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.

Elvira's plan up till Christmas

I've been signed off work by my doctor until after Christmas (work-related stress) but advised to keep active. I've been very much inclined to vegetate from the stress, and the thought of doing almost anything makes me panic, but I now have 9 hours a day more than I had before, so I've no excuse to get nothing done.

Every day I'm going to:


  • Be dressed & breakfasted by 8.30 This is too early - I'm not well and need more sleep. I'm going to say 9.30.
  • At some stage in the day:
    • Get out of the house
    • Speak to someone (phone or face-to-face)
  • For at least half an hour
    • Physical Exercise
    • Mental exercise
  • For at least an hour (not necessarily all at once):
    • Housework 
    • Self-care (eg wash or mend clothes, wash hair)
    • Something creative
    • Christmas preparation


Does that look realistic? It accounts for 5 out of the 9 hours.