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, 25th April 2013

Wishing you all a fulfilling Thursday:

Clarity, self-compassion, courage and self-belief.

Piqued's check-in

Review previous problems to see if they are problems for the new stuff.

Write test plans.

Keep my inner sullen teenager awake and irritable.

jays thursday 25 april

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

zig ziglar

papaerwork in 10 min poms


use pink paper

programme at 3

phone rb


bath 9.20 

go to bed 10.00

KF checkin 25th April 09:44am

Wrote a long thing, then got lost on the Internet and lost it all. So instead of writing it all again, the universe knows how happy I am to be in a choir right now and I must remember to carry that joy with me today.

Today I have already

  • Had a sensible lie-in
  • Eaten breakfast
Today I will:
  • Shower
  • Knee exercises
  • Wash up
  • Washing in
  • Washing on line
  • Pick up prescription
  • Pick up snack bars for M
  • Enquiry avail of hotel M did
  • Write email to solicitors (5mins at a time)
  • Write email to C  (5mins at a time)
  • Write text to j  (5mins at a time)
  • Do at least 10 poms for P done 10/10
  • Do 2 poms of study
  • SMILE because the lovely things in life make the less nice things doable. You are a good person, who has trouble getting on with life. This is OK and you deserve to do lovely and inspirational things regardless. Think of these as feeding the soul that will power you through hard times.

riddled's Thursday ToDos

The big one:

  • demessifying flat (spent several hours on it but didn't make much progress - as always :-( )

The smaller ones:

  • go swimming
  • bring stuff to recycling depot (didn't do it, but it doesn't really matter)
  • shopping for groceries
  • laundry

I'll happily omit some of the smaller ones if I can make progress with the big one.

clement ci - day 166 attempting abstinence, 86 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 appt
:) sort tasks
:) j task
prj task, skip
call nona
:) client h - recommendation, in prog
pud new xray sensor
pud norton
pud recyling
pud pu usb drive
pud disk - install - run hd tune
pud disk install - bill4
:) ka wrk - email and do pdf, progress
pu wrk - iDev
pud fan
jd hp nb install hw
kuf wrk - recontact
p wrk - rtn
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
:) put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmrw

It's been 0days 20hrs 57min since i last got distracted (shopping, email).
It's been 0days 20hrs 57min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (60min)
It's been 1days 04hrs 37min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (5hrs 21min, before that 5days abstinence)
It's been 1days 04hrs 37min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (5hrs 21min, before that 5days abstinence)
It's been 1days 04hrs 37min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (5hrs 21min, before that 25 days abstinence).
It's been >31 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 166 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~266 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 11days 14hrs 59min since i last relied on self. (14 days before that)


not binged on work.

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)

Taking breaks when i got overwhelmed to think over my options. That led to wise decisions (i believe--God grant me wisdom).

productive day with few distractions.

Did some good web devel which will help later too.

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 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. Take shower

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. Test blood sugar 

9. Cook and eat breakfast

10. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting

11. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

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

13. Wash dishes

14. Go through mail

15. Clear tables

16. Shred material

17. Sweep floor

18. Skin and cut chicken

19. Fix and eat lunch

20. Get medicine ready for the next two weeks

22. Cook and eat dinner

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

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check in

  • Borrowed from Salamander!

  • Underschedule, Minimise, Declutter!
  • What is the single next action?
  • Stay mindfully in the now.
8-10 write with poms 
walk to town
10.30- 11 ringing 
bus  home
editing 1pom
2-3.30 prov with mem
town to F with Ash in some form 
5 practice with D
6.30 meal with H at A
bed by 11
Stepped back when h always cut me off when I started saying anything, stopped think that we were having a conversation and listened instead to what are interesting stories. But very tiring. 
finished the editing
be bolder with the drawing - stepping back.
i badly need a planning day. I have been working reactively 
that my arm didn't give in during ringing,
the opportunity to ring and hear half muffled,
kindness of D, generosity of h.
the man in the Indian Spice shop saying that whenever there was a public holiday here it seemed more like a curfew.