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 3rd April 2013

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” 
― Maya Angelou


ms wednesday

falling behind again. today I know I can get some work done and move towards my goals.


  • show up
  • make short vid
  • sketch 1st report
  • edit 1st
  • sketch 2nd report
  • edit 2nd
  • sketch 3rd report. 
  • edit 3rd
  • go to library and get info and loans
  • buy case
  • check on image colour
  • have a fun evening
  • nut breakfast
  • nut lunch
  • nut snacks Frown
  • pay water bill
  • transfer money


Vic 4/3/13

Show up (done_ exer. plan

So grateful for today's starter. Thank you Jalla, that is oneofmy top3slogans, and I soooooooooooooooooooooo needed to se it today.

"Acceptance does not mean we're giving our
approval. It does not mean surrendering to the will and plans of
another. It does not mean commitment. It is not forever. It is for the
present moment. Acceptance does not make things harder; it makes things
easier. Acceptance does not mean we accept abuse or mistreatment; it
does not mean we forego boundaries, our hopes, dreams, desires, wants,
or ourselves. It means we accept
what is and who we are at the moment, so we are free to change and

Acceptance and surrender move us forward on this journey. Force does not work.

Acceptance and surrender - two concepts that hurt the most before we do them.

Today, I will
practice accepting my present circumstances and myself. I will begin to
watch and trust the magic that acceptance can bring into my life and

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie


  • readings
  • email K and DF 
  • t
  • laundry
  • write in journal
  • talk to m re db
  • 11 r 
  • 11 put in comp
  • do ms for next week
  • 12 r
  • 12 r put in comp
  • call L
  • put laundry away
  • take rubbish out
  • call c
  • 13 bs
  • put in comp
  • 13 r 
  • 13 put in com
  • 13 letters
  • 13 photocopying 
  • sort all for printers tomorow
  • work out how to do ss
  • write out l K
  • change m dates diary
  • c c form

kromer 10:45 CI

Today I need to:
Do correlation with # reads
Run on 2 more
GC mtg
Finish article
Revise 10 pages(only got through 5)

(Possibly, lunch w/ C and R)

katia trying again

sometimes I think "why do I make these lists, I haven't crossed everything off in ages and everyone can see"

But I will try again today.

-Problem 1
-Problem 2
-Problem 3
-look at problems
-do research
-write mini paragraph
-Listen to White Album :)
-email Marissa

Not school
-Buy wiper fluid
-Make dentist appt
-Make oil change appt
-get oil changed
-30 min clutter speed elimination
-make plans with friends for Friday well attempted, idk if anyone can make it

Jays wed 3 april

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

zig ziglar

phone soliciter

order prescriptions

check finances / what has to be paid

check diary

phone mmoo & decide about visit

check train fares

tidy living room

tidy kitchen

essential shopping & tiolet roll


pf hour programme & watch film

computer lesson

wash hair & bath

daily check in

  1. shower 
  2. bun 
  3. law wardrobe 
  4. nails 
  5. flash cards
  6. trial books
  7. flashdrive set up
  8. motion gfs cheat sheet
  9. law book (set it up)
  10. ccp998 cheat sheet
  11. hollys trial docs 
  12. hollys orl- sample



LizzieT's Practice Starting and Stopping Wednesday

The idea behind "practicing starting and stopping" is that starting and stopping are my two biggest obstacles, so if I see "practice" as doing in this moment what I would like to be able to continue doing, by deliberately stopping one thing and starting another as part of a practice, I can improve my starting/stopping skills and habits, but I don't have to look beyond the practice of this present moment, so it is not overwhelming.


So far today, I wrote a check, took care of tax documents, and logged on here.  I'm doing well. Today I must:

Finish a draft of a paper

Work out

Drop by the CSA and pick up my daughter from school

Talk to coach

Do school work

Check out school work/paying work schedule for this week and next

Move info to calendar.


Rough plan:

Get dressed in workout clothes√

Go for a short run (with dog?) and drop check in mail on the way.√

Upon return,  finish paper, start other schoolwork if there is time

2:20 Lv house, go by CSA, pick up kid, back by 4:10

4:30, talk to coach

5:30 take stock, make plan for evening. 

clement ci - day 144 attempting abstinence, 64 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.

We reviewed our fears thoroughly. We put them on paper, even though we had no resentment in connection with them. We asked ourselves why we had them. Wasn't it because self-reliance failed us? Self-reliance was good as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough. Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other. When it made us cocky, it was worse.

Perhaps there is a better way - we think so. For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God. We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.

We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear. p68 AA Big Book.

(too long. put this in my bookmarks instead, but do only in a designated break. until then, tolerate imperfection)

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:-( 11am pa phone mtg, reminder problem
:) sort tasks
:) prj task
:) j task
:) ka wrk - kb rtn followup
:) ka wrk - mem thu? fri?
:) ka wrk - unins, progress
:) kuf wrk - continue
:) pud - email. done. now bill
ebands - thu?
mail lt
p wrk
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmwr

9:59am :
It's been 9hrs 25min since i last got distracted.
It's been 9hrs 25min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (1hr 54min)
It's been 6day 07hrs 09min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (6hrs).
It's been 143 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~187 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 8day 09hrs 39min since i last relied on self.

12:19pm :
It's been 00hrs 1min since i last got distracted. (5min)

2:44am :
It's been 00hrs 12min since i last got distracted. (2hr 25min)
It's been 00hrs 12min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (2hr 25min)
It's been 00hrs 12min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hr 25min).
It's been 6day 23hrs 54min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (6hrs).


addressed client kuf
made progress on client ka
fixed email for client pud and taught tech.
got package ready to mail--it's overdue.


not gone wild, impulsive off plan for 2hrs 25min at end of day. End of day apparently is danger zone.
while waiting for disk tasks to run, worked on client ka, but should have stopped when disk task finished.


great blessings coming thru spouse.
me giving forgiveness.
God has got my back no matter what. He is faithful.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


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.

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. Take shower

5. Cook and eat breakfast

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

7. Get dressed

8. Call my friend to wish him Happy Birthday

9. Go to the bank and get money out

10. Go to my doctor's appointment at 11:50 a.m.

11. Warm up and eat lunch

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

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

14. Eat dinner

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check-in

Thank you jalla, love the plant hanging in there.

7.30 cafe and call prep

9- 12 write next scene

eat well

walk to town

2 appt w S  

3 WP

pres for SM


pracice pbm


5.30 walk w C

7.30 cook and eat


check in 

Bed by 11 


wrote well and focussed 


 Washed up


S's calm and creative support