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.

Special Projects and Master Lists

This forum is for checking in on the progress of large, multi-day projects like a thesis or catching up on tax returns. It's also a good place for master to-do lists, gratitute lists, New Year's resolutions, and other non-daily items.

Difficult Paper Projects

I am giving up this list. Formatting is too much trouble.

ricketybridge's writing project

Hi everyone,

This is where I'll give progress updates on the project I've been posting about in my daily check-ins. I've been working on it since last September, with a self-imposed goal of completely finishing it by this coming September. There's no way I'm going to make this deadline. I already blew through my second-draft deadline a couple weeks ago.

PA Habit of the Month - June: Get Up and Get Ready for the Day :)

Hi everyone,

The other day in chatbox, a bunch of us brainstormed about coming up with a habit of the month (like FlyLady!) that we could work on to improve our healthy skills.

Would you like to join in?

June's Habit of the Month is: Get Up and Get Ready for the Day :) (GUGRD/"guggered" if you like acronyms, ha!)

Is getting out of bed and getting yourself into the shower a chore?

Do you run out the door five minutes late to everything?

I sure as heck do.

My Apartment

 I have to clean and declutter my apartment and take some stuff out of my storage unit.


Need a great to-do list format

Hello! I am looking for a nice way to set-up concurrent or overlapping to do lists (yearly, monthy, weekly, daily). Any ideas?



Morning routine buddy wanted

Hi everyone,

I am struggling with getting up and getting going in the mornings, not helped by going to bed too late, and going into winter here in Australia.

I have been thinking that if someone would be available online for me to be accountable to i.e. here I am, I'm up and awake - it would really support me in having a better routine. I am hoping that perhaps I could support you in some similar way.

Ideally it would be someone in a similar time zone to myself, but I know there are not so many of you at the moment.

need help getting started with odious email

Hi everyone, 

I'm not sure if this is the right section to put this in.. let me know if it should go elsewhere.  Here's why I'm posting today:  first the confession:  I have blown off someone that I was doing some volunteer grant writing for.  The last time I  spoke with her was a month ago, and I said I would get her a revision of an LOI she wanted me to look at the next day.  Then I got strep throat, was really ill for a week, and.. never ever got back to her.  

Rexroth Travel Project 2011

This is my special project for this year. Wish me well with it.


Object – I will follow a little known trek in the wilds, take photographs and write an account afterwards. I will seek a publisher for the work.

Where – I am sharing anonymously and will tell people when I get back.

When – late August to October 2011 – I shall check dates of events in UK
which I would prefer not to miss

Duration – I shall go to the country for about seven weeks, the specific trek I will do takes an absolute minimum of three weeks

Hopefulcat's progress diary

Starting from tonight, I am going to try and record my progress on a daily basis. I think this will help keep me more accountable for my actions, and bring awareness to which aspects I can improve on.

Any advice or words of encouragement would be greatly appreicated. 

1968sal's winter project: 'CULL STUFF'

It is now the beginning of May. Before the weather becomes uncomfortably warm (about October) I want to complete this list. If I do life will be more organised and less disorganised for myself and my daughters. So I have five months. It will also get the real estate off my back.



I understand that ‘self-mastery’ evokes a very perfectionist feel, but I also don’t think I’ll be content settling for less. I think it’s possible to exaggerate what needs to be done to achieve a satisfactory level of progress in all the domains of our life, but I also think it’s possible to set tenable goals that we can agree to embrace as a win when I get there.

snuz's before august projects


So here's the big to do

at work:

  1. give exit date
  2. clear out terminates
  3. clean out files
  4. process leaving
  5. shredding
  6. clean computer
  7. set up orientation
  8. final year scheduliing
  9. re-vamp handbook
  10. online application
  11. process accepts
  12. file all to be filed
  13. leaves processed
  14. exit interviews
  15. email cleanups
  16. orientation set up

at home:

sos in England

A program friend and his wife are moving back to England -45 minutes from London. I promised I would put out an SOS in PA for possible 12 step contacts. Please contact me if they can connect with anyone in regards to 12 step programs. Thank you.

Hypatia's big projects

I'm getting really stuck on one big area, which was caused largely as the result of my procrastinations many years ago.  Even thinking of it makes me freeze up,  My husband quite rightly is pointing out that the sooner we get it sorted the better, but as he's disabled that actually means I've got to do the work. And I'm having trouble doing it, mainly through fear (and embarrassment).

So I'm going to break it down into tiny steps and keep a progress report on here.

2 Apr 11

Going to Finish this Semester

Currently, I have gotten EXTREMELY behind in two classes that I MUST pass to finish this semester of year one of my masters degree:

I have no idea where I stand but this is what I need to do:

1. Catch up in reading for my engineering class

2. Catch up in work for my computer course

3. Contact eng. prof.

4. Contact comp. prof.

5. Complete basic student group work to pass onto other team members

6. Minor travel preparation

7. Cleaning house

Finding NewStrength's Decorating Project


Organizing Software - Ideas?

Hi Guys!


 Is there any good software out there that helps you begin a task, then break it down, categorize, track, etc.?

 So far I found Nice, but I'm wondering if there's something better- even more intuitive, easier to navigate, etc. 

tiptree weekend project

k, I haven't been checking much if at all, lately, so there's a lot on my plate that I'd like to wipe clean. By Monday, I will have gotten the following done:

1) multi dcm working in pub

2) import bug fixed and testable

3) house clean(ish) - office, kitchen, bedroom, and living room all up to a reasonable standard

4) practiced for 2 hrs - 1 hr for piano/1 hr for guitar

5) worked at least 2-3 hrs on wl pub issue

6) meditated

7) read 150 pp ( 90 pp in book I want to finish + 60 additional pages of probably work-related material

Lucca's recovery

I’ve noticed that my procrastination manifests not only in getting through my day-to-day responsibilities, but also in the other ‘secondary’ projects and tasks that never seem to get done. Indeed, I’ve been meaning to get down to work on some of these for literally years! With that in mind I’ve decided to keep a log of my progress (or lack thereof!) regarding these areas of my life on a week-to-week basis.

Weekly goals:


Kromer's experiments!

I work in a bio lab and I have 5 experiments/projects that I'm working on. I feel like I'm stuck in all of them, so I've identified roadblocks for each of them and will check in here everyday with what actions I've taken to get past those roadblocks.

1)Analysis of expr data
Problem: No idea where to even start with this project :P
Potential solution: Write up a plan and run it by labmates/friends for feedback

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