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 January 11, 2013



Tool Two of PA
Visualization: Plan what to do, then imagine yourself doing it. The more specific and vivid your visualization, the better. See yourself doing the task, and doing it well.

Have a great proactive day!


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Vic 1/11/13

Show up(done), plan exer.

thought I was moving forward, but others not following "my" plan....

from p. 449 of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Big Book of AA

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or
situation--some fact of my life--unacceptable to me, and I can find no
serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being
exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing,
absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. Until I could
accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life
completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not
so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be
changed in me and in my attitudes.

God help me change my thinking, get out of my head, and be willing to do
the next right thing, and remeber to be grateful for all you have given


Tabula Rasa Friday

1.One focus building activity. 

2. Postcard draft for VN

3. Postcard draft for SBR
4. Reassess tasks 

tila - Fri

Productive morning so far. Plan for the rest of the day: 

  • Study - 4-5 hours
  • Household: 13 tasks + unexpected chores
  • Read 30 mins, meditation, DD time 

clement ci - day 64 attempting abstinence

1:24pm : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. i am overwhelmed and i feel like the walls are closing in on me because i have a deadline of sunday, and it's friday and i doubt i can get it all done. It makes me feel like such a failure and that there is no hope. I have not been on plan since 11:20am when the meeting finished. That meeting's topic was promise 7 the 2nd half of which is:

When agitated, or in doubt, we instinctively pause and ask our Higher Power for divine guidance, for the right thoughts, or actions.

I wish i had that. God i ask you for that. I think you can do it in me. Hmm amazing how relying on god reduces the anxiety. Do i trust you? You are, in fact, trustworthy. Ok i do trust you. Please guide me. And amazingly, miraculously, divine intervention-ally, i am back on track. I give God all the glory.

:) ci
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) pray for god's guidance
:) r task
sort tasks
pj task
l task
o task

2:57pm : it's been 1h 33min since i last went off plan. considering where i started, this is nothing short of miraculous intervention into my life by God himself. Thank you GDO!!! OK so now sort tasks.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


gotmusikk's Friday

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


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

4:30 Ertel

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

Things I did well today:

Things I can improve on:

3 things I’m grateful for:


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

-- Pema Chodron

RisingUp Check-In Fri. 1/11


Thanks Lennon.

Having very rough Friday morning so far. Found out checking account was overdrawn by $8 so had to get cash from other account (that was supposed to be used for gas/food) to cover it. Hopefully I'll be spared the hefty overdraft fee. So far so good. 

Had to go to loan place to request an extension. Agreed to credit counseling for a fee and had to do all this paperwork/appointments to get loan extended for 2 months. Relieved for now, but I have got to fix my underearning situation pronto. Can't take it anymore!

Feeling the usual dread about calling phone co. yet again for another extension. I paid half of the past due amount this week, but can't pay the rest today. Oy vey. Waiting till I feel more empowered later today/tonight because I currently feel like I was run over by a semi. Got little sleep, and caffeine overload yesterday caused me to crash today. Gas tank is almost empty again. I'm a mess.  Feeling hopeless, and definitely powerless. 


Work 6 [Please, just freakin' do it!!! If you can do 2, you can do 6] [so far 1 done]

Start job app at some point this weekend, but only after work is completed [MUST SUBMIT BY MONDAY MORNING!]

Walk 1/2 hour 

1/2 hr stretching, 1/2 hour toning


Keep track of: water, meals, supplements, breathing

Lit/Insp. Reading 5-6:30pm


Transfer rent money when received

Call to get phone extension



New project: just do what you can each day, at least $50 [so far $45 done]





kromer 10:30 CI

I have been having kind of a rough week, focus-wise. I have a short time in lab (I slept in because I haven't been feeling great, and I have to leave early to cook for church.)

I need to:
Go to bio dept poster session
Finish all refs except the soma/germ section
Finish list of action steps
Check on expts
Shop for and cook for youth group
Call brother to wish happy bday!


Thanks lennon for starter.

  • meet L
  • journal write
  • go u
  • print guidelines
  • start lit review
  • write timeplan and print
  • jws and print
  • call sponsor
  • call l
  • go to meeting


  • more lit review
  •  write letter o2j
  • get birhtday card d and present


  • rehab excercises
  • read articles make a stsart.
  • email lady info about SSD
  • half hour step work writing
  • pack birhtday gift
  • make dinner

Knitfisher's CI Friday 11th Jan 08:50am

Slept for more hours last night, no idea if I feel better though. Today I will be doing a bit of work then going to see mum.

Today I will: 


  • Fill out blood form (5 min)
  • Apply amazon voucher (5 mins)
  • Do 6 poms for P (3 hrs) 4/6
  • FB R (15 m)
  • FB J (15 M)
  • HAVE LUNCH (30 M)
  • Leave 2pm
  • Post cheque to be paid in
  • Give blood later if you can