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 21st December 2012

Time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognisable pace. Usually it loiters; but just when one has come to count on its slowness, it may break into a wild, irrational gallop.  

                                                              Edith  Wharton

clement ci - day 46 attempting abstinence

It's been ... not sure since i last went off plan. As movingalong would say i'm counting days imperfectly. And that's ok. It's much better than not counting at all. I have been doing important tasks, not distracted, but i have NOT been planning. so i'm living on the energy left over from my planning habit. but that will quickly fade. It's like eating or bathing or medicine or quiet time You're ok taking 1 day off. But better get back to the nourishment soon.

:) church jesus said "i cam to seek and to save the lost." He came to seek and save me. Not just to save me, but to seek me. Even when i am lost and dont know what to do or where to turn, Jesus seeks me. I certainly have experienced that many times in the last year. thank you jesus!
:) pic
:) ci
:) groceries
pj task
:) pizza

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


vic 12/21/12 fri

Show up (done), cal,exer.
family stuff taking over, need to trust my hp. 
 "Our lifelong problem wasn’t time scarcity; it was lack of spiritual connection. We had tried to manage time, an impossible task. Clock time is incomplete and divine time is beyond our comprehension. By using rest, availability, receptivity, emergence, and recognition, we cooperate with spiritual timing. We let the Master Artist sculpt us anew with each divine appointment. Our Higher Power is now our time manager."

Online meeting anchors needed for Sunday's 12-step meeting

Online Meeting Anchors Needed for December 23, 2012:
To lead our chatbox 12step meeting we need people to anchor --start the meeting,  beginners are welcome. And here is link to the calendar sign-up:
Please scroll down at the bottom of the page, locate the date and simply sign up!

Elvira's Friday

  • At some stage in the day:
    • Get out of the house went to Sussex
    • Speak to someone (phone or face-to-face) Chatted in wine shop and on hill
  • For at least half an hour
    • Physical Exercise long hilly walk!
    • Mental exercise
  • For at least an hour (not necessarily all at once):
    • Housework emptied dishwasher and put away
    • Self-care (eg wash or mend clothes, wash hair) washed bras. long soak after walk
    • Something creative
    • Christmas preparation bought wine, sent some e-cards

gotmusikk's Friday

Progress, not perfection.
Consistency over emergencies.
Do the thing that feels healthy, not "shouldy" or escapist.


The holiday spirit is starting to get to me... all I want is snow and coziness.  And I'm getting a cold too.  SIGH.

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

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) So far I've been a little more strict with myself... when my timer goes off, I am IMMEDIATELY stopping or starting.  For the past few days I've let the line blur, and that hasn't been good.

3 things I can improve on:

3 things I’m grateful for:
1) My BF
2) The fact that winter vacation is SOOO CLOSEEEEE
3) Garlic.


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

-- Pema Chodron

clement ci - day 44 attempting abstinence

9:43am : hi i'm clement and i'm a procrastinator and i have an additive personality, and it's been 14 min since i last went off plan. I planned to attend the 9:30 pa phone ckin, but my reminder on my ipod failed. Other than that i've been on plan since i woke up this morning at 9:25. I was OFF plan binging on food and tv last night for about 1 hour. ouch. So today i'm a little low on sleep.

:) ci
:) ck email
:) help w/ compu
:) help w/ xmas presents
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) sort tasks
:) 11am ph phone mtg
:) do tasks -- contact client
:) visit
:) fix nativity
:) dinner
:) pj task
:) laundry

2:34pm : Thank you GOD that you have brought me back here to checkin. and phone ckin in 1 min.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Thanks, Mole. Here's my attempt to put a pace on time:

7:40-8:15 write

8:15-8:30 shower

8:30-8:45 breakfast

8:45-9:30 clean

9:30-1:00 museum

1-2 prepare for court, make phone call, send check

2-4:30 court

4:30-5:00 relax

5-6 e-mail/paperwork

6-7 make dinner

7 done for the day! 


