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 17, 2012


Tool Two of PA:
Visualization: Plan what to do, then imagine yourself doing it. The more specific and vivid your visualization, the better. See yourself doing the task, and doing it well.

Have a great proactive day and a nice weekend!


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Spazz Ma Tazz

17 November Anno Domini MMXII - Saturday
Today I am grateful to the Lord for the internet.

[ JOY -      Jesus, Others, Yourself ]
Jesus:      Read Psalm
Others:     Talked to a friend on the phone.
Yourself:   Do, Doing, Done.


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

o     Dishes.
o     PomoBurst 2.

*     PomoBurst 1.
*     Did dishes.
*     Did a load of laundry.
*     Tore down cardboard for recycling.
*     Organized & put electronic appurtenances away.
*     Took compost out to the garden.
*     Processed grey water.
*     Updated private, daily SimpleNote check-in.
[ Habit Loop - Cue, Usualness, Reward, Encouragement, Scaffolding ]

If not now, when?

clement ci - day 10 attempting abstinence

10:10am :

hi i'm clement and i have an addictive personality, gratefully in recovery, and it's been 10 min since i last went off plan.

I was abstinent yesterday until 2am last night ( believe it or not, that WAS the plan ). Then 2 hours of not abstinent. Then this morning abstinent until about 10 min ago, which was 10 min of non abstinence.

so over 10 days about 20 hours off-plan. And 146 hours on-plan. Not including sleep. I'm going to count min and hours off plan each day, too.

:) 15 min plan
:) quiet time
:) MIT wk

10:35am :

It's been 1 min since i went off plan. I'm up to 15 min off plan today.

11:13 am :

it's been 38 min since i last went off plan. 15min cume off plan today.

and not only that but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character hope. - Romans 5:3-4 nkjv

and my john macarthur study guide explains the word character in a strikingly beautiful way :

character - literally "proof", a term used in the testing of precious metals to determine their purity.

tribulation produces perseverance which produces purity - as in the purification gold
tribulation produces perseverance which produces proof - as in it has been tested and is pure

that god would work in me to produce this purest of gold that is proofed -- my heart is smitten by the idea.

7:13 pm :

it's been 8h 39m since i last went off plan. ( 10:34am til now ). that was a good block. 15min cume off plan today. And the rest is fun.

11:59 pm :

back from movie. it's been 13h 27m since i last went off plan. But i dont have a plan. i should make one. Ok now i do. go to bed in 1/2 hr and til then i have free time.

12:42 am :

It's been 1 min since i last went off plan. i overshot my plan by 12 min. Not innocent. it was addiction. I could have stopped reading, put it on the list for tomorrow, or when i have time, but impulsively kept going. So, i add 12 min to my total, 17 min cumulative off plan today.

I have to deal w/ the disappointment i feel in breaking my streak. I can never, NEVER let the streak be the thing. It's never backward looking. Only forward looking. "It's been X since i last went off plan." It doesnt matter what X is, what matters is it is in the past, and however long, i'm at the beginning of a new streak about to happen. There, i cheered myself up. Thanks for leading me there, God.

Now to bed.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Elvira's Saturday


Here is my 5-day plan:

  • Clear coffee table
  • Clear sofa 
  • Tidy window unit
  • Tidy sewing things away
  • Clear top of dining table
  • Clear under dining table
  • Clear chairs
  • Hoover floor I am hoovering each cleared area as I go along
  • Dust
Today I must also
  • shop for food 
  • wash some clothes.
  • answer emails
  • chapter business


17 Nov CI by Hooch

Accursed project. Do some of.

(1) 25 mins



(4)  23:55

(5) and it is 01:13 so time for bed.


Good wishes everyone.

Edge's CI

Feeling anxious, worried about socio-political situation in the country, things are reaching a tipping point and it looks like we're going to go down an ugly road. Trying to plan what things we're going to need to tide us over if the situation does turn sour(I really hope it doesn't).
x prep to-do
x do dishes
x grocery shopping for mom
x walk dog
x balance budget
x help in kitchen
x Put up laundry to dry
x Fold and putaway dried laundry
x 2pm - lunch at sis
x 7:30 - meet friends
x Uninstall and reinstall WoW

- research & create lists: (25% done)
* car materials
* emergency bag
* home materials & precautions
- set budget for lists

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

Rexroth Check In 07.53

Got a cup of tea and back in bed

Up prayer and reflection
Get ready and go out to DA meeting - this is important to me
Collect prescription afterwards - I have been thinking I would do this when I passed the pharmacy on the way to somewhere else and I haven't for the last 2-3 weeks so I will do it today
Take out landlord file and work on it - I know what to do and it is an unpleasant job that I need to finish
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Regards Rexroth

Rexroth Check Out 22.28

All of above and phoned a friend to invite her over for supper and her response reminds me why I find it hard to phone her.
Didn't like DA meeting - too many selfish people sharing over the sharing time and a weak person not stopping them and people talking so quietly that they could not be heard and the room was a mess and... well that has exhaused my criticism and now for my own stuff which I can do something about...

Go to bed and go to sleep

Night Rexroth

tila - Sat

A super-busy family day. Plan: 

  • wake up before 6:30 am, breakfast, coffee
  • Art museum + lunch
  • play with DD - esp. BOB and puzzles


Mole's check-in

You're doing a sterling job wih these thread starters, lennon. Thank you.


done - writing this morning, garden waste to tip recycle, baker and food shop.


eat healthy lunch - it's nearly 3'!

Prepare evening meal

4 pick up papers 




 Go to bed when possible  

Salamander's check in - Sat 17 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!

  • Follow Morning Routine
  • Get the washing out and put around to dry


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


  • Scrub kitchen floor (30 mins). It will get bigger and bigger and more embarrassing until you do it! Oh yes, it will!
  • vision2learn unit 1, segment 4
  • Follow Bedtime Routine

Another day:

  • Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbish  

As Hooch would say, "best wishes fellow strugglers. On and up". Thank you to Mole for the suggestion about doing one tile at a time for my kitchen floor. You never know, just getting the suggestion may make it happen! I'll keep you all posted in the saga!



"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)

jays saturday 17 november

i shall be spending the weekend listing on ebay as it's free listing and i'm decluttering.

i don't have a system, i think i would sell more if i grouped similar sizes/styles on same day

gp through pics aleady taken. bring those items downstairs

what can be relisted, count items, take better pictures

go through wardrobe

look in spare room


list pot on bookshelf

photograph them (kitchen?)

hang them all in big wardrobe


be ready to list at 12





try a little self care

have a good day everybodySmile

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. Eat breakfast

3. Go to the food bank

4. Put groceries away

5. Cook and eat lunch

6. Go through my mail

7. Read the meditations

8. Wash dishes

9. Prayer and meditation

10. Cook and eat dinner

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

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

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

Thanks for letting me share