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.
Another New Member
I am new to this forum so I think I might as well introduce myself. I am a 26 year old male from Los Angeles who is currently going through school to become a Physician's Assistant. I am a chronic procrastinator and a perfectionist. Awww . . . . screw it. I don't feel like doing this right now.
I skipped class today because of procrastination. Im so tired of this crap. I really feel like its a physiological problem that I have. I thought I was clean when I quit doing drugs but I don't feel as if I am. This stuff is like a disease. It takes you over.
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Welcome to the group, Damien
Procrastination really does seem to have a life of its own, doesn't it? Habits are hard to change, and procrastination is a habit that you have probably been reinforcing for a long time. It won't be quick or easy to get out of the habit, but it really can be done.
How are you doing in your Physician's Assistant classes? Are you keeping up with them well enough? Do you feel the need for some more discipline there? I think a lot of us resist the discipline we need to overcome procrastination because we feel like we have to punish ourselves in order to get things done. It doesn't have to be that way -- a couple of hours of real work, followed by whatever "play" activities you like, can get a lot of stuff done and turn into a useful habit.
You can get your work done and still have the time you want to spend doing other things. Read about time bingeing here, and see if you're doing that instead of keeping reasonable limits on your other activities.
Hi from another new member
Hi mate, glad you made the first post. Just wanted to say hi and I genuinely hope you continue to post on here.