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.

Baby steps

Hi everyone.

I'm 20 years old and from Denmark.

As long as I can remember I been procrastinating, waiting until the very last minute to get stuff done and then regretting deeply that I didn't start preparing earlier. I'm sure you all know the drill. 

I play music and it's very important to me, but still I find myself sitting up at 3.00 AM practising for next days lesson, because I barely practiced all week.  On the other hand I can easily spend several hours in front of my computer, surfing the web for useless junk. And when I say several I mean it. I've been online for 8 hours straight more times than I'm proud of.

So I basicly spend lots of time on stupid, meaningless shit and neglect the things that matter to me. I have a dream of one day working with music on full time and that dream is not as impossible as it may sound. But I have to get myself together or it's not gonna happen.  Unpaid bills, unreturned library books, forgotten appointments, always showing up late, messed up sleeping habits are all symptoms of the same problem. Instead of dealing with the things at hand, I turn on the computer and disappear for hours.  I have some wonderful people in my life, but instead of seeing them and meeting new interesting people, I turn on the computer and watch some stupid youtube video. I'm not fat in any way but lately I've been developing some seriously bad habits: No exercise and a diet that consists of way too much sugar and junk. But instead of hitting the gym and spending time on making healthy, tasty meals I sit down in front of my computer with a pack of Pringles.

So yeah, I'm kinda waddling in mediocrity. For a long time I was sure that since I found it so damn hard to get myself together and live life to it's fullest, something had to be wrong with me, but lately I've realized that it's really all about practice. Doing the right thing is hard. And it's even harder when you have the weird idea in your head that doing the right thing should always feel comfortable. Changing that mindset is  not easy and self pity lurks just around the corner.

I think the idea with this forum is great and I plan on making some checkins each week to keep myself motivated and to find inspiration from you guys. So yeah, I saying "hello" to hard work and the pain of disciplin and hopefully "good bye" to procrastination and the pain of regret,