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.

Friday 14th December 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!

Be kind to yourselves, stay focused and remember to breathe...

Piqued's check-in

Starting thoughts: Today has been exceptionally unproductive. It's 8:45 PM.

-- NL and spray DONE
-- Test fix for installer defect #1 DONE
-- Test fix for installer defect #2 DONE
-- Pick recipe for intimidating potluck DONE, maybe...

-- Put out feeding log for woodpeckers DONE

Another day:
-- Finish RV app
-- Run standard installer tests (break down into smaller tasks on main list!!)
-- Review install doc

Ending thoughts: Stayed up too late becausee I was feeling fussy and out of sorts. For some reason, I'm resistant to going to bed when I'm not in a good mood.

andy check in 12/14

wake up/clean up 
prep food
drive to work
punch in
pa check in
send 2 prjcts into A
put in time off request
txt to P
txt to L
rd DwG
type up CC

water plants

riddled's evening ToDos

  • eat supper
  • birthday presents for B:
    organize materials, card, gift certificate, wrap
  • plan for muffin mass production on Sunday:
    organize recipe, shopping list, baking forms, transport containers
  • note down info for online access to T
  • pack for tomorrow
  • get ready for bed

Elvira's Friday

  • At some stage in the day:
    • Get out of the house Went to Mass
    • Speak to someone (phone or face-to-face) Spoke to Jean
  • For at least half an hour
    • Physical Exercise will go on exercise bike
    • Mental exercise more crossword
  • For at least an hour (not necessarily all at once):
    • Housework clear dining table
    • Self-care (eg wash or mend clothes, wash hair) Washed clothes 
    • Something creative Ordered hat blocks
    • Christmas preparation tried to buy for W but failed, made enquiries for I

Vic 12/14/12

Show up (done), cal, exer

Fear item again. Something I do not want to deal with. Not like other fear item, just something that is messed up for years and needs to be straightened out. I started, now need to return last e-mail but is 12:30pm and am frozen in fear of ????

I need to be humble enough to ask for help even if I feel ridiculous, shame, etc., etc. First step is to admit it here that I cannot do it alone. I know it has something to do with me because if this were for anyone else, I would not have a problem.Whatever it is, once again, p 68 BB, my HP helped me last time and I need to remember spiritual thinking is not likeworldly thinking, my HP "wants" me to depend on him, every day, there is no learning curve where I drop my dependence on him.


page 68 in the Big Book says:
we think fear ought to be classed with stealing. It seems to cause more trouble.
reviewed our fears thoroughly. We put them on paper, even though we had
no resentment in connection with them. We asked ourselves why we had
them. Wasn't it because self-reliance failed us? Self-reliance was good
as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough.
Some of us once had
great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or
any other. When it made us cocky, it was worse.
Perhaps there is a
better way-we think so. For we are now on a different basis of trusting
and relying upon God. We trust infinite God rather than our finite
selves. We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the
extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him,
does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.

We never
apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at
those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is
the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means
courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never
apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He
can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what
He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear.


  • Dr appt
  • Drop script to Chemist
  • ring d, d, L.
  • Ring sponsor
  • buy bag
  • call K re D B
  • Send final doc to CPM
  • Accounts
  • Go to meeting
  • Text C V
  • email M IBno
  • ring MP
  • Search Journal H and E
  • Print out how to
  • Print out JournalArticles
  • do wider litrature search
  • print out journal
  • j ws
  • print j ws
  • gym and pool rehab
  • clean house
  •  bed linen
  • floors
  • cards
  • make dinner
  • rehab excercises

Salamander's check in - Fri 14 Dec 2012

Thank you to mole for starting the thread today.

  • Take out rubbish
  • Take out glass bottles
  • Change cat trays
  • Tend to Lily and the kittens
  • Note vet Mon appt for Bo 1230
  • Schedule for Saturday/Sunday - inc PA meeting Sun 1930 & backup data to hard drive
  • Collect prescription from chemist (Sat before 1230)
  • NHS Job Application (by Weds 19th)

"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)

gotmusikk's Friday

Check-in @ P.A.
Process my inbox completely

meditate 15 mins.

