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.

Thursday 24th January 2013

“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.” 
― Maya Angelou

 Twinkling Star Graphic

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 jalla for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

1. Went to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Received a phone call from my voc rehab counselor

4. Received spraying in my apartment for bedbugs

5. Cook and eat breakfast

6. Went to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

7. Eat lunch

Things I will do today

1. Do numbers

2. Read Bible

3. Cook and eat dinner

4. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

5. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

6. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

7. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

8. Wash dishes

9. Take out trash

10. Clear off tote

11. Clear off tables

Thanks for letting me share

Crazybug CI

Still hiding out from work. Told them I was away at a meeting. I hate lying, but the truth is too hard to voice.  That I'm completely over my head and drowning due to the weight of this procrastination addiction.  I almost quit kicking to come up for air yesterday.  I wouldn't call today a rally, but I did read some positive literature and downloaded a couple of apps to help with tracking daily habits.  I'm not hanging my life jacket on the apps though, but at least it felt proactive.

Back at the bills and receipts today. I have written my todo's on individual slips of paper  so that I can focus on only one thing at a time. 

tila - Thur

Was away from computer for a couple of days, what a relief. Plan for today: 

  • LR - 2 days + review
  • LG - 1 day (timed)
  • Chores - 12 +
  • Meditate, exercise, read  

Hypatia's check-in

The mad rush is now on as I'm going on leave tomorrow night

  • in-tray
  • ring K about H 
  • today's notes
  • yesterday's notes
  • MRI form
  • J's report and ring parent
  • JH report
  • ring M's parent
  • panel report
  • JAX WS form



kromer 10 CI

OK, today I need to:
Update refs  (will do this soon)

Finish Updating graph formatting
Send out draft
Email about committee
Email w/ congrats
Mtg w/ KC
Seminar on careers in science writing

Check on expts
Email about Philly accomodations
Buy meat

curious ad on this site

Here's a screen capture of an Ad i saw on this site today:

kromer ad

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


gotmusikk's Thursday

SO.  Today will be a rather un-orthodox day.  While I've been having a hard time getting back on the boat, so to say, things have been piling up around here.  At this point the physical clutter is becoming distracting and lends to a cloudy mental atmosphere.  Also, I just feel the demand tugging at me when I see a pile of dishes and a pile of laundry to be folded/put away.

1.  Call dentist and reschedule appointment

2.  3 x 15/5 Laundry

3. 3 x 15/5 Dishes

12:02pm:  SO. For future reference:  All that took from 9:30-12.  2.5 hours.  Now I have to eat and get ready to go to my appointment.  This afternoon is quite busy, but I will be able to do #4 before my students come.  Not all is lost!

4. 1 x 15/5 clearing out my workspace

5. 2 x 15/5 asking HP what is most important to do today - normal routines, other work (also backed up), or a little of both?

I hope this is a little more sane of a way to deal with backed-up stuff than time bingeing.  I have NO IDEA if my estimates of how long it'll take are accurate, but I will hold myself to sticking to this schedule.  


"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 76 attempting abstinence

9:13am : it's been 13min since i last went off plan. Got up 1hr later than i planned. Simply could not get out of bed. Asked God. He was able to get me out of bed, but he chose to let be lie there, because it suits his purposes somehow some way. I think it is because he i still working on me to get me to turn it all over to Him, to rely and depend on Him, and not my own power & skill. I have asked him to transform me in this way, because it is what the bible says, and i know he will.

9:55am : it took 35-40 min to post that Kromer Ad. Was that worth it? On plan? Probably not. I feel the force of habit encouraging me to write these tasks:

:) ci
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) rtask
sort tasks
:) pj task
do tasks
1pm leave for appt 1:30
admin hour.

10:11am : started quiet time 10:05. That's good.

[Be] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4:3

11:44am : it's been 1 min since i last went off plan. 1hr 33 min have elapsed since i last posted. I worked on my quiet time. I went to record that verse, and came across my email window, and read and responded to email fr my wife, and some financial stuff, and a job opportunity. Nice, but off plan. I need to have an "admin hour" in my plan. There, i just added one. Also, i totally blew off the 11am pa phone mtg. :( :( Well, just back on schedule.

12:29pm : It's been 1 min since i last went off plan. And i'm running out of time.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Thanks, Jalla, for the inspiration. 

Lately, I've been pretty productive as long as I can get up and writing. This morning, it's taken me about 45 minutes to get started, and now I only have 45 minutes to write. So the first task at hand is to see how many words I can lay down in 45 minutes. I'll check in after that. 

Well...about 250 words. With yesterday, I'm about 1500 short of my goal, so I'll have to make it up at some point today. My next task is to get ready and get to work on time. Here I go...

Well, I got up to about 750 words, got to work on time, came home, was reasonably productive...and then let it all go at about 7:45.

Now I've got an hour and a half left in the day to salvage it. Here I go...


welcome back, Jack


RisingUp Check-In 1/24


That's pretty, thanks jalla!



