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.

Wednesday December 5, 2012



Tool Seven of PA:
Avoid Perfectionism: Procrastinators have a tendency to spend more time on a task than it warrants, so tasks that should be quick to do take an agonizingly long time. Notice this tendency and stop yourself. Some things require completion, not perfection.

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Piqued's check-in

It's 9:40 PM. If only I would work during the "work day." While writing my goal list, I added things I accomplished earlier today in order to boost my spirits a bit.

1) Contact V NC; make appointment
2) Contact V sinus; make appointment
3) Put upcoming meetings on my calendar in Outlook
4) Go to N meetup group
5) Finish testing CQ I'm dragging my feet on DONE
6) Test another CQ Found problem; defect might not be fixed yet...

EOD comments: It's 2:22 AM, and I feel better now than in a long time. I tried out the chatbox for the first time tonight, and it REALLY made a difference. I am very pleased. 

Accomplishments for today

After a lot of over thinking, and debating things, I just got off my ass and did it. A little late for my chreck in, but this Is what I did get done between yesterday and today.


1. Made phone calls to check financials

2. Started repaying some old debt

3. Started researching some things online

4. Went to work

5. Withdrew money to send a famy member

6. Purchased necessity items.

tomorrow is an early, and long day. I have to feta full 7 hours of sleep 

gotmusikk Wednesday

Hi everyone.

Horrible headache again today, so who knows if I'll actually get anything done.  I will try!


15 min. bursts:
dishes - 1, 2, 3, 4
clean - 1, 2
massage - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

play Xmas musical
feed sourdough before bed

This is the absolute minimum that I want to do today.  


"Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"
-- Pema Chodron, Comfortable with

Wednesday 9:00AM PST

1. Email re print job

2. Email web designer

3. Research lead times

4. Look for wallet (15 mins max)

5. Work on print items (biz cards first)


1. Move car

2. Start Laundry

3. Continue work on print items. Move to flyer and post card if you have time. 


1. Move laundry to dryer

2. Continue design work

3. Eat a snack


1. Get ready to go teach. 
2. Leave by 12:45


1. Check back in when you get home from teaching
2. Field emails

3. Determine critical path for the afternoon 

kromer 10:40 CI

So far, I have checked on experiments and done some small tasks.
I need to:
1) Work on paper: specifically
1a)Update bolded material (made some progress on this)
1b)Update intro outline
1c)Update results outline
1d)Choose title
1e)Re-write abstract 

2)Work on SMF, specifically
2a)Update notebook
2b)Pack slides
2c)Start hybs for 2 probes

3)Email about committee

4)Email TE about slides

5)Social stuff
5a)Email RH
5b)Email PS
5c)Message SH
5d)Call SH to wish happy bday (tried, but he was out)
5e)Write charge for KP
5f)Sign up to help LS
5g)Go out for drinks with bf and his labmates

5h)Call CH to change lunch time

6)Print out copy of rent 

7)Bleach clothes, make pasta


andy b check in 12/5

wake up/clean up 
prep food
drive to work
punch in
pa check in
prep for pm meeting
work on Gs!

Journey 7:30

Happy Wednesday.   Yesterday was a real struggle but I got some work done.   I'm having sinus/allergy/headaches this week so I'm not feeling my best and and my son/d-i-l are fighting so the family situation is kinda tense.   But I'm getting a good start this morning.   I am working from home today.   Right now I am going to exercise, have a healthy breakfast, and make my todo list for the day.    I have a couple of meetings today, one of which will be difficult, one easy.   I have some things I can do on Major Project today, and I have reactivated a lower priority project that I have some time to work on now.  I was at a loss yesterday because Major Project was at a standstill and I wasn't sure where my lower priority projects stood.   But I did manage to review those projects and work out the next action for them, so today should be much easier.

Later gators



Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

jay's wedanesday 5th

keeping it very simple today

yesterday i acted impulsively and now am scared to look at my bank account amongst other things, i drank too much and feel a bit edgy, i also feel i could behave impulsively again today, i think i've identified that essentially i'm just lonely on these winter nights so i went to the pub and although i did have fun i still felt lonely or out of place there

today i'm toying with the thought of going out again, that's probably because i don't wnat to deal with real life and the financial mess and aimless mess i'm in.

so today

eat enough

wash up

have a bath

try to settle down, drinking alcohol has made me gittery

anything else i manage to do will be a bonus

sad times Frown

Rexroth Check In 12.11

Woke to a tidy living space with all admin done. Feeling better and confused as to what to do next.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

Deal with mail when/if any comes

and I am confused as to what to do next...

and I remain confused. I am at a transition point in my life.

I had a bath and washed my hair, did a very little writing and reading and French study and surfed the Web. I do hope I can start tomorrow.

