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, 8th November 2012

Difficulties present choices. We can either waste away from our wounds or use them to grow our souls.   Joan Borysenko.  

Happy soul-gardening, everyone.


clement ci - trying abstinence


is it possible to abstain from procrastination? Is it advisable? Certainly everyone procrastinates from time to time. But then again everyone can have 1 or 2 drinks. The alcoholic can't. Is that my situation? I have to live a 100% structured life and that is abstinence?

I dont know, but i'm going to try.

I'm clement and i have an addictive personality and it's been 3 minutes since i last went off plan.

i'm going to check mail.


well it's clear that i'll be talking minutes, and maybe hours, of abstinence at first. Perhaps for a long time. Perhaps for my whole life. But we'll see, right now, i turn my attn to this moment.


I'm clement and i have an addictive personality and it's been about 1 minute since i last went off plan.

but before that i was on plan.

going back to plan. quiet time. Lord reach me.


after being on plan for 13 min, i went off plan. it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. back to qt.


It has been 5 min since i went off plan.

"Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you." - 2 Corintians 13:11

The bible so often is so uplifting to my soul!


it's been 1h 39m since i was off plan. hmmm. that's encouraging.


it's been 2h 6m since i was last off plan. great meeting. back 2 wk.


it's been 10 min since i last went off plan. tv was on something else ( that i didnt intend to watch ) and i got sucked in. I had a nice streak going there, but i'm not so much worried about long streaks. I'm worried about getting back to abstinence as soon as possible after i get off.

So i am challenged to work, because there's something to check. But that's not the plan. So i'm going to do the form, which is the plan.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


tila - Thur

Impulse control! Plan for today: 

  • 5 sections timed, review mistakes
  • Review section #4  
  • gas, mail, BOB, Sw, Ji, MT
  • Dinner (garnish), kitchen, floors
  • Pack a bag  

Hjf2bme check-in 11/7/12

Ok,stayed home sick for the 2nd day this week...doesn't make me happy but I felt I needed the rest...coughing uncontrollably and then tired from all the exertion...supposedly an asthma flair up...had to take a lot of different over the counter meds plus some prescriptions and its still there...TIME...Things I must endure...or things I must my cough is at a stand are things in my life...hmmm?!   maybe if I just dig in and get to the truth of the matter, my cough will subside..I have been procrastinating on a couple of important projects! It's always a struggle to stay consistent! so, I do great on some things and then other things fall to the ground and sit there, rotting,waiting for me to care for them again!  Not good when one of them is much easier to just go and spend and think you have enough money when you want what you want...then to stay on a budget...and so much easier to go around complaining or even just silently living with glasses with a wrong prescription then to go to the doc and get them adjusted, legitimately my right!   I am worthy of being in good sound financial and health condition! Staying in helpless victim mode does me no good!   

 So, just for today, ready or not...

3:30. I will go make a nice cup of tea, turn on some good music, and go thru my box of financial papers...

5:00. I will go thru my fridge and get that in good healthy order...

5:45. I will gt in good healthy order to go to an anniversary mtg.

6:15  and go! 

Hamlet's checkin

Been caught up in the election. Was a news junky all week.  must now put a stop to it. 

1. FoY exercise

2. meditate

3. eat 3 healthy snacks

4. make bread

5. attend to plants

6. pickup living/dining room

7. write gardening blog

8. 30 minutes of new headlines only

9.clear snow off car

10.  bed by 1 am 

TV documentary on internet addiction Thurs eve. Nov. 8, 2012


I will watch it this weekend.  I'm taping it now.

kromer 11:10 CI

I feel like I really haven't gotten much done this week, and I'm frustrated with myself. But, I can still work today. I will
*Do half of the counts for 1 samp (working on this now)
*Finish outline
*Finish captions
*Email out to T and E (

*Email about comm. mtg (not sure this is gonna happen today)
*Email about E's shower (will do this soon)
*Finish financial records
*Take care of m. (tag/correct, weigh, restore as needed, start dig.) (don't think this is gonna happen today)
*Email bf
*Pray, read bible

*Radiation safety training

*Reserve zipcar

11.8.12 Babarino CI

Hello! Love you all for being here! 

Have two meetings and a CE today. Have to prep for monday. So, altogether, four items on ;list today. One personal to-do. (five including personal)


update-one meeting down. four things to go! 


did all the meetings and did part of prep for monday.


Vic Thursday, 8th November 2012

Show up (done), cal, exer

"Mindful Moment:Commit to the vision.

a moment to reflect on one situation in your life that you'd like to
change, and write down the specific things about it that you wish were
different. Then, write down how you would like that situation to be.
Throughout your day, whenever you find yourself thinking of the
circumstances as they are now, remind yourself of the new way you
envision them. As you change your thoughts, you are harnessing nature's
flow of energy, information, and intelligence to change your life."



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 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

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

5. Go to individual therapy at 10:30 a.m.

6. Go to the bank

7. Go to mass at 12 noon

8. Eat breakfast

9. Read the meditations

10. Wash dishes

11. Clear tables

12. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

13. Eat dinner

14. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone EA meeting

15. Finish my 11th Step inventory

Thanks for letting me share

Kodos check-in

Good morning, everyone, and thanks, Mole.

