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 here, going by "RN J"


I am new here and my name is Right Now J, though I think I'll be going by RN J.

I am just getting started after finally realizing the toll procrastination has taken on the quality of my life. How did I not notice this before, why didn't anyone else see it and point it out to me? People seem to think of procrastination as simply being lazy, something to make light of, maybe even laugh about. Not so! I have come to the conclusion that it is the manifestation of emotional issues, a coping mechanism that actually doesn't help me cope well at all! 

I do experience some demand resistance. But right now what I am delving into are the emotions I experience when I attempt to take action. What is their basis and where/when in my life did that originate?For example today I realized that I was having trouble getting myself to the gym because I didn't feel ready to leave the house>I didn't like what I looked like, the clothes I was wearing>bottom line, I was afraid of, and therefore avoiding, judgment. I do that a lot.

Anyway,  thanks in advance for your support!


Thanks to each of you

I feel very welcomed and comfortable here. I having a bit of a bumpy start but am starting to make progress already. I am sure PA will be a big help! :-)


Welcome again, your in the right place, keep coming back, we need you.

Welcome RN J

Welcome to a very supportive group who will understand where you are coming from.  And congratulations on taking the first step in dealing with the struggle that is procrastination


Welcome RN J!

Welcome to the forum, glad you have found us. I notice you already have some good insights into your behaviour.

Keep coming back!

Welcome RN J!

>>People seem to think of procrastination as simply being lazy<<

In the AA book "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions" it says procrastination is just a five syllable word for sloth. But it one of the few things in AA I strongly disagree with. Rather as I see it, it is a five syllable word for fear.

Welcome and good luck here!