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 27th November 2012

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

George Eliot 

tila - Tues

Another day filled with errands. Had to take DD to see a Dr - another round of antibiotics. Plan for tonight: 

  • do 3 more PS LGs - timed?? did 4 / review mistakes
  • LR - RoA
  • enter receipts, kitchen, laundry
  • work on Dad's ornament
  • figure out fabric for t/s  


Vic 11/27/`1

Show up (done), cal.,, exer

Getting some some mundane  stuff done today, babt steps.

kromer 3:20 CI

I am feeling really stuck today...I am exhausted and so haven't really gotten going

However, I have a list of tasks for about the next month, which I am going to try to plow through consistently and patiently.

So, today I will:
Work on counts for 1.5 hrs
Finish comments for R
Assemble my comments

And also see my bf :)

Tabula Rasa - 10:45 AM

Checking in after a long time. Canceled on a client (again) because I wasn't ready (again). Justified the half truth/lie I told to get out of it. I am finally starting to see how my behavior is impacting others. 

Rented a desk so I'm not working at home any more. Progress, but so far to go. 

1. Contact L
2. Reply to J 

3. Credit Stuff

4. Billing
5. Pick 4 more tasks 

Knitfisher's evening CI tue 27th Nov

Back from work, need to get a few bits done.

 Already done:

Brought bins round

 To do:

Wash up

Freeze meat 

Cook dinner

Pay DLA online

Sort through inbox 

Journey 1 pm

Late check-in, meetings all morning, and just had a nice lunch.   Now to get some actual work done.   The last meeting was stressful for me because it was a 'get to know you better' meeting with senior management so it was very social .  I'm a lot better at that stuff since being in Toastmasters for six years now, but I still find it very draining.   

So, for the rest of the day I will work on my major project for a couple of hours, then work on a documentation project for an hour, then quiet time & goals review.   At that point I will see how much time is left in the day to work on some lower priority projects. 

Tonight, I must order the Christmas gifts that I didn't order last night as I planned, and it's the last day to order printer ink on black Friday sale.   Also, I need to call the vet and get my doggy's meds refilled.   I'll do that right now.  I will work from home tomorow so I can run out and pick them up at lunch.   

Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

andy b check in 11/27

wake up
drive to work
punch in
meeting am

meeting pm (didn't have to go)
check in at pa
list and prioritize other tasks
check materials spread sheet

Making it happens check in

Pretty light day today, and got everything accomplished yesterday by 6pm.


1. Call cell phone provider

2.follow up with dept. of labor

3. Research some things for my mmother 

4. Send resume to appropriate people

5. Call blooming brands HR dept

6. Do laundry

7.  Make dinner

8. Relax 

Making it happens check in

Pretty light day today, and got everything accomplished yesterday by 6pm.


1. Call cell phone provider

2.follow up with dept. of labor

3. Research some things for my mmother 

4. Send resume to appropriate people

5. Call blooming brands HR dept

6. Do laundry

7.  Make dinner

8. Relax 

For Tuesday

  • Memo
    • Iron out last QP
    • Tweak facts to include stipulations
    • Unauthorized
    • SJ legal standard
  • Brush teeth 2nd time
  • 2nd magnesium tablet and vitamin
  • tomorrow's reading/notes
  • Torts cards to pg. 100
  • laundry
  • bed by 10:30 p.m.

clement ci - day 20 attempting abstinence

This is a life experiment at abstinence from procrastination. To my knowledge, there's no definition of what abstinence from procrastination means, and several have been suggested on this board. I am trying : abstinence from unplanned time. I have a tendency to jump on bandwagons and so I will only know how this experiment is going when I can look back after 1 month, 3 months, 9 months, 1 year. The idea that every minute of my life will be planned seems suffocatingly restrictive to me. But Step 3 is "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God." and that step will return us to sanity ( Step 2 ). I have come to believe that subjecting all my time and tasks to a plan is subjecting them to God's will. I intend to always ask, what does God want me to do today? What does god want me to do next? And whatever that answer is, I intend to do nothing other. At this point in my faith journey, I accept a life entirely submitted to God's will.

it's been 3 min since i last went off plan. i'm sad about myself. but, new beginning. i did have my quiet time already.

