I Battle With Chronic Procrastination

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 345 People

    Procrastination be the death of me.

    Every morning I wake up Into a nightmare. My floor scattered about with trash Trash can being across of the room Motivation, I have none. A little voice whispered "You have things to do" But my bed's comfort tells me that it's not worth it Friends sent texts "What are...
    95mainer 95mainer
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    Why Do I Do This!

    I'm taking a project based engineering course over the summer and I've been putting off every project till the last minute, like the one due tomorrow that I haven't started yet. This is so frustating, I guess that I have no discipline or something. Anybody have any ideas for...
    pjj85 pjj85
    1 Response Jul 19, 2009

    How Did I Become This Way?

    I used to be a very planned, orderly, and serious hard worker. Whatever happened in my life in the recent years (I know what they are) grew into gross dissatisfaction, feeling stuck, etc and now I am not able to function. Unfortunately therapists could not help...
    conviviallady conviviallady
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2009


    I dont want to admit to the people around me. I have a problem. My life is falling apart. Do I procrastinate because I dont care? It must be it, right?  Or is it because I feel like I can't measure up to the people around me who have everything set and...
    KitMarlowe KitMarlowe
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Mar 25, 2010

    Hi. I Am... And I Am A Chronic Procrastinator.

    What is your level of procrastination? My is high. If I stay on a schedule all the time, I am great, but for some reason I believe that I can be a normal person. If I don't do that thing that I am supposed to do today, that I will do it tomorrow. Which I never do. My follow...
    ablockaway ablockaway
    Dec 30, 2011

    Lazy Or Always On The Run Tired?

    I sometimes feel I'm the Queen of Procrastination. My story is a bit of a joke, but secretly, there is a problem underneath: I'm ashamed that I do this, but somehow I keep doing it. People always tell me I'm so disciplined, but I'm totally not: I'm strict with myself, demanding...
    Scarcollection Scarcollection
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013

    Sick Of It All

    For as long as I can remember, I have been a procrastinator. On every school report I got, yet another teacher stated that I have a problem with handing things in on time. It really became more noticeable when I discovered MSN (instant messaging). I would spend hours a week...
    krystal1012 krystal1012
    1 Response Oct 16, 2010

    Three Weeks Have Crawled By

    And I still haven't done ****.  I was supposed to email my coach, the housing center, the NCAA Eligiblity Center my SAT and ACT scores, a teammate the running schedule, and weed the yard.  Everyday I've said I'll do it tomorrow.  Obviously I've progressed very...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2009

    One Day I'm Going To Stop Procrastinating

    I always feel like there are a hundred and one things I would like to do with my time, but when I have the time available, I just goof off. I'll play video games, browse the web. I'll do anything other than what I think I should be doing. I procrastinate at work and on personal...
    mkelar mkelar
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    "procratinator" Or "lazy"?

    for example, yesterday was my birthday and I left work early because I had (still do) the flu. I was glad I had the flu so I didn't have to feel guilty about doing nothing.
    bronislava bronislava
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2009

    Literally I have two forms to fill out & then

    I'll be able to submit my hw into my instructor ... But here I am on ep lol
    QueenieV QueenieV
    26-30, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    Working With Procrastation With Women

    Everywhere I check and on a lot of web sites the problem of Procrastination keeps popping up. There are so many different things going on that it can become overwhelming for some as well. I am a Disciplinarian and have successfully worked with Procrastination with women for...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013

    That's it really. I procrastinares a lot,

    and my mind is always trying to find something better to do.
    Crazymad77 Crazymad77
    36-40, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    Want To Turn Things Around, And Want Help To Do It...

    Hi everyone. I'm 46. I'm smart. I've achieved some things in life I feel good about. I've also held myself back from accomplishing things I really cared about through procrastination. I am looking for other people who want to look at this issue seriously and help one another...
    IThinkICanIThinkICan IThinkICanIThinkICan
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2010

    I Am Doing It Right Now...

    I should be cleaning our apartment...or researching for a paper I have due at the end of the month...or doing homework that is due tonight...but instead I am on here. :-p
    Onedayacometwillfall Onedayacometwillfall
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

    See It As It's Happening

    I will get up a few hours before I have to leave for work or to meet someone etc. I will do things that would be the last things on my list. As I'm organizing my pictures in 10 different catigories, I look at myself like an out of body experience. The whole time I'm saying...
    robnyrexperience robnyrexperience
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

    Struggling To Overcome Chronic Procrastination

    I'm about to enter my 10th year of undergrad. Yeah... I always feel a pang of shame whenever I hear someone joke about "being on the 5 year plan," or "being on the 6 year plan," as if they're making light of being some kind of slacker. I (almost) never tell people how long I've...
    cthunter01 cthunter01
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Aug 2, 2010

    Oooh Where Did the Day Goo?!

