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 14th March 2014

OneDayOrDayOne: day 1: 8:05 pm

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome. 


My commitment is the following:

30 minutes of exercise at least everyday until I am done with my running plan (35 days or shorter), comprised of the following

1) a segment of my running plan, if there is one for that day

2) any combination of the following in order to get to 30 minutes:

* walking, running, swimming, dance class, aerobics, sculpting class, yoga, biking

The idea is to get out there.

Why am I doing this:

  1.  I get massive migraine headaches, whenever I don't exercise.  I don't know why I have a neurological problem, such that exercise is the only thing that makes me feel better physically and emotionally.
  2. I like to feel lighter on my feet. People are staring at me, looking at me all the time wherever I go, and I want to look good at work, at school, standing waiting for the bus.
  3. I do a lot of standing around, b/c I have to take a bus or go to class etc. and I want to have the confidence in myself that I will invest in myself by doing exercise that day.
  4. I don't want to be the fat person at work or class or in a social setting.
  5. Exercise, particularly running, makes me feel more confident and comfortable in my body.  It's the only way I gain sanity and mental concentration sometimes.
  6. I get massive headaches, when I don't exercise.
  7. I would like to be attractive; I don't want to feel self-conscious whenever someone attractive is staring at me.
  8. I have athletic goals.  I have two running programs, one for beginning running, and I have another one for running for a straight 30 minutes.  I want to get through these programs.  I have a goal to one day run the Hawaii marathon.  But first I'd like to do a half-marathon (preferably the Disney one) just to experience it, b/c I just skipped to the marathon.
  9. Running helps me to feel motivated in other areas of my life, whether I'm sitting in a chair programming or I'm translating Latin.


  • I will not allow myself to burn out by over-training.  I will stick to the plan. 
  • If I'm physically incapable of running, I will walk or cross-train, but I have to check in here, if I'm going to alter my plan.
  • I will brush and floss my teeth nightly because for some reason it helps.
  • I need to prepare for bed at least 8 hours before I need to wake up, b/c sleep enables me to run.


Hjf2bme check in 3/14/14

Oh, lord, here I am again...back in awareness that I am powerless over my compulsive procrastination habit! Why?  Fear of failure? The great unknown? What will there be after I have done everything I need to do? As if I will ever have it all done! Well, here I go...

seizing the moment...while I am able...

it is 8pm...

I will start in one corner, and decide what to throw, keep, donate, sell...

God Help me! Your will, not mine!

Need to go to he bathroom and start a load of laundry first...

ready or not, here I go! 

8:15 got the laundry in and put 3 garbage cans in the dishwasher to clean...after unloading the dishwasher...

now, I am out of breath!

I forget that I was very physically sick late last night and very sore this am...

no wonder I have no energy!

and all those stairs! Geez! I am not that old! Maybe I ought to take care of my asthma?

so, I will take a rest and see if I can get back to my room in a bit...God, please help me! Your will, not mine! 

Friday afternoon

Still feeling yuk with this flu

  • skype g and meet baby r!!
  • fix skype
  • skype g again 
  • tidy
  • fls
  • readings
  • meditation
  • NB
  • diary
  • log
  • look up e address
  • post m letter
  • finish dm writing
  • call l 
  • call a?
  • call s
  • excel look at 
  • find missing rs
  • email N back
  • look at c emails
  • decide if going to go L
  • email d
  • go to rehab
  • letter in to e
  • go to gs statement  home
  • late dinner
  • hang picture
  • pack rehab bag
  • rehab excer cises
  • wear splint
  • HIO


KF Check in Fri 14th March 13:00

Today I have already: 

  • Got up at a good hour
  • Had breakfast
  • did some project study
  • had a shower
  • got to my appt on time
  • Put washing on
Today I will...
Work stuff: 
  • Spend 15 mins working out if I can work out Qs on PDS
  • IF NO start email to P re: queries
  • Spend another 15 seeing if I have info for accounts mapping
  • IF YES then prepare a list of mapping for accounts used
  • IF NO then email P requesting mapping or convo re: mapping
  • Spend 30 mins on SD getting debtors to look how I think it should
  • Email SD to say pls start entering invs and and payments (give 3 peices of guidance)
  • Arrange to visit either next week or week after to collect paperwork and go over how payments is going.
  • Do 2/3 poms on LP
  • Email LP to say hi and give progress (CC Paul)
  • Finish at 5.30
Home Stuff:
  • Hang washing
  • Wash up
  • Start dinner early
Me stuff: 
  • Go for a walk
  • Have lunch
  • reflect on the good things you've done and one thing you might do better

@ Mama Cat

Solidarity to you. We are here to the best of our ability to support you in your journey.

Mama_Cat's picture

Good morning!

I am reviewing a three-day course today that I have done in the past, and which is just about the only thing I've ever done which -- if I'm really in a rut -- gets me to of my own way and back into action.

After having my son over two years ago, my participation in this forum has dwindled down from a pretty consistent level of participation to practically nothing.

However, my disease is still alive and well, and it is clear -- as I try to get out of my own way -- that fellowship and accepting my powerless over this avoid ant compulsion would STILL make a huge difference.

Wish me luck today. I so have a tremendous desire to transform this sad, stuck state I've been in.

G-d, make me willing. Take me as I am, and help me humble myself to let in the more that is out there for me -- the more that you wish for me to be.


Yours in fellowship -


"[People] need to be connected to each other. Courage comes out of relationship; it doesn’t come out of willpower." Peter Block, author of Servant Leadership: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest.

@Mama Cat



My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone meeting, and my life.

I want to thank jalla for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:55 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 CLA meeting

6. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone UA meeting

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

8. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

9. Call Wellcare to find out what they pay for diabetic supplies

10. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

11. Go to see the doctor 

12. Go to the 5 p.m. telephone OA meeting

13. Cook and eat dinner

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

15. Go to the 7:40 p.m. telephone CLA activity line

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

17. Go to the 8 p.m. online EA meeting

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

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

Thanks for letting me share