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.

the HOW of the program

Hi Im coming back, after almost a year of not calling in and even dealing with my procrination problen/addiction.  I am looking for how and what you are doing daily to over come the addiction.  Janetrose

welcome janetrose

i echo what the others have said. I too have gone away, sometimes to avoid, sometimes thinking i can do it by myself. I think i have had that one drummed out of me. Too many failures to ever believe that again. I need God and this fellowship to give me strength and encouragement. This is really a great fellowship with great people who really share something very hard and rare and encourage each other.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb



Welcome back!  Like you, I recently returned here to PA.  I'd been in denial for awhile that I needed support to face my procrastination addiction. Slowly I'm resuming the healthy habits of check-ins and using Chat to microburst through tough spots.

Something I learned from another member here helps me: Some days, I just log in to say "Showing up." Doing so, seems to put my inner dis-ease on notice that I'm still committed to my recovery, even on days when I can't do much other than show up.

Somehow even that tiny effort works: Last night I finally completed processing a 9-month backlog of medical paperwork and paid off all the overdue medical bills, some dating back to 2010.  The money was there all along - I just couldn't bring myself to face the scary paperwork. True compulsive procrastinators will understand!

It feels like a ball and chain have been lifted. I hope that helps you have hope too.


"My boundaries enclose a pleasant land." Psalm 16

Hello janetrose

Not to say I'm anywhere close to being stablized, but if there's anything that works for me it's compiling and segregating information that I must work on. The financial folder that has to be organized will be dropped in front of my computer; I may not touch it, but it's a constant reminder. If I need to research jobs I'll do it in an entirely separate browser from my "leisure" one. If the recycling needs to go out but I don't want to do it, I'll put the box right by the door where I practically trip over it. It gets done eventually. Impulse sometimes takes over and that important website will be opened on a whim; even if I don't read it right away I'll leave it open or give it its own window and priority. 

- "A procrastinator's work is never done."

 Welcome back!! I know

Welcome back!! I know it's so hard to start something up again after not doing it for that long. Major respect for doing that.

The most important things for me are posting my to-do list in the daily check-in threads and marking off tasks I've done, and using the chatbox to keep track and get support. I don't always manage it, but it always helps when I do. There's also the online meeting on Sundays if you want to go to that - details here:

Good luck!! 

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Please help me email my mum this week!