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 13th February 2013

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” 
― Albert Einstein


Making an effort

I've been too stressed lately to even care that I'm procrastinating. So I've decided to make a Lenten effort and at least check in here every day, even if it's only to make myself do something very small.

Tonight I'm going to throw away some of the rubbish in the kitchen. 

Hamlet's checkin

after a month of derelection, i am trying to retrun to an orderly and, hopefully, a more productive daily routine.

1. FoY exercise

2. meditation

3. cook veggies

4. declutter kitchen

5. toss 1 thing

6. cf law blog

7.Oz visa waiver

8. eat health snack

9. e-mail spellman of common ground




RisingUp Check-In 2/13


MEGA-depressed today. Very tired, thanks to teens up till 1am talking. My living situation is deteriorating fast, after 2 months. 

But God came through for me in a major way yesterday!

I gave offering at church of all the change I had in my purse: $1.73. 

The Lord blessed me with $90, without me even having to ask, from another churchgoer who was there and felt that God told her I needed the money. Now I am able to pay my rent from last week and this week!!!!

Also, I was willing to pay $25 toward my phone bill yesterday. But somehow, my zip code didn't match. Because of that, the phone guy let my entire past due balance be due 2 weeks from now, instead of just the balance after $25. I'm so low on cash that the $25 meant I could get half a tank of gas for my car. 

So, God keeps trying to show me that I can trust Him to take care of me. I am one of those people who is so fearful I don't trust in anything. I worry constantly. So this is his way of showing me in a practical way that he is watching and proving he is trustworthy. 

God, I am sorry for having such a hard time trusting you. I am still worrying about my housing situation, job situation. You have provided for me all the way through my hell, so why would you stop now ... 

Thank you, in Jesus' name I pray for your continued understanding even when I am a real piece of work. 


Thank you for sharing

This is a wonderful story of faith.  I hope the connection you find with God and the trust you have found in him gorw stronger every day.


aotp Wed Feb 13 2013

brush teeth

get D dressed







mail letters

make food

ready for evening program

finish kids' valentines cards 

ready for bed and morning routine 

sleep. turn off computer and/or internet ahead of time!


Listen and we will know. Listen to the voice within.

Iron clothes

Christian Meditation

Evening Workout.

Tidy up room
call up the supplements guy and ask him for  specific probiotics.
 send email to supp canada

kromer 10:30 CI

This is mostly a day to work on my paper:
*Finish updating intro, email to Mu
*Make small figure edits
*Finish updating refs
*Update M&M
*Draft half of discussion

I also want to do some small other work tasks:
*Deal w/ blocks, check for samps, make reagents (will do this soon)
*Check on expts 
*Go to mtg

And do some non-work tasks:
*Deal w/ email
*Go to ash wed. services
*Do  Jan. accounting (did about half of this)
*Finish laundry

Journey 9 am

Happy Wednesday!   I took yesterday off work and took care of getting my tags and driver's license renewed.   I ended up working for a couple of hours on my day off yesterday afternoon so I'm starting a bit late today. 

I've checked email and calendar, and I have a meeting in 35 minutes which gives me 30 minutes for exercise if I start RIGHT NOW 

Update 11:15 - I guess it goes without saying I am working from home today.  Here's the list - it's pretty detailed today cause I have a lot of small things to catch up on and I don't want to miss them:

  • exercise
  • Project R meeting
  • Project M - follow up on missing responses
  • Project C - reschedule test
  • Take a shower at lunch break
  • Quiet time
  • Thaw chicken for dinner
  • cook rice for dinner
  • Project M - work 1 hour on preparing rollout - took longer but finished
  • Project V - work on doc at least half an hour
  • Project M - propose dates for next rollout
  • Check h drive
  • Finish calendar updates
  • feed birds
  • water plants
  • quick cleanout of fridge
  • make up bed
  • pack cups and hb for tomorrow
  • take vitamins
  • track calories
  • check MU - do I need to re-sign up?
  • go thru mail on dining room table
  • and, oh, yeah it's time to put away the Christmas tablecloth :)
  • think about the aquarium thing
  • dinner
  • dishes
  • prepare clothes for office tomorrow
  • call the parking dude

Update 3 pm - additional high priority task on Project M arose - this will push some lower priority tasks off the bottom of the list, which is ok.   

Update 6 pm  Now to make dinner and do the dishes.  I'll feed the birds quickly before it gets dark, but the other stuff I didn't get to can wait. 


