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 Vince and I believe I am a procrastinator.

I've been one for as long as I can remember. Until now I was always able to live with it in school since I was bright enough to get good grades while being at the last minute, but now that i'm on my third year in university, it's becoming a real problem. I"m failling half of my classes because I start working too late for my exams and when I actually start I stop pretty fast because I feel discouraged by the amount of stuff I have to learn, so I end up not doing anything, then I feel guilty about it. This guilt is taking a toll on me as of latelly. I'm getting depressed and discouraged because no matter how much I want to change it, when it actually comes the time to act, I don't. I feel like I know what is wrong and I know what I should do but I just don't do it. Is it lazyness? How does one stop being lazy...

With that said, I'm looking forward to knowing you, from what I've read here (while procrastinating of course) it looks like a very respectfull place. 


Oh and sorry for my english, it's not my first language. :-)


Hi Vince

I'm Peregrine, and I've been where you are. I actually changed majors because I was failing in key subjects in my original major.

I'm a newbie and still learning my way around this site as well. I hope we can both find what we're looking for here. I think we will. :)

thank you for your

thank you for your welcome

I don't think I will be using the CI for a couple of weeks since after monday, it's the christmas break and I don't have anything to do. I'll try CI in January!

Hehe.. include me in the

Hehe.. include me in the "getting by" column, because that's exactly
what I do.  It's not working anymore, that's for sure.  Maybe you
should do CI for everything, not just because you have nothing to do. 
There's tons of things I can think that I WANT to get done, but just
never end up doing because there's tons of things that I NEED to do and
avoid them.  This in turn causes me to not do the things I WANT to do
(e.g. work out, learn guitar, learn another language etc. etc.).  I'm
thinking on CI for everything... just as soon as I'm done my exams (see
what I mean by not being able to do the things I want tongue out)

Anyway, just a thought..could help


haha I feel i'm reading myself ;-)

 you are absolutely right about not doing stuff I want (guitar, work out, Italian) because there is stuff I need to do. so I end up doing nothing but meaningless stuff.

Ok enough for tonight I got an exam tomorow

 Good luck with yours

not "getting by" anymore

so, vince, peregrin, sammy, journey, chickadee, and clement (me) -- all the same story. Good grades in school despite procrastination, and hurts us later on. I'm glad we have each other. peregrin just joined. Maybe you should say hi to her--a quick hi w/o procrastinating.

Vince i particularly relate to knowing what to do, and just not being able to do it. After many years, i have concluded it is not laziness. It's more like a handicap. paraplegics can't walk not because they're lazy. They need a wheel chair. This fellowship is that wheelchair. (at least to me :))

I quote kromer in the thread above:

One thing that has really helped me is "microbursting" (described on this site, No matter how scared I am, I can almost always take a tiny step in the right direction, and celebrate that step.

Sometimes i cant get out of bed. So i say, i'll pull the sheets down a bit. Or i'll put my leg over the edge. I make it so simple, so small, that i can do it. It seems to help.


i encourage you to post to the daily check-in thread. Today's is Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dont forget to post your failures.


Vince, I just replied about microbursting in Peregrine's thread, and as I was writing, i decided I should tell you, too. I see Clement got to it before me, though. Great minds think alike! Here is what I told Peregrine:

 Microbursting is a wonderful thing. When I don't feel like working on my projects (i'm a college student, peregrine), I make myself do even a tiny step, like fetching my books from the car, and putting them in the living room with me. Then for my next step, I might move them to the desk in my room, then step 3 read over the requirements. Tiny steps are much less threatening then thinking about the project as a whole.  

Welcome, Vince

Hello and welcome, Vince.

I thought your english was fine. :-)

That sounds just like me. I've been a procrastinator for as long as I can remember. I got great grades all through high school. Now I'm in my second year of college, and my grades have been suffering because of my procrastination. I start projects late, put things off, and make excuses. This is especially bad because I am studying graphic design...which is a highly deadline oriented industry. yikes. I know the guilt and depression you feel, too.

You will find many people just like you here on PA. There are other students here, too.... like myself, Kromer, and Rolzup, just to name a few.

I hope you will use the check in board.... we check in each day and write what we plan to do, then report back on how it went. It is important to report your failures, too! You will find so much support here. 

I hope we hear from you again soon....Happy Thursday! One more day until the weekend!