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.

Friday 8th March 2013

Good Morning, everyone.  Whatever you are doing today, enjoy the ride.

I've just been inspired by Neil Gaiman 



ms friday

  • watch videos one at a time 1,2,3,4,5
  • work out zoom

Vic 3/8/13

Show up (done), exer, plan

So grateful today. Met with accountant. By the grace of God and the work in PA, I can honestly say after 4 yrs
here, my paradigm toward this whole tax issue has shifted. I am no
longer paralyzed, feel hopeful of continued change. I heard a speaker
talk about "change power" instead of "willpower". which was pretty much what is available here at PA. So grateful.

kromer 12:30 CI

I am sort of distracted today, but at least I have organized my up-coming tasks.

Today I need to:
Talk to Mu (doesn't seem to be around, but I sent an email)
Integrate changes
Darken outlines
Finish discussion (will do this soon)
Email Chandi, Javier (will do this soon)
Update calendar, go through email (working on working on this now)
Email about thesis comm. (will have to wait until mon, b/c the admin I need to talk to is out of the office)
Microburst email to M&K

Watch JK video

clement ci - day 118 attempting abstinence, 38 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

Abstinence from relying on self.

10:26am : it's been 30min since i last went off plan. And it was a very shaky morning after being off plan for 2hrs.
It's been 19hrs 56min since i last relied on self, altho i was close several times.

:) ci
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) prj task
:) sort tasks
:) ticket!
:) flyer
:) website
do tasks
do tasks
do tasks
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmwr

11:45pm : it's been 13h 49min since i last went off plan. this has been a good day. Or did i go off, and post in chat that i went off, and forget...? yes, but i dont remember when that was... I am counting days...imperfectly...
It's been 1day 7h 14min since i last relied on self. And i have had HUGE temptations. Emotional stress, wallowing, fear (not trusting God) and binging on work as if the power lies in my skill, instead of God himself alone. But i did not give in. Close, but god saved me.

3:42am : it's late.


failing and getting back up in the morning.
5min work, 5min break, to avoid binging on work.
Got myself to work on the flyer and get printed--way more "together" than usual for me. Feels "alien"
Finishing my website with say 20% of the perfectionism and obsessing as usual.


not gone off plan for 1hr 22min
Gotten it done before this late? dunno. probably couldve but i dont see how.


website done.
situation w/ my son went really well.
taco bell grillers :)

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


@Mole reflection

Mole, i like your reflection at the end of the day. I think i'm going to add that.




It's even part of AA :

"When We Retire at Night" (from Alcoholics Anonymous – page 85-86)
© 2001 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation. We shouldn't be shy on this matter of prayer. Better men than we are using it constantly. It works, if we have the proper attitude and work at it. It would be easy to be vague about this matter. Yet, we believe we can make some definite and valuable suggestions.

► When we retire at night, we constructively review our day.

1. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
2. Do we owe an apology?
3. Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?
4. Were we kind and loving toward all?
5. What could we have done better?
6. Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?
7. Or, were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?
[for clement, this is very important, emphasis mine:]
8. But we must be careful not to drift into ...
• worry,
• remorse or
• morbid reflection,
... for that would diminish our usefulness to others.

► After making our review, we ask God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



 Yes, I think it is really grounding to do some reflection of the day, but I think it is also really important not to be punitive, and I think procrastinators are really prone to guilt. Like you I would have put in bold the bits about remorse. I find I need to pose the question positively - as in what could I have done better? Which doesn't lead down that self- recrimination path.

by the way, I pinched the three reflection questions from someone else's check-in. I can't remember who, though I did acknowledge them at the time, BUT THANK YOU AGAIN WHOEVER YOU ARE! 

@RisingUp Proverbs

That is one of my favorite verses. Thank you for posting. It encourages me.

"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." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Did you watch Bible on the History channel? We tivo'ed it. It's on sun nights at 8pm at least here. It's also replayed a ton. We watched the first 30 min (it's a 2hr show per week). So far it appears to be sticking pretty close to the biblical account, and the common interpretation that's been essentially the same for 2000 years.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


jays friday 8 march 2013

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

zig ziglar

just checking in quickly, have had my smoothie, just going to do my exercises now to clear my mind then will write my list


12.43 feeling very indecisive

must do


refer to tuesdays list

bath and bed on time

Knitfisher's checkin Fri 8th March 10:00am

Um yesterday was a struggle through treacle as I was tired. Need to come up with a plan for that Weds late night, because I'm not giving it up. Those interests are my lifeblood and so is the social stuff that goes with it.

Today I have already: 

  • Had breakfast
  • Showered
  • Put a wash on 

Today I will: 

  • Decide day(s) for F
  • Call F
  • Text N what time she's meeting
  • Check Pyrl for A and reply
  • Do sales for P
  • and tidy for P
  • Speak to P if time nope
  • Plan travel for later
  • Pack bag and put out clothes (beforehand please)
  • Do 4 poms of W work - bank trans up to date etc.
  • Inv rep to M for W
  • Work on physical inbox. 2 poms at least. Keep calm :-)
  • Unload DW
  • Small washing up
  • Make/collect up packed dinner

riddled's Friday to-dos

  • continue with M program (try not to get distracted) (could have been better, could have been worse... made some progress)
  • mail AN around 13:00-14:00 & process AN's answers
  • save W report & M program on stick
  • grocery shopping
  • check for new answers from AN
  • phone AC
  • work through S file

Kawaiineko's Check-in Friday 8 March 2013

Thank you Mole :-).

Quote to reflect on:
The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the step at a time. ~Joe Girard ~

Make coffee and breakfast.
Wash face and clean teeth.
Phone Library.
Listen to Wait my turn.
Clean kitchen.
Cook dinner.
Enter article into references. Yay! I finally did this. Something I have avoided for years but now have done.

Thank you for the support that comes from belonging to a like-minded community here that is breaking down obstacles one step at a time.

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. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

6. Cook and eat breakfast

7. Call for an appointment to get my hair fixed

8. Wash dishes

9. Take shower

10. Get dressed

11. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

12. Go to my job and get my pin

13. Go to the bank

14. Go to the restaurant and get lunch

15. Go to get a perscription filled

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

17. Eat dinner

18. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share


Thanks Mole! You too!Cool

  • readings
  • email l and f
  • journal
  • wait on delivery
  • f X3
  • s4 sheets
  • s
  • t
  • p s4 s
  • call b re r
  • send l b
  • bank L and v
  • post c h 
  • w i
  • rest
  • p a& n& w
  • write p 
  • workbook 
  • rest 
  • rehab
  • call s, d & L
  • HIO


EleanorBE's Friday list

Thanks Mole!

Here is Friday - 

- pack change of clothes for Ox.

- Go to work 


- write to C re pay

- 10: meet H

- 10.30: meet S

- write to J and cc chairs of e.b.s re. new m. border

- ref for L

- ref for E

- continue work with O article

- go to Ox

Mole's Check-in

7.30 cafe with NG notes and journal also CC notes and/or Grem/ or set another time for this.

9-12  write with poms - scene with H


book 10 days 

2-3.30 mem at prov 

NH present for B 

food for tonight


practice PB M 

6.30 A for meal 


bed by 11


Wrote without break distractions
Walked home uphill without icy pole
Cooked proper meal for A
Not dawdled so long looking for presents, and forgetting I wasn't supposed to be getting them for myself


My lovely neighbour

The hazelnut tree that has given me nuts this year for the first time

C giving me license to explore