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, March 6th 2013

Good morning, dear Friends, may your paths all run smoothly today.

ms wednesday

thanks mole, wishing the same for you too. 


  • cleaning
  • reply to s
  • install software
  • delete all games from phone.
  • call ep
  • find a sound editing solution.
  • vaccuming 
  • check attendance
  • mothers day present
  • edit transcriptions


RisingUp Check-In 3/6


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

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

I need timeframes for clarity:

12:30-1:30pm #1.

1:30-2 Lunch.

2-3:30pm #2.

3:30 prep agency call, decide.

4-5pm Find place to live and Dinner.

5pm Leave for library.

5:30-7pm #3.

7-8:30pm #4.

8:30 Leave 

Night: Search job ads

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



Problem: I'm a perfectionist, and one small piece never feels "good
enough" to me. Conflict: I don't feel like doing the whole thing because
it feels "too overwhelming" to me. Thus, state of complete paralysis.

Solution: New motto: If I am avoiding doing something, it means I have not broken it down enough. One piece is good enough, because it's a necessary part to finish the whole. Each piece is valid. Stop letting my feelings rule my behavior. Do the small broken-down piece EVEN IF it doesn't feel "good enough."

Reminder: So,
even if doing one small broken-down piece does not "feel" good to me, I
have to do it anyway. Like it doesn't feel good for an alcoholic to
stop drinking. But they still have to stop drinking, or they die.
I have to stop letting my feelings rule my behavior. Because if I don't stop avoiding breaking things down into pieces that I do, then I remain homeless, in poverty, and eventualy dead too. 

Like faith, it is a CHOICE I have to make. Even when I don't feel like it!!!!

I must draw upon my Creator's will and strength to do the task during those times when I am conflicted into paralysis and don't feel like doing A or B. 

clement ci - day 116 attempting abstinence, 36 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

Abstinence from relying on self.

:) ci
:) v task
:) drop off car
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) prj task
:) sort tasks
:) wrk blog
:) g wrk (success)
ka wrk
ku wrk?
ht task
p wrk?
:-( pre-plan tmwr

10:26pm : it's been 3mi since i last went off plan.
It's been 1hr 14min since i last relied on self.

"It is my eager ... hope that ... Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

For to me to live is Christ, to die is gain." - Philippians 1:20-21

to adapt that verse a little to my own situation that God would be glorified in my life, whether i have a day of recovery, or a day of seeking recovery and failing. I truly believe this can be the case. Lord make it so.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Journey 8 am

Good morning - working from home today.  I've read email and checked my calendar.   I have a meeting at 9 am so I will exercise for 30 minutes and have breakfast before the meeting, then make todo list after (or during) the meeting.


The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom - H.L. Mencken

Journey 10 am

Replying to my own post to see if it will make the font look right again :)

Exercise done, 9 am meeting done, todo list done.   Now I need to clean up and change clothes, then send logs for Project C.


The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom - H.L. Mencken

Vic 3/6/13

show up(done) exer, plan

Taking a Day.

I feel slightly badly and I know that in the real world, outside of academia, I won't have a chance to do this, but...I am taking a day. Not going to class, just holing up to write and edit my gigantic research paper that's due Friday. I am fortunate to have this time and I vow NOT to let it go to waste.

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

-wake up
-clean out mug

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

-breakfast @ Starbucks
-buy lunch and dinner
-free coffee here
-print schedule, class notes
-check internet/e-mail/mess around
-just LOOK at the paper. Glance over it. It's not the devil.

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. 

-put sheets in laundry
-clean up trash in room
-put sheets in dryer 
-unload dishwasher
-organize potentially useful sources

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

-sort clothes
-hang up clean clothes
-make pile for dirty clothes
-make bed

10:45 a.m. to 11;00 a.m. 

-put dirty clothes in wash

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

-format paper headings
-format margins
-attempt to format numbers

11:30 am. to 12:00 p.m.

-finish argument for c. recog. 
-start SOP

12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

-gather examples for pop.

12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-pop. argument

 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

-gather sources for t. argument
-do t. argument

1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.


1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

-gather sources for govt. argument

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

-govt. argument

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

-call optometrist and dentist and dojo and cab
-call mother

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

-gather VII info

3:30 to 3:45 p.m.

-gather X info

3:45 to 4:00 p.m.

-gather IX info

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

-X, VII, and IX arguments

5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

-clean kitchen

5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

-gather info for e argument

5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

-e argument

6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


6:30 to 6:45 

-final polish
-email paper
-print off notes

6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

-20 minutes treadmill
-ice foot

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

-attempt to format pages
-take melatonin

9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

-read over potentially useful sources
-reading for Thursday
-catch up on missed notes

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 Mole 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

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

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

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

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

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. Take shower

12. Get dressed

13. Fix dinner

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

15. Eat dinner

Thanks for letting me share

Elvira's Wednesday

Hmm ... maybe being a bit ambitious in how much I can achieve.

Today I will:


  • exercise
  • wash more clothes
  • tidy a little more of the kitchen
  • tidy a little more of the living room
  • continue with hat (buy lining)
  • phone hotel
  • email friends to visit


EleanorBE's Wednesday list

Thanks for the opener, Mole. Hope you're well.

Wednesday goes like this - 

Get up at 6.30

Go to work

Get lunch for meeting

Get up email re. C meeting

Read doc

Go to J's class

Meet C for lunch

SSL meeting

Mod meeting

Go home, more book checks. 

Mole's check-in


7.30 cafe with E

pick up hat

9- 9.30 prep for C

9.30 - 12 write a scene and integrat H into synopsis 


1 to town


present for B 

3 appointment with S 

find out about Dickenson at F 

5.30 walk with C 

7.30 eat

practice pbm


check in

bed before 11 


survived the heat

achieved almost everything on my list 


been faster with  writing prep, keep my eye on the main work.

eaten a healthier evening meal 


S's wisdom

surprise  present inpost

gentle walk with C

E's company at cafe