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 6th June 2013

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.


Hamlet's checkin

1. workout with jackie (done)

2. Note to AND(done)

3. Note to Andy B


5.cook dinner

6. qigong

7. news for 1 hour

8. note to Phil (done)



katia thursday

list list list

-wash hair
-1 coursera video
-get crap off floor
-transfer contacts to gmail (work on)
-send business e-mail
-make risotto
-try not to sob

other things
-went throw old purse crap and threw stuff out

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 have done today

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

2. Took shower

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

4. Got dressed

5. Prepare and ate breakfast

6. Went to group therapy at 9 a.m.

7. Went to Walmart and bought a microwave

8. Went to get a free cell phone

9. Went to the bus station and got new bus schedules

10. Went to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

11. Went to the library

12. Paid 7th Tradition

Things I will do today

1. Do numbers

2. Read the EA meditations

3. Send part of my Fourth Step to my DA sponsor

4. Send my 11th Step inventory to my OA sponsor

5. Cook and eat dinner

6. Get my medicine ready for the next two weeks

7. Shred materials

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Innertruth's check-in

I need to stop watching TV late at night. I think I stay up to avoid going to sleep because I have such difficulty in going to sleep. It's a vicious cycle.

I'll be working late again tonight and won't be home until 12:30 am. Then I need towind down before I get into bed.

Work for day:

  1. Call Dr. R. office
  2. Call sister about groceries
  3. Print latest version of journal.
  4. Review journal (2 revisions)
  5. email to Claudia
  6. work on resume (if time permits) 
  7. Go for run
  8. Sort through papers for photocopying
  9. Get lunch ready for work

Leave for work between 4:30 & 5 pm and get to work 1/2 hour early

10. Photocopy stuff and mail package

11. Buy groceries after work

12. Wash some dishes when I get home

13. Prepare "to do" list for Friday 


Vic 6/6/13

show up )done), exer, plan

trust and rely and thanks

Hypatia's check-in

already done

  • current LAC report
  • sorting out T

to do got diverted for an hour soritng out other problems in the morning, and then agian in the afternoon to deal with urgent stuff for a colleague on holiday

  • Monday's reports done 1
  • prepare for exhibition
  • emails


KF CI Thurs 6th June 10:45am

Late start, but normal for Thurs. The sun is shining and I plan to actually leave the house at lunch today.

today I have already: 

  • had a good lie-in
  • Breakfast
  • shower 

Today I will:

  • Walk to high street with dry cleaning and coins for post office a lovely walk in the sunshine too.
  • Do work for P (6 poms as available) done 4/6 poms
  • Review and send assignment TODAY IS THE DAY DONE DONE DONE :-)
  • wash up
  • washing in
  • Washing out
  • Have lunch
  • do knee exer


Thanks Mole -that is a great starter and very true!

  • email f re files
  • email g birthday
  • do up questions 
  • think about prob q
  • email g int
  • email file to m
  • call g
  • meet c
  • train
  • do int g evening
  • rehab excercises
  • rest
  • talk m
  • try to start 13 jan
  • 13 feb
  • 13 march
  • continue r chapter edit
  • readings 
  • skype am?
  • HIO



clement ci - day 208 attempting abstinence, 128 from self

From "15 points for a procrastinator to consider when confronted with the urge to go off plan" :

5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day without going off plan, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to go off plan may hit you.

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
:) cl
:) time log
:) quiet time
:-( r task
:-( s task
:-( t task
:-( 11am pa phone mtg
:) sort tasks
:) *capture all * tasks here
:) j task
bill client ku - 30min
*pud raid - 4 hrs
:) pud av i - 5 hours
client bos ask
client hrc jun 30
:) pud df 6/14

brk: print smpl slv
brk: p job, call wed
:) brk: fam ph
:) :) :) :) *brk: *unemp pend
*brk: *dom card
brk: trm r
brk: log c.s.l & j
brk: sw
brk: *kal fafsa w2
brk: crit art
brk: clr flsh
blog legalnotice
client o
*lc sign form

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


remembered that my worth rests in what God thinks of me, what Jesus did for me on the cross, not on my performance, past or present.

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)

i received a renewed conviction that my past failures should not affect my present. Jesus has washed them away in his blood on the cross. They are no more. God does not remember them. As far as the East is to the West, so has God removed my sins from me. I realized today that remembering this fact faith statement will totally eliminate loss of productivity due to guilt, fear, feeling like a failure, and escapism. That's a huge chunk, but not all of it

That i helped the wife.
That i met a great business associate.
that i went to client's office and was successful and efficient.

Clement's Causes of Lost Productivity:

  • (FORGIVENESS CURES) fear of failure
  • (FORGIVENESS CURES) feeling like a failure
  • (FORGIVENESS CURES) escapism
  • getting distracted and not realizing it
  • dopamine deficiency (this is related to fear and dread--same thing?)
the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


riddled's Thursday ToDos

up at 04:00 (unintentionally - I'm always so tired and depressed in the evening that I go to sleep and get up earlier every day :( )
inventory some stuff in my room
bring bicycle to repair shop after work

buy groceries on way back from bicycle repair shop
continue home inventory
tidy up email account
evening routine

Things I'm thankful for:
Could help 2 ppl in train today.
Bicycle repair shop lent me a bicycle while mine is getting repaired. (Really good shop!)

Mole's check in

( it was really because I knew I was going to be out late tonight and didn't want to not check in because I hadn't started a thread, Hypatia. sorry to be confusing - at least this one was June!)

7.30 cafe D discuss weekend logistics

deliver c to T

9-12.30 write with poms. Borders

healthy lunch

2-3.30 memoir/journal, esp re S, cat - and also review C comments 

walk or bus to town - buy fish 

5 -6 St D with D 

6.30 meal with A


check in



much better self discipline with poms

a glimmer of light with methods and turning 


not fallen to book buying temptation. It happened because I was at a loose end in town between two activities. This is regular, so I need to find something clear cut to do in this time.


Joan Ross exhibition, D's coaxing, Meal with A and the reaches of imagination and conversation.



back to the future...

I think you're a bit of ahead of the rest of us Mole - it's Tuesday 4th here in the UK, Smile