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.

Thursday October 25, 2012


Step Two of PA:
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves coud restore us to sanity

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Hjf2bme check in 10/25/12

I am freezing! Don't want to get off my cozy couch and start a new healthy habit! Hmmmm? Or do I? dear God Help me!

Restore me to sanity! When was that anyway? Maybe for about 5 minutes when I was born? Dis- ease...not at ease with the world around me for one reason or disease doesn't want me better! It wants me to sit here all night long and waste my life away!

So, ready or not, here is what I am going to do!

6pm get off couch,

put on sweatshirt,

turn on some music,

make some healthy lean and green dinner

8:15(after some words with friends)progress, not perfection 

clean the kitchen,

clean the dining room,

clean the bathroom,
tired...going to bed at 9 for once in my life...tomorrow is another day!!


clean the living room,

clean my bedroom,

clean the bathroom,

set up living room for new healthy habit of coming home and journaling after work tomorrow,

work on the den,

go to bed at 10 pm!

4 hours so I got to move it, move it!

Here I go!


Hamlet's checkin

1. FoY exercise (Done)

2. Meditation (Done)

3. VN LEP project

4. water plants

5. Cook veggies and marinate pork

6. OR conf call 

7. Qi Gong

8. mail

InnerTruth's check-in

My procrastination is getting worse. not better.

Had a crisis today. I missed putting a shift in my schedule and didn't show up for work. Can't believe that I did it. I'm such a nervious wreck these days. I've got to more careful about writing things down and managing my commitments. Told someone I would do something and didn't set aside the time.

I need to go to bed earlier and get up on time.

To do's for the rest of the day:

12:30 - 3:00 - prospecting

3:00 - 5:00 - schoolwork. read assigned chapters and then start on grammar quiz.

5:00 - dinner

5:30 - go to sister's place and bring clothes over, walk to L subwayfor more exercise

10:00 - relax

11:00 - Wash dishes, put away laundry, make schedule for Friday

Vic October 25, 2012, Thursday

Show up (done), cal, exer. October 25 2012, Thursday

 Hope to stay humble enough to use the tools that help.Good day yesterday.


kromer 10:25 CI

Today is mostly about writing:
*Finish results section
(This has 5 subtasks: page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, write figure captions) (working on this now)
*Email paper to DP
*Email about setting up mtg

They, I want to do some other small tasks:
*Clean up bench
*MU notes
*Email about halloween party
*Email DP with response
*Add mtgs to calendar
*Email about baby shower

Lavida CI Th. 10/25

"Surrender and Take the Next Right Action"

Thank you, Lennon, for the PA-related material, helps keep my focus on it :)



  • Writing 6
  • Sending job applications: 3 hours total daily (1/2 hr for every article written) - Jobs#1-8 (see Notes)

  • Exercising (aerobic, strength, stretch) best around 3/3:30pm
  • Meals B L  D  / water  (supplements , Rx)
  • Bible
  • Recovery (UA meeting,   goals pages)


Small tasks (do not put emphasis on these, just take a small amount of time to get them done, and that's it): 

-call re: loan / Fri: cash out, deposit, then call in

-do skin /shower / teeth

-home test


this week:


-call local PO about key/forwarding

-return keys to stores


-cancel subscrip.

-inquire rates new car insurance/lower current ins.

-inquire letter for sec.


clement ci


i'm gonna list my tasks today in my own file, and use chat to keep myself on track, lord willing.


woops bed time approaching...
what's the plan? work til bed? need to figger

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

Things I will do today

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

2. Take shower

3. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Fix and eat breakfast

5. Get dressed

6. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.

7. Go to individual therapy at 10:30 p.m.

8. Go to the 12 noon Mass 

9. Cook and eat lunch

10. Test blood sugar twice

11. Prayer and meditation

12. Wash dishes

13. Clear tables

14. Clear place where I put my books

15. Read the meditations

16. Read the EA reflection for today

17. Clear the floor

18. Go through my mail

19. Empty garbage

20. Take out recycling

21. Eat dinner

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

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

24. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

26. Do numbers 

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 good wishes are  more than welcome.) 
1. breakfast

2. skype RS

3. start pomodoro log and contents so that I know how I've spent my day  

4. weekly planning & check email - 1 x pomodoro
5. work on SP for 3 x pomo (2 down, 1 to go)

