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 19th October 2012


 Wishing you all a light-footed,


                           and inspired Friday.

Amal's check-in

doing this at the end of the day

Alarm set 8:30am
Pro check-in
finish quotes for T11, begin outline for analysis, start writing section
log calories (diet)
walk (30 min)
next day's list + Pro check-out   


An important day done, and a relaxing night ahead. in between, I'm going to try to get a few things done:

Clean (2)

Shower (15)

Read (15) 

That's all. 

clement ci

:) pray
:) crisis


quiet time

terrific promise from the bible :

God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. -1 Corinthians 10:13

i have often felt at the beginning of temptation to escape or be impulsive that i had another option. Eg, checking in here.

another inspirational one to me :

So, whether you eat or drink, whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31

and :

I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. -1 Corinthians 10:33

and :

But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we many not be condemned along with the world. -1 Corinthians 11:32

i feel like this is what's happening to me. God sends ( or allows ) bad things, as a result of my procrastination / addictive personality that force me to conclude that i must depend on him, not myself.

remember, i ASKED God to do whatever was necessary to make me always depend on him. He has promised in his word that he will do this, so i know he will. And i can presume that my life right now is part of that process.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


tila - Fri

Hopefully will manage the time better today. Plan for today: 

  • read blog posts on LG, finish up 38 (7/11/2 hrs)
  • review problematic LR questions, make notes (2 hrs?), do d6
  • e-mail P back (+directions)
  • finish up with summer clothes(!!!), pack clothes
  • dishwasher, declutter desk, living room; vacuum l/r
  • kitchen, dinner (cauliflower!!), enter receipts, update bank acct, TA, Wag, gas, Sf


Innertruth's check-in

I'm finding it very hard to get back on track. I waste most mornings sleeping in and then I surf the internet. I've got to stop!

Work until 1:00 pm for this morning (mostly things I didn't get around to yesterday)

  1. Call Heather again
  2. Business emails
  3. Call Dr. H.
  4. Write up for PIC
  5. Call employer re schedule
  6. Go to Kinkos to scan stuff and send to client (wrote email instead)
  7. Lunch
  8. Find instructions to get to CC
  9. Pay BMO & TD

Got called into work today so I put off my prospecting (again). Hope to do one or two of the things listed below when I come home tonight.


  • 4 hours prospecting


  1. Run
  2. Deposit cheque in bank, get cash
  3. Dinner
  4. Wash two loads dishes
  5. Handwash sweater set
  6. Read newspaper
  7. Take out recycling

Mole's quotes/opening is heartwarming and inspiring.

Thank you Mole, for your words of inspiration. :)

Hamlet's checkin

1. meditate

2. get cider, cheese from bishop's

3. continue to declutter entry way

4. work on Procrustean blog

5. work on gardening blog

6. cook salmon

7, cook veggies

8. eat 3 healthy snack

Lavida CI Fri 10/19

Feeling terribly ill today from my disease of underearning, underbeing and procrastinating/avoiding. My relative is turning what was supposed to be a month of turning my life around into very bad vibes that are paralyzing my efforts.

I attended a UA meeting this morning with more intent than ever before to recover. Taking numbers down to try to find a sponsor, but no courage yet to reach out. 


Write 6 articles - DONE: _ _ _ _ _ _

Drink 8 glasses water - DONE: Tongue out Tongue out Tongue out Tongue out_ _ _ _


MUST pay partial phone bill (prayer: stay connected and let me pay rest on Tues)--->>> PRAISE GOD, RECEIVED UNEXPECTED DIRECT DEPOST, NOW ABLE TO PAY FULL PHONE BILL WITH MONEY LEFT OVER! :D




  • Job search, including UA meetings
  • Writing 6 articles

730 wake up, bfast, Bible, get ready
8:30-9:30 UA mtg (job related)
11am-3pm  Walk/ERRANDS/Shower/Lunch
6:30 pm Write article 1
7:30pm Write article 2
8:30pm Write article 3
9:30 Write article 4
10:30 Write article 5
11:30 Write article 6


JOB SEARCH LIST: items to be done ONE AT A TIME: break it down!!!
identify the exact actions to take



MUST get PO Box

MUST call friend

MUST finish laundry

MUST workout at park or gym

MUST start 4th step

MUST start sharing in meetings & seek sponsor


Salamander's check in - Fri 19 Oct '12

I could swear I did this already for today, but I obviously didn't save it and have lost my list To Do! :rolleyes:

Thank you, O Mole, for your good wishes for the day. I wish them back to you as well!

