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.

SPAM!!! (just kidding), what you think of procrastination?


Just writing cause I got a cool idea. I was wondering what you guys think of procrastination and how do you define it? What do you think its nature is? Pscyhological, physiological, bad habbit or addiction, fear based or comfort driven (both maybe?), due to resistance, a college student epidemic, perhaps just our natural state left over from evolution, it's definition in general etc, and any other details you find fitting. Feel free to throw in your personal experience with the subject.

furthermore is there a solution that's simple, or is it diffuse and complex and involves numerous techniques to fix

and this one is good if you could advise someone now how to overcome it what would you say? 

 I pose this question cause I think it will spur an interesting thread. 



I guess people don't respond to your emails since they're too busy being productive.


I think procrastination is simple to define, it's putting off important things to negative effect. It's slightly different from just time management though in that someone who is always working but hasn't learned to prioritize isn't much of a procrastinator. I think there are evolutionary roots. Perhaps there was less to do for our ancestors so wasting energy throughout the day wasn't productive. There are many theories on the subject of motivation. You can find them all on wiki.


I don't think there is a simple solution to beating procrastination. If there were a magic bullet I'm sure I'd have found it by now.


If I were to talk to my past self about procrastination, in the guise of some stranger, I don't know what I could say to motivate myself. Many people tell me that I need to find my motivation. I think I do have my motivation but that it's not enough. I think I'd just really need someone to have a daily skype session.

Procrastination comes in many flavors and the degree of it's potency and its effects are variable on the experiences of every individual. Therefore procrastination is as diverse as people are themselves.