Let your purpose rule your day - Steve Chandler

Vic 2/13/13

show up (done), plan, exer

woke up 3:13 AM (LAST 3 DIGITS OF TODAY'S DATE??)could not sleep so got up.

feeling negative due to family issues. need self care.

procrastination an existential issue...


  • readings
  • speak a
  • HIO
  • d ms
  • o bs
  • tidy up
  • call n bday
  • a hw
  • write journal
  • write letter dd
  • put notes in ad
  • print out to edit ad
  • print accounts
  • jws print
  • a class if possible
  • dinner

Knitfisher's CI Weds 13th Feb 07:50am

Good to be back PA-ers. Plenty to get done today.

Today I will:

  • Shower (30 mins)
  • Put bins out (10 mins)
  • Load of washing
  • Wash up (15 mins)
  • Do lot of work for P. 2/3 poms (1.5 hrs) do tomorrow
  • Do work for W. 7/8 poms (4 hrs) 5/8 done meh
  • Do a bit of study.
  • Have a good lunch (30 mins)
  • Pop to town to get card :-s (30 mins) going to make instead
  • Ask R about performance & present
  • Text S
  • Call J tried at 11, try again later
  • Empty bins & recycling

WHB: Just one a day

  • Hoover
  • Mop
  • Dust
  • Empty bins & recycling 
  • Change bed Mon 11/02
  • Clean mirrors and one window
  • Purge mags and papers


clement ci - day 96 attempting abstinence, 15 from self

10:32pm wed night (night before) : plan for tmrw :

:) ci
:) v task
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 9:30am pa phone ckin
:) 10am drive
:) 10:30 client appt
11am pa phone mtg (i'll be busy)
:-( prj task, deferred
:) sort tasks
:) do tasks
:) :) :) :) avoid addiction!!

9:26am : it's been 1day, 10min since i last went off plan. I think i had my first day, 100% on plan. At night i was really feeling strong withdrawal and the urge to act out. But i stopped and prayed, and God gave me strength to continue to go to bed. now v & qt & r.

7:10pm : it's been 5 min since i last went off plan. I went off plan at about 5:50 when i watched TV cuz i was beat. I could have designated a break, but i didnt plan it, i just did it impulsively. God is already and will continue to break this addiction. He's making progress in me, but not finished yet.

8:38pm : it's been 1h 33min since i last went off plan. Hmmm, i'm on-plan but extremely tempted by my addiction to act out (go off plan, wildly, with abandon--does not mater one iota what the activity is. net. tv. work. Just something to dull the senses and escape). I'm gonna read "15 points for someone who's addicted to relying on self to consider when confronted with the urge to rely on self and not God"

"Relying on God, the magnificent obsession"

The pamphlet confirms that the #1 thing, the most important job in my life it to resist the temptation to indulge my addictive personality, to "use" my drugs. Number 1! So if i get nothing done tonight except one thing: prevent "using" i am victorious. Now THAT is very different way of looking at it.

But from God's point of view, i am saying my #1 job is to rely on him and not myself. The bible would back up that idea, enthusiastically.

"8. Don't permit yourself to think relying on self will help you get something done, make you feel confident, provide a sense of accomplishment, or boost your self-image. Substitute the thought: 'Relying on self will mean separation from God.'"

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


ms wednesday


  • get up at 7 
  • shower
  • walk to s with comp and ext d and timer
  • email reaserch outline
  • email amy
  • work through footage for stills.
  • plan in bursts
  • work out next filming d and with who
  • walk to t ontime
2 bottles of water


EleanorBE's Wednesday list

Right, will /really/ have to keep moving til the end of this week...Thanks jalia

Up VERY early

2 hrs work before breakfast: Finish grading CD papers

Release CD grades 


Go in to work

Sign, scan and send letter to PP

9.00 - Assoc. EB

from end of AEB to 11 - J's class

1.00 - meet SM (rearranged)

Sort EE samples: CD ports, Get M CDs from D, fill in forms. 

1 x NS interview

1 x NS workshop

If time between above, cont B's work. 

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.

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

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

3. Cook and eat breakfast

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

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

6. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone BDA meeting

7. Go to the 10:30 a.m. telephone BDA meeting

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

9. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone OA meeting

10. Cook and eat lunch

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

12. Fix dinner

13. Take shower

14. Get dressed

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

16. Eat dinner

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

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check-in

Now there's a bit of physics that I understand. Thanks for A E's wisdom and the smiley bicycle Jalla.

7.30 cafe with journal 

9-12 outline with pomodoros

12-12.30 progress report 


walk to prov and work on mem


sort through top tray

5.30 wak with C 


call S

practise ppbm


check in 

bed by 11