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 November 2, 2012



Promise Six of PA:
We will enjoy a life of greater prosperity as opportunities nourished by actions will thrive and grow; money lost for late fees and penalties are now available to enjoy long postponed vacations and self care.

Have a great proactive day!


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tila - Fri

Solidarity to folks affected by Sandy, may you find the positive in this mess.  

Spent yesterday running in circles. Did manage to do a lot, just not enough studying. Plan for today:

  • Finish the leftover studies from yesterday + REVIEW
  • Review LR qs - difficult + 2 other types
  • Do 2 difficult LG 
  • B1, B2, RA, receipts, e-mail Dad, mail, vacuum downstairs, start wrapping Xmas gifts
  • Vitamins, kitchen cabinets, laundry (1, 2)   

clement ci

internet is back. was out yesterday even and this morning. It's been going out and back on.

Also, power went back on today. We were pretty good w/ the generator, but it's definitely nice to have everything working again.

i'm really struggling today. with tasks. The hourly phone check-ins have been all that's keeping me sane. Couldnt use this website net out.

I started my quiet time then read this verse

whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully
2 Corinthians 9:6

trouble is this made me think of going into business for myself. And i imagined advertising and networking as the "sowing" part and if i do that sparingly like i might if i was procrastinating then i would therefore "reap", ie earn, sparingly.

That scared me.

Ok so while i was still in the middle of this post i had the phone 1:30pm ckin. so i there decided i have to move past this and continue w/ my quiet time.


ok i'm glad i kept reading, cuz this hits me where i am

you will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way
2 Corinthians 9:11

i dont feel enriched. So i should not feel guilty about that, but just wait for god to enrich me. And if/when he does, use those blessings to be generous to others and give to them. I would be very happy with a life in which i am blessed so that i can bless others.


i did finish my quiet time. finally. and now i have a mtg at wk in 15 min.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


InnerTruth's check-in

I seem to be more unproductive than ever.

Goals for rest of day:

  • Look for "critical incident" for health care prospects (3 hours)
  • Call ME
  • Update November calendar
  • Wash dishes
  • Run
  • Spend two hours on homework for Saturday
  • Get ready for Saturday a.m. class


11.2.12 Babarino CI

Hi all!

In gratitude for this website and everyone who contributes to it, especially pro!

eleven items on today's list. Two done.

omg! nearing end of day and only three done. stuck on one task. movign on to other things.

did six out of ten. that will have to be enough for today

Hypatia's check-in

Friday afternoon and its paperwork time.  I'll probably spend most of the aftenroon in the chatbox

  • phone call
  • today's reports
  • urgent letters
  • urgent report
  • AH forms
  • anything else

4pm and I've hardly come off the phone all afternoon, or else been dealing with urgent problems.  Basically I've done very little of what I had planned to do, and the rest of the afternoon isn't going to get any better


Jack's check-in for the day

1. check bank 

2. OR x3

3. check email and reply to email 1 x pomodoro

4. TQ YV

5. FT 3 x pomos

6. lunch at 12:30pm

7. SL paragraph x 1 pomo

8. continue pomos

9. follow up AC 

10. pack & get ready to leave at 4pm

11. meet sponsor at 4:45pm

12. see show at night

13. choose show for Sat  

14. check bank 

15. get ready for bed at 11pm, asleep before midnight


Edge's CI

Pretty anxious about today. Fell back into old habits, but going to try to salvage what's left of the day to be productive.
x Set To-dos
x Shower
x Fold and Put away dry laundry
x Tidy room
x Put in laundry wash
x put up old laundry wash to dry
x Get ready and leave for work
x 3:30pm - Go to work and finish strategy
x 7:30pm – family dinner
x Do dishes

Pushed to tomorrow:
- Finish and send CSR strategy v2 to N
- Send A writing prompt feedback
- put up new laundry wash to dry
- Project P deadline #1 due
- Finish part 1 of Psych HW
- NANO writing
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

My first check in

Hi everyone,

Normally I don't check in here, I prefer the chatbox, but today I have to get certain tasks off my back. 

  1. T&P for Oct and Nov
  2. Presentation for Monday
  3. Preparation for SE meeting
  4. Preparation for SSMM meeting
  5. Presentation for Thursday 
Basically, I can't go home without doing all these things. I'm half way through No. 1, but struggling and want to cry. 
See you in the chatbox,


EleanorBE's Friday list

Thanks for the thread, lennon. 

So, I had a lovely time teaching yesterday - it's a class I always enjoy but this time it was extra good because I followed something I read on ms thursday (today ms friday)'s check in, about treating people with kindness at work. I think I'm pretty friendly as teachers go but going in with the thought that I would treat the students with kindness just seemed to make for a really great atmosphere. So same again today. I think I'll follow ms. in having a 'constants' list too. Thank you ms!


- get refreshments for speaker

- get t

- get laptop in case speaker's goes wrong

- make labels

- pack for class

(hey there's no smiley for 'scared'. I'd definitely put it here) Phew, did it. 

-  put phone on 

- wash up refreshments

- get new refreshments for meeting with D and M

- go through D's survey quickly

- do regs

- hold o.h. 

- make plan for r. week

- if time over this afternoon, look at difficult patch in Gr chapter and make some notes on what to do. Otherwise carry on with this Sat

- Deal with work email twice - short replies and


every day

treat people with kindness  - I hope I did! Doesn't seem like the sort of thing you can cross off til bed time!

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. Cook and eat breakfast

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

4. Pay my cable/Internet/phone bill

5. Call my ride to take my bags to a social service

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Read the meditations

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

11. Eat lunch

12. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone OA meeting

13. Go to the bank

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Salamander's check in - Fri 2 Nov 2012

Thank you, lennon, for starting the thread - and peace to you, too. 

I would appreciate it if anyone who feels moved to comment on my post here would write to me privately rather than post in reply to this post - so I can still edit this post here. Thank you!

Alarm set: 0800

  • Breakfast
  • Follow Morning Routine
  • Washing - in, on and put around to dry
  • Hoover downstairs, including sofa throw, hallway and kitchen curtains (30 mins)
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Scoop cat trays
  • Scrub kitchen floor (30 mins)
  • Admin at table (30 mins) inc bus pass
  • vision2learn week 1
  • update diary
  • Start master menu plan (15 mins)
  • Angels
  • Back up data to hard drive inc emails


  • Declutter in study (15 mins x 2)
  • Clean bath with microfibre cloth
  • Cook nutritious meal
  • Ring DN re birthday
  • Sort out handbag
  • Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbish
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Buy 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)

ms friday

the specifics

  • go to gal
  • speak to A re video.
  • do 2hrs in studio
  • make one work and photograph.
  • read 1hr of book
  • exercise, even if just a walk.
  • have some fun.

 the constants

  • eat with self care and kindness.
  • no napping.
  • be careful with money.