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.

monday 17 December 2012

I've been thinking a lot about kindness, and self kindness too, in relation to procrastination. Kindness seems both a cure and a prize in the fight to overcome procrastionation. So here's a quote to start a new week, wishing you all a happy, heathy, productive week. 

"To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy."

Robert Louis Stevenson 

Piqued's check-in

Starting thoughts: Need to eat before I can set reasonable goals. After five hours at work, nothing accomplished. Bleah. Post meal, procrastinated away another couple of hours surfing online. Can't go back in time and "fix" this bad decision. Need to start working now.

-- Do NL, use spray
-- Figure out a time to get over to Firestone to have my tires checked
-- Print instructions DONE
-- Run install according to instructions DONE
-- Update document and post DONE
-- Find email containing examples; run three of them
-- Order gift #1; email C DONE
-- Order gift #2; email sis/ma
-- Do machine setup for install test DONE

Another day:
** Flu shot; call back after noon on Tuesday

Ending thoughts:

andy b chec in 12/17

struggling struggling STRUGGLING
wake up/clean up 
prep food
drive to work
punch in
pa check in
answer email from CFS 
email about fs
type G
water plants
work on Cs

Vic 12/17/12 Mon

show up (done), cal, exer

another fear item today, need to be humble enough to ask for help, once again self reliance not working.

Love the starter. Kindness..the door that open that which NEVER FAILS.  thanks & wishing we all practice self kindness today.

Suppenkasper - Monday

Hello everyone,

I strangely get distracted from posting here. Perhaps because the recent days were more or less OK-ish. A false feeling of security...

So here are the things left do do for today:
stuko: revise folder and check ray
folders and a4list

I hope everyone is doing well.


clement ci - day 40 attempting abstinence

1:02pm : It's been 1 min since i last went off plan. Thank you God for new beginnings that i do not deserve. I stayed up all night surfing. That is bad. I used to deal with that by falling into deep guilt. Now i deal with it with a new beginning as a gift from God that starts right now. God has forgiven my sin by dying on the cross in Jesus Christ. He has the power to erase what i did. He is calling me into himself to be a new person. I can respond to that call. With his guidance and strength, i can respond and let him transform me into the person he wants me to be. The temptation to escape and be impulsive is always stronger after a bender like that. As if i'm in a weakened state. Well if so the strengthening begins now.

:) ci
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) sort tasks
:) tl task

1:26pm : it's been 1 min since i last went of plan. Dang. easy to ...

1:53pm : not sure. wife came home. needed something. on plan? still haven't done my quiet time, 45 min later. God can you help me?

2:43pm : It's been 51 min at least since i last went off plan. Now, tho, i am short on time cuz i forgot to account for an upcoming activity. Now i have to rush. God pls help me.

8:15pm : back from activity. need to get back on plan, but not feeling well. So much to do. Can't quite imagine getting it all done.

8:49pm : it's been 2 min since i last went off plan. Got distracted. I have several ways. This time i didnt notice, just zoned out. It's been an emotional day. But i have one thing to look up...

9:54pm : it's been 67 min since i last went off plan. One more task to do b4 bed.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Starting a new week!

Two weeks ago I was hyper productive--got into that "high" that comes with "getting away" with procrastination and fixing it with a work binge. 

Last week I was not productive enough--dealing with the fallout of the week before.

This week is a new week and I am excited to practice staying in balance. Progress, not perfection. 


  • Prep for meeting with T
  • Laundry 
  • Work on billing
  • Work on invoicing
  • Work on WP site
  • Have meeting w/T


riddled's evening ToDos

  • phone A, talk about T/W/B (wasn't home)
  • deep-freeze muffins, wash muffin box & put it away
  • eat sth healthy (... aaaand some muffins...)
  • laundry
  • clear desk
  • count, measure & register T
  • file away some H paperwork (just a bit - as far as I get)
  • get ready for bed

... BUT thanks to Xmas-present brainstorming session with kromer (thank you!!!), I could place a quick & painless online order for an Xmas present for my parents.

