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.

this god-awful mess

Funny, as i sat staring at the subject line for a while, feeling my heart-rate increase, breathing grow ragged, and all manner of twitchiness begin, I remembered why I took the name "mustichoose?".

So much is clamoring for expression...can you sometimes feel the pressure of thoughts...or maybe that's oxygen deprivation.

I come in peace

Well, well.  Thanks be to Pro I do believe I'm here at last! Hello all you lovely procrastinators! I've been mucking about the site for a week or so exploring and eavesdropping and am anxious to get to know all of you. But, as it's nearly 2AM , tomorrow.

ADD and procrastination

 

hi all

Re-Introducing myself

Howdy partners! I have posted here sporadically over the years, and I'm back again. I have been working on a lot of my "stuff" with a therapist,  with great success, but he is procrastination-prone himself so I need some other resources. 

I've finally come to terms with two facts, both of which will be key to my recovery. 1. My procrastination hurts others. 2. I lie to cover it up. 

Introducing myself

(2 weeks after my account got approved. Of course.)

No motivationssssssss

Feels like i'm falling into the pit.... Dragging myself to do the most basic, urgent task. (other task piling up, haha, sounds familiar?)

What do you do in situation like this? I feel like i need something that works as 'in emergency situation break this glass' thing

Decide between work or play? HELP!

Hi guys! 

I'm agonizing over whether or not to go out tomorrow night ("tomorrow" being today at 2am...) and thought I would seek some support.

I've been "working" on this thesis that's driving me crazy and have logged a total of about 2 hours on it for the past 2 weeks. That's pretty... I want to say "pathetic", but let's just say, far from my goal.

New member

Greetings one and all,

I've lurked around PA for a few months now, even called into a few morning check in meetings. They helped a lot but I didn't keep up with it.

I have a terrible problem with procrastinating ... especially at work. I surf and I surf and I surf and I read articles and I follow links and I lose myself online for hours and days and weeks instead of working. It is terribly painful and destructive but I can not stop. Sometimes I love surfing, sometimes I hate it.

Cold sweats and finding PA

To Pro and all the PA'ers on this site,

THANK-YOU for being here, from the bottom of my heart.

newbie here

hi, i'm a married mom of 4, and working on my dissertation, which is a painful daily struggle. though i've always been a procrastinator, there's nothing in life that is as daunting as the dissertation, and has such dire consequences due to my procrastination and resistance. if i dont call the plumber, at some point, i'm going to need a shower, and i wont procrastinate any longer. i believe that i am a compulsive procrastinator, and i lack self control in other areas as well. i dont have any other addictive behaviors besides for this area, but i do feel out of control.

Newbie

Dear Fellow Members,

 

Salutations

Hello everyone,

I'm among the newcomers to this site, though not at all new to procrastination. I've procrastinated my entire life, down to grade school when I was receiving poor marks for "uses time wisely." My parents never consistently made me do anything, nor did they set limits on my behavior. I've tested well in school so I managed to get away with this behavior all the way through college, enough to get me into a graduate program.

New Member Intro

Hello All,

I am 39 and I have been a procastinator all of my life. I finished my PhD last year after 9 years of working on it, on and off.

My procrastination is paralyzing, at times. I'm looking for support in changing my behavior. I have so many new responsibilities and I often feel like I am going to drop the ball.

Thanks for listening,

jladyl

New Member Intro

Dear Members PA,

 

I received the activiation mail from PA today morning. I put off writing this introduction until midnight. 

 

There wouldn't be much to introduce on my purpose of joinging this group. I don't know what I should be feeling when I say this - Iam a Procrastinator. I'm sure to the core, Iam not happy when I claim this.

 

Hello I'm new

Hi everyone,

I signed up to the site as a result of the BBC radio program about procrastination. Unfortunately, it took 7 weeks for me to get activated because Pro was so busy and of course the effects of Sandy. I hope Pro is doing ok and the apartment is now warmer! I am very grateful to be here finally.

i'm satrting a 30 day strict plan to focus on routine- starting tomorrow

hi everyone

i just wanted to share that for a time i've been buiding up to this

the 30 day plan will consist of combatting my negative behavior, which primarliy is

social avoidence/nervousness

smoking a lot

drinking soda

procrastinating

obsessing

not eating

impusive behaviour

so i have been devising a plan and to help me with this even though my funds are very low i have hired a trainer for early morings

Just for today ...

I'm finding my recovery from procrastination is being able to get through one day at a time. I came across these statements on a GA website (that originated in AA) which I've posted below in case any one of these can be of help or comfort.   I've tweaked the last statement to fit PA. 

Insight on Big Picture vs. Details

I just realized that I have a problem with upside-down thinking.

When I should be focused on details and breaking things down (like with work), I'm concerning myself with a big picture and overwhelming myself. 

When I should be planning for the future and thinking of the big picture, I'm overanalyzing, hyperfocusing and slicing and dicing details (obsessive-compulsive). 

I wonder if this is yet another form of procrastination, or maybe the cause of procrastination?

my ONE thing today...

I'll do at least "one thing" today to make my wife feel (more) loved. Kiss

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