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.

High functioning procrastinator =(

Hi, I'm new to the forums but long time procrastinator.

Let me first introduce myself.  People would say that I'm high functioning as I'm a junior doctor in my early 20's, intelligent and gets along well with people.

What people dont know is that i waste SO MUCH time doing pointless things such as playing online games, reading comics, watching youtube videos etc.  I would be surprised if I spent more than 20% of my available "study" time during medical school studying! Examples would be spending the ENTIRE day online playing some stupid flash game.

Even though I'm in a reasonably good place in my life, I feel highly unsatisfied as I have wasted so much time and could have accomplished much much more.

Anyone else in a similar position or have been in a similar position?  Please share your stories and advice!

Thanks in advance!

Welcome Chron!

Oh yes, I can identify with this!  One thing I have learned here is that you DO NEED time to goof off.  The problem comes when you go into goof-off mode and just stay there for long periods of time.   It helps me to PLAN a certain amount of time to play games, or do mindless stuff like watch tv.  The trick is to set a timer and then don't ignore it when it goes off.


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."  - Kurt Vonnegut 


Welcome. This is a great site for anyone with these issues. There is loads of info. and stories. We don't give advice but most people find that by continued connection (keep coming back) you can learn.Many of us felt the way you descibey

Hope you try us, Vic