job 1 10 minutes spent making this list. 
  • complete the 8 points.
  • first tackle workshops. brainstorm in 10 min sections until have 10 ideas to edit down from. (3)
  • work on site part. (8 )
  • write the synopis and memorise. (1)
  • find one practical demo or gesture. 
  • find some visuals/props.
  • (2)
  • (4)
  • (5)
  • (6)
  • (7)
  • (9)
  • don't nap today.
  • go to gym after lunch.
when i feel the urge to procrastionate I will get up and do something physical for 5 mins (walking or cleaning).
I will treat nyself with the kindness and compasion that I deserve, including eating nurishing food.  


Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks EleanorBE for starting the thread today, much appreciated. 
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. weekly planning

3. check email

4. lunch at 12pm

5. work on FT for 1.5 hours  - 3 Pomodoros
6. tq Pat, book next RD course
7. email friends, social events, EW,W-Y, StH, LUM, BrY (optional) 
8. email K, closure, to DRK

9. room tidy 10 mins, clean bathroom 20 miins

10. prep for DK, pic, 10 items, pack, leave by 1:15pm 

11. leave for UA by 5:00pm  and attend UA
12. to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Tuesday 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.
13. start getting ready for bed at 11pm to wind down and develop bedtime anticrastination to be asleep by midnight. I managed to do this yesterday, but I know pride comes before a fall, so I must be vigilent.

Salamander's check in - Weds 17 Oct '12

Thank you, EleanorBE, for starting the thread for us. 

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
  • Buy more cat litter - THURS


  • Washing - put in, take out, spread around to dry
  • Job application forms
  • Cook curry to freeze
  • Measure out and soak yellow split peas


  • Clean kitchen surfaces (one at a time) (1 hour)
  • Sweep kitchen (5 minutes)
  • Clean kettle & fridge doors
  • Start work on study

"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

Been away since the weekend.  Am getting back to practice.   I think/hope that a key part of the journey from procrastination is the coming back to the program after slacking off.  Whoever posted the quote about fall seven times, get up eight times is so very on point.

1. FOY exercise

2. meditate

3. 3 healthy snack

4. declutter entry way

5. target mail

6. IRS request

7. Mastercard bill

8. Gardening blog


Mole's check in

Thank you Eleanor - this a very good lesson for me! When I came to check in earlier  I was too daunted by the need to start the thread. You have resolved the issue with lightness and honesty and vanquished procrastination in one fell swoop!

morning's writing done. These last couple of days have been hard in spite of pomodoro. Main problem not being sure where I am heading. One rule I need to stick to is not to research during my writing time. I have the Internet off but I'm beginning to think I should remove all my books from the room except thesaurus, dictionary and atlas. Still right at the end I did get a better sense of what I was doing.


declutter back room 1 ppomodoro ,


appt with awning person 

email D with all clear for Fri 

wrap C's present and post it

3 walk to PG and pick up dinner

3.30-6.30 with LLW 

plan next few days

edit writing 


bed at 11 


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 Eleanor for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

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

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Cook and eat breakfast

4. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone 12-Step meeting

5. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

6. Go to part of the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

7. Cook and eat lunch

8. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Fix dinner

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

13. Eat dinner

14. Wash dishes

15. Read the EA reflection

16. Do my 11th Step Inventory

Thanks for letting me share

Amal's check-in

Thanks EleanorBE for starting the thread :-) 
Alarm set 7:30am

Pro check-in

prepare for meeting


log calories (diet)

walk (1 hour)


next day's list + Pro check-out 

EleanorBE's Wednesday list

- make sandwich for lunch- oops - started to make it then got distracted, didn't finish it, ended up running from meeting to meeting on biscuits!

- get sw ideas for N

- meet n

- meet s

- plan mt class

- go to smg meeting

- go to etss meeting

- go to dtp meeting

- send out final t.o. message and forms

- send message re. new r.b. tt

- plan tomorrow's class

- read 10 pgs of j's work- no way I had time to do this