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.

Tuesday November 13, 2012


Promise Twelve of PA;
Each action completed will bring the desire to take another action; each success will bring the desire for more success until one day without realizing it we are living the life of our dreams and these promises.  

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Spazz Ma Tazz

13 November Anno Domini MMXII -  Tuesday
Today I am grateful to the Lord for my neighbors and friends.

[ JOY -      Jesus, Others, Yourself ]
Jesus:      Memorized Hebrew alphabet.
Others:     Helped neighbor lady run errands.
Yourself:   Do, Doing, Done.


-     Laundry.
-     Find paperwork for job hunting.
-     Integrate checkbook register with envelope system.

o     Dishes.
o     PomoBurst 1.
o     PomoBurst 2.

*     Picked up groceries with neighbor lady.
*     Updated private, daily SimpleNote check-in.
[ Habit Loop - Cues, Usualness, Reward, Encouragement, Scaffolding ]

If not now, when?

wrong day

moved to :

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Hamlet's checkin

1. FoY Exercise

2. meditation

3. review OR domicile requirements

4. conf call

5. call nancy

6. call Kathleen

7. shop for material for pate, chicken dish

8. eat 3 healthy snack

9. work out writing/learning plan

10. gardening blog

ANNOUNCEMENT 9e 6p chat meeting.

starting now in the chat box meeting tab...

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Hjf2bme check in 11/13/12

What? I just lost my post before I could post it? Grrrrrrrrr! Just what I need!

ok, we'll, here goes again in a briefer form!


go to phone sstore

go ask for sat off/ get ddinner

home/ eat dinner 

get ready to go




8:15 organize games/ videos/CDs/DVDs/ttapes write cards





kromer 1:15 CI

Today I am going to try and keep my focus by assigning myself ONE task at a time. Right now:
*Share images with TE

*Come up with a staining plan

*Pull slides

Innertruth's check-in

Felt I fell off the wagon for the past few weeks and have not been checking in. My procrastination is worse then ever!

I saw a psychologist yesterday who has recommended CBT. She says she can get me into a program in about 1 1/2 to 2 months. There's no way I could afford CBT in private practise as I'm not making any money. Even if I had supplemental insurance with an employer, I would have limited coverage for treatment provided by a psychologist.

So I feel that I'm part way on the road to recovery!

Work for rest of the day:

  1. Review group assignment.
  2. Read chapter on pronunciation
  3. Practice pronunciation
  4. Run
  5. Pay MC
  6. Review tenses
  7. Review grammatical terms
  8. Go to grocery store and map out lanes for class


  1. Wash dishes
  2. Handwash clothes
  3. Sort clothes to do laundry on Wednesday

to do

Good morning,

New to the forum. Excuse me if it takes me awhile to catch on. Also,I posted an intro in the intro thread.

Congratulations everyone for posting here this morning. Great work! 

To do:

2. answer email /

3. clean desk

1. look through bcc and determine what needs to be done!

a. worked on cgd at length.  

b. worked on BoE

c. Worked on AdvGH

d. Worked on LCBC

e. worked on MMA

f. worked on VT 

4. routings

5.  hang certificate 

Thanks for being here, everyone! 

13th Nov by Hooch


It is 16h here and what I have done so far today is:

faffed, ate stuff, read internet, more faff, dr appointment, swept up leaves, ate chocolate, faffed, ate more stuff.


What I plan for the rest of the day:

4 Sessions working on the Accursed. Consisting of 

(1) 25 min work + 5 break


(2) 25 min work + 5 break


(3) 25 min work + 5 break


(4) 25 min work + 5 break

(I cannot say I enjoyed that very much.)



I know this and yet all I feel is dread about opening the file...

Ah well, here goes.

Good luck all,



Update: 19h here now. And I did sit in front of my work for wooowooo 2 hrs!!! Thanks to PA for being here.

11.13.12 CI Babarino

Meeting and come to decision re discussion yesterday (done)


hotel Q (done)


meeting (done)


clement ci - day 6 attempting abstinence

9:33am :

was on plan from 9-9:25 but

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

I intend to live my life facing forward, planning on not going off plan, not looking back to how long it's been.

I can feel less strength for this today. God grant me today the strength to pick myself up, and work my program one day at a time. Or one hour at a time. Or 10 min at a time.

1. quiet time
2. plan
3. tasks
11am pa phone mtg
1pm wk mtg.

10:24am :

i can't tell how long i've been on plan or off plan.

A new area has come into sharper relief :

There's an app i depend on that had a problem. Fixing that is on-task. But in searching for a solution--also on-task--i at times went too far, explored related things.

So, when an app i use is broken, i have to define a limited response that is on-task, and not go beyond that. And i have to watch myself more closely than usuall ( which is more closely than normal people to start with ) while trying to solve it.

I believe that's in the "courage to change the things i can" category.

10:51pm :

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.

But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known [...]. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. Romans 3:20-25

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. Romans 3:27-28

Incredible after what i experienced and wrote above to then have this the next verse in my bible reading.

This completely absolves me of the flaw in my character that can't resist chasing a cool idea. I will be judged not on that flaw, or even how i deal with it, but rather whether i believe that Jesus died for those sins. I will hide behind Jesus on judgement day, and he will vouch for me as one of his one, one he has called.

