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, 14th March 2013

Wishing you all a gentle day of productivity and joy.

tracy-la check in march 14 - take it easy

keeping the check ins going.

the thought for today is that i am working on step 1. powerlessness. am becoming more aware and more conscious. 

 am going to work the 12 steps in a true way which i've never done as long as i have come to this site. i was definitely an a la carte person.

i read the literature, attended some meetings, but never did a true program. so am going to another program that has meetings, lots of telephone meetings, and more established material - in conjunction with coming here.

for the first time ever - the saying "take it easy" finally makes more sense to me. i never understood how that relates to procrastination or thinking if i am just more disciplined and work harder that it will all work out. so it takes me a few years. that's okay. it's a great journey.


Vic 3/14/13

Show up (done), plan, exer

Everything "I planned" was thrown out the door due to family emergencies.

I love the slogan "blessed are the flexible for they shall never be bent out of shape" just need to do the next thing- and accept life on life's terms. Grateful to have a place to check in and connect.

kromer 11 CI

So far this morning I have had an internship interview. So yay!

Today I will:
Analyze sequence data, talk to Kyomi, figure out best protocol (working on this now)
Email some papers and R's fellowship proposal to M, make a list of next steps, add deadline to calendar (will do this soon)
Make collection calendar
Brainstorm better titles (will do this soon)
Outline of implications (will do this soon)
Order new power cable (will do this soon)
Finish protocol, check section status (will do this soon)
Coffee w/ AB
Email J, C, A
Organize papers (will do this soon)

kromer 2:50 CI

I am super-stuck and stressed right now. I obviously need to take this one baby-step at a time.
So, right now I will email K and figure out best analysis protocol.


kromer 6:15 CI

I've done this! plus made some progress on sequencing

Next, I  will order new power cable, and then get to work on implications paragraph. 


Movingalong's Thursday

May I do whatever is most useful

Knitfisher's Check in Thurs 14th March 12noon

So late to the party, got lost replying to some stuff on here. Was up late, but on purpose. Determined that my weds late-night doesn't distrupt my entire day. And so far I feel much better, although haven't got a lot done yet. Need to carry the light of that energy and hope with me today. I feel the need for a clear out and so am giving myself permission to work on my inbox, on de-cluttering and cleaning today.

Today I have already: 

  • Had a good breakfast
  • Showered 
  • Did yoga
  • Watched another thought-provoking TED talk.
Today I will:
  • Put wash on
  • Dry/Hang wash
  • TAKE A WALK OUTSIDE IN THE SUN not a walk, but did go in garden and hear the birds
  • Have a great lunch, use up the beetroot.
  • Clear mum's stuff in poms. Maybe 2 or 3? done 1/3
  • Wash up did most of it
  • WHB: - Hoover, Mop, Dust, Empty bins, Purge paper, Mirrors + 1 window 
  • Do 6 poms on inbox, no more than 2 in row. done 3/6
  • Spend 1 pom on office corner
  • Take a trip to dump or clothes bank or both
  • Smile when those things leave the house 

Jack's check-in for the day

Thanks to Mole for starting this thread.

Today's tasks:

- morning prayer 

- use pomo timer 

- laundry 1

- OR x3

- put away laundry 

- clear bed

- laundry 2

- update diary 

- lunch 

- call Sk & Vi & email Ga

- email St and Ba then Kr

- email Me

- do SQ x2, email Jo

- book haircut 

- x1 pomo to tidy desk 

- answer ua q1 

- early dinner, take ci  

- leave by 5pm for SL

- call sp at 10pm 

- bedtime prayer 

ms thursday



  • leave at 8.35
  • make sure don't rush this first decision. 
  • come home and break it down as a list here. 


My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Powert for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank Mole for starting this trend.

Things I need to do today

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

2. Take shower

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

4. Get dressed

5. Fix and eat breakfast

6. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m. 

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

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

9. Fix and eat lunch

10. Get hair fixed

11. Fix and eat dinner

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

Thanks for letting me share

clement ci - day 124 attempting abstinence, 44 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.

Abstinence from relying on self.

:) ci
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am appt
:) prj task
:) sort tasks
:) call ds-p server time
call UF
:) ticket (& glasses)
:) k wrk
:) k fan
ht task
p wrk
d wrk
nativity (yes it's not put away yet :P
pool fence
:-( reflection, woops, i forgot
:-( pre-plan tmwr, i forgot

9:13am : it's been 21min since i last went off plan.
It's been 26min since i last relied on self.

9:22am : "do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." - Philippians 2:3

9:51am : it's been 3min since i last went off plan.
It's been 64min since i last relied on God.

1:07pm : it's been 10 min since i last went off plan.
It's been 4hrs 20min since i last relied on self. And ho boy i was tempted. Powefully. But i heard a voice in my head that i attributed to god that said, "i got this." that calmed me down.




the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


EleanorBE's Thursday List

Write re. not going to S

Contact doc to change appointment

Check if ticket money got paid

Put in kitty money

Read B's chapter


Write to K

Write to L re. her 3000 wds

Decide what needs doing re. J's ext

Put paying CG and TC on list for Fri

Write to CG and TC

If time, do some photo checking.

Read work email JUST ONCE, respond to short, important things, put other things on lists. 

Mole's check-in

7.30 cafe, check through ms and or C's report 

9-12 get scene sorted

Oh dear, it is 10.45 and I am here on the Internet. And I really, really want to get this scene sorted today. Why am I not working on it? What conceivable benefit can it have NOT to be doing it. I will enjoy it when I get into it, be satisfied when I have done it, be disgusted with myself if i don't. What am I afraid of?


2-.3.30 prov with M

take work to State?

eat there?

6.15 film 

check in

bed by 11 


was productive today once I listened to transcript again, found environments that felt conducive to work. Gave proper attention to report 


if I had listened to the transcript last week, I might not have got into this pickle.

be more alert to what thoughts signal procrastination and work out a strategy for working through them 


The film and talk this evening, an exciting and creative world and supportive artists, and catching up with S and J whom I haven't seen for years, and J and I to meet soon again. also seeing N again at  P. a lovely night walk home.