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.

I am running out of strategies

I haven't been here for a few days, maybe a week? I am just about to throw my hands up in the air and declare the war lost with procrastination. I can't find a way to move. My days go by and nothing happens, except life maintenance, sort of. I have admitted that I have a procrastination problem that I simply cannot solve. I cannot deal with this. Now what?

Thanks (re: running out of strategies)

Thank you so much for all your kind words. The thing is, I have been procrastinating almost all my life, and it has cost me so much, and I feel like, geez, enough already?!!! I do feel a bit better now, venting is good that way :-)

Everyone here is an inspiration, really. Thanks again.

Don't give up! Surrender

Surrender is quite different from giving up!  Sometimes throwing up your hands is the moment before things turn around. 

Although we don't talk about the 12 steps per se here, they have worked for me.  I have to surrender to a Power Greater Than Myself.  I know I can't change me.  I'm the problem.  And I know that I have to stay in the moment.  I have to live right where I am, this moment, and not project into the future.



I have so been there! I know that it is worse when I am in full blown depression: it is hard to even get into the shower those days. But one thing that reaaaally helps is to find something, anything at all, to praise in myself. If you get out of bed in the morning, pat yourself on the back: there is enormous power in telling yourself you are doing a good job. Hang in there, and keep coming back: you have taken step 1 again: you are admitting you are powerless over your procrastination. Think about step 2. The key to all 12 step programs are the steps. They aren't easy to do, but they make all the difference.

Keep on fighting the good fight

You are strong -- just think how you have been able to perservere for so long in spite of the struggle. Allow yourself to feel the frustration; eventually it will prompt you to action. Commend yourself for not blunting the pain or zoning out. ONE DAY AT A TIME. Only think about this one day today and what you can do to feel better today.
Hang in there. You are not alone in this battle, believe me!!!

don't give up kaoba!

Keep coming back here.  Is it possible to see a therapist?


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” - Stephen Covey