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.

Newbie here

Hi fellow procrastinators,

It was great to stumble across this site and finally find a group of people that seem to be going through some of the same struggles that have been sabotaging my own life. I'm 23 years old and working towards becoming a doctor, something that I know I'll be amazing at if I can just kick the procrastination habit and get myself into medical school! I "graduated" from college over a year ago now, but still don't have my bachelor's degree. My senior year was something of a whirlwind of mental health issues (depression and newly diagnosed ADD), so I ended up with a few incompletes. There are now only a few assignments left between me and my degree (and my ability to actually apply to med schools this year), and I just can't seem to get myself to get them done. I will find anything that is NOT work to do, which only adds to the whole vicious cycle of self-loathing over the fact that I'm not where I want to be right now and part of me seems intent on keeping me from getting there.  

I've always been a procrastinator (at least as far back as I can remember), but it never really got in the way until my last couple years of school. Before that, I could manage to put things off until the last minute and still get away with it and make the grade. Anyway, I'm here hoping to find some guidance that might help me get myself out of this stupid ridiculous rut. Thanks for reading this, and I'd appreciate any suggestions from people who've been where I am! 


hi evergreen

many people come here and report that they've always been a procrastinator but have been able to get by...until now. Same for me for the first 10 years of my technical career, until i had enuf work and responsibility that all-nighters was not enuf to get it all done.

People do recover here. Eg: It is time for me to do the next thing on my schedule, but i don't want to. so i am here because i believe this fellowship gives me the strength and motivation to do the next right action, even if i feel a strong wall of resistance.

The most popular tools here are the Daily Check-ins at (you can see today's on the right sidebar), and chat at which is also in a tab at the top.

Use the tools however they work for you. Check-in is the more permanent, concrete to do list - accountability place to start your day and refer back to and keep yourself on goal.

The chat is an ongoing motivational tool to help you stick to your check in. It's also a place to "talk yourself thru things." And, while working, ppl can hear chat beeps going off. we call that "beeps of solidarity" because it's comforting to know that we're all in this together, that people are in chat working thru their issues just like you, even if you're not reading the actual posts.

more info on the mechanics of checking in is at url:

I wish you very well!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Welcome evergreen!

Be confident.  Stay focused.   One thing at a time.