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.

Introduction and wanting to move forward


While contemplating the painful patterns that inexorably repeat themselves in my life day by day I hit upon the word 'pathological procrastination'.  Not just run of the mill procrastination that everyone engages in a one point or another, but some condition that is in jeopardy of ruining my life and eating up all my psychic energy. For years I have explored time management and task management and nothing would work for me. The advice seemed somehow hollow because, I realize now, my problem is not time management it's procrastination in a form that is debilitating and life sapping. I still have to explore all of the reasons for my procrastinating habit/addiction, but know that perfectionism, lack of self confidence and inability to define and judge tasks appropriately all are part of it.  Finding this website was a panacea. Just knowing that there may be some hope of recovery has kindled a long dead spark inside of me.

I have suffered from severe depression for as long as I can remember. I'm finally getting a handle on that through medication and now hope to tackle the monster that I believe has contributed greatly to my depression and my lack of enjoyment of life, procrastination. Months ago I felt like I would just give up and scrape by for the rest of my life. Obviously there is a subconscious part of me that will not accept that and sought out help. That gives me some hope.  So I come here to this group to fight it out. I know it is up to me to try to overcome this but I am willing to humbly ask for help from others who seek to improve themselves as well.


Welcome. Love the phrase 'pathological procrastination' - I sooo identify with that!
Only using the site for 2 days and find it so helpful. getting a great insight from reading posts.
And the checkin is way more powerful than I imagined it would be.
Hope you find what you need here.

Wishing you the best too Paul


Thanks for the welcome. I wish you the best as well and may we find a 'cure' for the 'pathology'!Tongue out

Welcome, Crazybug

Welcome, Crazybug!!  I can strongly relate with what you said in your post.  (A lot of it might have been written by me a couple weeks ago, when I just found this site!)  It is so good to have you here.  PA has helped like nothing else ever has; obviously I needed to do everything I could to get myself in the right frame of mind to be here, but it really has been a lifesaver.  Not in the sense of preventing suicide, but giving real hope that there is a wonderful, productive, and exciting life that can be lived to the fullest. In other words, a real life, and not a vague period of time to be endured.

The people here are so warm, helpful, and supportive.  And the tools are, frankly, absolutely brilliant.  In addition to the online check-in boards and keep-on-track chatbox, there are weekday phone meetings at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, as well as short periodic check-in calls that we schedule during the morning meetings.  There's also a weekly online meeting on Sundays.  Some people use all the tools, some only one or two--but the beauty is that there are so many to choose from, and they work.  If you have any questions, please ask.  There are a lot of newcomers here, as well as people who have been here a while, and we all learn something from each other every day.

Welcome again!


Thanks for the welcome

Thank you so much Kitty for your warm welcome. I truly feel hopeful for the first time in many years that I can be a contributing, successful, member of society.

 I can celebrate that I just finished 30 minutes of real work! By me that's a big accomplishment and I'm very proud of it.


thanks again!

Go Crazybug!


Whoo hoo!