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.

Thank You!

I just wanted to write to say thank you.  I found this website at the weekend (while I was avoiding doing something else no doubt!)

I realised that I actually do have a "recognised" condition and it's not some personality kwirk.  Since Monday I have done more work than I did in the previous 3 weeks and I have organised myself beyond recognition (well.....nearly Wink )

I have read lots and lots of books about fulfilling your potential etc etc but it never dawned on me that it was my tendancy to procrastinate that was holding me back rather than not understanding how to move forward.

I have been like this since I became a teenager.  Maybe it was a fear of failure that made me pull back from getting homework etc done on time or studying for exams.  Most of the time I got good enough marks to keep the charade up but that actually made it worse because then I couldn't turn around and do the thing on time, even if I wanted to, it was all an ego thing.

Now I'm self employed and very good at what I do with enough work to keep me going for months but I always make excuses not to do it.  I do just enough to keep my clients happy and give a great service when I do actually get my head down but it has come to the stage where they know what I'm like and accept no incentive to change there either.  One of the main excuses I use is "what if I do it all and run out of work".  I know that's not going to happen.  I have 1 project that's waiting for me to start it since last July!!

Just knowing that this site is here is helping me enormously when I start to "wander".

Thanks Pro!

same school situation

i was the same way in school. procrastinate on homework, projects and studying, then cram at the end. Enuf to do well, but not as well as i was capable of. University was worse for me. There was too much work to just cram. My grades suffered. Still, i had like a 3.2 GPA. Could have been higher w/o the procrastination.

As Jo said, welcome to the club.

welcome vbusy!

You will find kindred spirits here. I can definitely identify with the fear of running out of stuff to do. It's a completely unrealistic fear and would never happen in a million years but still I feel that way.


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