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, January 30th, 2013

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this
diminishes fear. Knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Rosa Parks
(couldn't find a red rose, so chose a ruby :D)

RisingUp Check-In 1/30 Wed.


Work 3 

Prep next 3 for tonight

Job app 1 (start, just with a 10-minute burst, that's all for now)

*Leave for tonight at 5:45pm (dinner there). Leave by 9:15pm latest.

Work 3: start by 10pm

(Start just 2 grafs daily for GE: I know you don't want to do it, but
it's the right thing to do, so just this small amount daily and it will
be over with in 10 days!)

Keep track of: water, meals, supplements, breathing

*During breaks:



Bible + Prayer 

Lit/Insp. Reading

Watch soap


*Friday? Or next week: Call appt/pay!

Decide: car claim? chiro?

Call agencies!

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

Call storage about rate increase

Walmart: products

Get blank CDs + practice

Do laundry and mop floor

DA mtgs *get brochures there

Save weekly for loan due

Save weekly for brakes

Save weekly for new home

Call dental appt. / cardio appt / PT appt (Later: GN, Eyes, ENT)

Call: G, C, S

W/B: D, G

Order 3L, TT, Osteo, EFA, B12

Buy Sephora

Check off when done:

[DONE: ]

kromer 2:30 CI

So far I have worked on paper (with TE) and gone to a bunch of talks. I need to:
*Text T, email P, email EL
*Check on expts (will do this soon)
*Order RA

*1 hr on fs/rt project
*See P!
*Make updated versions of fig. 3 graph 
(working on this now)
*Send committee scheduling email to S

tiptree CI

to be done:

X get export feature testable
X meeting
X watch part of Arsenal vs Liverpool (ok, not the most productive use of my time, but I do have Walcott and Gibbs in my fantasy team (which is also definitely not a productive use of my time)
- review bugs
- clear out a small bug item
- reproduce bug reported by customer
- clear out 8-10 instances
- clean office
- read 50 pp
- cull 10+ items to go to thrift store
- clear out 100 emails
- exercise/walk
- clean bedroom (esp. stow books etc. by bed)
- floss
- watch DVD
- restring guitar
- practice guitar for a bit -- ligado/arpeggios
- read op-ed page of ny times (and maybe some additional articles)
- NYT crossword
- read to kids
- read 1 ch. of a work-related book

gotmusikk's Wednesday

Hi everyone!

After I have a majorly overscheduled day, I always have a hangover day 1-3 days later where my body REVOLTS.  Today is that day.  Massive headache, barely slept last night, etc.  So, I'm downscaling, but want to still hold myself accountable for doing a few useful things today.

15/5x3 - process receipts into Quicken

15/5x1 - call Dr. to schedule physical

15/5x2 - finish/email invoices to students

15/5x2 - email Tami, Katelyn


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

-- Pema Chodron

Hamlet's checkin

1. Foy Exercise(DONE)

2. meditation

3. eat healthy snacks

4. declutter study(1 10-minute burst)

5. FS tracker

6. SFDA blog

7. Cf law blog

8. call b thomas(DONE)

Piqued's check-in

Starting thoughts: 
Thought of a useful strategy for approaching a problem that was "triggering me" emotionally; looking forward to trying it out. 

-- Look at old problem log for add/delete tests Continued progress
-- Write a time budget for rest of this week (re: work tasks)
-- Do riddled's daily dare about working a half hour w/o doing unnecessary tasks DONE
-- Set up a spreadsheet w/ all features and indicators for levels of testing

Another day:

Ending thoughts: 
I need to start tomorrow by doing riddle's "work 30 minutes" dare FIRST rather than at the end of the day. 


Thanks, Rosa and Risingup!

I'm chugging along so far this morning. Here's the rest of my day:

11:45-12:15 finish writing for the day (another 650 words) 

12:15-1:00 finish film chart

1-1:30 L & C

1:30-3:30 start on to-dos, e-mail. Read Dr. Z

3:30-4 commute

4-5:30 mtg/commute

5:30-6:30 finish to-dos

6:30-8 clean and cook

8-9 dinner/relax

9-10 shower, lang, read 



tila - Wed

It's been long since I checked in. Doing great, following through on daily routines, spending time with family. Plan for today:

  • STUDY - 4-5 hours (depending)
  • Chores - 10 +
  • Errands - Ra, de, li (?)
  • Exercise, meditation, read 30 mins
  • DD time - at least 2 hours 

clement ci - day 82 attempting abstinence

11:45am : It's been 50 min since i last went off plan. It looks like i'll have a successful day, and i believe i am ready to give credit for the success to God.

