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.

Bonjour, I'm Kaa and I'm a procrastinator

Hi fellow procrastinators,

Well it seems I’m not alone, so I’d better join the movement! I’m a journalist from France and I’ve been a chronic procrastinator for as long as I can remember. I procrastinate mostly on my work. The other areas in my life are alright, apart from the times when my poor job performance affects them. It seems like my days at the office are an endless cycle of web-surfing, feeling bad about not working, being late, making excuses, producing sub par work and thinking that I can’t go on like this, web-surfing, worrying about getting fired, worrying about not earning enough money to pay the rent, and web-surfing again.

 I’ve read a lot of books about procrastination, and tried various ways of dealing with it. I have never managed to stick with one of those plans for more than a few days, sometimes hours. I have made some progress in some areas though, but other areas have gotten worse. Right now my main concern is with my writing and testing (I review computer hardware), I’m always late and I’ve been writing less and less, which isn’t good for my finances.

 I think I had never used the word “I” so many times in just two paragraphs before today. Anyway, I’ve been reading this website and now I want to try book-ending, so I thought I’d first share these few words about me :-).

A bientôt !

computer journalism

Kaa - we have much in common. I'm no longer a freelancer - couldn't keep the boat afloat with my procrastination. For me, I think a big part of the problem was the isolation of working from home. I was just plain lonely. It's easier for me to work in an office around other people.

That said, I can surely understand if you don't want to go that route! Bookending helps a lot - partly because it's social. I hope you will try it.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Working at home

Journey, Pro, thanks for the warm welcome !

Pro, I know exactly what you mean. I worked at home a few years ago and the loneliness affected my mood as well as my self-discipline. I now work for a magazine that has an office where I can go, and though I don’t *have* to be there I go there everyday. Otherwise I would probably sleep all day and spend my nights playing online poker until my fingers bled.

Welcome Kaa

"It seems like my days at the office are an endless cycle of web-surfing, feeling bad about not working, being late, making excuses. . . "
That sounds just like me!