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.

Wednesday 23rd January

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. 

- Mahatma Gandhi

@ mole

Hello to my friend mole - hang in there. I am thinking of you and sending you lots of good vibes and best wishes for a great day today. take good care of yourself and lovely to see you back here- i know how hard it can be and i think you have done great getting back here to check in. We can do this one day at a time together. xoxo

Mole asking for help

What a lovely quote, Eleanor.  I have written it out and will keep it with me for awhile. I was going to say cut it out, which might have been rather devastating for my iPad.  

I have fallen out of my tree and back into the mire of procrastination, indecision, and tiredness and want to get myself back on track for a dynamic year. Part of my descent has been because I haven't been checking in. Asking myself why I haven't I know that because it is hard for me to do at the moment, actually starting a thread  becomes overwhelming, and if I wait for the day,s thread it is already mid afternoon here and much of the day wasted.

 If there is some kind, in-a-better-space person out there, or several of you, who could post a daily thread starter ahead of time until I am back on my feet?  I would be very very grateful.


clawing its way out of the procrastination hole,


elvira's evening

Tonight's project will be to


  • put stuff any in the loft
    • suitcase & bags
    • christmas stuff
  • go to bed before midnight
    • aim for 11



katia 1.23

hehe! 123.

Things to do
-Watch video
-Post about video
-Work on Problem #1 Math hw
-Playlist for music class

Things I have lost and need to find
-School ID
-Contact Lenses
-Cord for Ipod

(don't worry though, they are all in my room somewhere)

Things I fear
-Call KK tonite!

-Catalog for D
-Email re hostess and specials

RisingUp Check-In 1/23



Have been avoiding all recovery stuff for the past week. Just haven't been physically feeling well. Today is rough.

Good news: I have a decent amount of money coming to me on Friday from the project I finally completed yesterday. 

But I have a doctor's appointment on Monday that I've been waiting for 2 months, and still not sure I will have enough money for the trip across the state thanks to all the other past-due bills.

My poverty is wearing thin. I need to just bite the bullet and apply for a job today. 




Work 1

Job app 1

*keep alternating (As Denise Austin would say, "You could do it!")

(Start just 2 grafs daily for GE)

Write back: D, AD, M

Call back: C, S, M

Keep track of: water, meals, supplements, breathing





UA/DA mtgs

Lit/Insp. Reading


Fill out doc. app. & gather records

Call: need paperwork faxed in advance? 

Call plan: confirm details

Call dental appt. / cardio appt. / PT appt


Get mail & gas & cash & calendar & Hplex!

Decide which bills to pay

Do nails

Book car & hotel for Monday

Pack for trip incl. records

Start lists: agencies to call, BBB/CofC companies to apply to

Contine job apps


Save weekly for loan due

Save weekly for brakes

Decide: car claim?

update Wednesday Calypso

I heard this morning about the fact that there was a deadline which I missed yesterday, I am now trying to get it done by this evening. I am using pomodoro timer. I have done 4 pomos, and for the rest of the time am avoiding, because it is a difficult task I have to do. I have been on holiday for 4 weeks now. I have not done work for a long time now. It would be good to just knuckle down. Maybe I should cut up my project which I need to do in little bits now. Then I can see progress.


part 1: Introduction- 6.05 pm to 06:30 pm. 

part 2. general section. 6.35 to 7pm. 

part 3. section specific to country. 7.05pm to 07. 30 pm. 

that is enough for now. 

I will try and do this now. 

  I like gotmusikks idea to do the underneath items so am borrowing that idea- thank you gotmusikk. 

Things I did well today:

Things I can improve on:

3 things I’m grateful for:


gotmusikk's Wednesday

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
-- feed sourdough - 1, 2
-- clean
-- back exercise/practice
-- massage

12pm Duo reh
2-3:30pm Errands
6-7pm RUN

If there’s time after I complete what’s listed above, I will select 2 activities and cycle them in 15 minute bursts.
-- email 1 friend to say hello
-- fill out/scan Johns contract

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

kromer 10:30 CI

Email RH with congrats
See bf, maybe
Update refs
Update graph formatting (mostly done)
Go to GC mtg

Email KC

Read about S's work
Draft email

Check on expts
Make sure I have taken all of EA's suggestions

Lit. search on fasting before retinoid measurement 
Re-certify for basic taxes

Set up/cull D1 colony 


Crazybug CI 9:58am

 Update 10:51

Feeling completely hopeless.

9:58 am 

 Hiding out from work today. Lame excuse that I may be able to stretch for another day as well. Not that I think it's going to do much good other than ease the discomfort a little by seperating it in time.

I have 4 hr health appt this afternoon and must leave by 11:30am, so I am going to try to work on some of the personal planning that is way over due.  I will do 4 'sessions' of 25 min each with clearly defined goals for each session and see how I do. 