:) ci
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) l task
:) r task
:) s task
:) prj task
sort tasks
do tasks

"Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ." - Ephesians 4:14

12:59pm : well, there you go. I am successful. I feel the temptation of pride crouching at the door. But i also feel god inside me drawing me in a different direction--toward him, toward God.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


riddled's evening ToDos

  • phone O.
  • write report
  • get out of street clothes & into warm, comfortable clothing
  • order notes (filing, digitalizing & partly rewriting):
    long task, probably won't finish; want to do at least 1h, divided into bursts
  • eat
  • remove ring binders from bed
  • sleep

Vic 1/30/13

Show up (done), plan (done), exer (done yesterdaay)

Watching survivor man yesterday in jungle of equador. The army guy had a good quote, Something like like: Have a plan and plan to change.

I really like that one because I work best that way and it helps with the fear as well.

Thanks for starter. RU

Journey 8:30

Skipped exercise this morning because of an upset tummy . . . bad weather in my area too so it's an unsettled morning.  I've had some toast and tea and I'm going now to get dressed for the day in case I lose power.   then I'll make todo list, and report back.    One of my big projects is on hold for a couple of days waiting for someone else, so today I need to move along my lower priority projects as much as I can.  


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks for the threadstarter RisingUp, very apt for my situation! 

Tasks for today:

- break down FT, 1pomo

- lunch

- work on FT, 5p

- tidying, 1p tonight tbc

- 1OR tonight 

- 1p S4 tonight 

- prayer before bedtime, in bed by 11pm 


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 RisingUp 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

4. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

5. Make a phone call for an appointment for filing my taxes

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

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

8. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

9. Cook and eat breakfast

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

12. Cook and eat dinner

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

14. Fix snack

15. Take shower

16. Get dressed

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

18. Eat snack

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

Thanks for letting me share

Thanks for the great

Thanks for the great starter Rising Up -knowing what must be done does away with fear. I love that!!
  • readings
  • HIO
  • email f 
  • tidy 
  • laundry
  • pool and gym
  • make appt dh
  • phamacy and vitamins
  • washing machine repair guy
  • call dob again
  • return calls to c, n, d m
  • wait for repair person
  • all sponsocr
  • write in journal
  • write and send t bday card
  • email c
  • emails
  • redo ap
  • finish checking reciepts red book 
  • finish typing reciept
  • email to e
  • redo wp
  • accounts
  • read articles 10 and notes
  • practice a 20 mins
  • orgainse files

Salamander's check in - Weds 30 Jan 2013

Thank you, RisingUp, for starting this thread for us.

Today's tasks:

  • Follow morning routine
  • Clear washing up
  • Clean kitchen
  • Hoover downstairs
  • Put washing on, out and then to dry
  • Clear out fridge
  • Take out rubbish
  • Dye hair
  • Pay M&S card
  • Phone AC
  • Phone plumber
  • Check weather forecast then book B's op and L's op at vet, ask about P's cough
  • 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)

ms wednesday

great quote risingup, thank you. 


  • going to work take computer
  • print schedule
  • email re tuts on friday
  • get out money
  • dusting
  • email sh



Knitfisher's CI Weds 30th Jan 08:00 am

I am full of worry at the moment. There are various things to be finalised and decided and arranged for Mum's funeral, and arranging events is my least favourite activity. It annoys me that this stuff is more worrying, more hurtful than her actual passing. But I think that is the way of these things. I also have to get a tax return in today. (I will not submit it on the last day if I can avoid it)

Today I will be kind to myself by doing the following things, half of which are very worrying to me:

  • Breakfast
  • Shower
  • Call KC to book class if I can
  • Washing on (10 mins)
  • Pick up J about 9
  • Meet celebrant at 9.30 (1hr)
  • Choose clothes
  • Visit S about flowers & pickup paperwork
  • Finish tax ret in poms (maybe 4?)
  • Thank everyone for flowers and voucher
  • WHB (1 hr)
  • Write letter to D C called him but still need to write a letter
  • Reply to M
  • Call Beacon Ward
  • Email Cis
  • Email everyone re: afterwards
  • Sign up for 3 little habits (unplanned) 

Mole's check-in

Thank you so much for starting the thread, risingup - and with such a beautiful quote. Indecision is an absolute killer for procrastinators.  And rubies are supposed to banish grief...

too many things on Tues and am left a bit jaded 

7.30 cafe , with outlining book

9 -12 writing time. Outlining

12-1 prep for C * STILL PREPPING AT 4.30 and not halfway there. Allocate more time - break it down, do smaller stuff first.*

*so tired I had to have a nap mid morning 


Check in again for period after four. Should include exercises, planning and correspondence. * just plan timE slot for latter*

1.30 to prov via fishmonger *Forgot fish* for more, better and colourful outlining * prepped without colour :(

3.30 walk home

home now. 4.30 .

back exercise 20 mins

work on daily planning and goals for Feb.

water garden

eat healthy meal

watch Foyles war yay 

11 bed REALLY, REALLY, BED and lights out 11.30 AND NOT ONE MINUTE LATER.


movingalong's Wednesday planning ahead

Thank you, RisingUp for the lovely Rosa Parks thread-starter!

Started writing this check-in before Weds., so as to remember ...

Prepare list for RB appt.

Prepare paperwork for VR appt

Remind myself of C. meeting in evening