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'm new here, very excited to be with people who "get it". I'm an uber-procrastinator who's taken the art to a whole new level. I live in my head where the intention of doing stuff takes the place of actually doing it. 

 I'm as usual running behind, so I'll post this note and get back later today. If I placed this comment in the wrong spot, my apologies in advance.

 FYI, I got a huge psychic boost reading some of the posts, along with the actions people are taking to deal with this. I just ordered the Mallinger book dealing with perfectionism (for me it's, If I can't do it perfectly then screw it). I'm going to be taking steps to deal with it, and am looking forward to sharing with others.

Thanks to the people (especially Pro) for making this site possible. Talk with you soon! 

pro's CI - 11:30am

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Welcome Mudcat

I am still newbe but I have found this group and site awsome and a God send. Good luck and look forward to seeing you on-line. I live in my head as well.


welcome, mudcat314

I moved your "hello" message over to the "introductions" board so it wouldn't get lost in the day thread.

Welcome! Glad you are here. There's a lot of info on the site that can help. Click the Articles button for tips and tricks. The check-in board has info on how to use this tool at the top.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

glad you are here :)

Hi Mudcat!

Welcome! Keep coming back! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Welcome Mudcat!

Glad you found the site - there are few people "offline" who take this dilemma seriously, and understand the problems it can cause.  Everyone here knows it all too well, and are warm and supportive.  If you're free on Sunday afternoons (depending on your time zone), come join us for an online meeting, conducted in the traditional 12-step manner.


I'll certainly try to do

I'll certainly try to do that. I belong to another 12 step program but for where I'm at this is the issue that is really messing me up. Procrastination is keeping from making and/or strengthening relationships in my life, getting work done at work, at home, everywhere. It's sucked everything out of "me"; I know I need to act differently but I've lost motivation to act in every aspect of my life. This is a horrible way to live.

 I do have commitments this afternoon (Sunday) so I don't know if I'll be able to join for long, but I'll certainly stop by for as long as possible.



 Welocme! Thanks for sharing! your comment about living in your head taking the place of actually doing the actions really resonates with me:. I feel that if I have expended so much energy thinking about something that should suffice for actually doing it. Ie, my thesis practicum, decluttering, the last pot or pan.... You summed it up perfectly for me! I never thought of it that way before: please come back and post again!




Thanks for the kind comments! I'll be stopping by and posting regularly. I'm feeling very raw right now. I've got issues at work that are coming home to roost plus the weight of a lifetime of procrastination and the attendant guilt and shame that goes along with it. Will try to keep the bleeding down to a minimum! :) 

Hi from Convalaria

 Issues at work coming home to roost is what I am facing at work as well.   Today is the day or at least one of them.  I am also familiar with the guilt and the SHAME.  Although I have not even fully prepared for the day or afternoon and am feeling quite anxious I relate to your statement about keeping the bleeding down to a mininmum.  Our HP, (whatever HP means to us) will allow us to face the consequences and the aftermath of the consequences with couraage, serenity and maybe some wisdom.

"Recovery from procrastination means doing what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it."