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
  • Cook curry
  • Measure and soak split peas


  • Clean kitchen surfaces) - can't say either of these is done
  • Clean kettle & fridge doors) - but some progress has been made


  • Continue declutter work on study (another 15 minutes)
  • Clear up floor in dining area
  • Clear dining table
  • Scrub kitchen floor

SATURDAY - get cat litter - change cat trays - hoover downstairs, including sofas/throws - clean WC - cook dhal - take naan bread from freezer - cook rice after arrival - 

"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)

Vic October 19,2012 Friday

Show up (done), calender, exer

Grateful, slowly have made progress. did 2 major items, thank you hp. feeling hopeful again. 

Chattydo - Daily Check In

1.  8 hours at work. No more than that.

2.  5 mile walk- rescheduled for tmw

3.  Weight room- rescheduled for sunday

4.  Finish character graphdemand resistance - no fuel.

5.  Read hearsay demand resistance - no fuel

6.  Mail movies

7.  Check balance

8. Complete work list. Plan it. Work the list and nothing more. 

9.  Unplanned Taco Bell

10. Unplanned Doc Martin episode

11. Unplanned Dexter

12.  Did dishes - which I really hate! But did them!

friday friday friday!

  • up
  • readings
  • doctors appt
  • blood tests
  • pick up script
  • lunch
  • go to meeting
  • ring sponsor
  • go to uni
  • do 10 journals at least  TWO DONE
  • put into excel
  • print out
  • j ws x2
  • go to gym
  • Pool rehab
  • go to evening meeting
  • bed early

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 good wishes are  more than welcome.) 

1. breakfast

2. check email
3. weekly planning

4. work on FT for 2.5 hours  - 6 x 'pomodoros' (2 down, 3 to go)
5. PA processing - 1 pomodoro , schedule in self-care time for today

6. lunch at 12:30pm
7. email RLT & T
8. email Pun, email friends, social events, EW,W-Y, StH, LUM, BrY (optional) 
9. tq Pat, book next RD course
10. room tidy 10 mins, pack 15 mins
12. leave for DF by 1:30pm cancelled, 5:30pm dinner then leave at 6:30pm and attend SL then catch train
13. to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Friday 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 be aware of my inner angel too.
14. start getting ready for bed at 11pm to wind down and develop bedtime anticrastination to be asleep by midnight. I managed this yesterday for the second night in a row, and I am very grateful for this. 

Hypatia's check-in

Morning all!

  • check M's appt and report 
  • papers for meeting
  • hospital 
  • N's urgent report
  • in-tray
  • lunch
  • meeting
  • catch-up reports


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 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

4. Cook and eat breakfast

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

6. Go to the library and print out bank statements

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Go to Social Security to get a printout of my income

12. Eat dinner

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

ms friday (early!) and also in the right thread...

  • make 1 video
  • gym
  • eat with self care
  • call ivan book tours
  • put next weeks planning online
  • speak to g about seminar.
  • 1 hr march planning
  • financial plan
  • up ontime
  • no napping

Mole's check-in

 I think we must have been simultaneous Eleanor! My first attempt disappeared mid way through! Look forward to your inspired thoughts tomorrow!

7 put sheets on to wash

7.30 cafe blue line, review,

deliver coffee to T,

hang sheets out 

9-12 writing with pom, complete scene,

print writing

12.30 lunch and handover kath,

blue lline 1 pom

declutter back room, 1 pom

wash up 1 pom


bring  in washing 

admin 1 pom

5.30 early meal

6.00 walk to town

6.30 - 7.30  ring with C&J

make bed 

bed at 11 


EleanorBE's Friday list

...that's odd. I thought I'd posted a list. But now it's disappeared. Oh well, will try again. Thanks for the starter, Mole.

- Read JT on train

- finish at work if nec

Write E rep for Dtp

- go over class

- speak to OG on phone if nec

- teach  class

- be sure to remind class about SA and SFAE

Do pa blurbs on - emp

- reten

- pgc

Check tp and put in diary when you're going to deal with it

buy SW and SFAE

Write to BB

Write to S H-R re CS

Write to CS

Write to your t obs people

If time, some of J's work - but may have to wait til Sat- yup, it's waiting til tomorrow.

non work - check to see if SG paid you- didnt have a second for this.

Book ticket for 24th.