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 11th April ,2013

RisingUp Check-In 4/11


Note to self: the world will not end if you don't do everything perfectly all today. 

Today is a day of imperfection. 

I feel foggy. I feel fat. I feel tired. I feel depressed. I feel abandoned, alone and rejected. I feel like people don't like me. I feel that I am a burden and everyone is turned off by my incessant problems. I feel that I don't have the energy or desire to do what I need to do. I feel tired of my living situation which is basically a nightmare, though others do have it worse. 

SO ... now that I got my feelings out of the way ... here are some things I CAN do, but do NOT have to do. 

What might I like to try, even just for a little bit? 

  • Read Bible and Ephesians book
  • Pray to God/JC for help and protection
  • Attend meetings UA, Coda, SIA
  • Set up 4, start doing 1 / check T. again
  • Continue QC profile, then email (call on Friday)
  • Start resume & cover letter for job ad
  • Sign up new admin. agency online 
  • Look over Taxes for tomorrow (change to Sat/Mon)?
  • Find other storage or move Friday into reserved (Sun last day)
  • Gym on Friday
  • Friday: Call PO, PCplan
  • This weekend: get food



My Day Today

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

I want to thank jalla for starting this trend.

Things I have done today

1. Went to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Went to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Went to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

4. Went to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

5. Eat breakfast

6. Went to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

3. Go to the 2:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

4. Go to the  4:30 p.m. telephone PA check-in

5. Take shower

6. Get dressed

7. Go to the store and get groceries

8. Go to mom's apartment

9. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

10. Cook and eat dinner

11. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

12. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

13. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

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

Thanks for letting me share

Vic 4/11/13

Show up (done),exer, plan

Rough day yesterday but got to sleep early. Thanks for starter Jalla, reminded me to read page 68 of AA Big Book. Grateful.


clement ci - day 152 attempting abstinence, 72 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)

It's been 8hrs 40min since i last got distracted.
It's been 8hrs 40min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (1hr 14min)
It's been 8hrs 40min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (1hr 14min)
It's been 6days 07hrs 21min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hr 25min).
It's been 134days 07hrs 03min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (6hrs).
It's been 151 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~195 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 0days 1hrs 14min since i last relied on self. (14 days before that)

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am appt
:) sort tasks
:) j task
prj task, skip
:) pud reply
pud wrk
pud norton
pud fan
jd hp nb install hw
:) ka wrk - kb rtn followup
ka wrk - sp3
:) ka wrk - sym (new issue)
ka wrk - ck pdf write
kuf wrk - recontact
ebands - nx week
p wrk
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
put away clothes
pre-plan tmrw


THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Hypatia's check-in

Lovely picture - thanks Jalla.  It's so cold here in the UK that there are hardly any flowers out yet and I'm missing the colour.

 I'm struggling with an overwhelming number of things to do so will chip away at them bit by bit

  • write up K's phone call and check email for answer
  • e-mail P re S
  • print the afternoon's paperwork
  • go through phone call list
  • P's report
  • E's report
  • in-folders


Knitfisher's check in Thurs 11th Apr 10.15

Well well, two days 'off' to sort my mum's house. But as always other things pop up that you want to do. But nothing too major, so will make time for them.

Today I have already:

  • Had breakfast

Today I will:

  • Do a workout (have a cold but strength wo shld be ok)
  • Shower
  • Put wash on DH done
  • Make EB appt
  • Proof assignment and send
  • Buy P course
  • Trf money if nec will leave it
  • Reply to IS email
  • Reply to solicitor
  • Email G re price of hotels
  • Have a lunch
  • Go to mum's at a reasonable hour
  • Stay calm and concentrate on sorting and chucking.
  • Buy card for sat
  • Sort through clothes options
  • Plan what shops to visit if nec
  • Menu
  • List
  • Shopping
  • Work for A?
  • Pack bag

Kawaiineko's Check-in: Thursday 11 April 2013

Another Foggy Day…

and I’m talking about the WEATHER IN MY HEAD, lol.

I would like to thank my Higher Power, what I like calling the “Good of the Universe” for helping me to help myself.
Anyway I have been tidying up a bit today. My goal is to slowly tidy up, starting with with my places first: beside the bed, in my bathroom and my office. I start by cleaning and putting 5 things away every day.

I am embracing my version of a minimalist life slowly, I know the clutter has come from years of tiredness and so it cannot be undone overnight. I plan to use less of everything and try not to buy unless I have run out of something or really need it. There is a freedom that comes with this when you make this decision because you want to not because you have to.

I need to draw up a weekly routine for working on my project and doing other things around the house, like washing, cleaning the kitchen, cooking and vacuuming. I know that my project comes first and so do I. I need to look after myself first given my tiredness.

I also find what thesis (2013) wrote to be very true for me and remind myself of this every day ::jawdrop:::

“Important self reflection during the past two days•
i realised its just that i have mixed
up my associations in the brain..that was the problem....after years of
procrastination, the thought of work made me feel like not doing it because it
seemed like painful...but then i looked back, and actually my mind was playing
a trick on me..,.what was painful that feeling of dread, unhappiness, etc was
happening because of my avoidance...

i looked back and couldn't find one incident
(and i tried a lot) where i actually did work n felt unhappy
but because procrastination and doing work
always happened around the same time and came as two parts of a whole, somehow
i had convinced my brain that it was work that i was dreading when in fact it
was procrastination that i was dreading...ok so i wont do what i dread..and ill
just do what make me happy..thats easy breezy..thats my insight of the day.
By thesis at 5 Mar 2013 - 1:34am”

So thank you thesis Smile.

Mole's check in

Many thanks, jalla, brave hearts for all of us. 

Text Lisa 

7.30 cafe with D - discuss F practice & anz  

9  - 12 write with poms


2-3.30 prov with memes 

city via pen place and Tas shop

5 for simulator with D

p.o -bills. Cat food etc 

home, meal


Check in

bed by 11


wasdisciplined about writing- and pretty good about breaks. think I will do four breaks 5,5,15,5  


organised some work to do in town for an hour. 

I need to do some planning time


D's help

Beautiful clear day 

the gentleness of A at the PO