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.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013


To every disadvantage

there is a corresponding advantage.Smile

W. Clement Stone


ms tuesday

thanks for the starter risingup. 


  • one piece of admin.
  • then BREAK IT DOWN
  • find the first possible video and load.
  • transcribe for 15 mins
  • have enough for tomorrow's visit.


ms tuesday

thanks for the starter risingup. 


  • one piece of admin.
  • then BREAK IT DOWN
  • have enough for tomorrow's visit.


RisingUp Check-In 3/5


Finally settled in to the latest place. I am really at the end of my rope with it all. The stress was so bad last month that I am now sick with a cold (it reached its peak late last night, and now I think hopefully turning around healing). 

Major priorities: 

1. Do 4 assignments daily

2. Find place to live (just start researching ads, and narrowing down wants/needs) - trust that the money will come, probably from multiple sources

3. Find job (just start calling an agency a day, and researching job ads)


Simple enough, right? 

I can do it, because I have to. I am no longer willing to stay at the bottom. Enough is enough. Can't do it anymore. Done. 

My new motto is Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. 

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths


Hamlet's checkin

1. read news for only 1 hr

2. meditate

3. work on WEEE doc

4. cook veggie and fish

5. AA upgrade

6. risk/reachout

7. fold laundry

8. qigong before bed

9. eat healthy snacks

9. workout with jackie

Vic 3/5/13

Show up (done) plan exer

" Never inspire fear. It is an
evil ally." A. Russell

Thoughts are the language of the mind and feelings are the language of the body. If I feel fear, anxiety, what am I thinking?Usually that I am hopeless. But that is not true, with the help of my HP, I am a living miracle and there are no limits to that power. only in my thoughts. 

My challenge: use the tools that work for change and tap into that power.and pray for willingness tobe willing.

Yes, I am doing taxes.

Journey 7:30 am

Happy Tuesday!   Still feeling a bit under the weather but much better then yesterday.  I'll make my todo list, do an easy exercise video for 30 minutes, have breakfast, then check back. 


"Don't Panic" - Douglas Adams

Blue-eyes' Tuesday

It feels like spring, outside and in my heart. I'm going to make today a positive day, and when my work is done I will enjoy the sunshine!

1. Clean up desk
  didn't get side-tracked; moving on to no. 2! I can do one hour!!

2. Check links - one hour

3. Two lesson plans
- did the most important one

4. Make Invoice
- simply ran out of time

5. Groceries

I will feel so good and at peace when I'm done.

Good luck, everyone! 

I had a really good day - just did some gardening. I hope I can keep the momentum going!  

Thanks PA!

clement ci - day 115 attempting abstinence, 35 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

Abstinence from relying on self. Day 35. And it feels it. It has been different. The up days and the down days both different in their own way. There is a limit to how far i can fall if i'm relying on God. Only until i remember again that i'm relying on God, and then everything's better again.

1:17am night before : pre-plan:

:) ci
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) prj task
:) sort tasks
:) contact p w/ update
:) update blog w/ stuff see rtm - in pgog
g task
client k? no.
do tasks
do tasks
fix too many reminders on ipod by better using rtm
ht task
:) pre-plan tmwr

7:49am : it's been 6h 40min since i last went off plan.
It's been 6h 40min since i last relied on self. and both of my lapses last night were mitigated and restrained by the way God has already transformed me using this program.

9:26am : struggling, feeling dread. par for the course. 15 points for a procrastinator to consider when confronted with the urge to go off plan:

The unhappiest person in the world is the chronic procrastinator who has an insistent yearning to enjoy life as they once knew it, but cannot picture life in control of their time. They have a

heartbreaking obsession that by some miracle of control they will be able to do so.

Sobriety, living life entirely on plan, is the magnificent obsession,
and the most important thing in your life, without exception. You my believe your job, or your home life, or one of many other things come first. But consider if you do not get control of your tasks and time, and stay in control (sobriety), chances are you won't have a job, a family, sanity or even life. If you are convinced that everything depends on your sobriety, you have just so much more chance of getting sober and staying sober. If you put other things first you are only hurting your chances.