Vic 1/23/13

Show up (done), plan,exer

Powerless over everything but me, hope in pa. grateful.

aotp wednesday 23 january

finish breakfast

pay two bills 

dish ;) (more than one seems like too much!)

wipe table


brush teeth

face wash



tidy play room- 1-5 min 

tidy clothing - 1-5 min

tidy bedroom 1-5 min 

fold laundry 1-5 min 

laundry downstairs 

call location re: upcoming plans-?price 


reimbursement forms- put on table

what's for dinner- list

what's for lunch- list 

clothes for evg activity

bags ready by door 


out the door

check in at work- new task list 

clement ci - day 75 attempting abstinence

8:12am : It's been hours since i last went off plan. I have an appt at 9am and 10am so i am in a rush.

:) ci
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) clean
:) 9am mtg
:) 10am mtg
:) sort tasks
do tasks
pj task

3:45pm : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. And still, i just put in a lot of smilies above. And that makes me feel proud. Not the good proud. But self-centered pride. Conceited. I know that God has brought me here to this place, and i thank HIM for today's success. Now to proceed with the next thing. Oh no, i feel demand resistance coming on. I'm gonna read 15 points for an alcoholic to consider when confronted with the urge to take a drink at url

6. Don’t for a split second allow yourself to think: ‘Isn’t it a pity or a mean injustice that I can’t take a drink like so-called normal people’. [...that i have to live my life totally on schedule]

7. Don’t allow yourself to either think about or talk about any real or imagined pleasure you once did get from drinking. [...or being impulsive, or going off plan, or going with the flow]

8. Don’t permit yourself to think a drink or two would make some bad situation better, or at least easier to live with. Substitute the thought: ‘One drink will make it worse - one drink will mean a drunk.’ [...that doing a spontaneous task would make it better--going off plan will make it worse.]

Lord, please help me get thru this. I'm powerless, and i need your intervention.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


ms wednesday


  • look through pdf
  • meeting at 10
  • go through essay all day in bursts tally
  • ask panico
  • ask panico (need to do reaseerch)
  • reply to all college emails
  • reschedule college
  • get to t on time
  • go to dinner
  • transcribe tut
  • drink 2 bottles of water
  • no naps/sleeping in
  • eat with kindness 
  • watch spending 


Journey 7 am

Finally got a good night's sleep last night and feel like seizing the day! 

I have several meetings today so my time for doing actual work is going to be abbreviated.   I have finished my todo list and right now I'm going to exercise and have a healthy breakfast. 

Have a productive and enjoyable day everyone!


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler


Thanks Eleanorbe for the great quote form the great man! I agree with you about it being a really good endeavour to apply to our own lives! Stay warm BRRRR!


  • readings
  • tidy 
  • HIO
  • do f fcast lc
  • email v back
  • organise files
  • cull js file
  • email C
  • ring C
  • ring pharmacy
  • write journal
  • read articles and notes 5
  • texts 
  • organise t report for sat
  • accounts
  • read articles and notes
  • update writing plan
  • HIO
  • dinner
  • HIO


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 Eleanor 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 a.m. telephone DA meeting

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

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

6. Cook and eat breakfast

7. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

8. Go to part of the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

9. Cook and eat lunch

10. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

11. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Fix dinner

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

15. Eat dinner

16. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

EleanorBE's Wednesday list

So I thought of this quote when someone fell over on the ice in a neighbouring street and when I'd helped her up said, well, if everyone cleared the path outside their house, this wouldn't happen. And I nearly stomped off into my house and closed the door thinking huh! Yes! She's right! No-one helps eachother! Then I realized how daft that was and went back out with some salt. But it's often hard to be the change you wish to see. I think I do it in my teaching. I want the students to be excited and enthusiastic, and so I am, and it sometimes works! But sometimes I feel defeated - not by the obvious War and Disaster things which it seems so impossible to affect - but by silly, small things I want to change in my own, relatively narrow world. Well, I'll try to focus on these things tomorrow.

- Get up at 6.45

- Go to work

- Run through classes + ppt.

- Teach classes

- Check times for U workshops

- Run U workshops

- do c.card

- pay K

- decide when you'll do feedback on H and A

- write to those who haven't done H and A assignment

- find H and A assignments hc. 

- decide when you'll read B and J's wk

- check dates for meeting B and J


- update CV

- send CV to M

- pack for tomorrow

- book restaurant for Sat, with G. 

What change would you like to see? 

I'd like London to be friendlier, with more people smiling at strangers. Actually I do smile at strangers, as long as it's still light and I'm not in too dodgy and area! 

I'd like to have a lovely tidy office. So I will start on that, even if I can only do 20 minutes.