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, 21st May 2013

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

Hoping we can all invent one thing for our future today. 

It's 8:06 pm. I'm committing

It's 8:06 pm. I'm committing to working on my Robotics homework for the next three hours, without wasting anymore time on the computer.

fudoshin: checkin

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


Today I learned the following:

1)I need to have a good mechanical pencil and bring a pen in case of emergencies.

2)I need to start my chrono timer on my watch as soon as I get in the testing room.

Hamlet's checkin

day 4

1. Foy exercise

2. shop for grocery(DONE)

3. utility bills

4. EU FCM reseach

5. start planting

6. qigong

7. contact mona (DONE)

8.  April FS update (Done)

9. go to bank(DONE)

vIC 5/21/13

 Show up (done), exer, plan

You will see it when you believe it. Anything is possible. Grateful. 


Thank you dear Mole for the great starter. Heres to creating great futures!Cool

  • readings
  • tidy
  • laundry
  • accounts
  • pack rehab bag
  • charger and phone
  • call r to pick up letter
  • post
  • email k
  • shop for extra bits for packages
  • get cards and write
  • photocopy form and post 
  • post packages d and g
  • pick up phone
  • call a and d
  • t am
  • groceries
  • dinner
  • r 11 and start 12
  • rehab excercises 


Elvira's Tuesday


  • Margaret re theatre 
  • theatre re tickets
  • Wenta re course
  • Financial advisors
  • DOBs re lunch
  • run dishwasher and tidy kitchen
  • pick up papers from living room floor (dining end)
  • put clothes in washing machine
  • CV
  • find business course
  • Mo's beadwork
  • Wanda's blocking
  • Trim felt

I won't play any games or look at Facebook until I've done at least one in each category completed the housework category.


clement ci - day 192 attempting abstinence, 112 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. 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
:) time log
:) quiet time
:) r task
:) s task
:) t task
:) 11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
:) *capture all * tasks here
:) j task
prj task, skip
:) brk: *kal - 1 hour
:) brk: OK victims cws rcwd
brk: OK rwcs pare down
brk: CWS emergency kids
:) brk: put all assundry firefox tabs in rtm brk todos
brk: pool - 15min x2
:) brk: * busi form added 5/14/2013 - 20min
brk: * renew mbbc - 30min
brk: *record 7:20 fri night - 15 min
brk: new outgoing busi msg
brk: iphone apps
:) h wrk - recommendation - continue - 4hrs
:) *client bos - recom
*pud raid - 4 hrs
g wrk - 4hrs
:) :) :) :) pud disk - new one - 2hrs
pud av i - 5 hours
pud disk - rtn shipping problem - 30 min
pud disk - rtn installed - 30 min
pud disk install - bill4 when done - 15 min

*tx - 4hrs
*nativ - 20 min
pu wrk - iDev - 2hrs
bill client ku wed
kuf wrk - recontact - 15 min
later: ht task
put away clothes
pre-plan tmrw

9:59am :
It's been 0days 20hrs 44min since i last got distracted (14min 1:21-1:35pm 5/20 news).
It's been 1days 00hrs 23min since i last went on an off-plan bender >15min (19min 9:14-9:36pm (3min phone ckin) 5/20 ffs forum; abs his: 4days,3min,1day,6hrs old,new)
It's been 4days 07hrs 42min since i last went on an off-plan bender >1hr (2hrs 1min, 12:16-2:17am 5/17 qtweb; abs his: 13,1,1,5 old-new)
It's been 4days 07hrs 42min since i last went on an off-plan bender >2hrs (2hrs 1min, 12:16-2:17am 5/17 qtweb; abs his: 5,14,8 )
It's been 12days 08hrs 15min since i last went on an off-plan bender >3hrs (3hrs 14min, 11:30pm-02:44am 5/8-9 raid work binge, abs his: 25,14).
It's been 56 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >4hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been >56 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >6hrs (6hrs on 3/25).
It's been 192 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1day
It's been ~292 days since i last went on an off-plan bender >1week
It's been 32days 15hrs 06min since i last relied on self. (abs his: 14)

10:03am : reflection on Day Counts : automatic : Thank God for that!


Trusted in God sooner / more.
Given myself and my will to God thru recovery sooner / more.

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 disk install when faster and better than expected, after going slower and worse than expected last 4 days.
And i got there on time.
And my morning went faster.
And after 2 successes, after returning home, i did not let my feeling of accomplishment make me feel like everything was done and i could just goof off.
I warded off a severe urge to go off plan. 8:30-10:30pm. Gosh it was bad. Strong.
I am looking forward to my meeting tmrw. Chance to have pre-planned, bounded creativity and expression.
Thankful for staying on plan thruout the evening.
Finishing "Bible" series finally (had it on TiVo).

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Mole's check in

Grrr just did this once and it didn't post.

try again.

7 put out rubbish

get bananas from shop

7.30 cafe wit C and G

write to S 

8.30 tidy living room, wash up

9-12 write with poms - pom breaks: compost, tea, very gentle weeding.

Healthy lunch 

send postcards to E and C  

2-3 prov with mem, time to move this forward again 


walk home

depending on weather plant beans or deal with intray

eat healthy meal

make cards for C and B and possibly T 


check in

bed by 11


organised distribution of rrecording, wrote well and tidied 


read this list! I see there are a couple of things I completely forgot. 


T' re-establishing calm and order

C's response to AGK

that the program was okay