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.

Sunday December 9, 2012


Sign One of PA:
Disappointment is a way of life. We constantly disappoint other people and ourselves by not keeping our promises.

Have a great proactive day and have a nice weekend!


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Hi Piqued

Hi Piqued! Good luck with ur stuff, dont lose heart keep moving forward, even if gradually. 

Sorry I couldnt reply ur msg earlier, i had a lot of trouble connecting to PA. It seems ok now. 

Thanks for the encouragement, thesis!

Dear thesis, thanks for the encouragment. You are right. Gradual progress is still progress.

Sometimes it's hard not to lose heart. I think it's because I'm so impatient with myself and what I think I "should" be like at this time in my life.

That being said, if I want to go from where I am now to where I want to be, I won't be traveling through a worm hole and emerging instantly and completely transformed into the new me. I'll have to pass through a continuum of "marginally better than last week, but still pathetic" to "better than two months ago, but still frustrating" to "hey, I'm building a little momentum these days" to "crud! I just missed another major deadline" to "baby steps..." Losing heart just guarantees that I'll stay stuck like this or get worse.


Piqued's check-in

Starting thoughts: Making progress on work and personal life tasks. Feeling better about life generally, despite the fact that I am miserably far behind at work and the house is a bit of a disorganized heap...

-- Do NL, use spray DONE
-- First load of laundry DONE
-- Exercise DONE
-- Deadlocking CQ

Another day:
** Flu shot; call first
-- Briefly test new feature (2 hours?)

Ending thoughts: I need to be more patient with myself. The transition to "procrastination sobriety" (whatever that means for me) is not going to be immediate. I will have to learn how to celebrate improvement even when the improved state of affairs is still objectively undesirable as a final state.

I-want-to-write check-in 23:05

Better late than never, eh?

All I want to do now is just compile all the books I need for research tomorrow and read through the plan I made for my chapter a month ago. Then I can see which books fit where and I can start reading and taking notes.

Hope most of you had a more pro-active day than I did. 

fudoshin: checkin: 2:18pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 



I am sequestering myself to the following activities:

1) school work: I have problem set 3 and 4 to do for functional and numerical analysis: I have  three assignments to do

2) exercise

3) laundry

4) brushing my teeth, flossing and taking a shower

5) twelve step activities: one phone or face-to-face meeting, calling sponsor 

6) eating, yeah, that's important too.

movingalong's Sunday recovery focus

Hello to all.
I've been stuck in the disease, and not functioning in a spiritual way.  Asking higherpower today to help me set aside everything I think I know, so that I can have an open mind for new recovery.

movingalong's Sunday update

Well ... the day went okay ... I got focused and accomplished a lot ...
But I forgot to ask:

"What task does higherpower deem to be most useful for me to be doing right now?"

... So therefore, although I got a lot of tasks done, they weren't the most needful tasks.

Hamlet's checkin

1. Or Resarch

2. Pack for trip to DC

3. take out trash

4. Wash dishes

5. workout with Jeffry

6. Compline 

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My day today

Pretty light Sunday today. Got everything done that I was supposed to yesterday, and started paying off my debt. Here's my day today.


1. Clean my apartment

2. Cook lunch

3. Connect A/V cables to TV

4. Cook dinner

5. Relax and prepare for monday 

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Thanks, lennon, for the reminder. 

Today's a pretty relaxing day for me, though I need to get a few things done.

9:15-10:30 write

10:30 get ready

10:45 go to breakfast

11-12 breakfast

12-2 house

3:30-4:30 clean/start chicken stew

4:30-5 shower and get ready for tomorrow

5-5:45 make and eat dinner 

5:45-8:15 commute/church

8:15-10 stop by at party

10-11 go home, get into bed 

Allovertheplace's Sunday

I'm grateful for this board. 

Here's my sunday-guests coming over in 1 hr 15 min and not prepped!

10 prep food for bake

10:15 slice fruit 

10:25 vacuum floor

10:30 quick clutter clear (into basement) 

10:40 shower

10:45 get dressed

10:50 makeup

11:00 back to food prep and guests arrive 

3:00 clean up dishes and food: put away food

                                        clear table

do dishes

                                        dry and put away 

4:00 decide with E what needs to be done next and what's for dinner



gotmusikk's Sunday

process inbox

I commit to at least 10 minutes of the following:
practice/back exercise

2:30 PA Meeting - well, I guess that didn't happen!
6:00 run

The rest of the day I'll decide as it comes up.


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

Vic 12/9/12

Show up (done)' bl, exer

good starter lennon, lately,  I have become painfully aware of how much i disappoint others/myself. Reflecting on this, i see that i often miscalculate time, forget, etc. if i did mot have the hope of my HP, I would just give up. Gratefully i have the hope and the miracles, so one day at a time i keep trying, and try to remember to stay on my knees , where i belong., and be humble enough and willing to be willing enough to use the tools that help. Wishing everyone a happy day.

Rexroth Check In 12.20

Very late check in. I was out at a concert last night and got very cold and did not sleep well.

Up dressed and back to bed
Prayed and reflected
Checked emails and posts
Studied some French

x Look at todo list for week
x Put on washing machine - and took clothes out and hung up to dry
x Clear table
x Wash up
x Generally have everything ready for electrical inspection tomorrow morning

Phoned friend who was out and was phoned by friend whose concert I was at last night.
Wrote journal

Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Night Rexroth 21.56

Please feel free to reply

ms sunday.

need a bit of a reset today after some slowness over the past few days. I can do it and know that looking filming in the face.
  • write up friday
  • collate all future reviews
  • collate all tuts for tuesday
  • write up filming
  • downloading 1
  • downloading 2
  • email m/g
  • put a reminder for aca
  • gym
  • cancel wednesday
  • go through ll emails
  • eat mindfully
  • be careful with money
  • no napping

Suppenkasper - Sunday

Hello everyone - thanks lennon

Today there is only one thing:

1000 markings

1200 break
1230 markings
1430 lunch
1600 markings
1800 ready?

these markings-things don't seem to come to an end. And therefore they are more prone to be postponed. And therefore they don't seem to come to an end. And therefore...

Update: Ha! Finally I am ready! Only some small stuff to do for today!

Good luck everyone!

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

4. Go to the 8 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

6. Cook and eat breakfast

7. Take shower

8. Get dressed

9. Go to my storage unit and throw away some stuff

10. Go to the grocery store

11. Cook and eat dinner

12. Wash dishes

13. Write three questions for tonight's meeting

14. Go to the 7 p.m. online EA meeting

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

16. Go to the PA workshop at 9 p.m.

Thanks for letting me share