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.

Introductions and Procrastination Discussion

If you're just joining, please introduce yourself here. This is also the section for general discussion about procrastination topics - articles you've read, questions, thoughts, insights, etc.

God Do You Care?

The more I think about things, the more I've come to the conclusion that I'm not procrastinating as much as I'm waiting and I procrastinate a lot. Compulsively. As I look back over the latter part of my life I see myself waiting for something. A sign - from God to show me He cares. That everything I've gone through wasn't for nothing.

What's WRONG with me?


That’s what
I’ve been asking myself a lot in recent years - what's wrong with me? - but also my whole life (I’m in
my 40s). My earliest procrastination memory is from middle school, when I asked the guidance
counselor why I didn’t do my homework. He gave me information on time
management. Last year I worked with a psychologist for six months to address my
procrastination and she basically told me not to be so hard on myself. It

LizzieT's introduction

Hi! I wanted to say why I am here, because it is so important to how I am planning to beat my procrastination.

 

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Can Mr. Rogers be my higher power?

I'm working through some issues in therapy with my very strict fundamentalist Christian upbringing, so the idea of a benevolent HP has been a bit difficult for me to latch on to (at least for now).

So I've landed on Mr. Rogers, and I think it's going to work for me (again, at least for now). Any other non-traditional HPs out there?

Here's to a great week!

 -TR  

Allovertheplace's Intro- stuff about me

Hello

Just This Procrastinator's Observation

Could it be more than a coincidence that the words wait & weight are homophones? The more I think about it the less I feel it is my imagination.

@ Aritari

I was thinking about you today. I hope you are doing alright. Hope to see you again on P-anon soon.

very best wishes,

Hooch

Sometimes Someday Never Comes...

Given a last chance to change my habits

I failed the prerequisite course for my terminal (thesis) studio, due to a lack of effort and persistant procrastination, and because I flat out didn't complete the tasks I was supposed to. I was called into my professor's office today and he said he was surprised that I had failed. He wanted to know what was going on so he could make a judgement about whether to bend the system to let me continue to my thesis studio.

Hello from I-want-to-write

Hello,

I am a PhD student in my late twenties and I have always been a chronic procrastinator. Writing the doctorate, somewhat unsurprisingly, has exacerbated the issue to an extend that I can no longer avoid it. 

It is the only thing which is stopping my progress and I find it incredibly frustrating that I cannot cope with it by just getting on with the work. Anyway, this site has already been incredibly useful - the discovery of thinking about procratination as an addiction and the idea of working in short bursts have saved my last chapter.

Questions about starting on this path

Hello everybody.  Thanks so much for existing, and sharing yourselves.

I am in a dark, foul mood today with a killer headache, and am trying to do something semi-productive.  As I've waded through the forum posts for ideas and tips over the past few days, I've come up with a few questions.  If these are answered elsewhere, please just point me in the right direction (leave a link) and I'll be happy to look at it. 

 Here goes:

Introduction

Hello all,

I have just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself and give a little information about me and the issues that I have

 

suppenkasper - introduction

Hello there,

Already thirty-something years old I still have my struggles to get my things done. I do have a decent job here in Germany and I have to spend half of my working time at home at my desk. And this is where the misery begins...
I could do everything I have to do instantly.... but.... I don't.
This behaviour is affecting my private and social life as I don't spend as much time with my friends as i could. Maybe the PA community helps me getting back on the right path.

Thanks for your attention and greetings from germany - suppenkasper

Productive...on the wrong things.

I've learned a lot of new phrases on this site-time binging, demand resistance, etc. But is there a name for when you are being very, very productive on a task in order to subconsciously (or consicously) neglect another?

Chatbox Guilt

Much Belated Introduction

Hi all,

gotmusikk - Introduction!

HALLO!

I am a 20-something musician, and have been procrastinating since grade school.  From what I can tell so far, I struggle with:
-- demand sensitivity/resistance
-- not knowing how long a task will take
-- time bingeing

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