Complete 1 cycle of 15 minutes each of:

-- dishes
-- clean
-- back exercise/practice
-- massage

12pm rehearsal/record
4pm pack for the weekend

If there’s time after I complete what’s listed above, I will select 2 activities and cycle them in 15 minute bursts.

3 things I did well today:
1) I tried to be kind to my feelings of demand resistance that popped up this afternoon, and guide myself to understand why I wanted to complete the tasks.  I wouldn't say it was a success necessarily, but I tried!
2)  I found many situations where I challenged my assumptions about something with the BF, and was able to do something OTHER THAN my habitual reaction (i.e. thinking that he secretly hates me) so that's great. ^___^ I feel strange because it's so different, but I feel more open. Hurray!

3 things I can improve on:
1)  Try to be less resistant of taking time to investigate my feelings.
2)  Understand that it's PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION.  I'm already doing pretty well after being on this routine and using the PA tools pretty consistently for a week!-- but I shouldn't be aiming to be PERFECT at using them.  It's an accomplishment to just actually use them.

3 things I’m grateful for:
1)  Books/websites about attachment parenting.  I'm glad to know there's a gentler, healthier way and that families can be emotionally healthier than mine were.
2)  Coffee shops.  Noisily calming, a rhythm in the background.

3) Being able to see how music motivates me after all these years and all the complications I've been through.  (WQXR is a great classical music station, by the way!)

1:34 update:  well, an appointment at 12pm went very differently than I thought it would and I got derailed from plan.  I have to keep in mind that things go like this sometimes, and that every moment is a new moment; I have a choice in the present moment to take control, embrace HP's will, recenter and re-direct.  I'll give myself 30 minutes to eat because I'm tired, and then I'll move on to my cycled tasks.

6:16pm update:  It's amazing how much better I feel when I journal, or have some time to myself, or am in a surrounding with lots of people I don't know... yeah. One of those things.  I guess I'll figure out which one(s) are the ones that are helping eventually!  Wink


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

-- Pema Chodron

Journey 9:45

It's Friday!   I've been to the gym, checked email and calendar and I have my todo list.   I have three MITs and I'll work on each for a couple of hours today.  I'll check back if I get stuck.   I'm feeling a bit more optimistic today, perhaps because the sun is finally shining here.


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

jays friday 14 december


order moisturiser

p.o. post parcel

tidy bedroom

make stew

wash up

clear kitchen

phone ha  waste

bills and projection til jan

gym bill

clear desk

phone soliciter

put all appointments in diary

put clothes away

make bed

put rubbish out

contact power





17.51 update i can not edit

have tried my best to sort out the bills

i'm really wound up so it's best to leave it for today

now eat somerthing!!!

go shop

make stew

wash up

tidy bedroom




clement ci - day 37 attempting abstinence

7:13am : woke up accidentally realizing i have an interview at 10am. Now i have plenty of time. God, thanks for waking me up. Not sure if i would have woken up in time. I forgot to set a reminder last night. That's on me. But God saved me.

:) ci
:) quiet time
:) r task took 58 min
:) prep
:) 9 drive
:) 10 mtg

"For i want you to be wise as to what is good, and innocent as to what is evil" - Romans 16:19

8:41am : it's been about 1hr 30min since i last went off task. Well longer if you include bed time and sleep. Now prep.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


suppenkasper - Friday

Hello everyone

This week was so overpacked with stuff, i didn't manage to do my check-ins here the last couple of days. But I hope the week-end will get me back on my path...

fs, du
prep monday
clean appt
buy present

Have a successful day!

regards - suppenkasper

Rexroth Check In 09.22

A good night's sleep and feel wide awake and with a little more energy.

