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.

Friday July 12, 2013

Happy Friday, Everybody!

Step Eleven of PA:

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry it out.

Have a great proactive day!


Smile Laughing Smile Laughing

Feeling can I

Feeling can I get done what I need to get dne before the end of my work day?  Feeling compelled to do almost anything but my paperwork...and yet, here I go for my first post and best of intentions of joining a community of brothers and sisters efforting to move forward in their lives.

1)  m note

2) el note

3) ev note 

4)  c note

5) excel

6) complete 5 more questions on course
  -completed 10 and completed the course!

7) gather J notes from box and consolidate into one folder

8)respond to PD email with a potential date or two


Thanks for creating this space PA! 



Now at home and needing rest for soar throat...


1) 5 minutes stretching

2) 5 minutes journaling

3) climb into bed 


Vic 7/12/13

Show up (done), exer, plan, follow through.

"If you change the way
you think about things, the things you think about ...change."wishing everyone positive changes

Elvira's Friday

Really stressed today at the thought of doing anything at all!

I shall work out what the important things to do are and then work out which I must or can do today.


  • phone IDBus*
  • contact chapter re tea*
  • phone Bettie ditto*  left message, may need to phone again
  • contact Carole to enquire*
  • email Cheryl
  • check re pension
  • look at jobs
  • look up training info
  • hat work
  • run
  • contact financial advisors
  • run dishwasher
  • do accounts



Hazyjane friday ci

Already running late :( as I stayed up til 2am and consequently ignored the alarm...

Make myself a smoothie

get to the thing I need to get to (which I'll be late for)

visit friend in hospital

go to daughter's school to the exhibition they've put on, and admire her work!!! I'm really sad that I didn't make it to this, but the hospital visit took more time than I expected it to (doh!!) and I'm hoping I can still go and see the exhibition on Monday.

get to a free film screening on the other side of London that I booked tickets for, that I really want to see...but where does that leave time for walking the dogs??!!

Take the dogs for a late evening ramble on the Heath Smile Walk round the block instead and to the shop before it closes for milk and chocolate!!! (Yesterday was a bad day for 'healthy eating')

Go to bed EARLY!!!! ish... 1am. Not terrible, considering...

Also, I had to buy cat food and feed my friend's cat, and also, when I went to bed after a day of 'off-plan eating', I STILL kept to my routine of washing my face and flossing my teeth, which is good, so all in all, despite my lateness and disorganisation and dietary relapse, I'm awarding myself 7/10 for my efforts.

It's an inside job...

jays friday 12 july

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

zig ziglar


check bank on line

gym & wash hair

bank - pay money in?

phone calls re buiseness

make bed

plan next week

read on SC

bed earlyish

KF Check in Friday 12th July 09:50am

Today I have already:


  • Had breakfast
  • Had a shower


Today I will:


  • Do work for P (3 poms should be enough)
  • Go for a lovely farm visit with DH


Mole's check in

Thanks for starting the thread today, lennon. As is probably pretty obvious I'm pretty late with my check in - nearly 4pm.  It's been pretty clear what I have had to do when so far - but now I will need self discipline.

bring in washing and air anything still damp 

i want., yes WANT to tidy the living room (less urgent bedroom and kitchen) - although this will be trickier if I have wet clothes everywhere.

I would like to do a ppodcast

i need to think about (and materialise) an evening meal. 

Develop a plan for and take first step towards terrible mess on my desk.



plan week end and check in.

bed by 11





clement ci - day 244 attempting abstinence, 164 from self

I have a strong faith in the bible, especially the New Testament, but that is something that i feel like God has done to me, not something i have done to myself. I guess it could be my brain / sub-conscious operating in a way i can't consciously observe. But i do feel like chose faith, i chose to ask God to build my faith.

My faith has grown thru circumstances, and @riddled's post today, ironically, continues to build it.

I marvel, that me, who reads the bible every day, and who God has been growing faith in every day, can COMPLETELY agree with the statements of a staunch atheist:

...what's really important in life and what's at the core of things. And then I'll try to act accordingly. To listen more often to that inner "voice of reason" that usually already knows what I should do next, instead of doing something that feels easier at the moment.

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:"

  • I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety of relying on God than to get things done.
    • "15 Points" point 5 says:
      5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day relying on God, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to rely on self may hit you.

      My Plan is this:

      1. read "15 Points"
      2. Meditate for 5 min on the attributes of God

start timers
v task
time log
quiet time
r task
s task
t task
11am pa phone mtg
sort tasks
j task
do tasks
put away clothes
abstinence day counts
pre-plan tmrw

When we retire at night, we constructively review our day (BB).
  • Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
  • Do we owe an apology?
  • Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?
  • Were we kind and loving toward all?
  • What could we have done better?
  • Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?
  • Or, were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?

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 touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


riddled's Friday ToDos

Thanks for starting the thread, lennon!
For me as a staunch atheist, mottos featuring God always need quite some translation. So... I'll try to seek through contemplation and meditation to improve my awareness of what's really important in life and what's at the core of things. And then I'll try to act accordingly. To listen more often to that inner "voice of reason" that usually already knows what I should do next, instead of doing something that feels easier at the moment.
I guess the gist is the same... Smile

before work:

get up 04:30
W. report
clear desk (worked on it but did not finish)

after work:

clear desk (finally! I cheated a little and put some papers on another stack, but it will get empty if I juggle it back and forth a few more times...)
pay bill X (did that and, in the process, found a wrong withdrawal. Had to check lots of bank statements, lists of membership fees etc., then wrote email to the responsible person. Everything just seems to generate more work!)
clear window sill (did part of it, did not finish)
H. filing stuff
clean stairs
finally go swimming! (always such a joy!)
unpack swimming bag

Though I didn't finish my list (and won't get much more done today), I have a good conscience because I worked on it all day. And I really needed that swim for my health.

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 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. Go to the 7:30 a.m. telephone OA meeting

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone CLA meeting

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

7. Cook and eat breakfast

8. Take shower

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

10. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

11. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

12. Go to the taped OA meeting

13. Cook and eat dinner

14. Fix dinner

15. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

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

17. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone DA meeting

Thanks for letting me share