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.

Monday 21st October 2013

Mollie's check-in

Thanks for the thread-starter, jalla!

To do
-Get moving
-Review PCP records for DD
-Filing for 30 mins
-Find a better name for filing
-Clear off office floor
-Fax/email ltr re: MW
-ID clients to meet w/this week
-Make appts
-Draft something for JF

In progress
-left mssg re: bus for N

-got son showered, dressed & to school
-researched oil to gas heat conversion loans
-emailed landlord
-emailed JB
-emailed EH
-tc w/RA
-emailed NT re: RA
-review clin. aff. re: DD
-Review KB records for DD
-Email KS & AO'C re: DD
-Fix, sign & email motion re: MW

marcelor Monday CI

A bit under the weather but should be able to:

Write 1000 words

Clean up bedroom

Write two emails re interviews

Innertruth's check-in for Mon. Oct. 21

Answer o/s personal emails

Research school

Practice interview

1:30 - 2:15 - Go to store, lunch, get ready for interview

2:15 - 4:15 - Interview and travel time

4:15 - 5:00 - TY note, answer business emails, pay TD & MC bills

5:00 - 6:00 - Run

6:00 - 8:00 - Wash dishes, put away luggage and clothes

8:00 - 11:00 - Laundry, recycling + read one hour of procrastination book

Babarino CI 10.21.13

Have 3 tasks to complete for project one, then will come back here to post rest of list.


Thank you all for being here!!!

noon update:

completed 2 of 3 tasks for project one, need response from someone else to complete third task for project one. Have 8 other projects to work on. Going to grab lunch and then tackle the rest.

brd's monday check-in

Just do SOMETHING at work besides waste time via the internet!  Last week was really bad.


-pay bills

-do bank deposit

-process email inbox for 10 mins 

Vic 10/21/13 ck in

Maintain. basics, exer, plan fol.t.

thanks for staarter jal. pa helps even when on vaca. easier to maintain than start over for me. thx. next 3 on stky n.)done) next 3

@ Unstuck-ing

Thanks for the encouragement. It's certainly mutual! I learn something from every person who shares here.  

I'm not sure this is what everyone else here means by pom's but for me it's shorthand for pomodoro's, one of several helpful techniques I've learned about from PA-ers:

(sorry I don't know how to make that a live link) 

Thanks Angus

Slick clip - it is such a simple but effective idea.  I use a monkey timer:-)  I think I prob stuggle with point 2: drowning out distractions.

Elvira's Monday

Tired and dispirited by all the setbacks Frown


  • Eat
  • Dining room curtains:
    • Wash nets and hang to dry
    • Make space for ladder
    • Drill hole in wall
    • Apply plugs
    • Attach wood to wall
    • Attach curtain rail
    • Fetch curtain from cleaner
    • Hang curtain
  •  Living room curtains
    • hang nets to front bay
    • hang nets to side bays
    • measure & cut wood
    • paint wood
    • mark places for screw holes
    • finish filling hole in wall
    • buy plugs
    • drill holes
    • attach wood to wall
    • attach curtain rail to wood
    • hang curtains

Just keep swimming...

My encouragement to you Elvira!!  I hope you are able to rest and regenerate.

e's back-on-track checkin 10/21'13

I was laid out with a bad cold this weekend and got next to nothing done. However, I am learning to focus on my successes instead of my failures. I did self clean the oven yesterday, and I also made chili. I also bit the bullet and sent off an email to a client even though I was not satisfied with the form I had to attach. The gmail issue seems to have cleared up. This morning I woke up early due to all the sleep this weekend and have some time and willingness to make more progress.

MIT: laundry
safety deposit
hang pics
organize the office
clear up c's bedroom for next weekend

for right now: take medications, teeth, hair, dress, pack lunch and trash

10:30 PM a really solid day. lots accomplished, not to tired, fairly healthy day. Looking forward to tomorrow. before sleep I will check the weather, wash my face and moisturize. gnight

Success is not final, failure is not fatal

Rexroth Check In 07.28

woke very early 4.30 and could not get back to sleep so tired

x Read self help book and think
x Up prayer and reflection
x Check emails and posts
x Plan day and post here
x Throughout day keep time record
x Get ready and go out to see friend at 8.35
x Help friend and return home arriving 12.30 at latest - very difficult and I did my best
x Probably rest in afternoon - found it hard to relax
+ replied to email from friend who is coming up to town re meeting and other matters
+ Read email and attachment form solicitor re buying new flat
x Out 4.45 to voluntary work
x Voluntary work
x Return home 8.45ish
x Write journal
x Prayer and reflection

It is 21.28 and I am very tired and for bed.
Bed and sleep

08.31 all ready to got out day going well

Peace Rexroth

Begin. and begin again...

