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.



 Hey procrastinators! I recently decided I had to get rid of this awful habit and I was hoping to find some kind of online community. Most other forums seemed dead though- and then I ran across this! I am really excited that there is this big of a community of procrastinators online. I was looking through the forums and the ideas people have come up with like bookending sound like they'll be very helpful. I have a hard time being accountable to myself with my work and my parents gave up long ago on me. I am a junior in highschool, and I'm pretty smart and ambitious, but certain tasks (like writing papers, projects) always seem to get left to the very last minute. This didn't become a bad habit until high school, when my work loud increased a lot and I was unprepared. Ever since I started in freshman year, I've had annoying nagging feelings of anxiety and that resulted in procrastination. Part of the problem with the anxiety, though, is that I tend to procrastinate anyway and that causes it. Anyways, I feel like a freak sometimes when compared to my other friend in high school because they seem to be more in control of their lives and aren't always losing sleep b/c leaving schoolwork to the last minute. I guess the sources of my procrastination are from prefectionism, anxiety, getting overwhelmed... that sort of thing. I am adressing the problem of my anxiety with a medication, but the procrastination is still there. So, sorry this was so long, I just wanted to vent a little. Bye


Hi ktgato64,

I am so happy you checked in again. I feel that sense of hope in your posting that we all felt finding this site, and the joy and peace to not being alone and being "understood" and accepted.

I found this site by God's grace while trying to do taxes.(Of course all I ever was told was " nobody likes to do taxes"- that was true but it was here that people really knew what I was saying)  At first, I thought it was a joke. Then I thought, no one could "really" understand- but they did. Then the pro buddy I connected with was "Grace". I think God is trying to tell me I need his grace and this site for this problem.

Also the comments, "You have so much potential....." "I expected so much more from you.." etc., etc. and then the negative messages we send ourselves were the worst.

This program works, be gentle with yourself, you may not be where you want to be , but you are not where you were and you are moving in the right direction.

Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts.

hey ktgato

Welcome to PA.

I think we're in the same boat, you and I. I have always procrastinated, but it got really bad when I started college (i'm a sophmore) least....thats when the anxiety started to be a contributing factor. Perfectionism, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, lost sleep....thats me, too.

There are a few other students here, too. I hope you find this site helpful. :-)


Welcome, ktgato64!

We're glad you found Procrastinators Anonymous (PA)! We hope that the resources and references here will be helpful to you, as well as the community of people who know what it is like to deal with chronic procrastination.

I'm well past my school years but what you are describing sounds very familiar to me and brings back memories from those days. You definitely are not alone in what you are experiencing.

The good news is that the earlier in life that you identify the problem, the better your opportunities to learn the tools to deal with it. You don't want to set high expectations of a quick fix - relearning behaviors can take time. But it can be done and every bit that you learn and use along the way is a victory.

Best wishes for your success!

student here!

hey! i just stumbled into this site. i am a student and finals is coming up in 2 weeks. i am trying really hard to psych myself to get things going on so i can study. but surprise! i can't. i just don't feel the drive doing it.

i've always been like this. doing things the very last minute. i guess i alsways depended on the bursts of creativity or ideas that have no choice but to just get out because you have no choice but to finish a paper or cram for a test. 

just sharing.