6. lunch, prep at 11:30pm then at 12pm with WY

7. outreach DG 2pm 
8. work on FT for >3 hours  - 6 x 'pomodoros' (0 down, 6 to go) 
9. read lease x 1 pomo
10. room tidy 25 mins x 1 pomos
11. vacuum then shower
12. leave for SL by 5:30pm
13. email friends, social events, EW, StH, JS, LUM, BrY, MH (optional) 
14. Trist - show tbc
15. read book ~ 1/2 hour
16. to gently work through any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms from any increased productivity today Thursday 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. And now my inner 'ghost' who I properly met yesterday!
17. start getting ready for bed at 11pm to wind down and develop bedtime anticrastination to be asleep by midnight. Went to bed by 11pm last night, but then tossed and turned for nearly two hours! But feel good I'm managing to keep promises to myself (I'm worth it!), but need to be careful of pride before a fall.

jays day

30 mins desh draw

45 mins bb clothes clearSmile

quick bath

find gym lock

check and hang bay clothes- check postage ( this will take over an hour)

45 mins general living room clear up

order bulbs

make bed + 15 mins tidy bedroom

10 mins tidy bathroom

cook stew

20 mins kitchen

hoover living room and steam kitchen floor



Calypso's check-in

Grateful to have discovered this 12 step program this morning, as I sit down to start my work, and remind myself I do not need to close myself off from the rest of the world, but can keep this chatbox open while i work, which is supportive.

I discovered the pomodoro technique yesterday, thanks for recommending it to me. 

I am excited about using it today to do: 

theoretical framework

finish coding

start findings and plan finishing findngs section


coding is not draft but others are. 


HP will be done, not mine. 

Have a great day. 


Progress report

Progress report

 So far today i did 4 pomodoro bursts on my theoretical framework, 1 on my latvian hw, went to the bank, and to my language course, and now i am just back from having nice vegetarian meal. It is time to continue working, and finish the things i said i would do today, namely

1. theoretical framework 1st draft 

 2. finih coding so it is 100 % reliable

3. start findngs section, get a respectable amount done. 


moreover i want to get to bed on time, before 11pm latest, but if possible b4 10pm, so i can start my early mornings again, which i enjoy so much more (for working) than late into the night.  let me be in service of hp, and do hp will. 





Maximo's check-in Thu 25 Oct

Thanks to Lennon for today's starter and good wishes to everyone here for a good day this Thursday

My list for the day
1. ADT job - page 6
2. ADT job - page 7

3. ADT job - page 8

4. ADT job - page 9

5. books for FC
6. inc/exp spreadsheet
7. FH proj. - 10 mins
8. Declutter - 10 mins
9. Order slow cooker knob
10. Order calendars
11. Order health book
12. Ex bike - 15 mins Smile Done (don't know why can't cross out - but smiley works)
13. Reply re R. group Smile Done
14. Write to cottage owners - just stop procrastinating and do it!!

Online meeting anchors needed

To lead our chatbox 12step meeting we need people to anchor --start the meeting,  beginners are welcome. And here is link to the calendar sign-up:

First check-in trial

OK, first time I am trying to check in and follow. I hope I'll manage to work it! I will do the morning for now. Program for 25 October 2012:

8:00am-9.00am: Wake-up, quick breakfast, get ready 

9:00am-9.30am: Walk to the meeting building

9.30am-10.30am: Meeting

10:30am-10:45am: Get coffee and back to the office

10:45am-11:15am: Put in the paper information to ppt

11:15am-11:25am: Break

11:25am-11:55am: Presentation

11:55am-12:40pm: Lunch 

Amal's check-in

Thank you lennon, have a happy thursday :D

Alarm set 9:00am

Pro check-in


write-finish section 2 part b, begin section 3

driving lesson 

bills, laundry
log calories (diet)
walk (1 hour)
next day's list + Pro check-out

EleanorBE's Thursday List

Many thanks Lennon.

How can I stop this text being double spaced? My list always takes up silly amounts of space because of it. 

1. Sort out c's for class

2. Sort out photocopies for UP and TT

3. Sort out photocopies for class

4. Sort out DVD

5. Teach class (+ visitor) - finish 5 mins early to get to meeting

6. Go to emp meeting - got someone to go to this for me 

7. Go to SM meeting

8. Meet with J

9. Get refreshments for training (on way in)

10. Do training


thanks lennon! up

thanks lennon!


  • up early 
  • readings 
  • tidy
  • pack swimming bag
  • write note for landlord
  • go hosp apt
  • pool /gym
  • c appointment
  • meet v
  • email t, m, m, n
  • sort student c n
  • evening meeting
  • ring sposor
  •  bookshop
  • journals 
  • rest 


ms thursday

  • leave house by 8.00.
  • work with attention and compassion.
  • check with j that can post todays work and catch up about problem.
  • a walk.
  • upload work if j has signed off on it.
  • eat with self care.
  • watch spending habbits carefully.
  • after posting take evening to self.