Night Rexroth 23.11

Knitfisher's checkin Weds 5th Dec

Thanks for the post Lennon, and hello to new people. I am quite new myself.

Today I have to do my first lot of work from home for a new client. I am a bit worried, but it is well within my cababilities. It's been a bit complicated by the fact that my mum has requested an earlier visit today because the doctor is coming so my day will be fragmented, but I can and will get some useful things done. Whilst avoiding perfectionism (thanks Lennon)

Today I will:

Make playlist for next weds performance 

Hang washing

Load SW onto PC

Work on new client work 4-6 pomos in total in the day
MAnaged 2...

Stop work at 1.15pm have something to eat and leave to visit mum


Just hello from Mole. Not allowed to type.

EleanorBE's Wednesday list

Hi everyone and thanks Lennon!

Wed goes like this 

Before work - work on La refs

Go to work

check out training dates on pgr page

liaise with C if they're not up there, write to C and check that your ideas are ok

set your training dates

respond to R's mail

Do OH 

See J

Meet with DA 

Write to JG re. m spec for ICPP 

Start work on new mod

Go to  open evening


ms wednesday :)


today is deadline day and I am going to meet it! thanks in no small part to PA. much much appreciation. 

mustn't procrastinate these last few hours. Tonight I meet friends and will be able to do so with no guilt.



  • add times
  • sort out% CALL THEM!
  • check all vs
  • cv
  • budget
  • charcts?
  • deets on budget
  • leave house at 11.15
  • leave for t at 4.00
  • add all e's edits.




  • eat with kindness to self.
  • watch spending
  • no phone games before leaving house.
  • no napps



Hamlet's checkin

1. see dr. street

2. work out with Jackie

3. meditation

4. FiY exercise

5. OR Research

6. Gardening blog

7. Mail

clement ci - day 28 attempting abstinence

1 month is sat 12/8.

11:10pm tue night : plan for tmrw:

:) ci
:) quiet time - very important tomorrow. have choices to make.
:) sort, choose tasks
:) R
:) task 2
:) break 5-15min
pick next task
do tasks.
4pm visit

8:44am wed morn : it's been 2 min since i last went off plan. GLAD i made this plan last night, cuz i woke up with my mind all exited and racey, brainstorming, daydreaming. Thank GOD i have planning to channel that positive engery where it will do the most good, instead of letting it flop around like a firehose. God help me to remember to ask you about my tasks today.

8:53am : it's been 1 min since i last went off track. post formatting :-( It's ok though, new beginning. Only cost me a few min.

9:02am : For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery ... murder ... steal ... covet any any other commandment, are summed up in this word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. - Romans 13:9-10

That is Paul speaking. But Jesus agrees :

One of the teachers of the law ... asked [Jesus], "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"

"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12:28-31

and this : "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." - Matthew 5:17

God please help me to be loving to all i meet today.

9:55am : Oh Lord Jesus thank you so so much. I have about 100 tasks i'm juggling and i was able to boil them down to the 10 i have to work on next. Thank you so much that i have a to-do program and scheme for using it that enables me to do this. Thank you so much that i didnt get overwhelmed. Cuz that was so likely to happen. Thank you that I did find clear priorities. Lord i dedicate all these tasks and my day to you. Your name be Praised. Amen.

10:30am : it's been 38 min since i last went off plan. Continuing this plan.

12:15Pm : it's been 2hr 23min since i last went off plan. It took 1h 20m to take apart the laptop.

1:23pm : it's been 3hr 41min since i last went off plan. That is truly a miracle from God. now 5-15 min planned break.

1:32pm : it's been 3hr 50min since i last went off plan. break over. pick next task.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



  • Thanks Lennon - that is so true!
  • readings
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • laundry
  • accounts
  • go to U
  • print l doc 3 
  • continue with journals
  • work down ref list
  • HIO
  • add to database 
  • Keep going till it is done
  • figure out how to print reports 
  • decide on final 3
  • write reasons why
  • email to M and PN, 
  • print reports to send M
  • text may, vi,t,am and d
  • call sponsor
  • HIO
  • prepare for thurs meeting
  • dinner 
  • rehab excercises

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 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

3. Eat breakfast

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

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

6. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

7. Read the meditations

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

9. Go to part of the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

10. Cook and eat lunch

11. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

12. Take shower

13. Get dressed

14. Fix dinner

15. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

16. Eat dinner

Thanks for letting me share

Wednesday - Suppenkasper

Oh! First comment in this thread :-) Thanks again to lennon for opening...

Short list for tomorrow:


prepare thursday


enjoy concert :-)

I hope everyone is doing well...

Conclusion for today: A day only has 24 hours...

Good night!