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 16th October 2013

@ Angus

Solidarity to you also. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I hope you are able to see a way out  of your anxiety in order to do what you need to do. Please remember to do the little things to take care of yourself if you can.

And yes, we can start a new 24 hours anytime we like. No matter how many times we have repeated bad habits (in my case) the next period of time always has the capacity to be better through our actions. I forget this so often, but it's really central to forgivness of past actions. It's hope.

thanks kf

so true  - thanks for the encouraging word. mutual hugs.

Agnus checking in, by a thread

I'm in a fresh batch of fear about my husband's poor health, and grieving my Mom who died in January (sympathy, knitfisher).  :(( Last night sleep was short and troubled, ending in anxiety so bad that I blew off sponsor and sponsee calls in the morning - a poor choice that made me feel worse. After prayer and meditation I was able to tackle some work and make amends to my sponsee. Kept meaning to check in here but didn't; that kind of day.

But as I've learned here in PA, I'll not stare at the place I fell any longer but rather pick up, dust off and try again. I can start a new 24 hours anytime. So here goes:


  • check tomorrow's schedule and decide where to work
  • drop a couple paste-ups into P program design
  • rough out a P budget
  • set out clothes for tomorrow
  • wash, brush, med and bed


  • 6am wakeup, knee prayers
  • feed TJ and me
  • prayer, study, meditation (which might alter the rest of this plan)
  • PA check-in
  • 7am walk and call sponsor
  • shower and dress
  • finish the RFI response and get approval; send it off
  • blitz on P, Part A
  • break, miniwalk
  • blitz on P, Part B
  • break, lunch
  • straighten out paypal account
  • set up monthly PA donations
  • draft a realistic time budget to complete P and E narratives by Friday 

@ knitfisher

Hi Knitfisher- Just wanted to say I hope you have had a good day and that it sounds like you have alot of difficulties to deal with at the moment. Thinking of you and standing in solidarity with you. I hope that you are taking extra good care of yourself . Solidarity, Hugs, Jallaxo

@ Jalla

Thanks. I cannot blame my current lack of forward motion on my mum's death, I had these problems long before her illness. If nothing else losing her has brought other things into a bit more focus, but I still striuggle to hold onto that clarity when I find myself overwhelmed by my feelings and I retreat into the safety of doing nothing.

@ knitfisher


katia CI Wednesday

-Finish 1 part of Opt 242 HW
-Finish another part of Opt 242 HW
-email 242 Professor
-respond to private messages
-two more programming videos
-possibly one chunk of AME textbook
-call Dave B
-call mechanic
-call fin aid guy
-Perkins loan entrance counseling
-facebook J about party favors
-schedule for tomorrow

Extra stuff
-wrote letter for party location
-signed Perkins loan MPN

Mollie's check-in

Schedule mtg w/DD
Call MR re: objection; LM
Work on OOD re: more time w/N
Figure out RTL path
File invoices
Draft email to KS re: MW
Draft email to KS re: DD; partially drafted
Draft email to KS re: MM; partially drafted
Email Dr. S re: MM followup
Call Dr. A re: MM
Call JD re: JA
Request RB records
Decline new case
Call LS re: MM cons.
Send belated b'day ecard to HC
Print UA timesheets
Email MH folks re: mtg
Figure out $ re: oil to gas
Call JMC re: mtg tonite
Draft letter to KS re: MW

It seems almost impossible that even though I feel like I've mostly been working, and really can't point to much non-work I've done, I've still only put in 2.5 billable hours & it's 1:15pm. I need to leave in 15 mins to pick up son. Feeling somewhat discouraged & wanting to take a break. Might as well do a couple non-billable tasks that I'm not resistant to.

KF check in 16th Oct 11:00 am

Closed my last check in by accident. Luckily it was mainly prose I lost, not tasks. I am not doing so well today. My internal drive to do things is better this week, but still pretty weak. I am easily distracted and was very emotional on the weekend about underearning and under performing (what level I am 'under' is likely to be quite another story I think)

Mum is in my thoughts this week too.  It's been a fortnight since her house was sold, her birthday was Monday and today it is 9 months since she passed away. I keep with me the spirit of her and what she taught me, although I must also acknoweldge the effect her own troubles have had on my life.

