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.

What do you tell yourself (in your head) when you are procrastinating?

"Just 'x' more minutes of doing this then I will work on it later!"
25% (24 votes)
"I deserve to take a break now!"
1% (1 vote)
"I got plenty of time to do it later!"
3% (3 votes)
"I don't feel like doing it now!"
21% (20 votes)
"I'm going to do it later, I promise!"
9% (9 votes)
"There's no point in doing it now if I can't do it well!"
1% (1 vote)
"This is more important to do now. That can wait till later!"
2% (2 votes)
a combination of the above
25% (24 votes)
you don't tell yourself anything at all
9% (9 votes)
other
2% (2 votes)
Total votes: 95

Comments

I often am aware of my own procrastinating

I sometimes tell myself "just x more minutes" etc. etc.

But these days when I am procrastinating (like filling out this survey instead of doing my work) I KNOW I am procrastinating. In the case of this survey, it is partically justifiable because being a part of a community and dealing with procrastination is important for me, but when I play video games or watch YouTube videos, etc. I KNOW I am procrastinating, and I tell myself: "You lazy, no-good f*****r. Why the h**** are you doing this instead of doing your work?????"

But ultimately, I usually ignore that voice and keep procrastinating.

Doesn't anyone else do that? Is it just me??

me to

I do this all the time.  I make every excuse in the book, but I know their all BS.  I admit to myself that I shouldn't be procrastinating, but I still keep procrastinating anyway.  I think that sometimes knowing I'm procrastinating just makes it worse because it gives me one more negative emotion to try and escape from.

But I was thinking, as I was writing this post that maybe subconciously, I am making an excuse without realizing it or vocalizing it in my head.  Maybee I am saying "Don't even bother trying not to procrastinate, you can't help it" or "I already made up my mind that I'm going to procrastinate, and even though I know it's wrong, I'm gonna procrastinate anyway G-D-it!"  

Sometimes my brain probably just tells itself "it's not that big of a deal," but no matter what other subconsious excuses go along with it, I think I am always saying, "I know what I'm doing is stupid, wrong, and will only bring me sorrow, but at least I'm being honest about that!"

::raises hand:: i totally do

::raises hand:: i totally do that.

then i find i become defensive against that nagging voice and keep telling myself i still cant do the task required. self-resistance lol.