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.

chatbox

hi guy's i popped in to chat box managed to post hello and then was unable to post. my appologies to all who were there. i will come back to it when i have time to figure out how to use it. jay

also i want to change my name to 'jay' but i can't figure out how, any instructions please?

Hi I'm New here too

 I'm AuntieBear and I want to say hello to everybody. This is all very new to me so a bit scared. I procrastinate all the time and just feel overwhelmed and avoiding everything, I manage work mainly evenings, where I am regarded as super-efficient!!

I've drawn a procrastination cartoon...

It's been a week since I joined the site and it's already proving to be very very helpful. I've dreamt of being a professional artist, but procrastination has always been the thorn in my side. I've continually avoided producing any work, missed deadlines and been hard on myself about it. Anyway, I said to myself I'd produce a cartoon today for the site and DID IT! No offence intended and I hope you can see the humour in it! It's a small step, but it's in the right direction..,

Steve :)

Mole faces the Mountain

Mole faces the Mountain

DaveRC - Hi. I'm a procrastinator!

I received my activation email 4 days ago.  Then I procrastinated joining until today.

 I'm optimistic nonetheless.

True story.

:)  

Saying hi - my first post

Hi

I'm very anxious about joining this forum but I need to do it.  My life has been lived "on hold" for a decade.  I know we are all at different stages of recovery but wondered if anyone else found the Daily Check In lists intimidating at first? If I can get one or two miniscule tasks done, like washing the dishes or making the bed, I will have had a good day...  I guess i just have to keep my list true to me and not worry that other people are aiming to complete 20 complicated tasks.

New Member

Hi New Member Dan From the UK

Self Employed working from home and for a number of years have been suffering from procrastination and maybe depression.

I feel good when I get things done but too often I will sit idly surfing rather than dealing with things hoping for the end of the day when emails/calls will stop and then the weekend when i can stop worrying about pretenting to work. Some weeks I am productive...others terrible. The annoying thing is some things I ignore dealing with would put money in my pocket.

Realization: I am actually allowed to be happy

My Higher Power just helped me realize now that I need to allow myself to do fun, positive things for myself, despite the very challenging circumstances I'm dealing with right now. Like I said in the chatbox, if I don't find some joy every day, then what am I going through all the rest for? There has to be something to look forward to!

Here's a list to start of things I can do for myself to have fun, since after all tomorrow is a holiday and I haven't done anything fun. But it's okay, I'm learning. 

Saying hello...

Writing an introduction to you all to say hello. I recognize myself as a life-long procrastinator. I have several years 12 step experience, both working through the steps myself and helping others to do the same. As a result of multiple 4th & 5th steps, I recognized procrastination as a primary destructive habit pattern some years ago. While I am fairly successful in a very competitive creative field, nonetheless, I waste a LOT of time. Most of the time, I set my own schedule.

Hello from newbie 'Somu' in the UK

Hello, my name is Somu and I'm a procrastinator. I am open to your suggestions and comments, in response to this and any future postings here, so please don't hold back.

It didn't used to procrastinate, but it has crept up on me, perhaps with the caution brought on by advancing age (I'm early 50s).

Glad to be directed to this program - New Member

Hello everyone,

My name's Anita and I'm grateful to have been directed to this group today while searching for support for underachieving. My underachievement is directly associated with procrastination and fear.  Look forward to getting acquainted with the groups members.  I live outside of the Atlanta, Georgia area.

A Buddhist Procrastinator's 12 Step

A Buddhist Procrastinator’s 12 Steps:

1. We admitted our lives had become unmanageable and that
procrastination and compulsive avoidance has taken over - we recognise its
consequences in our lives.

Need advice from PA elders re: getting out from under

For those who have some PA recovery, I just want to know if you can point me to some good articles, tools, etc. that specifically deal with how to "get out from under" when your procrastination has snowballed and now all you can do is put out fires.

The seriousness of procrastination/avoidance compulsion

One of the core reasons why people end up with certain addictions is because of the mental compulsions that came first: such as procrastination/avoidance due to fear, resentment, and other core issues that are at the source of any addiction under the sun.

I am a codependent debtor and underearner -- and for me, at the core of these compulsions is my problem with avoidance and procrastination of people, places and things. 

Introduction by Steve from the UK


Hi,

Introduction from Mole

Thank you, pro and hello fellow procrastinators, 

I, too, have come here as a result of Rowan Pelling's Radio 4 programme and am happy to see from one of the other posts that there is a transcript as it will go offline in about five days time.

Hi, I'm Dewi, I'm new. Here's what's helped me so far.

Hi, I'm Dewi. I'm not anonymous, as I've been posting publicly about my fights with procrastination for the last couple of decades.

I reckon I've come a long way, in that time. but I also know I'm probably always going to be working on being more productive, reducing positively-reinforced avoidance, and so on.

newbie

Hi. you can call me gina. I procrastinate often ... go figure. I run a deli - so tonight instead of rolling the trash out to the dumpster, I left a note that said "take trash out first thing".  Now, I had plenty of time tonight, but ... hey why do it now when there is always tomorrow. The other weekend I purchased something to clean my front porch... did I do it? what do you think? so tonight I sorta half way did it, but hey I did it! I feel like I did it at least.

Introduction from an overeducated underachiever

Hi everyone, 

the dawn of realisation ?!

Maybe, I don't know ?  He says in a procrastinating tone.

Hello people, from a UK victim of the plight. Heard about this site on a Radio 4 program in the UK and it was somewhat of a surprise. It had never occurred to me that procrastination was an issue in itself, or something I suffered from. I'm already a long term sufferer of clinical depression and social anxiety but I thought my sluggish motivation was just a result of these problems. So, is it or am I also a procrastinator ?

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