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.

Slipping up...

Hi Everyone,

I joined Pro-Anon a bit more than a week ago, and I've really found micro-bursts in the chat helpful..

But I have slipped up in the last half week or more - my productivity driven mostly by deadlines and last-minute desperation more than mature forsight. I come home from classes and feel that I "deserve" a break, play some computer games and then realize I've been playing for hours. I feel disgusted with myself and then, inexplicably, continue playing. 

My manager for an online art job has finally contacted me, asking about my progress: what should have had a one week turnaround I've dragged out to almost three. I told him I was "doing some revisions and would get them back to him ASAP".... which was a lie. I'm only about 15% done. I was going to do work on it yesterday after I got home... but then like an alcoholic who drinks to forget, I squandered all the time on games and time-wasting. I feel awful about myself, it's disgusting to act like this.

I'm posting here to give myself the power and urge to make a schedule and stick to it. Today: I have an online meeting at 5 PM, and then at 6 I have friends coming over. Until then, I will do my absolute best toend this destructive cycle I've fellen back into.

 Sorry, not really a "discussion" topic and more of an outpouring... but I truly feel horrible about myself right now.

I'm quite the same

I don't know what to say really. I sometimes get into games and just play all day too. I've messed up a lot and for that reason I think I might be procrastinating less because the guilt prevents me from doing it, but I'm not sure if this will ever end. It's tough.

Just to let you know I can relate...

Hi rednotdead and kim,

How is the weekend looking? I just registered and I'm starting to take a look at posts, and man, does this sound familiar.

I don't really have much of an advice because I don't even know what do with myself, so I just wanted to let you know that I can relate oh so very well to what you both say.

Best of luck, let's all try to have a productive weekend!


I'm slipping up too...

I'm actually glad you posted this because I was about to do the same.

The week was productive only because of deadlines, and ths weekend has not been as productive as I would have liked.  I did manage to accomplish a couple of things, but they weren't really the things that were most important.  I was supposed to work on my paper and decided I had tomorrow (now today) and Monday to work on it.

I think I purposely slept in this morning (Sunday) because I knew when I woke up I'd have to face the tasks I was dreading.  I tell myself I needed the rest, but really it's 2pm and nothing has been accomplished today.

I feel so's like 2 steps forward, one step back.  I suppose this is to be expected for awhile.  All I can do is move forward from this point in hope is to accomplish a few productive things today rather than using this as an excuse to wallow in pity again as I have in the past.


Good luck today and know that you're not alone.