:) quiet time
:) R
:) quick check tasks
:) 11am pa ph mtg
:) prep
:) 2pm mtg
:) re eval task lisk
:) do tasks
:) dinner
:) re-eval task list
:) copy web pages
:) 7 club
:) 9pm mtg
:) choose tasks
:) do them

10:51am : it's been 5 min since i last went off plan. the last hour has been ping-pong-in between on and off plan. but new beginning now. God pls help me get my work done!

3:38pm : it's been 4h 52min and that's because i had this big thing to prepare for. Now i'm experiencing let-down. So posting. Gonna ck the task list and pick things and do stuff.

6:46pm : it's been 8h 0min since i last went off plan. Need wisdom to tell the difference tho. I struggled staying on plan after 330pm but i think i did. I was hard to get myself to do things but i dont think i did anything not on plan. Now i have 10 min to do one of my hi prio tasks. It's equal with some others.

9:26pm : it's been 22 min since i last went off plan. tv on in the room i walked by, again. New beginning right now. But i have serious resistance to picking tasks and doing them. Will pray and tackle.

10:41pm : i trust God and he came thru in a big way tonight. First by using the tools i learned here i checked my todo list instead of jumping into a hi prio big task i found 1 task that was shorter that i had to do. it was gathering to-dos from another list then, looking at all my todos,i got overwhelmed and anxious. that sounds bad, but it made use Philippians 4:6-7 and make a list of things i'm thankful for, which eased the anxiety then, and ONLY then, could i realize that i needed to make a major shift in priorities and decide to leave something big and important undone or else a bunch of other things that are more important would not get done by friday. stuff like this never happens to me. i guess someone who's good at time/task management could have done all that w/o the drama but i'm BAD at it, and usually can't even do it, or start it. So for me, it's miraculous. Now onto those imp tasks.

11:31pm : It's been about 2hrs since i last went off plan. it's time to go to bed. I'm sad, cuz i'm "into" my current task. But that's just the addiction talking. God pls help me go to bed.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks ms for the threadstarter, a great quote to start the day with!


My tasks for today:

1. start pomo log

2. weekly planning

3. 1pm SL meeting

4. lunch, OR x1 at lunch

5. FT pomos ~4 pomo

6. tidy room  ~2 pomo

7. check bank 

8. reply emails 

9. print map, pack & leave by 5pm for LS

10. attend  LS

11. finish q 26 

12. in bed by 11pm


Be aware of my HP\G.O.D. from moment to moment ... my Good Orderly Direction with my Group of Derelicts (I guess this is you guys!) to Get Out Devil ...


Salamander's check in - Tues 27 Nov 2012

Thank you, pro, for maintaining these boards for the fellowship. Thank you also to ms for starting the thread. Nice quotation.

Major thanks to the Mole for
kindly suggesting a "Not allowed to touch kitchen floor day", which may
be just what is needed to get the entire floor made spotless!

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
  • Sweep kitchen floor
  • Scrub the 2nd quarter of kitchen floor
  • Take out rubbish
  • New lottery ticket
  • Change 3rd cat tray and scoop first 2
  • Washing up
  • vision2learn unit 1, section 5 (1 hour - allow 2 hours per section in future)
  • Assignment no. 1 (extended due date: Friday)
  • Phone MH
  • Make pepper & cashew nut pilaff & freeze excess
  • Tidy up inside car/bring in rubbish
  • Admin at table (30 mins) inc bus pass & update diary
  • Follow Bedtime Routine

(Also NHS job application, closing date 6 December.)

Best wishes to my fellow procrastinators with your day ahead.



"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)

Knitfisher's checkin Tues 27th Nov

10.20 am Like someone else, I don't have a full plan, but this is so far:

11:40 am Honestly, what do I do with the time?

12:11 am still going, but Stuff takes longer than you think. 

Put washing on


Invoice Figures

Pay DLA bill See evening ci

Make lunch

Pack bag

Spend 15 minutes noting to dos see evening ci

Leave for work 12.30 ish....

ms tuesday

a deadline day. In many ways I am still unsure what meeting this deadline would look like. that needs to be my first task.



