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.

First Post

This seems as good a spot as any for my first post.  

I just borrowed the book "The Procrastination Equation" from the library and read chapters 1 - 2.  Of course I should have been doing a very important project I've been putting off for at least 2 months.

I finally got started on it today, primarily because circumstances forced me to.

For anyone who is curious, I took my forum name from Aristotle's paraphrase of a quotation from Horace:  "Well begun is half done." It is pithier than Horace's original turn of phrase and has the advantage of rhyming.  

Can someone help me figure out how to add a siggie with this quotation?  Maybe it's because of the limitations of my lap top task pad but when I changed my password in my account settings I couldn't type anything in the field that seemed to call for a signature and any comment / quotation. 

I've got to put the kiddos to bed but I'll be back, probably tomorrow.  Before I go I will briefly say that I belong here due to a tendency to self-medicate with empty time, in addition to empty calories.  


Well Begun

Welcome :)

Hi Well Begun,

nice handle, keep coming back :).

The chatbox is a good place to connect and get support (even if it seems like no-one's taking any notice of you. Which is probably because they're logged-in but off somewhere else doing things...).

See you!


Hazyjane, Thanks for


Thanks for moving this to the correct forum.  I think it's going to take me awhile to figure out where everything is and the best place to post things.

I've been lurking for awhile now and I do see your point about the Chatbox. Ideally I see myself posting there on a regular basis as a way setting out what I should be doing and keeping myself accountable.  My big concern, and I know it's not unique to me, is anonymity.  

First and foremost I'll need to remember to log out (since some of the people I work with have access to my computer) and in case one of them somehow stumbles across this site I'll need to use generic terms for my goals, tasks, etc.

Thanks again,

Well Begun 

Many of us use generic

Many of us use generic terms for our tasks. "Need to write a paper" "Need to research something." etc. 
Would love some nice code, like, "Need to wash the elephants." Sealed
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or
perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)