1. Cultivate continued acceptance of the fact that your choice is

a. between a life of chaos and doing without just one off-plan task.
b. between a life of chaos and staying on plan for just this one next task.

3. Expect as being normal, that for a time, perhaps a long time, you will recurringly experience:

a. A feeling of dread about staying on plan.

9:58am : i am struggling. I am grateful for the strong temptation and dread, because it is in this emotional state that i can make the most growth in learning / practicing recovery.

10:54am : God brought me back. I re-read "on 'God Talk'" at url i took 10 min to reply to that thread. That was supposed to be short, but my browser is really slow (cuz of my horded tabs and windows). I put off a greater contribution to a designated break. But this first post will have to count for my break.

11:27am : It's been 22min since i last went off plan.
It's been 10h 18min since i last relied on self.

11:51am : "Yes and i will rejoice, for i know that thru your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance." - Philippians 1:19. Paul was talking about his imprisonment (scholars believe he was in fact released) but i can apply this to my deliverance from the bondage of this addiction. O God plese deliver me.

2:32pm : it's been 3min since i last went off plan. Thank God for infinite new beginnings.
It's been 13h 23min since i last relied on self. Keep my eyes fixed on God, not my failure.

11:07pm : it's been since 6:15 so 4hrs 52min since i last went off plan.
It's been since 6:15 so 4hrs 52min since i last relied on self. 530-615 was not good. no morbid reflection tho. I'm not off plan nor relying on self even tho i'm weak and tired. I'm having a hard time staying on plan, tho. and not thinking much about god (or self).

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Elvira's Tuesday

Today I will
  • exercise
  • go for acupuncture
  • wash more clothes
  • tidy more kitchen
  • tidy more living room
  • start practicing with Word 2010 
  • start making a hat
  • make a root stew
  • if fine, wash car
  • send emails

EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Hi all! I'm back after some weeks away from here. Somtimes I've done lists on paper and sometimes I've just ploughed on with whole-day tasks. Then I was a abroad for work for a week with very sporadic internet. But a big mistake not to post here when I could. Although I don't really think I've been procrastinating, I've been prioritizing quite badly and getting in some frantic states. Setting things out here really helps. So thanks for the starter RisingUp and here goes with Tuesday -

- Do some book checks if wake up early (am not setting alarm early, though, as am not very well so if I sleep a bit later that's a good thing)- no, didn't wake up early but slept well so that's good.

- Go in to work

9-9.30 - sort out equipment and catering for training

9.30-12 - book checks

12-1 -  observe K's class

1-2 - meeting with K and M re MSc

2-3 - OH

3-4, X's writing time and more book checks

4.15 meet with K re her class

5-7 training.

Oh...I haven't actually left any time for lunch here! So will have to take that to meeting with K and M. 


jays tuesday 5 march 2013

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

i'm writing this the evening before




clear out emails

to do

make a menu for the week


$10 to e

phone r

phone P--- C-----

phone housing  lights


cap 1  click free

phone dentist cap

SOL notes

& card to n////y


big task      boxes of notes

work out can go 23

make a week plan /exercise /food POSITIVITY SELF LOVE Smile

eat well

go to bed on time

Mole,s check-in

Great, Rising Up. Thank you for starting the thread. And I'll try not to turn that sentence round the other way!

7.30 cafe and G, then complete Cc - text L

9 -12 writing with poms.

integrate new H thread

freewrite dilemma finale


prov with mem

3.30 - 6 with L and co? 

Buy cat food etc 


i know I've forgotten ssomething

put out rubbish and recycling 

bed by 11


managed the heat

worked well on mem

played with children 


Still finding it hard to keep the writing moving forward 



a present of runner beans fromA

lL and family