  • know what completing deadline would look like.
  • shower
  • start email
  • put each question in different document
  • work on project description in 15 min bursts (tally here) 1,2 3
  • work on character descriptions in 15 min bursts (tally here) 1 2 3
  • work on timeline (tally here)
  • email e by 5.00
  • email G
  • eat with self care and kindness
  • no napping 
  • watch spending carefully. 


Rexroth Check In 09.02

Slept badly but did sleep at last. Today I feel I know what I'm doing and I'm moving forward at last.

Up prayer reflection
Checked emails and posts

x Work on letters to landlord and try to get the lot finished and posted today - doing this does rely on someone else approving and maybe altering one so it is not all up to me - a lot done but not finished which is partially down to me
Go out shopping - maybe twice for food - it was raining
x Start shopping list for delivery before MidWinter - almost completed
x Work on book I am writing - some good constructive work done
x Read other travel and history books - a very little
Check travel file - not done
x A long think and prayer over legal/business issue - I feel better about it now
x Email supplier over voucher - done and they ae sending me a voucher

Also - some research on web (and a lot of time wasting too, emailed friend re meeting, emailed another friend to set up meeting, emailed over web order, tried to buy sheets over web, emailed suppliers and bank, spoke to landlords on phone and sorted appointment for repairs, checked dates for what I am supposed to be doing, went through old emails checking and deleting, checked rent payment, washed up and cleaned up, wrote a little in journal,


Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth 22.44

Regards Rexroth

Calypso checks in

Grateful today. But faking it until I make it.

Today I woke up late.

I am feeling gruff and grumpy, alone and fedup. I need t oself-motivate myself to work, promised I would send in an outline of a lecture I am giving next week- my 1st lecture ever- and am proud that I made that promise, because I know myself and I know If I promise something then I will do it. So this morning I will make a rough outline before 1pm. Before doing anything I will not do a shortedned morning  routine and express gratitude to hp, pray and meditate. 

1) outline lecture before 1pm- send in

2) find boarding pass

3) yoga class with friend

4) do 3 tasks on to do list (eg language hw, step work, and 1 other item)

5) do something for myself

Thank you.



Hamlet's checkin

1. FoY Exercise(DONE)

2. meditate(DONE)

3. set up acct for gas bill(DONE)

4. pick up prescription

5. snow blog

6. FS update

7. eat vegetable(DONE)

8. contaact Smolen (DONE)

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 ms for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

8. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

9. Go to the 9:45 s.m. telephone CLA activity line

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone CLA meeting 

11. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA business meeting

12. Cook and eat lunch

13. Warm up and eat dinner

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

15. Go to the 7 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

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

18. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

20. Prayer morning and evening

21. Read the meditations

22. Wash dishes

23. Test blood sugar twice

24. Read the EA reflection for today

25. Do my DA fourth Step

26. Do my NA Sixth Step

27. Do my 10th and 11th Step for OA

Thanks for letting me share


  • Thanks for the great quote MS.
  • readings 

  • HIO

  • ready

  • tidy

  • pack

  • go to u

  • banking

  • photocopy RA forms

  • scan M f docs
  • call b re appt

  • decide i

  • txt m
  • call sponsor 
  • decide conference
  • email m
  • email v and m i
  • journal write
  • j ws
  • print out
  • finish doc 3 add in edits
  • send to l if edits back from v
  • add in journals so far
  • do 10 more journals 
  • meeting
  • gym and pool
  • HIO
  • rehab excercises
  • bed early

EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Love the opening, Ms!

Had quite a good Monday but was completely exhausted by the end of it and somehow feel the way I do when things are getting on top of me. They're really not, I don't think - not sure what that's all about. Just working a bit to hard. 

SO, Tuesday

Main work

Go to library

Email M to say that's where you are

Finish correcting last 10 pgs of La chapter

Go through last refs

Put La WC in bibliog


Look at poss dates to meet B

Look up B's show and poss dates to go

Write to B re meeting

Go through rest of the week, write tasks in diary. 


Send party emails!!

steam xmas puds

M.A. Tuesday hopes

Thanks for the day's thread-starter, MS!

Not sure what my plans are yet, but I'll list them when I know.

However, first and foremost on the list will be HOPE.