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.

Hello - Serious Procrastinator here, it is possible I could lose it ALL

I have known that I am a procrastinator most of my life. The last seven years I have focussed on watching myself, as I procrastinate.
I have had plenty of opportunity, the means, and knowledge to really "get ahead" the last seven years, but have pretty much blown it by not doing the work and chores needed to accomplish my goals.
It is almost like I am possessed or something - I have no problem playing games on the net or surfing the net; however I have really problems when it comes to doing the most important things on my list.
I've read a lot of ideas about combatting procrastination but seem not to solve the problem.
I'm now at a point where I am in debt, behind on many things, and if things get too bad, I could lose my home and have to downgrade living conditions. This scares me because I have 3 cats and hate the concept of having to move to a smaller situation.
What the heck is going on in my head? I feel at a loss for energy to do my work hardly at a bare minimum. I am an entrpreneur. Thanks for reading this.

welcome seattleguy1968

yes your situation seems like mine also. That's one of the things i love about this fellowship is we all suffer from this same symptom.

I personally have decided to give up figuring out why i am like this. I did that from age 15 to age 40 and i never succeeded. Now i only focus on recovering. I assume the way my brain is wired to avoid work and become distracted and procrastinate even things i really want to do--it's just a base line. Sometimes i think of myself as a man missing one leg who's trying to run a marathon. It can be done, i just have to train differently than everybody else and work harder. That's what this site and my Higher Power give me--the techniques and strength to work harder.

k3drama, yeah one of the things that AA was criticized for was that it seems to only work when alcoholics hit rock bottom. For me, that's true, because that was the only way that i was going to admit that i couldnt do it myself, that it was something i could just "get over". Rather i was going to need outside help from this fellowship, the tools, and God to get over it.

And i consider myself very blessed to be in this situation and to be recovering. It gives me great Hope for the future.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Keep trying SeattleGuy - you wouldn't  be here if you didn't want to improve your behaviors.   When I am really stuck I do the 10+2 x 5 for a hour.    Good luck!~


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

Hello.  Wish I could offer

Hello.  Wish I could offer all the solutions too.  Sometimes I wonder, how scary does it have to get, to get us to wake up?