Hello, my first post
I just came across this website and something in me said "Today is the day". I've just gotten tired of waiting until the last minute to do everything.
Everything is so cluttered for me (literally and figuratively) that I can never get started. Or I get started and after a few minutes put things down.
I really want to change things around. The quote for the website is so true: "Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried." I'm ready to live.
I hope I can find an in person meeting or even an accountability partner to help me stay on track. I'm a bit afraid of the website because I don't want
to procrastinate coming back on thinking of all the typing to be done, or some other "obstacle". At the same time, I don't want chatting or getting online
to become a diversion from doing something other things offline I know I should do.
Well that's it for me. Thanks to the people who started this site, and have kept it going :-)
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I'll second what others say about the way that this site can be constructive and not just another venue for procrastination. I've found it very helpful to be in the chatbox and 1) tell people what I'm going to do, 2) do it and 3) tell people what I've done.
It helps that pro has put up a sign reminding users that is what the chatbox is for, not simply idle chat... :-)
I've found an immense amount of support here and I am beginning to see some change in my own behavior. I also know that no one is perfect and that from time to time I will have setbacks, but that with the support here I can recover more quickly than when I am all alone.
So glad to see you've decided to get2it! :-)
The Hero's Code:
Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.
it's been difficult to start in-person meetings. We do have our online mtg, did u find it here? That is very helpful to a lot of people.
what u say is very true--one can procrastinate at this site. O the irony. we were just talking about this here http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/1933#comment-28281
But my experience is that the procrastination i do here is very small, compared to what i have done elsewhere. If i spend an hour here, that's a lot, and i've procrastinated for days elsewhere. It's just that this fellowship here is filled with ppl who struggle with the same thing i do and we're all trying to recover together. So there so much anti-procrastination vibe going around, that it's not too much of a temptation to procras here.
To that end, what this site does provide me, and this is huge for me, is that accountability you spoke about. I kno others here feel the same way.
In fact, people who come back and post a second time are more likely to develop a new habit of accountability here, and that has been helping us greatly.
But, i suppose this is a personal decision. You'll have to decide yourself whether it's worth the risk here. We hang out in two primary places, the daily thread for today < http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/forum/6 > and in chat < http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/chatbox >
the touch of the master's hand: http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/1898#comment-27748
"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb
Welcome to this community. I have found that chatting and posting is not a diversion but a funnel that helps me to filter all the diversion that are in my way, it is a place for accountability but on the same hand a place to recover without feeling bad about myself.
Again welcome and "get2it"
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot