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.

Introducing myself

I just recently quit drinking, and had alot of support and help with that by joining a forum for sobriety. I have realized, tho, after peeling back the numbing agent, that there are some serious issues that I have been avoiding, one of which is avoidance (procrastination). I've had really limited success in dealing with it on my own, like the drinking, so I sought out a forum for procrastination recovery in the same way I did for drinking recovery. That's how I found you guys.

 I recently finished the rough draft of a book (I have started many books, and have been tinkering with this one for three years, but this is the first one I've finished) and I find that I'm rather enamored of the feeling I get finishing things. I'd like to feel like the tasks I set out for myself are things that I finish as well. I'd like to feel more in control of my life (at least, more in control of the things that CAN be controlled).

I read an article here about Demand Sensitivity and Demand Resistance and it struck a chord. I grew up refusing to do what was demanded of me, because it was the only way to 1) feel not controlled and 2) prevent being ignored by my parents. I nearly flunked out of High School as a result. The habit remains, and it is deeply ingrained. The minute I think of a thing to do, I feel like I must, and end up avoiding it. You'd think that knowing that would be enough to change things, but it isn't. I need some help, support, if I am to change.

Anyway, that's my issue in a nutshell. I look forward to getting to know you all, and hopefully, together, we can overcome our self-imposed limitations and really be the people we want to be.



Welcome Rev!

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