Today I have: 

  • Got out of bed before DH left (just)
  • Had a good breakfast
  • watched a good TED talk
Today I will:
  • Put some washing on
  • Dry washing
  • Do washing up
  • Empty DW
  • Phone meeting at 12.30 BST
  • Do D figures work for A
  • Do L work for P
  • Do remaining W work for P
  • GO FOR A WALK - pick a direction and walk. This is for your health.
  • What's for dinner?
  • Smile because every single minute of work you do is better than none. Every day you fight this battle, and every day you will be building the belief that you can overcome and be happy.

@ Mole

Dear Mole. I hope your eyes get better soon. That sounds very painful! Rest dear friend and take extra good care of yourself. xo


  • readings
  • diary
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • call DD
  • reply a
  • edit hardcopy 4 pomos(1,2,3,4567)
  • put in edits 1,2,3,4
  • find missing refs table and stats (1,2)
  • fix table 3(1)
  • check all refs(1,2,3,4)
  • check bibliography against hardcopy(1,2,3)
  • add in edits to bibliography
  • fix r refs number them
  • find ref a and check quote m
  • final edit and format fix comp
  • find  outstanding refs
  • name

  • write email N 
  • reply email c
  • reply email n
  • reply email a
  • print dom report
  • print train ticket
  • accounts
  • write letter SI
  • reply text c
  • write letter hosp 
  • ms
  • dinner
  • rehab excercises
  • call D,a,L
  • HIO

Rexroth Check In 08.27

Woke early still with some sort of cold which has lasted for weeks

x Prayer and reflection
x Make and post this list
x Check emails and posts
Out food shopping - I needed to stay in for builders who phoned in the morning to do some much overdue work and I wanted them to get it done so did not get any shopping
x Deal with post if any comes
x Do not overeat
x Tidy up stuff from last few days
x Catch up with self development writing
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection

Also spoke with a friend on the phone for a long time and arranged to meet with a friend next week to do some work for him - the work is long overdue but it was not me who was putting it off

Bed and sleep

10.39 and I've cleared up and cleaned up, phoned landlords about repair, checked on camera repair and am so tired I can hardly stand up. Am now going to rest and then see what to do next.

21.34 It is early and I am very tired so will go to bed shortly.

Peace Rexroth

Findingaway CI

I am getting angry about things and using that as an excuse not to get on with what needs to be done. Ask HP to help me release anger and move on.

Marcelor Wednesday CI

up, shower and get dressed before 8 am call

8 am call
call was a lot tougher than i expected. i choose to see the positives in this.

mail proof of insurance

email T to thank her

email D to see if she will be in the office tomorrow


get ready for B on Thursday

Mole's check in

grr just lost my whole check in

thanks so much for thread starting - jalla. I feel as if I am not pulling my weight. Viewing the world through red slits still.

9-12 write with poms - use first bit for review and plan CC, S and morning. Close eyes in pom breaks

healthy lunch

close eyes 30 mins

walk to town via E make list

go to imperial for Zafon and King

3 appt with S


rest eyes

prep dates for meeting

5.45 K will pick me up

6-7.30 meeting

eat with K?


check in

bed by 11.




Lucky CI

Thanks for the threadstarter, jalla <3

Send V energy :)

Spiritual time :)

Exercise :)

Get ready AM :)

See N re money - tried, he was out

Either go to Roy's for flu shot or reschedule :)

To E's or email :)

Work on website and/or jewellery :)

Email, forums etc :)

Freecycle - bike lock, airer, hair clippers - part done

Play :)

Rest :)

Housework - washing up, tidying if time

Get ready for bed

Planning time :)

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 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. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 8:30 telephone UA meeting

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

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

8. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone UA meeting

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

10. Take shower

11. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

12. Go to the 12 noon telephone Al-Anon meeting

13. Go to the 1:30 p.m. telephone UA meeting

14. Warm up and eat dinner

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

16. Get dressed

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

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

19. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share


dint forget ktj leaving 

deliver docs n

more list later