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.

Saturday 5th January 2013

Saturday 5th January 2013

Promises of Recovery in Procrastinators Anonymous

Promise #4:

Well-planned and completed actions will be our new way of life; organizing will become second nature.

The desire to daydream, the avoidance of tasks, and the dread of actions will all disappear -- as we find true pleasure and spiritual fulfillment in completing the task before us.

List of P.A. Promises is here:

LizzieT's Saturday

Excellent!  Today has been great so far.  Started with a walk/run and included a trip to the museum and a chat with friends.  Now to meet my need to get stuff done for my internship.

Log onto school site and download any extra materials I need

Check project plan in forum, and do today's tasks or plan them out.

10 min putting away or decluttering. 

vic 1/5/13

show up/done/, cal' exer

RisingUp 1/5


I just cannot get working today. I am tired of the endless looping of the same job drama. Can't get myself to focus and do the work, don't make money, always late on bills, blah blah blah blah ... it's like a broken record and I'm truly sick of it.

So far today I went for a half hour walk, did some strength exercises, got myself all dolled up to start feeling better about myself again ... but now at the library and time drunk, visiting news and social media sites. I find myself looking in on what other people are doing online, wishing I had their life. Why do I do this? Why can't I get MY life the way I want it instead. I don't want to be living off other people's dreams. I want MY dreams to come true too!

The library closes in 2 hours. Surely I can get something done.

I'll start with the serenity prayer: 

God grant me the serenity 

to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can

and wisdom to know the difference. 

Step 3: I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God. 

Lord, help me to just do the next right little thing. Amen. 


Thanks for posting this, movingalong:

"find true pleasure and spiritual fulfillment in completing the task before us."

I wonder what that feels like!?!? Would love to find out :)


clement ci - day 58 attempting abstinence

1:55pm : it's been 1h 25min since i last went off plan. Last night was very bad. A bad bender. But today is a new day, i hope to serve God.

:) ci
:) t task
:) quiet time
:) help e
:) mag
:) l task

1:38am : it's been about 4hrs since i last went off plan. There was a lot of football in that plan. I wanted to do things while watching, and i slacked off at the beginning, but got it in gear in the last 4 hrs.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


AOTP Saturday January 5 2012

1. Dial # for PA meeting at 11 am - couldn't get through, but followed steps by myself on outline

2. Dressed, hair, makeup (30)

3.  kiddo dressed, hair, face wiped, nails clean (15)

4. present wrapped, card attached, put by door (15)

5. leave for party (10)

5b. after party stop at market for pick up sandwich bread, fruit, crackers and coffee (20 min)   

6. return home, hang up clothes and make coffee (transition point),
unpack groceries (30)

7. put dirty dishes in sink (10)

8. clear kitchen counter (10)

9. switch laundry (15)

10. move piles from downstairs upstairs (20)

11. get ready for outdoor activity- items/clothes by door   (25)

12. make easy dinner (45)

13. get ready and head out for activity (30)


maximo's first check-in of 2013

Maximo - first check-in for a long time. Getting back to this good habit.

Thanks to movingalong for today's starter and the aim to find true pleasure and spiritual fulfillment in completing the task before me.

Today's priorities:

1. Healthy eating menus for the week
2. Shopping
3. e-mail B. re conf.

4. unpacking
5. tax return details
6. printout 2013 monthly sheets
7. exercise bike - 15 mins
8. photos to NZ friends
9. calendar to I.


  • tidy 
  • readings
  • HIO
  • laundry
  • ring sponsor
  • register r 
  • write letter
  • send
  • write letter 2
  • send
  • HIO
  • meet l for coffee
  • write in journal
  • go to meeting
  • finish letters and aps
  • rehab excercises
  • dinner
  • email b and k and m

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

Online Meeting Anchors Needed for January 6, 2013:
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 to the bottom of the page, locate the date, and simply comment to sign up!

Salamander's check in - Sat 5 Jan 2013

Good day, everyone, and thanks to movingalong for starting the thread.

Follow morning routine

  • Phone DN (social)
  • Housework - 1 hour (4 x 15 mins)
  • Declutter (1 x 15 mins)
  • Cook nutritious dinner

Follow evening routine


"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)

movingalong's Saturday hopes

get the TFs ready to post to YG.

(additional items to be added to this list as I think of them)

15-min. Telephone PA 12step mtg Saturdays 11am NewYorkTime

There is a 12step meeting happening
on the P.A. TELEPHONE conference line
starting at 11:00 am Eastern Time (New York Time)
and ending at 11:15 am.

(This weekly Saturday meeting began on Dec. 7th, 2012).

The meeting is SHORT. It lasts ONLY 15 minutes.
A quick moment of inspiration in your day.

Note that this is a meeting that follows the
12 steps and 12 traditions.

This TELEPHONE meeeting uses the same format as the
Monday-through-Friday morning phone meeting.
Format and phone number are listed here:

To find this in your timezone,
click here: