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.


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Hello Everyone,
My name is Monica and I am a procrastinator. I procrastinate in every area of my life except work. And I think that's only because I've never had a job that required independent thinking and self regulation. They tell me when to come in, when to eat, when to leave and what to do between working hours.

I am in desperate need of accountability. There is so much I want to accomplish in my life but I am consistently defeated by my own lack of discipline and "stinking" thinking.

I hope to make friends here and find accountability. I see that you have a place to post todo lists in "Check-ins and Book-ending". I've posted to do list on other sites but I haven't had much success with it. I may try again here... we'll see. I'm feeling kind of low today (depression is also a problem I have) since I didn't do anything all day but surf the net. I'm feeling kind of like its too late to post a todo list at this point. Maybe I'll be up to it tomorrow.

Wishing you a productive life,

welcome Monica


It is always worth trying things to find out what works for you.
It is also useful to read the 'archives' and see how it can help.


Me too

Hi Monica. I'm fairly new here as well - see my intro "New and confused" in the "Questions, Insights..." forum. I can relate to a lot of things you said: I don't procrastinate much at work either because it's pretty regulated. I often engage in "stinking thinking", most frequently in the bath tub. And I feel that I've struggled with depression and definitely with anxiety. I started posting check-ins almost a week ago and I do feel it's helping me, so I'd recommend it.

Take care.

Yes, immediate

Yes, immediate accountability would be great. Sometimes I think I could use a dominatrix to boss me around ;)

hello and welcome!

I don't discriminate - I procrastinate in ALL areas of my life. ;)

I hope you find this site helpful.

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Re: hello and welcome!

Thank you Scarlett


Hi Monica,

I find the check-ins board to be a very helpful way to be accountable. You just have to make the very small commitment to yourself to check in, even if it's only to tell on yourself and say you're fooling around. You'll be surprised how much this helps.

>I procrastinate in every area of my life except work.

I'm exactly the opposite. Work is the only area where I consistently procrastinate (and school, before that). It's had an extremely negative impact on my life - both personal and professional.

Housework? No problem. My apartment is neat and clean, laundry is done, no clutter. I see doctors when I need to, and mostly take my medication as directed (sometimes I forget).

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Thanks for the welcome Pro

After reading a few of the comments I decided to post to the "Check-ins" board after all. I don't know if I'll get anything accomplished this evening, but, I have to say... I actually do feel better now that I've listed a small todo list.