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.

Tuesday 30th April 2013

Vic 4/30/13



"Dear God,

Please help me to be kind to myself.

To be gentle with my thoughts and feelings.

I know that the more I can love myself ...

And the more honest I can be

With my own emotions ...

The freer I can be

To love and give joy to others."



edge's ci

Love the thread starter :)

X clean bathroom 1
- clean bathroom 2 (sink + toilet)
X do laundry
- clean kitchen
X clean living room
- clean patio
- feed turtles
- ceo favor
- prep tomorrow lesson

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Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action - Walter Anderson

aotp april 30 tues

shower dress

pack lunch

pack car


unpack and set up for appts

jot notes last week

check in  

ms tuesday

back in my home country after 2 weeks of working away. much to do, organisation being the 1st step.


  • show up
  • reply to aj email
  • do reserch for this afternoon. make points list
  • pack lunch
  • be honest and open in the meeting
  • tidy bedroom
  • clean kitchen
  • gym update
  • go to gym
  • in evening yudi
  • in evening jes
  • in evening email law


fudoshin: 21 days of exercise: day 17: 12:19am

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


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.


Walked twelve minutes and 50 seconds thus far.


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. Test blood sugar twice

6. Fix and eat breakfast

7. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone PA meeting

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

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

10. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

11. Get dressed

12. Go to the vocational group at 11 a.m.

13. Print out some material

14. Cook and eat lunch

15. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone DA meeting

16. Warm up and eat dinner

17. Go to the 6 p.m. telephone OA meeting

18. Type answers to the questions for the ACA meeting

19. Wash dishes

20. Go to the 8:30 p.m. telephone ACA meeting

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

Thanks for letting me share


  • email v
  • Reading
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • bag and rehab bag
  • accounts
  • do a r f for R
  • write r letter c,
  • letter b
  • letter m
  • get out docs for BM
  • write letter BM
  • call d, d, and a
  • d birthday card 
  • decide p
  • rubbish out
  • water plants
  • s and d
  • call j re fri
  • health store return wrong items and replace
  • pick up printing
  • print out letters and R r
  • go to stationary shop and copy letters and fix printing 
  • post office post letters, card and present d
  • call cc about form
  • journal
  • call to make appointment d om 
  • HIO
  • check membership
  • pool and rehab
  • cancel appt im
  • return call mp and L and a
  • email d 
  • skype d
  • call c
  • cook dinners
  • clean fridge
  • start one hour ex and r book
  • s work 30 mins
  • HIO

clement ci - day 171 attempting abstinence, 91 from self

I am reminded that i am a sinner, that i want everything MY way, that i come naked with empty hands to God, and that he accepts my empty vessel and fills it with himself--Love Joy Peace Truth Beauty Light. Thank you God!

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. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

:) ci
:) start Instant Boss
:) v task
:) sched
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:-( 11am pa phone mtg, missed
:) sort tasks
:) j task
prj task, skip
:) *unemp
:) * p wrk - invoice
pud norton - tue
pud disk - install - run hd tune, had errors, run again
pud disk install - bill4
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

10:53pm : was off plan for 43min ending at 10:49pm
It's been 0days 00hrs 04min since i last got distracted (online hw shopping).
It's been 0days 00hrs 04min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (43min)
It's been 6days 18hrs 12min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (5hrs 21min, before that 5days abstinence)
It's been 6days 18hrs 12min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (5hrs 21min, before that 5days abstinence)
It's been 6days 18hrs 12min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (5hrs 21min, before that 25 days abstinence).
It's been >35 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 171 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~271 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 12days 04hrs 56min since i last relied on self. (14 days before that)


not gone off plan 3 times.
spend more time with wife.

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)

did 2 MITs today
dinner w/ family
wko w/ son

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


EleanorBE's Tuesday List

Thanks Jalia. I will do my best!

- sort out and write to H and E with dates

- sorth eths. and RA 

- write to all re above

- write to J re above

- read PR for article 

- Write to A re. above

- BOOK G PERFS! ring Fs then get in touch with F if no luck


- reply to P re review of article



Mole's check out

What a treasure you are jalla for starting these threads. And such a lovely prescription for the day!

print out last couple of pages of ms 

7.30 cafe with C and G

9-12 write with poms  

breaks: compost, empty plate rack, put clothes away, make tea, get recycling ready.

Eat healthy meal

*** it is lunch time. I have done absolutely no work. Mantra: be kind to myself. Be kind to myself,. Be kind and cook myself a lovely healthy meal. Be kind and don't judge. Eat and look at the trees and listen to the birds and enjoy the day, and remember to breathe. 

2-3.30 prov with mem. Take container

3.30-6 withL and Co?

po package?


7 pm -8 Skype conference call 

put out rubbish 


bed by 11.