Elvira's Monday

  • transfer funds from savings account
  • At some stage in the day:
    • Get out of the house 
    • Speak to someone (phone or face-to-face)
  • For at least half an hour
    • Physical Exercise
    • Mental exercise do crossword
  • For at least an hour (not necessarily all at once):
    • Housework clear under dining room table
    • Self-care (eg wash or mend clothes, wash hair) washing clothes
    • Something creative hairband for Mumwork on crib
    • Christmas preparation write letter

gotmusikk's Monday

OK!  Hard for me to get going, but I showed up.  This is the first step.
Thank you MS for the wonderful sentiments to start off our week with!

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

4pm Dunk
5:30 Kohler
7pm Cook

8pm Run

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 picked myself up after procrastinating this morning.
2) I wasn't terribly mean to myself when I didn't do today "perfectly" or follow my plan to a T.
3) I figured out what was ABSOLUTELY necessary for that appointment and got it done without hesitation (once I had figured out what I needed to do, and gave up being perfect).

3 things I can improve on:
1)  Plan ahead a bit more for appointments.  I'll probably be able to do this more often now because I have systems in place to take care of "system maintenance" things, and I recently cut back on the amount of projects I've comitted myself to (though the ones remaining may still be too much!).
2)  Don't assume that procrastinating will make me feel better in the long run.  Ask myself questions instead of just going with it. 


3 things I’m grateful for:
1)  Delicious food that I love to cook.
2)  The BF feeling relatively good although sick.

3)  My parents' attempts at being kind.


"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 am

Busy weekend and feeling tired today.   I have to speak at the noon meeting, and I am nowhere near ready :P.  I'm struggling lately with low energy and feeling depressed.   I have my annual physical tomorrow so I'm going to ask if my thyroid meds need to be adjusted or something, I seriously have a case of the don't-cares which is unusual for me.   My issues tend more towards the anxiety/nervousness tendencies and not depression so this is kinda weird for me.   Anyway, today I will just stay busy and make it through the day.   I'm visiting my daughter tonight so that should perk me up.   

So - today:

  • Practice speech
  • Noon meeting 
  • Project O meeting
  • Begin work on CR
  • Plan maint
  • Drive to daughter's house
  • walk granddog :)
  • enjoy the evening
  • review stuff to discuss with doctor in the morning
  • go to bed early as I have to leave early in the am.
  • remember I can only have black coffee in the morning!


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

Rexroth Check In 08.22

Up prayer and reflection
Checked emails and posts

x Wash up and tidy up
x Write journal
x Think about friend's visit yesterday evening
x Phone M - actually emailed
x Email J - something I had been putting off for ages

also put on the washing machine

Now at ten in the morning what on earth do I do? I have done all the urgent and some of the important.

Maybe rest and take it easy I have been very busy

I did a load of little bits but nothing substantial and nearly fell asleep so now at 08.30 ish I am going to sleep.

Night Rexroth

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. Take shower

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

4. Get dressed

5. Make a phone call to replace lightbulbs

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

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

8. Cook and eat breakfast

9. Clear tables

10. Wash dishes

11. Clean bathroom

12. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

13. Cook and eat lunch

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

Thanks for letting me share

jay's monday 17th dec

pack ebay parcel

bring it and l'wood parcel to post office

go gym???

food shop


check all bills allow a few hours for this

do a month forcast

check diary


phone r

phone physio



Thank you MS for your great insight and lovely quote. i agree completely!- for me if   iam being all harsh to myself im more likely to fall off the wagon! Have a great Monday!


  • readings 
  • find address book!!!!
  • tidy bedroom 1
  • sort books and put to bookshelf 
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • pool and gym
  • get gifts for g, h, s and r
  • bank pay rent
  • ring dad
  • post cards
  • meet with sponsor 
  • go to meeting
  • journals staple and sort
  • write list for hosp appt
  • email m and extend deadline
  • email t for address
  • set up room for visitor
  • organise press and tidy away files etc
  • ring chemist meds
  • ring L frce
  • HIO
  • god grant me the serenty, to accept the things i cannot change , the courage to change the things I can , and the wisdom to know the difference. 


ms monday


all this is based on me feeling significantly better, if not I give myself permission to take care of myself, in whatever way is needed.


  • shopping in s/n for baby gifts.
  • send weekly round up.
  • make schedule for assessment.
  • clean bathroom.
  • go to gym if feeling better, if not a walk.
  • speak to p re filming.
  • talk to t re fc
  • do backups.
  • work on script/outline in bursts.


  • eat with kindness and listening to what my body wants.
  • watch spending.
  • no naps (unless ill).