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.

wow, i really am an addict.

can't write much now b/c i cut my finger yesterday but this realization is intense and bringing a lot of emotions. even if i had a normal finger i'm not sure i could write about it.

The point is it's time to stop playing games and really apply myself...and it's gonna be really hard fer sure.

thanks for listening

Me too!

Games especially, and they're everywhere! I've had to get rid of all the games off my computer, but there's plenty online. I use leechblock on Firefox so I can't access certain sites during work hours (and I've gotten rid of Internet Explorer so I can't access the sites through that), but you can't specify every potential site with free games on. There's too many of them! Having said that, this strategy has helped. What else has helped is changing my working environment - I've decided working from home just doesn't work for me. What I'd really like is a fundamental change in my personality where I don't have to worry about it, where I just work and do things without having to force myself. But until that time (if it'll ever happen), this is a start.

Hang on in there :-) The realisation that you have a problem is the first step, and a big one.


I use "k9 protection" it's free, and I have a box checked to block games. It has totally worked. I'm constantly disappointed when I click on anything having to do with games. It always comes up blocked.

i'm an addict too

i need to remember in my sane times that the process i use to say close to Higher Power and in his will keeps the addiction at bay, but it is always there, quite ready to receive me back into it.

it's been a hard couple of days for me, addiction-wise.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

addict writing here, too

In the last 3 months my addiction to watching movies online and to surfing has gotten so bad that I couldn't even bear to open the PA site ...Last Thursday I missed the first meeting of a WOW/internet addicts real life meeting. I don't play games and I had begged them to let me come join them in the meeting - and then I forgot to go! I had forgotten til the following Monday that the meeting had already taken place ... filling my time with watching shows and movies online ... gee, I've got one more final exam in 4 weeks to get my MA-degree and I can't even think about all the stuff I should have studied and read by now ... I'm so ashamed of myself, again, but for now I'll keep reading Clement's sentence (see below) to keep me sane.

While writing these sentences I watch old disney cartoon movies - I'm 35, can you believe this? Just because I'm on cold turkey because I've watched ALL winter season shows there are on this planet (Lost, Desperate housewives, Southland, breaking bad, etc. pp, and there are only a few good summer season shows on (I've already watched those, too, of course)

Thank goodness=pro for this website! The fact that I'm somehow back here writing gives me hope and may be a sign that I'll start over again tomorrow. 



"if i feel guilty about my procrastination, i will get LESS done, if i dont feel guilty, i will get MORE done." - Clement


Movies are my addiction too.

Movies are my avenue of avoidance and escape. I watch the same ones over and over again. There, I've said it, admitted it. I've hidden and masked that fact from all till now.

solidarity constance

ikhyf. There is always hope. Always a new start. I have learned that here. Despite being so sure that there was no hope, stepping out in hope has always made things better for me. Thanks to this fellowship of co-recoverers.

Wishing you courage, strength and wisdom.

the touch of the master's hand:

"fall down seven times, get up eight" - japanese proverb

ADHS/ADS - I finally know what's wrong with me!

Thank you Clement for your nice words!

Big step today: I got my dh to put new passwords on the pcs, which made me go to the library to study, which made me not read my study stuff, but stuff on adult ads/adhs.

Gee, I SO have adult ads! In Jan I've been to a psychiatrist and she had diagnosed me with ads (within 20 min ... well, I just talked about how my days had looked for the last 20 years (I'm 35) and she all of a sudden prescribed me Ritalin!

So besides taking Ritalin whenever I've got work to do and stay focussed, I today looked up all there is to know about ads nutrition and bought all the supplements (omega 3 & 6, magnesium, zink, and some more of these lovely things that make ads-brains work better).

I've never felt so comfortable with a diagnosis before - ADS is the key to all my self-loathing, my shortcomings, my procrastination. It's just so sad that it took half a lifetime to realize what is really wrong with me ... but I've just found a book on amazon on that very topic, so I'm going to read this, cry a bit over those wasted decades, take my supplements and my Ritalin, and hope for a life changing next few weeks ... I know that drugs and little bit of omega 3s won't get rid of my life-long habits of procrastination, but I am very very very sure, that this is the start of a new beginning, right?

Note: read threads on ADS in the forums.btw, is there a way to search the forums for keywords?



"if i feel guilty about my procrastination, i will get LESS done, if i dont feel guilty, i will get MORE done." - Clement


2 years later.... Did Ritalin help with your Procrastination??

Hi Constance,

Your post is from 2 years ago -- I'm not sure if you still visit this website frequently -- but I am going to see a doctor tomorrow about the possiblity of me having adult ADHD. I have never been diagnosed or taken drugs for it, but if, as I suspect, the doctor does say I have ADHD (I suspect it is "inattentive type" because I would say I'm not especially hyperactive) he may prescribe me Ritalin or Adderall or Concerta or Welutrin or something.

Did you find that the Ritalin helped you cope with your procrastination? Several months later, are you still taking meds, and are you more in control now?

Thanks for sharing!



ADD, Ritalin

I'm waiting in public system to have my youngest daughter tested to see if she has ADD/ADHD. As a toddler she was very hyperactive (markedly different to her sister). She is now 12 and has learned how to 'sit still' but gets bored extremely easily and I believe she 'internalises' her ADD/ADHD which brings depression. But I also identify in her - Chronic Procrastination.

I have noted Chronic Procrastination in myself since I began to be affected mentally from domestic violence (about 1999). I also identify some ADD symptoms in myself since then: severe lack of concentration and very easily distracted. SO . . . do these combine to develop CP (Chronic Procrastination) or  . . . I don't know . . . I'm confused . . . that was easy! BLAH BLAH.

Eldest daughter, 14, is extremely 'normal' able to take responsibility for herself and be organised at home and at school.