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.

Saturday April 27, 2013


Tool Nine of PA:
 Develop Routines: To help structure your day and make a habit of things you always need to do, develop routines for what you do when you wake up, regular tasks of your workday, and what you need to do before going to bed.

Have a great proactive day!


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fudoshin: 21 days of exercise: day 14: 4:59pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


Ideally I'd like to commit to longer than 21 days of exercise, but this
is a length of time I have satisfied on at least one prior occasion, so I
will start with what I know is possible for me to do.  The commitment
is thirty minutes of exercise before midnight of any of the following
format: running, jogging, a combination of running-walking-jogging,
swimming, walking, attending a fitness class (something that requires me
to leave the house), stationary biking, biking, dance class, aerobic
class, yoga, karate (or other martial arts).  I am doing this because:

  1. I feel that running or exercise will force me to own up to other
    commitments in my life, because challenges in the running sphere force
    me to have other commitments in my life met so that I can exercise
    unimpeded and feel good that my investment in myself is going somewhere.
  2. I want to feel good about myself when I go outside, and
  3. I don't trust myself to exercise at the end of the day or at some
    point before midnight unless I make the commitment here to do it.  
  4. I want to move forward with my running/jogging plan to be able to
    run/jog for 30 minutes at a time.  I want to run a marathon at the end
    of this year or January of next.  (I have always wanted to run the
    Honolulu Marathon; I don't even know if this is something I can do, but I
    want to do it.)  I have year after year pledging to do another marathon
    and have not, b/c I did not make headway on my running plan.
  5. Being accountable to others by making a commitment here, helps me to be accountable to myself. 
  6. The objective is to stick to the running plan by doing at least one
    training unit per day of the 28-week running plan I came up with, which
    is a slower version of the eight-week Rodale run/walk plan.  
  7. practicicing being on time with this commitment, will assist me in being on time in other areas. 
  8. It will also help me to practice willpower for other activities that require energy.
  9. Exercise helps me to feel comfortable in what I am doing, b/c I am
    not constantly fidgeting at my desk or feeling like I SHOULD be
    running/swimming/walking or getting out in the sun or that I SHOULD have
    done those things last night.
  10. Exericse helps me to avoid feelings of not  being adequate, because
    I have confidence in myself as a person interacting with others.
  11. I want to build trust in myself by committing to something small
    that positively affects my whole life.  Since I'm making a promise here
    to do it, that's going to help me to keep my promise to myself so that I
    have faith in myself that at some point during the day I will exericse,
    instead of feeling like crap because I don't even trust myself to get
    to the gym or go on a walk.
  12. Exercise makes everything tighter, which makes me feel more comfortable with myself and helps me to be able to live with myself.
  13. I want to be able to wear the clothes in my closet, and throw out the ones that are not useful to me.


Feeling like I could use some more energy, so I would like to get some duck pasta, which means I'll need to be back in time to run which would be around 7pm.  I think the key is to start early, if I intend to run.


AOTP April 27 2013

1. buy kindle book

2. dishes 10 min

3. laundry 10 min

4. paper 10 min

5. break coffee 10 min

6. check in, update list


My Day Today

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

Things I have done today

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

2. Went to the 6:45 a.m. telephone  OA meeting

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

4. Went to the 8 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 9:30 a.m. telephone OA meeting

2. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone DA meeting

3. Eat breakfast

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

5. Go to the 11:15 a.m. telephone DA workshop

6. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA business meeting

7. Do numbers

8. Cook and eat dinner

9. Shred material

10. Take shower

11. Get dressed

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

13. Go to the 7:30 p.m. face to face NA meeting

14. Go to the 10 p.m. online EA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Vic 4/27/13

Show up (done), exer, plan

Thanks for starter lennon, I found the routine of showing up here has been priceless to build other ones off this "simple but not  easy" one. The recovery, for me, is in the consistency. Grateful.

edge's ci

X eat
X dress
X get clothes
X get veggies
X do dishes
X get laundry
X spray table
X tidy room (sort of)
- buy cat and dog food
- exchange shower curtain
- work on action plan
- clean aroun parents' house
- call al

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

KF CI Sat 27th April 10am

Did well on the work front yesterday, not so well on the 'everything else' front although some progress made, so not all bad.

No 'work' this weekend, but plenty of everything else. Today we are going to make a concerted effort so we can enjoy the sunshine tomorrow (albeit it will be cold)

Today I have already:


  • Had a nice lie-in (which is great because worry has been causing me to wake early lately)
  • Got breakfast
  • Had a brief plan of action convo with DH
Today I will:
  • Do budget (always makes me feel more balanced - pun intended)
  • Do yoga (more balance)
  • Shower
  • write email to Solicitor
  • write email to C
  • Write email to J
  • do menu
  • do shopping list
  • gather stuff to go to mum's
  • spend a good few hours at mum's
  • go shopping on the way back


clement ci - day 168 attempting abstinence, 88 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, partial
11am pa phone mtg, skip
:) sort tasks
:-( j task
prj task, skip
:) mens bfast
:) range w/ jg & jd
:) pressure wash
*call nona
:) *posterous (progress)
pud norton
pud disk - install - run hd tune, had errors
pud disk install - bill4
:) *ka wrk - rtn
*p wrk - rtn
h wrk - recommendation
pu wrk - iDev
pud fan
jd hp nb install hw
kuf wrk - recontact
client ku sat?
later: g wrk
later: ht task
put away clothes
:) reflection
:) pre-plan tmrw


handled the obligation to help w/ the house...somehow : God Grant me Wisdom

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)

that i came back here after a externally scheduled day.
That i realize just cuz it has a time does not make it most important (altho i did not nec. act on that today).
For the idea of "damage control" -- let off-plan binges, etc, have only the impact they have, no more thru guilt, morbid reflection, punishing myself, escaping. Just get right back on plan. "Therefore there is NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 The past is GONE. the ONLY thing is following God right now, and from now on. The past does not exist in God's Eyes. "For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer." Hebrews 8:12
quoting "For I will forgive their sin and will no longer call to mind the wrong they have done." Jeremiah 31:34
The Bible.
Also, that because i stayed on program, i saw a task that was urgent, and i started it, and it had a built-in 24 delay that i didnt know about, but i will still be on time. This is so clearly "not me". It's just God working, and i have to depend on him at all times.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Mole's check-in

Thanks so much, lennon for starting this thread. It is an apt one for me today, as I have to reconstruct my life after losing my diary. 

8 cafe 

9-12 write with poms

pom breaks: hang out washing,  


2-3.30 prov with mem 

cook dessert 

coffee with S? 

planning 2 poms 

sorting 1 pom 

6.30 A for dinner

check in

bed by 11