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 7th February 2013

'The dogs bark but the caravan moves on'

Arabic proverb 

For Today: There is no need to complain about personal characteristics or other aspects of my life I do not like. Instead of complaining , I can do two things: pick up  the steps where I left off, and pray for the removal of this defect'

For Today: Pg 239 




thanks Journey

always so good to be reminded of thing that can help... so so easy to forget.. and we need to keep reminding ourselves..



tiptree CI

10 smallish things to get done:

DONE 1) walk dog
DONE 2) take out trash
3) clean off desks in office
4) clear floor in office
5) figure out why code change isn't actually causing mod. to be set
6) shave
7) floss
8) watch pt. of DVD
9) bring up laundry and put some away
10)prep check to be mailed tomorrow

@Journey - thanks!

Journey, thank you for sharing what has worked for you!!  A wonderful affirmation that if we pay attention to what works for us & then subsequently stay true to ourselves, we'll be happier and get more work done.  YAY. :-D


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

-- Pema Chodron

gotmusikk's Thursday

WOW, so I'm only getting to this at 5:45pm.  SIGH.
For some reason I keep getting derailed!
At least I try to keep showing up.  It will get better. 

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

1pm Therapy
5-5:30 Lucy

6:20-9 Open House

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

Journey 1 pm and the most important things I've learned here

Work is SO BUSY and in my pre-PA days I would be so overwhelmed that it would be difficult to get anything done, much less everything.  The only way I am dealing with it is through the things I've learned here: 

  • Focus on what you can do today, not what you failed to do yesterday or might do tomorrow
  • When today becomes too overwhelming, focus on what you can do for the next 15 minutes.
  • Break down large tasks into more manageable chunks. 
  • Prioritize - you can't do EVERYTHING, so figure out the important things and do them first.   Let the lower priority things fall off the bottom of the list.
  • Be honest with yourself and others about what you can do and in what period of time.
  • Have some form of accountability to other people - either here at PA, co-workers, friends, mentors, family, anybody who will support you when you need it and kick your a$$ when you need it.
  • Take time to pray or meditate - it really helps



and here is my list for the rest of the day:

  • Project R meeting
  • Follow up with S on Project R stuff for tomorrow
  • Send out minutes from this morning's meeting
  • Finish preparing WO1
  • Prepare WO2
  • ask hubby to bring home dinner
  • take vitamins
  • prepare for office & gym tomorrow


ms thursday

  • go through emails replying
  • go through c emails replying
  • send res p
  • come back here and make more full list
  • work on title, 2 bursts. 1, 2
  • write ft and print and email to p
  • work on outline via questions and next moves. start with 2 bursts
  • email a

2 bottles of water

Vic 2/7/13

show up (done), plan, exer   thanks for starter Jal

Forgetting those things which are behind. Philippians 3:13The plans I have for you... are... good (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)

kromer 10:15 CI

I am sort of overwhelmed today...I have a bunch of different tasks, and I'm not sure what I should focus on.

In particular, I'm working on three different areas: internship search, paper, and RA project, and I'm not sure how to balance them.

OK, well I guess I can do some of each:
For internship search: Send 3 emails, talk to R, come up w/ 20 internship options, look through ~50 job postings to see what kind ofskills are in demand.

For paper: Finish updating refs (was ridiculously slow on this, but made a little progress), clean up notes, email about comm mtg

For RA project: Make more reagents, deal w/ blocks, make step-by-step plans for P/B double stainings and for S8/R8 rep, check on expts, analyze Rara

Personal stuff: Go to MU, call C, call H, clean kitchen, buy bus ticket

clement ci - day 90 attempting abstinence, 9 from self

10:02am : It's been 10 min since i last went off plan, 1 min since i last relied on self.

:) ci
? v task
:) r task
:-( s task
:-( t task
some: quiet time
:-( prj task
:-( sort tasks
:-( choose task
:-( do task

1:24pm fri : not a good day :(

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


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.

Thing I did today

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

Things I will do today

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

2. Take shower

3. Get dressed

4. Fix and eat breakfast

5. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.

6. Go to individual therapy at 10:30 a.m.

7. Go to church at 12 noon

8. Eat lunch

9. Go to print my DA order form

10. Go to vocational group at 2 p.m,.

11. Warm up and eat dinner

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

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

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

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

16. Wash dishes

Thanks for letting me share


  • readings
  • tidy 
  • email g and b
  • call a
  • sort files
  • pool and gym rehab
  • read 10 articles and notes
  • write new plan writing
  • print accounts
  • go to c appt
  • write list for dd tomorow
  • groceries
  • dinner
  • practice a 30 mins
  • s4 20 mins
  • five more articles
  • filing

Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks jalla for starting this thread.

- breakfast

- email D

- 1 pomo S4 

- email GT etc

- email AR etc

- lunch

- go to D 

- FT x2 pomo

- evening snack

- go to SL

- fellowship

- prayers by 11:30pm & into bed 

Knitfisher's CI Thurs 7th Feb 09:30am

  • Shower
  • Do 4 poms for A done 4/4
  • Go to A at about 12 erm no.
  • Come home at 5
  • Email Solicitor Qs re: C-tax and IR form and and ask for update (15 mins)
  • Text S to thank her and mention J (5 mins)
  • Finish flowers
WHB: Just one a day
  • Hoover
  • Mop
  • Dust
  • Take rubbish out
  • Change bed
  • Clean mirrors and one window
  • Purge mags and papers
For later
  • Book EBs (for next week?) (2 mins)
  • Pick up 5 things of mum's and throw, donate or keep. (5 mins)
  • Work on W work
  • WD Work?

EleanorBE's Thursday List

Now that is a very good point - about picking up rather than complaining. Thank you Jalia.

 Thursday goes like this

- Write supporting letter for K's proposal

- Write to PP re. B workshops etc. 

- Grade all S's papers

- Write to S with grades

 - Grade all C papers. 

- Enter C grades on papers

- Go to C's play


Mole's check-in

Thank you jalla - beautiful flower. I don,t know what it is but the petals remind me a bit of cyclamen and the wonderful way you can see them cycling through death an rebirth.

As for the Arab saying - I'm Not sure whether I'm the dog or the caravan! 

7.30 cafe, D and prep for C

9-10 outline

10-11 Skype with C

11 -12.30 outline and/ or write up C


1.30 walk to p via fishmonger

2- 3.30 work on mem and letter to S

walk home 

wash up

tidy living room

exercise for back 

water garden 

eat meal

 Oooops! Forgot I had to ring tonight, so walk down 7, bus up 8.15, perhaps should think about just checking in and calling it a day.

practice pbm 

analyse DW

check in 

go to bed by 11