Here's my day:

6:15-6:20 lectio divina 

6:30-8:45 write 

8:45-9:10 get ready for work

9:10-4:45 commute, work (incl. bulletin board, lunch, email

4:45-5:30 library,
gas station, home

5:30-6:00 put dinner in oven

6-6:45 as many to-dos as possible 

6:45-7:45 dinner

7:45-9:00 clean, shower, prep for tomorrow

9-10 lang, read


Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks Mole for the thread starter. And may a HP guide pro to find a solution for the chatbox, I thank pro and my HP for this and the PA fellowship.


1. start pomo log

2. weekly planning

3. chat LD

4. OR x3 

5. 15 min tidy + hang out laundry

6. reply emails, D rsvp, friends Sat eve x1 pomo

7. FT - new conclusion  (6 pomos total)

8. FT - finish figures, exchange rates 

9. FT - finish AR

10. noon chat EB 

11. lunch 

12. FT - upload #2

13. FT - upload photos 

14. emails - x3 pomos 

15. SP - theatre x3 pomos (read R)

16. snack at 5pm

17.leave by 5:30pm for SL

18. answer Q on bus

19. home and inn bed by 11pm, asleep by midnight 

Tongue out 

Rexroth Check In

Today is a day that I am so grateful for this fellowship. I don't feel 100% but am quite well enough to do something. It is the sort of day when if I was not retired I would go into work. Without this fellowship and this check in I would be lying in bed all day doing nothing in particular.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

x Go out and photocopy letter - and I bought some food and a birthday card for a friend and I didn't want to be bothered to do either
x Finish letters to landlord and post them
Washup and clear up mess in kitchen
x Email friend 1
Email friend 2
Write more in journal about yesterday
Camera study
Write journal for today
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Feel free to comment I'm happy to cut and past my todo list

Rexroth Update

x Go out and photocopy letter - and I bought some food and a birthday card for a friend and I didn't want to be bothered to do either
x Finish letters to landlord and post them
x Washup and clear up mess in kitchen
x Email friend 1
x Email friend 2
x Email landlords over gas meter replacement following notice saying that it has to happen
x Write more in journal about yesterday
x Camera study
X Spoke with friend and arranged a possible meeting tomorrow
Write journal for today
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

wb rex

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



So happy to "see you" back at Pa. My husband just retired, I am stil looking for the job I want to retire from, ha ha. true pa'er ha ha.


keep coming back

Thanks vic

Thanks vic I think I need to be here.

Regards Rexroth

Maximo's check-in Thu 8 Nov

Thanks to Mole for today's starter. I pray that Pro will find an answer to the site server/chatbox problem, I can imagine how overwhelming that problem is. My list seems very trivial in comparison.

My list for today
1. Reply to Xmas party invite
2. Start Y job
3. 1 hour on G job Smile Done 3 hours

4. Birkbeck walk SmileDone
5. Log WW points SmileDone
6. Cancel I.
7. Ring J.
8. Ring F.
9. Transfer Pomodoro book to Kindle
10. Cancel pension payments
11. Declutter office - 10 mins
12. Order slow cooker knob 


  • up early
  • H I O
  • readings
  •  tidy
  • write list LC
  • write list nov
  • write letter to HM
  • write letter FI
  • put in info database so far
  • drop envelope to SF
  • H I O
  • pay d m st f
  • banking
  • organise v rent
  • ring sponsor
  • journal 
  • w plan 
  • rhb plan
  • Uni - 9 jounals 
  • Add into database
  • Print letters and schedules
  • look j ws
  • go to c appointment
  • pool and rehab 
  • H I O

EleanorBE's Thursday List

Thanks Mole!

Here's Thursday 

- pick up UR book from shop

- go to library

- morning - work on Intro, including...

- look at UR book and see if you need to mention it

- meet J

- check work mail only twice
yay! don't usually manage to keep the mail-checking down to two checks but today I did.

-  afternoon - work on intro

- end of afternoon - call up books for tomorrow and Sat

- order ACW



Salamander's check in - Thurs 8 Nov 2012

Thank you, O Mole, for starting the thread. Nice quotation. Cool

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
  • Buy cat litter
  • Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbish
  • Spot clean dining room carpet
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Put back furniture
  • Open out dining table
  • Weekly Focus (Kitchen):
    Scrub kitchen floor (30 mins)
  • Admin at table (30 mins) inc
    bus pass & update diary
  • vision2learn unit 1, segment 3
  • Kitchen: Flylady focus
  • Ring DN re birthday
  • Follow Bedtime Routine

"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)

RedRose - Thursday

- fwd CS email 

- email D

- colour dye issue

- n's

- minimum 10 mins S

- b.fd and l


Mole's check - in

7.30 cafe Review, & journal re S

9-12.30  write, consolidate, sow, with poms 

eat healthy llunch

email cathedral 

back room 1 pom

Plan AGK walk &email J 2 poms 

kitchen  1 pom


eat healthy meal

tidy living room 


bed 11