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.


Hi all! I'm Kristen, a freshman at a liberal arts college in the Northeast, and I've been a procrastinator since at least middle school, perhaps before. 

The problem's been getting progressively worse over the years. I used to just put things off until the last minute and stay up late finishing; now they often don't get done until a week after the deadline, which of course makes me feel really lousy. My main problem is with writing assignments—I'm a pretty good writer, but I hold myself to really high standards. They're hard to live up to when it's 3 a.m. and you're blaming yourself for not getting enough sleep again and really just want to be finished and asleep, or save that, unfinished and asleep. In any case, it all creates this cycle of self-blame and guilt and more procrastination (I'm sure you guys are familiar with that). 

I ran across this forum a few months ago and just decided to join when I had spent yet another sleepless night accomplishing what felt like nothing. This community seems like an amazing support system. I just spent an evening in the chatbox, and while I still haven't accomplished most of what I meant to do this evening, it was really nice to know I wasn't the only out there struggling. I know it'll take me a while to work through this, but I know I'll get through it eventually—just trying to figure out how now! :)

I look forward to getting to know you all!

hi again kristen

(i met kristen in chat last night)
the same lateness pattern happened to me: first wait til the last minute, then wait longer than that til it's actually late. Hrm.

Hi standards--yep, same here. We have a saying on this board that i tell myself often: "progress not perfection."

I think you're already on the road to recovery.

welcome :)


Welcome, Kristen!

You're right - this is a wonderfully supportive group. I've been amazingly helped by the people here. You'll find help here, too.

There are some very useful articles on the site to help with studying and writing papers. Have you come across those yet? If you click the Articles button at the top of the page, you'll see all the articles.

I find the check-in board to be very useful, too. I posted some general guidelines on how that works at the top of the board.

You are not alone here. We've all struggled with this same thing. I'm glad you've joined us.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Thanks to both of

Thanks to both of you.

Now if only I can avoid only coming here when I'm actively procrastinating on something else... Somehow, when I'm on top of things, I feel like I'll never have the same problems again—just to see them return as soon as another deadline approaches. 


 Actually, I found that by coming here when I am procrastinating on something else can lead to getting things done. When I read the postings of others I usually find the willingness to move forward on some small thing.  Keep coming back!