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. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do so.

Male 32 year old guy from Austria,

I recently happened to read the
autobiography of a recovering alcoholic, who went on to become a
minor showbiz-celebrity in the U.S.A.

Nothing to write home about, really.

But something was odd: When I came
across the part of the book where the protagonist was recalling his
rehab where he was evidentially going through a 12-step program and
his sponsor was insisting that his alcoholism was actually an illness
as opposed to a mere character flaw, I somehow felt deeply moved.

Something within me was resonating with
that statement, even to a point where I was almost wishing to be an
alcoholic myself (how weird is that?!), only to be able to

a.) put a finger on my problem and

b.) find someone who would tell me,
that the problem that had been obscuring my life for almost 20 years
now was not just a personal deficiency but an actual disease.

The problem being procrastination, of

I'm not going to start and tell you,
how many books I've read on the subject of procrastination, neither
am I going to elaborate on all the seminars I went to, trying to find
a solution (including talking to my dead ancestors or walking on
red-hot coal), many of you will probably be able to relate to what I
went through, anyway.

So, anyway, I need to wrap this up now,
I'm deeply grateful to have found this spot on the web, I'm a little
bit sorry that I can't meet up with you personally (at least for now)
and I hope I can find assistance, as well as be of service myself.

God bless you all.

Hi Emil!

Hi Emil!
Its funny to see a fellow countryman, since I live in Austria too. 
I am glad you found this site, after all your adventures. I did wonder how talking to dead ancestors was connected to procrastination? 
But yes, this site is brilliant, if you are trying to find out about procrastination, and what causes it. Plenty of well written articles, and whats more, people with the same problem. I have not found a foolproof solution yet, but I am still researching on that.
But the thought that procrastination is an addiction problem alone opened so many new perspectives to me.
I hope you have success here!
Studentessa from Salzburg. 
cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or
perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Hello Studentessa!

Great to meet a fellow Austrian, „Die Wöd is a Dorf - The world is a village“, as they like to say in our country ;-)

The thing with the dead ancestors was some sort of new age-y kind of seminar, not directly related to procrastination per se. At that time I was quite desperate and willing to try pretty much anything that looked like it could be of help. Interesting experience, but not overly effective, at least not for me.

Regarding the foolproof solution, I personally have stopped looking for one. People are different and so are the reasons for their procrastinating. For me personally the major culprit has always been perfectionism which there isn't a real cure for, other than ongoing acceptance.

Anyway, all the best to you und liebe Grüße nach Salzburg!

Emil Haller

Hi, Emil, Thanks for

Hi, Emil,

Thanks for introducing yourself! I'm a relative newcomer to the site, but am finding it noticeably helpful--I hope you will, too! 


Thank you , wrkinprogress

Thanks for your kind words, wrkinprogrss!

Probably doing the check-ins alone is already very helpful. I'll definitely take at good look around these pages (hopefully without using it as a means to procrastinate :grin:).

All the best to you!

Well done Emilhaller!

Finishing your B.Sc. is such an achievement! Many congratulations!!!


Congratulation Emilhailer!

Well done on the FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT of finishing your degree of Science. Yoiu have done a great job and I hope you are feeling very proud of this HUGE achievement and milestone! Well done, Well done,  WELL DONE!!Cool


Thank you so much, Hooch and jalla!

Thank you so much, Hooch and Jalla! Your posts actually mean a lot to me!

Being in a situation surrounded by a.) lots of work still left to do and b.) people ten years younger than me who seem to take academic progress for granted and can't really relate to what it means to go back to school at a rather advanced age (for a student), and c.) living in an entirely new city in an entirely new  country with an entirely new language, I almost forgot about celebrating this personal victory of mine.

It is so uplifting to know there are people out there (like you guys and the whole PA community) with whom I can share my struggles and victories. Thank you, really, big time!

HP: please grant me the power and opportunity to give back to others at least as much as I have been profiting from other people's well-doing.


Quadruple congratulations Emilhaller!

Wow Emilhailler!! On top of finishing your science degree there are three BIG  additional achievements to be celebrated and acknowledged!!!WELL DONE again - you should be very proud of yourself and all your hard work to get to here! Cool