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts
Washed up

Craft work which I have listed and not started on for a long time
Phone church over meeting tomorrow
Deal with post when it comes
Check my todo MidWinter list which I thought I had done yesterday

and I have other things to do but the above will make a good start

Regards Rexroth

Feel free to reply, comment, encourage. I can C&P my lists

Rexroth Progress 19.48

My todo list was:

Craft work which I have listed and not started on for a long time - I started and felt odd until I realised I was holding my breath - followed good advice in thread starter

Phone church over meeting tomorrow - tea for older people - I am an older person and need to learn the humility of letting other people control what goes on

Deal with post when it comes - important old business/admin issue on which I might need advice but it is good progress towards sorting a longstanding problem

Check my todo MidWinter list which I thought I had done yesterday - done and emailed a friend with whom I had lost contact and received email back and will try to arrange to meet - sent card to another friend and tried to check travel arrangments


Did a little exercise

Studied French

Completed plan for chapter of book and checked it against journal, diary, images and other information and filed it away ready to write. Also listed the few emails and oddments I need to do connected with my book and filed those as well

Washed up again and put the rubbish out.

Now at 19.48 I am having a rest. I feel good that on a Friday I have my work done and put away.

Regards Rexroth


I replied to your post on yesterday's thread

Thank you movingalong

Thank you movingalong - and sorry I did not reply yesterday - I was tired and confused and forgot.

Encouragement to Rexroth

Then I will send you encouragement and good vibes Rexroth. I hope you will have a good day!


[BTW I commented on one of your posts from ages ago, ]

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 mole 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 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

6. Go to the library and print out formats

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

9. Cook and eat lunch

10. Fix dinner

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone OA meeting

14. Go to part of the 4 p.m. telephone DA meeting

15. Go to work at 5:30

16. Eat dinner

17. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share


Thanks, Mole!

Here's my plan for today. Lots of little things.

1. Write 1000 words

2. Make grocery list 

3. Post schedule

4. Write rec

5. Read 5 pages of Dan.'s story

6. Read screenplay.

7. Look for video

8.Answer e-mail 

8-1/2. Bring chair home 

9. Call Barbara

10. Call dad re DA

10-1/2. Call Tresha re lunch 

11. Grocery shopping

12. Wipe bathroom and kitchen floor and do other chores

13. Write Reb. Patterson

14. Email survey back

15. Answer FB messages

16. Write foreign cards plus Wendy 

17. Check on Google 

18. Make dinner/eat

19. Drink a smoothie 

20. Read

21. Journal

22. Date with W 



Hamlet's checkin

pay credit card bill

e-mail Si-hoi

confirm flight with BA


gardening blog

VL document

cook for Earl

EleanorBE's Friday list

Very good advice Mole. Just took a big breath in.

It's still Thursday here in London as I write this but I really need to get a Friday list down to stop me panicking!

Night before - sort cakes for last CD session

Night before - write up feedback for M students and send it to them

Night before - pack stuff for R's party 

Friday - copy cover sheets for CD students 

Get cash out for cab at end of day 

Check out Ch dates  

Don't forget to take Ev sheets to CD session

Take stapler and glue to CD session 

Run CD session and take in work

Meet K and mark S assignments

Go for drink with K

Pilates (so make above a non-alcoholic drink!)

Go to R's party.  


Hypatia's check-in

meeting cancelled for this afternoon, so no excuse!

  • e-mail RL
  • this week's reports
  • finish W's reports
  • tidy desk
  • R's report
  • copy and post charts for P
  • clear in-tray


Hypatia's Friday check-in

oops! the above post was my Thursday check-in, but I forgot some of you were already onto Friday! (still, the list doesn't look much different)

  • today's reports
  • finish W's reports
  • tidy desk
  • R's report
  • copy and post charts for P
  • clear in-tray
  • e-mail apologies for Monday's meeting
  • completed another 3 reports

This is a record!  I have finished all this week's reports this weekSmile 


Mole's check-in

7.30 cafe  plan and review 

9-11.15 write with poms and dragon. Draw it together

11.30 appt wit E


12.30 walk to funeral

2 wake? Or home

Cards - post before 6

walk - take food if not raining 


 Play with plot.

bed at 11