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.

Saying hello...

Writing an introduction to you all to say hello. I recognize myself as a life-long procrastinator. I have several years 12 step experience, both working through the steps myself and helping others to do the same. As a result of multiple 4th & 5th steps, I recognized procrastination as a primary destructive habit pattern some years ago. While I am fairly successful in a very competitive creative field, nonetheless, I waste a LOT of time. Most of the time, I set my own schedule. After years consistent effort, of my own resources, the most I've been able to adhere to such a schedule is perhaps 2 out of 5 days--even when the schedule I lay out for myself is well-considered and realistic. Other manifestations of serious procrastination include the following: taxes very late, or unfiled, several years in a row; multiple creative projects that are well funded and ready to go, waiting on action from me that fall by the wayside due to my inactivity; small home improvement projects that I stop in the middle of doing that wait a year or more for completion or are dropped; and, perhaps most tellingly, procrastinating about doing anything about procrastination to such an extent that I'd completely lost touch with it as a major problem that I need to address until my wife sent me the BBC article. I've sought other 12 step programs related to productivity and I do not suffer from the particular spiritual pathology that they seek to address. I qualify for this program, however, quite completely. I just took Piers Steel's procrastination survey and received a 100 out of 100, 'achieving' Master Procrastinator status. As I write this, I'm thoroughly humbled by the Steel's survey process. I'm currently directly experiencing ego-deflation at depth. While this experience is far from comfortable, past experience teaches me that this is a fundamental, and essential, part of the coming transformation process. At least I hope it's coming! Needless to say, I feel I'm in the right place. I'm here to receive help and perhaps one day to offer it. Thank you all for your efforts. I look forward to sharing in this journey with you all.

Welcome, spoonful!

Glad to have you with us on the journey!