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.

Wednesday 25th September 2013

 show up(, done)basics,

show up(, done)basics, plan, use tools that help

thx jalla, cute starter.

Peace with the Past
Even God cannot change the past.

Today, I will begin being grateful for my past. I cannot change what happened, but I can transform the past by owning my power, now, to accept, heal, and learn from it.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 

tiptree CI

[ ] shave/shower
[ ] diagnose authorization bug
[ ] read search code
[ ] clean office
[ ] practice guitar
[ ] exercise
[ ] read 50 pp.
[ ] quality time w/ kids
[ ] meditate
[ ] wash dishes
[ ] implement fix for q. issue
[ ] complete training and vit. task
[ ] review budget/bills - plan for property taxes, etc.
[ ] consolidate bookshelves
[ ] walk dog
[ ] finish DVD
[ ] review open issues - create spreadsheet
[ ] pick at least 10 items to cull or sell

InnerTruth's noon hour check-in

Noon to 1 pm - Read P book

1- 1:30 pm - Call Dr. T., vol coord, ME ESL contact, confirm GTA Tory, update pay as you go Spent too long updating pay as you go. What a nightmare!

1:30 pm - 3 pm - Article ideas

3 - 4 - Run and snack

4 - 5 - Article ideas

5 - 5:30 - Get ready, go to sister's, buy book at Indigo

6 - 8 - Meeting

9 - 10 - Pick up and complete word order, wash dishes and kitchen floor

Make up task list for Thursday.




kromer 10:30 CI

Today I need to:
Check/set up pl

Work on genomics spreadsheet
Deal w/ at least half of R8 m
Get mirna sequence files (working on this now)
Submit mm10 alignments (working on this now)
Microburst lab mtg presentation (will do this soon)
Start pl counts

Agnus CI

Good morning! Thanks Jalla for the starter reminder. I do believe God's will for me today is to live serenely in grace, "taking, as You do, this broken world as it is (myself included) and not as I would have it, trusting that You will make all things right as I surrender myself to You...." (Serenity Prayer, long version). My best guess at Today's plan:


  • DONE Ask C to print and mail ltr
  • DONE Be on time for 930 mtg
  • DONE Sked any follow ups from 930 mtg
  • DONE Attend open house
  • Training mandate
  • Pre-retreat docs
  • Maybe webinar if time
  • Conference sponsors
  • DRM software comps
  • Shop for retreat
  • DONE Rest tonight


Wednesday afternoon

  • readings
  • tidy
  • HO f
  • email m spreadsheet
  • laundry
  • call DD re fri appt
  • fs
  • get ready L visit
  • do refs L
  • start photcopying if time L
  • plan tomorrow 
  • pool rehab
  • rest
  • dinner
  • make list of missing journals
  • research js
  • talk m about contaxting C at B
  • rehab excercises
  • HIO 

Lucky CI

I had the horrors this morning when I found the site wasn't working. Went to the phone bridge for the first time ever and found out there's an alternative URL to use if that happens: (those are small letter 'o's not zeroes)

I'm saving this somewhere off the site in case it happens again!

I'm making an innovation today - 'Often Tasks'. These are like daily tasks except you don't HAVE to do ALL of them daily (because I tend to get overwhelmed and rebellious if I give myself a list of compulsory daily tasks.) I'll be keeping track of which ones I do each day, and when I last did them.

CI :)

Arrange meeting with school :)

Call universities re proofing

Check testimonial process on :)

Contact clients re testimonials :)

Sort new payment process for website


Often Tasks

Last Done

Rest (self-maintenance/axe-sharpening)




Spiritual time (inc KR meditation)


Project Collie


Email (& social media?)




Shiva Nata


Home maintenance


Brush teeth & change AM


Brush teeth & change PM



The ’3Ts’ aka ’Timed Task Tomorrow’ method - 3 questions before doing something online:
Is it Timed (set a timer)? Is it a Task? If it's a sudden impulse, can I act on it Tomorrow?

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. Take shower

4. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone UA meeting

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

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

7. Cook and eat breakfast

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Get dressed

10. Go to my mom's apartment

11. Go to the stores 

12. Put groceries away

13. Do numbers

14. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

15. Eat dinner

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

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

I admit that I am

I admit that I am powerless over my procrastination and debt and that my life had become unmanageable.  I came to believe that a Power greater than myself could restore me to sanity and I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God. I humbly ask God to remove my shortcomings. I pray constantly and unceasingly only for knowledge of God's will for me today and the power to carry that out.  

Its not about the tasks - its about listening to the moment and going with the flow of the spirit - today.

Its not about the money, its about listening to the simplicity of need and contentment - today.


Just about to head off to work, last day of 8 with four days off. I'm exhausted and its been very stressful. Also just got some bad news wrt family member being sick. I'm disappointed in myself wrt my study. So thanks Jolla for the reminder for kindness. Have a great day everyone.

EleanorBE's Wednesday List

Thanks Jalia - I will try! Feel like I was beating myself up a fair bit yesterday!

Weds goes like this:

Go to work

Go through ppt for E session

Run E session 

Find my appraisal stuff, send to N

Write new objectives - didn't have time


Do cut for SL - didn't have time

Stay in office for 2nd and 3rd yrs 

Look up when next TandL meeting is

Send message to J re rooms, and date to plan T and L meeting


Mole's check in

Just saying hello to myself ( thanks jalla for suggesting kindness) when I come and check in tomorrow because tonight it is too late and I must get to bed.

okay, now its really Wednesday.

9-12 work on writing. Try new strategies - possibilities: recording, GOTD, whiteboard, 3 month plan, book of images, re-read notes. Get back to poms.

Healthy lunch

thankyou to S and J - deliver 

1.30-3.30 prov with project

buy veggies

find out about workshop 

progress travel: email R, do costing, break down plan 

5 -6.30 walk w C? Or Friday?

Eat healthy meal


check in

bed by 11