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.

Saturday November 10, 2012


Promise Nine of PA:
 The backlog of tasks and projects will disappear and new projects, planned and organized become a pleasure to manage and complete.

Have a great proactive day!

Have a nice weekend!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Todays goals


Goals:  Burn CD with Database material, play guitar, do some finance work, and study next part of SQL material. 

tila - Sat

Quite a productive day already. Now, try not to relax - time myself. Keep on going!  

  • Review wrong qs, figure out the ones that cause most trouble.
  • Review LR that give most trouble. Practice them untimed.
  • Finish vacuuming, laundry (br, h, r), clean up downstairs b/r (reorganize)
  • J, S, MT  

clement ci - day 3 abstinence

it's been about 10 min since i last went off plan.

before that, i was off plan for 1 hour, then on plan from yesterday afternoon thru to all this morning til about 1 hour ago.

Granted, my plan last night was to hang out with the family and watch a movie, so not too hard to stick to that one ;)

Unfortunately what got me off 1 hour ago was this whole subscription thing. I can't pay that, and that means i'm going to simply lose something that's helpful to me. I hate the feeling that what happens on this site that i depend on is completely out of my hands. I guess i should never have depended on something that could change at any moment. Well it was good while it lasted. Dont know what i will do. it's very upsetting. EXTREMELY hard to stay on plan when i think about it, cuz it stresses me out so much. ok, gotta stop thinking about it or i will never get back ON plan.

These checkins are helpful, because it was clear that i was adrift, and hadn't even thot about my quiet time. So,

1. :) urgent phone call
2. quiet time
3. plan
4. do

Hi, i'm clement. i have an addictive personality and it's been 7 minutes since i've been off plan.

I am a little upset that i let myself go. But i am happy to be back on plan. What happened was my quiet time was inspiring and i got a little carried away with thinking about it. Back to it now, in a non-grandiose way.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


hi Gwen D

Gwen D nice to see you again. I have recently been pointed to your post "Signs of Compulsive Time Debting" which is at

number 5. Difficulty in meeting basic work or personal obligations, and/or an inordinate sense of accomplishment when such obligations are met. Discomfort when people comment on your difficulty.

I have recently become vividly aware of the exaggerated sense of accomplishment in myself when i'm on task. so this helped me see me for who i am.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


number 5 -- oh yeah

I squirm to think of it, but, yep. That one is so excruciatingly true sometimes. Not always, but enough to know I am a Procrastinator.

Take care!

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

Gwen D Check in 11 AM

X ablusions

X get dressed to shoes, dry hair

X make plans with Siwash to go to party in E.C.

wash all dishes and put away

vacuum and straighten up

X go outside before 12:30 pm (made it at 12:45)

get present 

go food shopping 

X eat lunch

X go to show at 2:30 pm (Got there to discover it's tomorrow. At least I wasn't late!)

get ride and go to party (I have 30 min before I leave to the bus)

  I also met my new hairdresser, and bought a plane ticket for a visit to Mom. Also made a plan to see friends Monday. 

 I didn't clean house at all!! Oh well. First day of vacation. Thats okay. 

Gnothi Seauton ~ Know Thyself

kromer 11:15 CI

I'm visiting my grandpa today, so this will be a mix of spending time with him, doing chores around his house, and doing my own work.

For chores, I need to:

Go to the grocery store
Re-set the car clock
Walk around the house to make sure there are no storm-related disasters
Empty the dishwasher
Cook dinner+do dishes

For spending time with my gpa, I'm going to go with him to a church service and watch a ww2 documentary with him

For my own work, I'm going to:
*Finish financial records
*Pray, read bible
*Work on career plan--specifically, make a nice typed-up plan, look at 25 job ads, and identify 5 possible open-source bioinformatics software projects I could volunteer for.
(working on this now)
*Send out evite for baby shower (working on this now)

journey 9 am


Posting from my new tablet.... I'm not used to typing on this thing yet lol.

Today I will post to-do list

make grocery list-  done

Get dressed done

Visit mom done

grocery shopping done

dining room

Living room

guest bathroom

make dinner for guests


At least 4 servings fruit and veggies -1

2pm home from shopping and had lunch

now to finish putting away groceries,  change cat litter,

And do the straightening and cleaning 

3pm groceries are stowed,   10 min break then cat litter and dining room 

4:20 did the above and straightened the living room.    Now wipe down the guest bathroom and kitchen,

Then start dinner.    I have plenty of time. 





Salamander's check in - Sat 10 Nov 2012

Thank you, lennon, for starting the thread. I'm always trying to make that the case!

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!

  • Breakfast
  • Follow Morning Routine
  • 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 4
  • Kitchen: Flylady focus
  • Ring DN re birthday
  • Ring AE
  • Follow Bedtime Routine


SUN - PA online meeting in chatbox 1930

  • Buy cat litter - MON
  • Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbish -MON

"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 10th November 2012 Sat.

Show up (done), cal, exer.

Really loved yesterday;s starter, thx Jack.