Knitfisher's CI Fri 21st Dec 09:35

Yesterday went well. I worked through and felt good about what I'd got done. Thanks to my fellow PA-ers and this board.
Today I have already:
  • Got out of bed at a reasonable hour
  • Got into the shower at a reasonable hour
  • Put some washing on
  • Dealt with the post 
Today I will:
  • Shine my sink! (10 m)
  • Unload DW (5 min)
  • Do the little bit of washing up (10 min)
  • Text J abt cable (1 m)
  • Pay HD invoice (5m)
  • Do 4 poms of work for F (2hrs) done all 4 yey!
  • Email F with invoice and progress (15 m)
  • Planning for W tax return (15 m)
  • Just one thing for my tax return (15m)
  • Email A about working days (15 m)
  • Lunch 1.30
  • Leave 2pm regardless of whether pressie is ready 3pm in the end as friend called
  • Pickup pressie and do little shop (1 hr) either before or after mum
  • Drop in to buy lavender presents (15m)
  • M&S for bottoms (30 m)
  • ELC for voucher (15 m)
  • Visit mum (2 hrs)

suppenkasper - Friday

Hello everyone

My list for today:

du, fs, ek
plan for the next days
markings: at least 3

I hope, everyone is doing well!

regards - Suppenkasper

edit: not everything worked out well..

Hypatia's check-in

not handling this morning very well. 

  • clear up desk
  • check and sign typed reports
  • ensure all records filed
  • list LAC reports
  • thank you e-mail
  • do LAC reports
  • distribute staff presents
  • sort E's report
  • clear in-tray
  • lunch
  • meeting
  • check phone book 
  • emergency check of e-mails
  • anything else
  • set out-of-office assistant
  • go home for the holiday


Rexroth Check In 07.50

Up prayer reflection
Checked posts and emails

Clean flat
Out for food shopping
Prepare supper for this evening
Deal with mail when/if it comes
Phone friend who is coming over tomorrow
Think what to ask friend who is coming over today

All above done and prayed and reflected and now for sleep. It has been a good day

Night Rexroth 23.30

Mole's check-in

I think it was two extra days I was hoping for this week movingalong  - 48 hour days sound a bit gruelling - imagine the list!

Eleanor - how fantastic to be submitting the  whole book to the publishers before Chriistmas - Well Done!

and thank you (oh dear I can't see the post now and can't remember wh it was from) for those lovely thoughts about a new era of harmony beginning today. Blessed be.  Tamtam, it just came to me!

my day so far:

cafe - what a fabulous community asset this is - and for me an important strategic anchoring of my day. alas closing over the holidays - I shall have to be strongw-willed and make sure I make contact with someone at least each day. Today greeted with eggnog (at 7.30 am), and a special breakfast.

wrote 2000 wwords

lunched with K


2.30 wash up and tidy kitchen bench 

3 CC plan and review

3.30 tidy table

4 check buses and decide about tonight 

write to HC 

water garden and make list for WWs 

put clothes away  

plan tomorrow and shed binge

text C

practice PBD

i've forgotten something..


bed at 11 



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 7:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

4. Eat breakfast

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

6. Take shower

7. Get dressed

8. Go to the bus station and purchase a monthly pass

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

11. Cook and eat lunch

12. Fix dinner

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

14. Eat dinner

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

Thanks for letting me share

EleanorBE's Friday list

Hi there. It's certainly galloping for me at the moment. I'm hoping to be able to slow it down so that when I go down to my mum's on Saturday I've only got one, last easy checking job to do on my book and I can click Send to the publisher's on Sunday.

Friday goes - 

Go in to work

Write to thank M

Sort J's form

Decide what to do re C's forms

print book draft

Go to book shop to collect books

Go to library

Go through refs called up 

Re-read intro, beginning and end of each chapter so that you can...



ms friday


  • reply to a
  • wrap gift
  • pick up friends
  • 2 bursts on essay


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

two threads on two days a tuesdays and thursdays tradition?

Funnily enough I nearly posted a check-in on Tuesday on Mole's thread, then saw Chickadee's one, then brain exploded and I didn't check in at all...

It's an inside job...

Thanks, Mole, and Happy Friday!

Love the enthusiasm of this group  .... that
two of us started simultaneous Tuesday threads this week;
And another two of us started simultaneous Thursday threads this week!

We must've wanted 48-hour days this week!

Mole, Thanks for starting this thread, and then adapting it for Friday.

The quote about time is very ... "timely".

Blessings to you and to all reading!