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.

Does anyone else feel like this? Is there an explanation for it?

I tend to procrastinate on schoolwork more than anything else. Rationally, it doesn't make sense. I like school. I like doing well in school. Yet when I come home and I have a large number of pages to read, I feel this overwhelming sense of dread at the very idea of sitting down and doing the work. I put it off and put it off, often diverting my attention to other tasks. As a result I often have a clean apartment, a well-stocked refrigerator, and no homework done by as late as 11 p.m. on a weeknight. 

Intro to PA

I am currentlly 19 years old and stuck in a rut. I have yet to complete my highschool diploma and have currentlly been unemloyed for a few months. I cannot stand the way I am currentlly living, but cannot seem to do anything about it. 

Intro: The time has come to commit

procrastination and codependency a.k.a. martyr syndrome

Sometimes instead of helping myself and prioritising proper self care, I look out for the needs of others almost compulsively. This can be to an extent that I don't know what I am thinking or feeling anymore or am not aware of what I want or need.

Treating the Internet like a Higher Power...

Depression cause of procrastination?

Just had enlightening talk with s.o. and realized that I have probably been suffering from an extremely long bout of depression, which led me to totally letting my life go (not applying for jobs, getting evicted, etc.)

Anyone find success at not procrastinating a bit exhausting...?

Hello everyone.

Hello everyone, I'm new.

Hi to everyone reading this.  I'm in the UK, female, and I'm working part-time and supposedly studying a degree and completing some training part-time. I'm glad to be here, and I particularly hope I can be of help to people, encouraging and buddying up!  So feel free to message me if you want an accountability partner.  I would definitely benefit from having one....

 

Running away from life

When I finally stopped drinking, bacon cheeseburgers and chocolate milkshakes became my emotional crutch. When I dropped meat/dairy/eggs, I began using the Internet as my "drug" of choice: there have been countless hours of thinking "I'll just look at one more thing and then I'll get started working..." It's funny: I could at least get work done with the assistance of wine and/or chocolate. The Internet is less effective as an anxiety-reducing substance and it takes up far, far more of my time!

going to bed late, help please

hi

so i went to bed past 3am for no reason whatsoever, messing about on facebook ect, today now i am tired and moody..i habitually do this, i read somewhere it's the things we have to do before bed which makes us put it off, brushing teeth, washing ect..any suggestions please

The Comfort Zone and Pain Barrier

Found an interesting article that talks about avoidance and comfort:

 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-tools/201205/the-comfort-zone

There is a part two to that, by going to the next post in the blog. 

New.

New here. Saying hello. 

I'm a longtime procrastinator. My results have ranged from mild—"I could have done that better if I'd started sooner, oh well,"—to severe—"I failed a class and I hate how my thesis turned out; I'm surprised they let me graduate." 

On tidying up

First of all I would like to thank all of you people that have made this site what it is.
The amount of effort you put in it is amazing.

 So, I have been doing a lot of thinking while tidying. This was always a particularly difficult task for me because:

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So angry with myself...

Well, it seems like I only post here when I am in a seriously bad situation. This is definitely one of those times.

I have a 10000 word masters dissertation due on Tuesday (though really needs to be done by Sunday night) and, so far, have less than 1000 words written. Why do I let this happen to myself? It is entirely predictable, yet I don't seem to have any control over my behaviour. I only have myself to blame.

The Mole and last minute adrenalin

Another deadline met by the skin of my teeth. I want to analyse it right now. I want to be mindful of my behaviour, hoping that this will point the way to change. Without a deadline I tend to just put things off indefinitely, or make the task much bigger than it already is (like expanding my research or the scope of a project, or thinking about what needs doing in the whole house rather than focussing on one bit). The size then fills me with dread because I can't envision completion.

What's the opposite of compulsive procrastination?

Hi

 

I'm Jack, and I am a procrastinator.

 

I am a new P.A. member, and I feel great relief & gratitude to finally feel not so alone, and that there is some way out of my chronic and compulsive procrastination & task avoidance.

 

Returning member (Wingartist39) with new obstacles and goals.

Hello, PA!:-)

It's been a long time. I just wanted to bring out what is going on with my mind and where I am today.

Intro to me

Who am I, and how did I end up here! Hi eveyone. I'm D'Lee from GA. I procrastinate about everything. I didn't used to when I had a full time job, kids at home, and a life, but the kids are grown and gone, and I'm now on disability - and have been for the past 3 years.

I would like to start my own business, because this <cough> "SSI income" is going to have me out on the street if I can't find a way to make a decent liviing. My problem that I keep running into walls of my own making.

Just got here

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder. It causes me to procratinate and that in turn causes Anxiety. A vicious cycle. I tried to take the meds the doctor prescribed but it made me sick. I believe if I can just do the right things everything will be fine. In my mind I know this to be true but then I procrastinate and it causes more stress. So that is where all my energy goes...battling my self all day......................Patricia 

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