I heard somewhere,something like 

Either we make our choices, or our choices make us. I choose to show up and strive for progress not perfection in all my 12 step programs. When I do that, everything else falls into place. 

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 ACA meeting

2. Eat breakfast

3. Go to part of the 7 a.m. DA meeting

4. Go to the food bank

5. Put groceries away

6. Scan computer

7. Eat lunch

8. Go to the grocery store

9. Put groceries away

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

13. Read the meditations

14. Send some mail

15. Eat dinner

16. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

17. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Rexroth Check In

Today I am tired but largely better and I need to take it easy and relax

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
Entered various online competions
Read newspapers online

x Deal with mail when/if any comes
x Write and post birthday card for friend
x Email some info to friend
x Out to local farmer's market for food
x Tidy up wash up a little
x Read over plans for future now I feel well enough to get on with them - I've sorted these out and written them down
x Plan next week and write it down
x Relax surf web maybe look at video online
Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out

Written journal and prayers and reflection also I've had a bath and washed my hair and am in bed so all I need to do now is sleep.

Night Rexroth

jays saturday


1 not eating

2 obsessive worrying

3 being overwhelmed

4 not doing anything

5 too much time on internet


1 focus on 1 thing to do

2 try a little self care

3 eat

so today i will have a bath and wash my hair and eat.

i will add more things when i have done this

today i don't mind if anyone wishes to reply and encourage me

i feel sick with stress

thank you

my situation is i live in the uk and am on sickness benefit. i have multiple health problems and going out to work is not an option. i have been desperatly trying to figure out how to make a job/run a small business from home. i, like all other sick or disabled people in the uk am under serois threat of my benefits being cut and therefore homelessness, along with the 24/7 pain that i'm in.

hope that dosn't dampen anyones spirits

have a good day all

Response to Jay

Jay, I am also in the UK, in chronic pain and desperate to find work of any kind that I could manage physically, so I can get off benefits. I am anxious to find something before I expect my benefits to be taken away from me some time next year. Work could be possible for me, but my CV doesn't look good because of periods of physical and mental illness, and I haven't yet been able to persuade an employer that I could be the right fit for their company.

I am not seeking sympathy - I just want you to know how I empathise with your situation and that you are not alone because I know probably more than most the kinds of fears you have, not to mention the difficulty on some days just in getting up, showered and fed and watered before one even contemplates earning a living.

"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)

response to salamander

hi, i just wanted to say thank you. the situation for sick and disabled people in the uk is so bad. i feel for you too. i hope you manage to find work in time.

i really don't know why there isn't much press on these issue's but i guess we should keep this place focused on not procrastinating. i have pro'd much much worse recenlty, i find this fear shuts me down which makes matters worse because i'm not prepared.

well here's wishing us both get through this


Hi Jay and Salamander. my

Hi Jay and Salamander. my prayers and thoughts with you. I was reading something about fear and how it has been described as False Expereinces Appearing Real. It is so true for me. I keep feeding my fear by dwelling upon it and thinking of all the things that can go wrong and how I am unequipped to deal with anything etc. And it really is self-fulfilling, at least with me.


What I found useful was to choose one small thing to do and then most importantly, radically change my physiology. That means I sit up AS IF i am feeling TOTALLY confident. Walk and strut like i feel i can achieve anything. Usually when i am feeling scared, my shoulders are down, bit hunched etc. But once I act like i am the king of the world, i feel i can attack that one little thing. So that really is a technique which has been helping me the past few days. This is from Tony Robbins by the way.


I pray that all goes well for you and you find your bliss. You will! 

resonse to thesis

thank you thesis,uinfortunantly the fear is real

do you know ian browns F.E.A.R.


pray for jay

Dear God please take care of your child Jay.

Jay, that sounds really hard. I'm sorry for your very difficult situation.

Sounds like you have a good plan.

You have probably heard of the serenity prayer? I offer it here hoping it will help you:

God, Grant me
the serenity to accept the things i cannot change,
the courage to change the things i can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


response for clement

thank you


Hang in there, Jay. One thing at a time.

thank you

thank you kudos, it means a lot

hopr you are good

thank you

thank you kudos, it means a lot

hopr you are good

thank you

thank you kudos, it means a lot

hopr you are good

thank you

thank you kudos, it means a lot

hopr you are good

Hamlet's checkin

1. FoY exercise

2. go to Vietnamese market with Kate

3. Cook dinner for Earl

4. Wash dishes 

Mole's check-in

Thank you lennon - a good reminder as I got waylaid on my way back from buying bread and went to a school fair - avoiding my home chaos.

i did pay my bills and ate a healthy lunch. 

morning spent writing  so that's ok 

Now.  Erk

kitchen put all grains nuts pulses in jars 1 pom

clear floor in back room 1 pom 

4 pm pick up ppapers

tidy living room and get flowers from the garden

make a pot of tea, sit down and enjoy it 

plant seedlings.

Eat healthy meal

begin plan for next week


bed at 11 


ms saturday

the specifics

  • work out
  • read chapter of book
  • 1hr on application
  • contact e to make apt
  • clean 1 room
  • studio

 the constants

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