*Finish job for client by today

Work 1

Job app 1

*keep alternating with preferably 4x work and 2x job apps (As Denise Austin would say, "You could do it!") 

(Start just 2 grafs daily for GE)

Cancel doc appt. & make appt. with other doc

Call dental appt. / PT appt / GN appt


Call back: C, S

Keep track of: water, meals, supplements, breathing





UA/DA mtgs

Lit/Insp. Reading


Get mail & gas & cash & calendar & Hplex!

Decide which bills to pay

Do nails

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?


Knitfisher's CI thurs 24th Jan 09:30am

Had a lie-in because I got in late, but have also procrastinated in bed. So stopping that now.
Today I will: 
  • Breakfast (15 min)
  • Shower (30 min)
  • Washing on (10 min)
  • Write M email **** (30 min)
  • Find old old address (10 min) 
  • Collate info for solictors (30 m)
  • Do at least 6 poms for P (3 hrs) done in 4
  • Do at least 2 poms on tax return **** (1hr)
  • Eat lunch (45m)
  • Write out slip for cheque (5m)
  • Post cheque (5m)
  • Move car (5m)
  • Collate notes for FD's later
  • Put flowers in vase
  • Ready to leave at 16.30

Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks jalla for a lovely threadstarter.  I've been working the steps in another fellowship, feeling ready to look at my procrastination again.

Tasks for today:

1. breakfast

2. dict x1 pomo

3. call R

4. print C to update for R

5. shower, dress

6. attend S1

7. see D

8. take glasses in to be fixed

9. FT x1 pomo

10. attend s2

11. x3 OR & fellowship

12. in bed by 11pm 



ms thursday (in which I finish this text!)

  • write up tut away from home
  • WORK ON ESSAY IN 10 BURSTS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • drink 2 bottles of water
  • no naps/sleeping in
  • eat with kindness 
  • watch spending 

Vic 1/24/13

show up(on thurs) , plan,exer

can plan tonight(wednes) to get up early - best time for me. 1. priint out another series of data

2. review one series of data. not something I want to visualize tonight but if it works why not? I can try it.

Thurs. It really did help- happy I tried.I may be powerless but not helpless, praying to keep trying.

Thurs. (show up) 8:30am,(done). Well I have been uo since 6:30am. Did my routine work, and I think planning at night seems to have brought a bit more acceptance to what I need to do. So at 9am, I will start the printing, and focus on one thing. 

I love MA quotes, thanks for starter Jal:

"I can be changed by what happens to me. but i refuse to be reduced by it.”Maya Angelo

movingalong's Thursday

Thank you Jalla, for all the lovely thread-starters Smile

chopping wood, carrying water
(metaphorically speaking)

LOL its thursday not friday!

I have copied and pasted yesterdays list into today with some additions as i have had something come up today that diverted me. So heres to a better day of action ahead! 

@mole - it is lovely to see you back here! I also love this quote. For me fear is such a monster and mayas words gave me solace! Shes fantastic - i recently read her autobiographies - brilliant read.

@eleanorbe - have a lovely long weekend away! Enjoy!

  • readings
  • tidy 
  • HIO
  • do f fcast lc
  • email v back
  • email t
  • organise files
  • cull js file
  • accounts
  • email C
  • ring C
  • g form filled out
  • ring re language course
  • ring pharmacy
  • write journal
  • ring a organise t report for sat
  • accounts
  • HIO
  • groceries
  • dinner
  • HIO
  • read articles and notes
  • update writing plan and print
  • ring sponsor
  • finish reciepts
  • email to eddie
  • find papers for appts 1 and 2 tomorow



Mole's check-in

Oh Jalla, you dear kind thing - and such an appropriate and life affirming quote.

This is when I should be writing. It is 10 am - and I dedicate 9-12.30 to this using pomodoros and timer to keep me on track. I have both going at the moment and am in my dedicated writing space, from which i usually ban the internet. i feel i must check in, though. And tomorrow i will do so before i start work, if not the night before when i am better able to plan.

So when this pom is finished and I have had a 5 min break I shall:

nut out outline, snowflake style:

key sentence, 2 poms

key paragraph, 2 poms

eat healthily 

 Walk to Prov with project ( identify exactly what beforehand)

post letter to D 

buy proper food - fish? 

4 filing 1 pom

planning  1 pom

5.30 - 6.30 walk if not too hot 


Review garden 




bed by 11 if not too hot. 



EleanorBE's Thursday List

Thanks for the week's starter's Jalia! It's really encouraging to see them all stretching out like this.

I'm going away for what I think will be a very lovely long weekend tomorrow. But I have scary amounts to finish off before midday. 

Update CV

Send CV to M

Look at W's ideas for ip

Write to W re ip

Look at J's message re evaluations

Write to J about above

2nd m K's papers

Write to K re. papers

pack H/A papers

Check mail

Put out of office on

Yay! Bye all, back on Monday! xx