    I wanted to get the last chapter of my grandfather's book typed and edited by the end of the day and I haven't even started!  I can't help it though...I'm on my computer and I'm typing a few pages here and there but my friends are on EP and I want to look up flights for my...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    Still In College

    I don't want to tell you, EP how much I procrastinate.. It's the reason why I'm still in college when i'm supposed to be working.... I changed courses and still didn't make ends meet.. what a lousy daughter, student, or whatever thing I have become..
    amejad amejad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2010

    Weird That I Even Wrote A Story About This.

    I guess it started because of my lifestyle as kid. my parents were annoyingly strict that they locked me up at home. i was too smart, i didn't need to study or think things through in school. i got depression after and i accepted that i was beaten by it made it worse. i thought...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    I Don't Know How to Start!!!

    13 years dealing with choric procrastination and I have been fighting it for the past year. I don't know how to stop this sick habit. when i have something to do, I won't start till it's too late and will never finish, so my assignments for classes I love are turned in looking...
    september87 september87
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 13, 2007

    Reflection And Fear.

    I am a procrastinator. I have to force myself to do almost anything. I don't always feel like getting out of bed in the morning, but I just do it. I make endless lists of things that I have to do in order to muster up some motivation. Some days I only do the bare minimum of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 13, 2012

    The Road I've Travled So Far...do U Have Directions???

    To begin I'm 20 yrs old and I've finally come to the point in my life where cannot take it anymore, my procrastionation has taken me so far of course that I don't think that I will be able to get back on the highway of success. I'm a well educated kid; graduated from good...
    ahscott22 ahscott22
    1 Response May 16, 2011

    Tp Procrastinate, Or Not To Procrastinate, That Is The Question.

    Procrastination?No, I just wait until the very last minute to do my work because I will be older then, and therefore wiser...
    annabelshallring annabelshallring
    36-40, F
    May 5, 2013

    Can't Think Of Title

    I m not going to try to write this well. Will just blurt it out. I only recently realised that chronic procrastination was a thing. I never really knew how to describe it. For me it has shaped my life into what it is today. I have a great life and fantastic family and I wouldn...
    Csidan Csidan
    41-45, F
    Aug 3, 2013

    Beat Procrastination With Peer Pressure

    I recommend everybody to have a look at a new online anti-procrastination tool: http://snoopon.me. I works wonders in my case especially when you work on a cross-borders team.
    maximk maximk
    36-40, M
    May 5, 2010

    Well I don't, but my H certainly does!

    To the point of if breathing didn't come natural he would look blue! Years of waiting for him to fix things, finish things...important things like the floor get "soft" from leaking frig and around toilet. Does the damn thing need to fall through first? 12 years I've been with...
    Sweets65 Sweets65
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    Sometimes I'm not quite sure

    if I'm sabotaging myself :( I keep saying I want to do this and that... but end up doing nothing :(
    dalexand16 dalexand16
    22-25, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    I Want To Be Free

    I can't blame anyone but myself for my current situation. I don't know what is wrong with me, I know what I have to do but I don't do it. I have all these great ideas but I don't know how to start. I turned a 5-year university carrer into a 7-year, I feel like I'm the only one...
    warrior53 warrior53
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2012

    Can't Sleep

    I am a chronic procrastinator. I have 2 essays due. 1 research paper. And 2 more essays in a few weeks. I also have 2 presentations this month. I have placement for uni everyday. I know I have ALL these tasks...yet I surf the web, fb, watch TV and do anything but work. I think...
    Ditsychicky Ditsychicky
    1 Response Aug 28, 2012

    I don't know when it started.

    I used to be a hard-working person. I'd always be on time. Hand my hw in on time. Outgoing. I don't know. I think I'm depressed. I have no real friends. I'm always alone. Everyone hates me. I hate myself. I don't think I need help. I'm so pathetic, I feel sorry for myself. I'm a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    There Goes a Semesterasses

     Basically, I got carried away with making youtube videos and finding every way to procrastinate during my first semester in college. I'm sure that I failed all of my classes. I'm worried about what will happen next. I can't let myself fall behind again, but I say that...
    mowermouth mowermouth
    1 Response Dec 13, 2008

    My Worst Enemy

    Procrastination is by far on my list of the  top 10 reasons my life isn't't going as well as it should I know I only have myself to blame for this bad habit but it's not as easy as just stopping it requires personal discipline of which I am lacking and definitely the support of...
    crystalwish crystalwish
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

    I had read somewhere

    that people who score high for the trait of conscientiousness do better in life because they don't procrastinate or delay getting their work done. It helps them get ahead at work and school. They're the teacher's pets and the coworker who always finishes his projects early. I'm...
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    I Have To Be A Masochist....

    I mean, why else would I be putting myself through this? I most certainly derive no pleasure from neverending stress, or guilt for that matter. So why do I wait until the very last minute to accomplish anything? And to be quite honest, that would be giving myself more credit than...
    hebbylg hebbylg
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    "procratinator" Or "lazy"?

    for example, yesterday was my birthday and I left work early because I had (still do) the flu. I was glad I had the flu so I didn't have to feel guilty about doing nothing.
    bronislava bronislava
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2009
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