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 Everyone,

I'm new to the site, and like some of you, I am a chronic fact, even right now I'm procrastinating and not doing an assignment that is a week late...:( 

 I guess my earliest memories/awareness of being a procrastinator go back to junior high school...when I would turn in my homework late, and I realized I was slower than everybody else at doing things. Now, I am a mother of two small children and recently went back to graduate school last fall at one of the top universities in the country--but even though I am supposedly a "grown up," the problem is much, much worse.

It became apparent to me yesterday when starting a 1500 word essay at was due at 9am, and even though I had known about the paper for an entire week, I waited until the last 6 hours to even START it...The paper was for a course on human behavior, and the only way I was able to motivate myself to get started was to research the topic of ...yes, you guessed it...procrastination. In the course of the research, I thought about the last week...I had failed to turn in a paper on time, and I had to withdraw from a class because I was so behind on the homework, had not done the reading and felt completely lost as the final exam approached...I have never dropped a course before, and I felt so ashamed. I was in tears all week, wondering "why do I keep doing this to myself???  what is wrong with me???...other people have constraints on their life--jobs, kids, illnesses, etc.--but they manage to get things done...why can't I???"

I did finish the essay on procrastination on time (ironically), but in the course of the research I stumbled upon this site...I realize I have a serious problem with serious consequences. And I think I need help and support if I'm going to stop being a disappointment to myself and others. I would like to believe it's possible...but sometimes I fear I'm doomed to this way of being.  I don't want to be, but my periodic efforts to change or "get on top of things" have never succeeded.

So that's it. That's my story. That's why I'm here.

I hope to learn from all of you.



Ann Arbor, MI


Just wanted to take a sec and welcome you to our community, fellowship and support group. I am sure that you will find the help that you need here. This is an awsome group and so very supportive.

Been there done that..... dropped several courses during my college career.....always waiting till the last min to work on projects or assignments. I have alway asked the same questions why do I keep doing it, what is wrong with me ect. And of course I always compare myself to others and why I can not seem to do what they do. I can say with out a doubt this site has helped me more then anything every has.

So with that being said welcome and I look forward to what you can bring to our community as you begin to work towards recovery.  



welcome, SZQ

I had to drop 2 courses last semester because of the same type of was a terrible feeling.

I think you will find some useful tools here. Stick around, this is a great place for support. And everyone "gets it." Cause we're going through the same thing.

Hang in there! 

baby steps

thanks, sammy.  it's good to hear that i'm not alone.

even though i was procrastinating at the time of signing up, it made me feel better, as did your welcome...thank you for taking a moment to write.

since then, i went back to my late assignment and started working on it...i was able to do that just from the encouragement i took away from the act of signing up to this site...

one step at a time i guess...even if baby steps!