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.

For those on PA and other programs - how do you handle feeling paraylzed between them?

I have other habits besides procrastination that I'm working on changing. Underearning is one of them.  Being codependent is another. 

This morning as I'm chugging along, the phone rings. Answering machine picks up, and it's the temporary agency I work the most for.  

Part of me says "call her NOW, you NEED the money."  Another part says "You need the money, but what about the other things you have planned for looking at a STEADY part time/full time job, etc., which you need more. Clarity is the key word today, remember?"  Yet another part says "You have all these other things to get to do today, get busy." 

Am I procrastinating because I'm not calling her back ASAP?  She may want me for something today, she may not. 

I don't expect any of this to be easy since I'm just starting out, but I feel more paralyzed when I question myself than I feel like I'm advancing. 

I found out a few minutes ago that I may not have the house to myself for long. I can never accomplish anything when Mom and Dad are home. I will be gone most of the night tonight, until around 10 PM.  I have to close everything down and restart the computer for an antivirus update.

I feel frustrated and paralyzed right now. 







Hi Theresa!

I think you are right to listen to yourself to decide which way(s) to go.

Being in a couple other programs myself + having a combination of projects going on, often I cannot achieve a noticeable Accomplishment/Completion on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. However, I know I am doing the best I can; each day I am doing at least one Next Right Thing to the best of my ability; I am positioning myself & my activities to make a future day better/easier; and I am having Progress [if] not Perfection.

One of my friends works through a temp agency. Even though he can't take every single job they call him about, he finds it flattering that they continue to think of him and call him. I hope the right job/combination of jobs will come along for you!



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

re: positioning

Thanks Recycler. 

I want to find a blue/gold wigglebutt icon like yours. My sweet girl is mainly those colors. 

I never called the lady from the temporary service. Truthfully I really dislike/hate the jobs they have come up for with me for the past year or so - they are not a good lifestyle and money fit. But now that I know the work so well, the client requests me, and I have gotten way too comfortable. For that and other reasons, I am procrastinating on finding more permanent positions. 

It feels really really odd to be asking myself questions and analyze/consider what to do in light of PA and so forth. 

I HAVE to get taxes done and mailed tomorrow.  They should be easy to do; it's just the doing them - even though I doubt very seriously I'm going to owe money, I dread to find out otherwise. 

I think I'm time debiting now - I should be sleeping. Another side effect from the temporary work, I don't have a regular schedule. I don't self-care very much or very well. I usually get a nap most afternoons, but then I blow it by sleeping too long or staying up late trying to get things done.  

Since I've blabbered on here, I think it's past time I left trying - I'm not getting anywhere or making much sense - and  really head for bed.



Gentlemen, I believe we have much to discuss.
(Robert Lansing as Control, The Equalizer, Trial by Ordeal.)