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.

Hi I'm new, and my little intro

Hello all, I'm glad to have found this forum,  :)

Im a university student, going to graduate architecture school in a year. I've struggled with procrastination ever since I was a kid, but ever since I had some depression issues in high school, it has become worse and life-altering.

Last term, I purposefully took only a few easy classes so that I could focus on badly needed resume building activites - learning computer programs, applying for internships and getting portfolios ready, etc. Well, it turned out to be an enormous mistak. I found myself absolutely unable to handle the spare time, and fittered it away playing online computer games, sleeping, and genrally relaxing. I accomplished almost zero of my goals, and applied only half heartedly to a single internship out of many I could have. For a guy like me, with poor social skills and anxiety problems, such oppurtunities are hard to come by, and yet I blew it. 

Even worse, and more disturbingly,  I managed to do extremely pooorly in all my easy classes, having been lulled into a sense of ease by all the time available to me. I haven't gotten the grades back, but I am in dread.

Even as I type right now, I'm putting off long overdue jobs that I should be extremely thankful for getting. I'm too ashamed even to send an email explaining that I will be late yet again...

I'm sick of watching the hours turn to days turn to weeks, turn to years, as I wait "until later" to get my work, personal projects... anything, done. As I look back upon my 4 years of squandered potential in college, I am deeply ditressed and fear for my future. I have betrayed myself and my life.

If I don't do something soon, I will turn straight into a Neet, a parasite leeching off my parents hard-earned money.

Hey I don't remember making a new account

Or writing this blog. But I have to had written it. It sounds exactly like me! Engineer tho, and not really applying this year TT


Thanks everyone for the kind welcome! I will have a look around and see what features suit me best: the chatbox worked out well for me last night, had the most productive day in a week.

good news rednotdead

that is such hopeful, terrific, good news!!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


welcome rednotdead

I think i have some good news for you. I have been here for 4 years and many people arrive to this fellowship in a similar situation to you. And the good news is that many of those stay here and work on their recovery and their situation gets better. they start doing their homework, studying for exams, doing their job and their reports and finally start sharing their talent with the world.

Most people come here when they finally realize that their procrastination is a stubborn, imbedded problem and that it's not going away anytime soon. With the daily checkins here and Chat many find a solution to combat that problem on a day to day, hour to hour, even minute to minute basis.

It is a struggle for most, i will not lie. And most peole experience setbacks. For example, Monday of this week was a total loss for me. But here's the difference for me: the last full day i had wasted before that was months ago. Before PA i might have wasted a full day almost every week. And more than that, i felt REALLY guilty about my wasted day. ESPECIALLY cuz now i have the fellowship, and my relationship with God, and i feel like with all i know, how can i just waste a day like that. But, one of the ways this fellowship is incredible for me is that it is totally non-judgemental. Everyone here knows what it is like to waste a day for absolutely no reason. What an incredible resource for someone in my position! I dont need to feel guilty or feel like i might be criticized when i come here. And so, after a a whole wasted day, i can come confess that here and restart. My Tues was much better, and today, Wed, is starting out even better. That's another difference for me from before: before my guilt and not having a place and group of people to do my recovery work often led to more days of procrastination, even a week, or a month. Now that hardly ever happens. But, it's day-to-day.

So welcome! and i wish you some blessed recovery here!

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Welcome rednotdead!

You are doing something right now by joining with all of us here in moving towards recovery. There is hope! And you are recognising the problem relatively early in your life, too.

Look forward to seeing more of you in the forums, chat box and meetings. :)

yeah, findingaway

how i wish i had begun this recovery in college, instead of at 40 yrs old. Ah well, each of us has our own path we have to tread.

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


50 here and new

Don't even know where to start. Like you, should have started in my 20s.

Lifelong problem and recently a situation I can't really get out of for a long time, so increasing my sense of limbo, that "nothing I do really matters anyway".

 It has become a real problem lately, though, more serious than it has been for awhile (it has been worse a few times in past but pulled myself out of it.


Exploring the site and trying to figure out where to begin.




Hi Dunya!

It's never too late.

I'm 59 and started PA last year. I fell off the wagon several times but I'm determined to get back up.

I sick and tired of feeling guilty for not doing things especially not devoting enough time to finding work.


welcome dunya

I am 59 so it's never too late!   I've been here 4 years also, and this site has helped me a lot.   

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.  Try again.  Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett


Welcome to Procrastinators Anonymous, rednotdead.  Keep coming back!  Contribute on the forum and contribute on the chatbox.  Every Sunday, we have an online meeting at 3:30 p.m. New York Time.  Wherever you are in the world, you can go to the time zone for the meeting where you are.

Welcome Home!

Thank you, Journey and

Thank you, Journey and Inner Truth! I hope it helps. Where is a good place to start? I'm overwhelmed. :(


I have more work than I can do and none of it pays enough to live on, really.


I'm not where i want to be living and have no control over that but I have to be able to get more done.


My job is pretty rote and tedious after doing it as many years as I have been doing but I am lucky to have work actually, so no complaints there.

helpful hints if you want them

I can offer some if you go back into chatbox....might help you there in appx 30 min (8.30 pm EDT USA).....good luck, regardless, and welcome