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.

New, glad to be here

I was glad to find this forum.  I'm a lifelong procrastinator, and it gives me some feeling of relief to know I'm not alone.  My biggest problem is with housekeeping; I've never been able to keep up with it, and it pretty much cost me a marriage, as well as a couple of places to live.  Right now I'm in something of a panic because my apartment must undergo a fire inspection Thursday.  I planned to clean this weekend, but I've only done a few things, and I'm nowhere near finished and not sure how I will finish before Thursday.  I know from experience I'll find a way to do it, but between now and then I'm going to live in a state of total fear.

I read the microburst post and it put me in mind of what a friend used to call "commercial cleaning."  Not a hired cleaner, but cleaning during television commercials -- whenever a commercial would come on, she'd get up and clean for about five minutes.  I've been trying to do that for the last hour or so, and it helps a little.  

I used to think I would get over this when I "grew up," but I just turned 59 and it isn't gone yet.  But it's a bit better, and I think this forum will help.  Nice to meet you all!