And then, he will turn around and give me new strength and insight and power to help me work on the problems that i have.

It's all about him, not about me.

oh, and the desire to chase that idea has ebbed.

12:41 pm :

forced corporate reboot and the reminder i set for myself i set for 8pm instead of 8am. Dang.

This has me all discombobulated. That's my nature, something i can't change. serenity.

i dont know how long it's been since i went off plan. Here's where i need wisdom to tell the difference.

courage to change the things i can. i have a headache. withdrawal. i can simply go back to my plan for the day. That is something i can do. God be with me. God help me. Do not be anxious, with thanksgiving, ask. Dedicate the next task to god.

4:31pm :

mtg at 1pm went well. post mtg let down

problem w/ to do mgr but i fixed that by cutting my losses ( unnatural ). however, now it's fixed. not perfect, but workable. And yet now i still want to fiddle w/ it. That's the addiction talking. So i am here, staying on-plan and abstinent.

next plan...

5:46 pm

it's been 1h 15min at least since i last was off plan. Before that i did not have the wisdom to tell the difference.

i REALLY feel like i need a fix.

But i'm going to stay on plan. That, is God gives me the strength. Could i could *easily* waver.

6:59pm :

i did stay on plan til about 10 min ago. It's now been 3 min since i last went off plan. I have a headache, which may very well be withdraw symptoms.

back to next task. there is one obvious one. so i'm going to do it.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Salamander's check in - Tues 13 Nov 2012

Thank you, lennon, for starting the thread.

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!

0800 Alarm x not a hope

  • Breakfast
  • Follow Morning Routine
  • Buy cat litter - NO
  • Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbish NO


  • Spot clean dining room carpet
  • Rearrange throw on sofa in living room
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Put back furniture in dining area
  • Open out dining table
  • Admin at table (30 mins) inc bus pass & update diary


  • Scrub kitchen floor (30 mins)
  • Make nutritious dinner
  • vision2learn unit 1, segment 4
  • 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)

Journey 7 am

Working from home today and NOT in the mood.   Yesterday was a holiday and Thurs/Fri I am taking vacation days to take a short trip with my mom.   So, it feels like I should be on vacation today also.  

I will make my todo list now, then exercise for 30 minutes and have breakfast.  I'll check back when those are done. 

update 10 am - the above are done as well as email and following up on a reported incident.   Now change into 'work from home' clothes, have 10 minutes of quiet time, then get started on my MIT for the day.   I don't have any meetings today thank goodness.  


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler 

Rexroth Check In 09.05

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

Work on photography and camera controls
Work on writing
Start on craft
Strength/stretch exercise
List and check odd things I might have forgotten
Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 23.15

Did some writing including my journal and a bit of housework. A friend came round this evening and we talked productively. I'm very tired and need to sleep.

Night Rexroth

13th of November 2012

Thanks Lennon,

RA Schedule for tomorrow

0700-0730 Morning Stuff

0730-1500 Math Work

1500-1630 Work on exchange applicatio (decide schools, do research, answer form)

1630-1730 Transport

1800-2200 - Classes

2200-2300 Transport 

 2300-0130 Cross-Cultural Readings (ROI Studies, Case)


Thanks Lennon


  • Up early
  • tidy
  • HIO
  • readings
  • look at b notes
  • look at c rpts and k letters
  • write list of ds
  • write m i now 
  • write synopsis of w h
  • go to uni 
  • print out 
  • ring sponsor
  • edit
  • email drafts to d, m v
  • write pros and cons
  • HIO
  • journals add to database
  • call dr b
  • rechedule d ob m
  • groceries
  • pool and gym
  • rehab excercises
  • accounts
  • HIO


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

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Go to the library and print out the bank statements

8. Go to Social Security and get proof of income

9. Go to the state place and see my worker

10. Go to vocational group at 11 a.m.

11. Get my medicine

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

13. Warm up and eat lunch

14. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting 

15. Wash and dry clothes

16. Put clothes away 

17. Cook and eat dinner

18. Go to the 6 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

21. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

Thanks for letting me share 

ms tuesday

thanks for the starter lennon Smile

the specifics

  • gym
  • speak to d at 10.00
  • work on images work try to get finished enough to email
  • 1hr on proposal.
  • do washing for weekend away
  • check if tickets for sunday have been bought.
  • speak to a re project and tickets
  • start fridays email

the constants

  • eat with mindfullness and kindness.
  • no napping.
  • be careful with money.

hazyjane check in Tuesday

Thanks for the starter Lennon :)
  • walk dogs
  • bath
  • meeting
  • ring re audition on wednesday
  • make dentist appointment
  • ring /make appointment with estate manager: can s/he do a walk-through?
  • update my tumblr (college)
  • get to osteo appointment
  • maybe a film?
  • walk dogs again
  • tidy up
  • eat healthily
  • bed early

It's an inside job...

EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Thanks for starting us off again, Lennon.

Here's my day.

On train, plan 4pm meeting

9am meet L

Go through G's An chapter correction - worked on this but far from finished

Do An chapter rewrites- worked on this but far from finished

Finish longlisting admin apps

4pm c.d. meeting

Eve - go to theatre with students