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.

No Time Bingeing: Key to Ending Procrastination

Something that All Procrastinators Do

One of the key characteristics of procrastinators is the tendency to "time binge" when they do something. I've noticed this in my own life, and it was a key finding in research done by Robert Boice, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook (or was - I think he's retired now).

In what area(s) of your life do you procrastinate?

None - never procrastinate
0% (3 votes)
School homework, studying
11% (85 votes)
Writing books, articles, papers
3% (22 votes)
Getting ready to leave (chronically late)
2% (16 votes)
Work- or job-related tasks
6% (48 votes)
Filing tax returns, accounting
1% (11 votes)
Handling bills and insurance
1% (7 votes)
Housekeeping
3% (25 votes)
Exercise
2% (18 votes)
Seeking medical care
2% (17 votes)
Following medical advice (e.g. taking medication)
0% (3 votes)
Other (please specify by posting a comment)
0% (3 votes)
Three or more areas (post comment to explain)
11% (87 votes)
Five or more areas (post comment to explain)
10% (81 votes)
Seven or more areas (post comment to explain)
10% (77 votes)
Procrastinate in all areas of life
37% (295 votes)
Total votes: 798

Which of these categories best describes you? (See comment for details.)

No procrastination problems, No addiction problems
0% (0 votes)
Moderate procrastination problems, No addiction problems.
10% (36 votes)
Serious procrastination problems, No addiction problems.
30% (111 votes)
No procrastination problems, Moderate addiction problems.
1% (2 votes)
Moderate procrastination problems, Moderate addiction problems.
12% (45 votes)
Serious procrastination problems, Moderate addiction problems.
36% (133 votes)
No procrastination problems, Serious addiction problems.
0% (0 votes)
Moderate procrastination problems, Serious addiction problems.
1% (2 votes)
Serious procrastination problems, Serious addiction problems.
12% (43 votes)
Total votes: 372

To what extent does procrastination negatively impact your happiness?

Not at all
1% (2 votes)
Somewhat
12% (46 votes)
Quite a bit
21% (80 votes)
Very much
32% (121 votes)
Extreme impact
34% (131 votes)
Total votes: 380
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