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.

"Isn't It About Time?: How to Overcome Procrastination and Get on with Your Life" Andrea Perry

I've just ordered this one as well as the Rita Emmett - it looks good.

Here's the address (sorry - forgotten how to do links). I had a look inside and it rings all my procrastination bells - putting off completion (I do the classic 98% and stop thing), time bingeing (by a different name), finding other things that 'need' doing etc etc. I like the format as well - clearly laid out and simply stated, without being simplistic.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1903269032/ref=ord_cart_shr/202...

looking forward to your book reviews!

I haven't heard of "Isn't it About Time?". Let us know what it's like!

I hadn't either

Until today. Ironically, for a procrastinator (sorry 'ex-procrastinator'*) I want to read it NOOOOWWWW! LOL!

*I took the word 'procrastinator' out of my profile some time ago because I felt I was labelling myself and almost ~expecting~ to live up to the name (which I suspect is actually part of what I was up to today). I noticed in the Perry book she advocates that you stop calling yourself a procrastinator - it's not a personality defect, it's something that can change.

I realise now (now that the 12 steps stuff has been discussed a little here) that the profile was modelled on the AA thing where people finally admit to being a (whatever - in our case a procrastinator) - at least I think that's what was intended (was it?). I'm not sure how much that helps me and how much it hinders. I think that usually it hinders, but I just need to remind myself from time to time that I can and do fall back into old unhelpful patterns of behaviour from time to time.

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I agree

I read that book a few yrs ago. Quite insightful:)

That's the one thing about 12 steps that conflicts w/me. So I say I'm a 'recovering procrastinator' if I have to say it. And I do plan on being able to say a 'recovered procrastinator'.

I was thinking about that too

I already wanted to ask the question if it is good to call yourself a procrastinator if you want to stop being one. I guess, you have to realize what your problem is but then you should stop labelling yourself otherwise you don't have a chance to delete this program.

My feelings exactly

I guess the idea is that you fess up to it first, because if you don't admit you have the problem there's no incentive/reason to solve it - but then once I've done that I want to leave it behind.

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