"And bad mistakes, I'v e made a few..."

Let it go and grow !

Ihave had some lovely family time and time with my 'nephews' which is so precious as they're moving away in a few months :-(

Thanks to Jalla, Mole, Angus and Lennon for your comradeship , examples, honesty and faithfulness - I truly value the part you play in my life.


5x10min bursts from 1430 to 1800 - resp pharm, CVS pharm

 1800 - dinner w L&A

2130 - 0030 5x10min bursts

Bed by 1



PS I've been meaning to ask - what are poms/pomos...?


Sorry, errant dbl post


Many goals before vaca starts at midday Thursday so need to be realistic one day at a time; may HP help me!
  • Morning routines
  • dust and vaccuum family room 
  • clear off kitchen counter progress was made at least
  • remove UPS pkg from car to J
  • leave for work
  • Set up the day at work: E budget, E supportive docs, PN lunch, Board presentation, Crowdfunding mtg 3
  • Print anything needing P sigs
  • Lunch w P finalize E approach, sigs and Board presentation
  • After lunch: Call Re mortgage, cable, RV insurance
  • 400 Maybe mtg V at C?
  • Goody's for jeans 
  • decide mtg; or home to do next things tonight:
  • find the small gas can and clean out 
  • buy fuel for generators
  • unpack generators and study directions
  • try out generators
  • decide where and how to pack them 
  • pack scooter
  • vaccuum truck interior  
  • blitz on one small handful of paper pile 

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Ag check out


My project E colleague was out so no progress on that today. But still it took 12 hours to complete other work and emerging issues of the day, which means I didn't get home in time to do any packing. I can honestly say I did not procrastinate today at work. But i did work-binge and it cost me: when I got home I procrastinated eating for over two hours. Proof that I am powerless, insane, and self willed - desperately in need of a Power Greater than myself to run my show.

"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Findingaway CI

Thank you jalla, that starter is so helpful for me today. I have become aware that much of my depression is over the ethics of my current work. While I do not have resolution, at least I know what is going on for me.

Using this forum in a 'chat box' kind of way, as that is what usually helps most. My goal for today is to finish and deliver the S project, which will take a lot of 'sticking with it'. Also important is a bike ride for exercise and at least one phone call. Other tasks can maybe be postponed so I can focus on MIT.

Wishing everyone here well for the day ahead! Smile

Later: 10.10 am already gone off plan :( (although I did do something productive). Procrastinating on getting showered and dressed prior to MIT.

11.05 am: 15 min burst to at least get started, then will have tea and snack. Starting now

11.40 am: Did 30 mins on S project :), having tea and small break now.

12.00 noon: Break went really fast, will do 2 more x 15 mins, then bike ride, then lunch. Starting now!

12.30 pm: 2x 15 mins done, bike ride now.

2.50 pm: Did bike ride, had lunch, took phone call - but late back from lunch :(. One important phone call, then must keep writing S.

3.50 pm: phone call was successful, have done a little writing but mostly research on S. Must write next - break for 5 mins only now.

5.15 pm: Yay! project S which has been hanging over me for SO long is done! except for a final edit and proofread which I'll do tomorrow morning. Completetion not perfection! Now I can go out to my music practice :)

Thank you all for being here!!

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 a.m. 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. Make an Al-Anon phone call

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

11. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

12. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

13. Go to the 1 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

14. Go to the 1:45 p.m. telephone UA meeting

15. Warm up and eat dinner

16. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone UA meeting 

17. Take shower

18. Get dressed

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

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

21. Go to the 10 p.m. telephone UA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check in

Didn't check in yesterday, but had end on end things to do - no room for procrastination. 

Thank you so much jalla for the starter. I have been battling with something I wish I had not done- and wish I had done something about it much sooner. Time to let it go. And hope it made me grow. 

7.30 cafe poss. emails to S and LM

ring surgery 

9-12 write with poms

eat healthy meal

message to A re rates  

Email cathedral re calendar 

2-3 TLC review for CC

wash up 

Eat healthy meal


pick up 7

7-9 practice

socialise til 10

bed by 11


I am amazed. I did MORE today than was on my list - wrote to S, sent off clarification re electrics, corrected contact list 


got to bed on time 


that I felt so engaged today, that it was cool, for the good company of the band and the good humour, that I had no dead birds to deal with, that the weather was mild, that there was an RM crossword, that I don't have a fracture,