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 25th July 2013

Take your inner critic out for coffee.

Julia Cameron 

@ Mole

I think mine needs 3 doubles. That would shut her up.... ;-) 

Thank you Vic

..I really needed to read your post


Me too!!!

Thanks Vic



(H & J)


thanks, so nice to know I am not alone.!!!grateful

InnerTruth's check-in for Thursday, July 25

I can't get moving today and wasted the whole morning.

Tasks for today:

  1. Build prospect list (2 hours afternoon, 2 hours evening)
  2. Fix computer problems
  3. Shower and wash hair when water comes back on
  4. Wash dishes when water is turned on
  5. Go to work to check schedule and bring tote bag home
  6. Bring clothes over to sister
  7. Mend clothes
  8. Hand wash clothes
  9. Tidy apartment for super to come in
  10. Complete work orders
  11. Throw garbage out
  12. Run
  13. Clean fridge


Vic 7/25/13

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

Boy did I need to read this today, there are no  coincidences:

Keep at It

practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even
when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet.

it takes years for a recovery concept to move from our mind into our
heart and soul. We need to work at recovery behaviors with the
diligence, effort, and repeated practice we applied to self harming 
behaviors. We need to force ourselves to do things even when they don't
feel natural. We need to tell ourselves we care about ourselves and can
take care of ourselves even when we don't believe what we're saying.

We need to do it, and do it, and do it - day after day, year after year.

is unreasonable to expect this new way of life to sink in overnight. We
may have to "act as if" for months, years, before recovery behaviors
become ingrained and natural.

Even after years, we may find ourselves, in times of stress or duress, reverting to old ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

may have layers of feelings we aren't ready to acknowledge until years
into our recovery. That's okay! When it's time, we will.

not give up! It takes time to get self-love into the core of us. It
takes repeated practice. Time and experience. Lessons, lessons, and more

Then, just when we think we've arrived, we find we have more to learn.

That's the joy of recovery. We get to keep learning and growing all of our life!

on taking care of yourself, no matter what. Keep on plugging away at
recovery behaviors, one day at a time. Keep on loving yourself, even
when it doesn't feel natural. Act as if for as long as necessary, even
if that time period feels longer than necessary.

day, it will happen. You will wake up, and find that what you've been
struggling with and working so hard at and forcing yourself to do,
finally feels comfortable. It has hit our soul.

Then, you go on to learn something new and better.

I will plug away at my recovery behaviors, even if they don't feel
natural. I will force myself to go through the motions even if that
feels awkward. I will work at loving myself until I really do.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie


KF mini - check in Thursday 25th July 12:30pm

Today I have already:

  • Had breakfast
  • Shower
  • got to online training on time
  • Sent out invites for a lovely event 

Today I will: 

  • Put washing on
  • Have lunch
  • Hang washing before training starts (eeek)
  • Do second 2  hour online training session.
  • Complete test 92% yipee!
  • Washing in
  • Solicitor/C questions, confirmations
  • MLR update and PL (just do what you can right now)
  • Complete W bank recs
  • Identify W gaps
  • Plan for Silver
  • Finish work at 6.15pm
  • Washing up
  • Empty DW
  • Prepare dinner
  • Do exam for Cert training
  • LoE for Silver
  • Email Silver with instructions. JUST MAKE A START
  • Silver Make a list of info/items needed. inc MLR
  • Silver - Make a start (2 poms) on data entry into x
  • W - Do list of outstanding documents 
  • W - Do 3 follow ups for W outstanding documents

Hypatia's check-in

back after another gap. Procrastinaiton is as bad as ever.  I saw the Occupational Health counsellor this morning, and am going to have 6 sessions of counselling starting mid August.  I didn't realise my husband's death was still affecting me as much as it does 18 months after it happened.

 It's now the school holidays in the UK, so the number of meetings drops.  I have committed to catching up on all my reports by the time the schools go back at the beginning of September.


  • check file for secretary 
  • plan catch-up programme
  • yesterdays reports
  • consultants meeting
  • urgent report
  • clinic returns
  • choose final activity


edge's ci

X Cat plate, food, littler, wipes, medicine,
X Workout
X Update and finalize to dos
Update game of life
Iron clothes
Prep work lunch
Take out trash

Pay electricity bill
Drop off laundry
Buy faisal chocoloate chips
Buy kitchen bin
Buy tissues
Buy dessert

Ask z abt jim birthday
Call vet
Buy my and cat's meds

Cat food, litter, wipes
Give sis some food
Clean bathroom
7pm - neighbor dinner

Check the news
Update proc and game of life

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

edge's updated ci

X Cat plate, food, littler, wipes, medicine,
X Workout
X Shower
X Update and finalize to dos
X Update game of life
X Prep work lunch
X Take out trash

X Ask zeek abt jim birthday
X call vet
X Buy dessert
Buy cat med + food
X Buy my med
X Buy faisal chocoloate chips
X Drop off laundry

X Cat food, litter, wipes, med
Extreme profile
X 7pm - neighbor dinner

X Write
Check the news
X Update proc and game of life

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

clement ci - day 257 attempting abstinence, 177 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:"

  • 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

:) ci
:) start timers
:) v task
:) cL
:) 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
:-( reflection
:-( pre-plan tmrw

3:09pm 7/26 (ie tmrw) : i had a bad end of the day

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



Than,k you dear Mole - my inner critic will want cake and a double espresso!!!!

  • put away brt
  • readings
  • tidy
  • put notes in to AD
  • session 2 
  • session 3
  • journal
  • bank
  • appointment e
  • write e history
  • rehab
  • continue notes ad
  • dinner 

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 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. Take shower

4. Get dressed

5. Fix and eat breakfast

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

7. Go to individual therapy at 10:25

8. Go grocery shopping

9. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

10. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity ling

11. Go to the messies anonymous group at 1:30 p.m.

12. Do some decluttering

13. Eat lunch

14. Cook and eat dinner

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

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

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

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

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check in

Very low on energy at the moment, and even more likely to procrastinate. House a mess, tasks undone, deadline looming. 

7 wake up as a new person  

7.30 cafe with D

9-12 read MS and free write 

healthy meal

1.30-3 Prov with project

walk to town

buy fish, pick up watch

3.30-4.45 F with P. project - finish it

5 -6 practice at St D

7 eat

wash up 



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