Title: Procrastinators Anonymous (PAA) Word Count: 830 Summary: As you probably have already guesse d, I have a problem. I am seriously battling with procrastination and I think I’m doing very well so far. You see, the good news is that I a m not ashamed or too afraid to admi t it, and neither should you be. I bet you’re saying to yourself right now, “I don’t have a problem.” Wel l I am here to tell you that there is hope for you. We will overcome t his, together, but the first step t owards recovery is being able to ad mit the problem. To make ... Keywords: social media, social bookmarking, vi deos, articles Article Body: As you probably have already guesse d, I have a problem. I am seriously battling with procrastination and I think I’m doing very well so far. You see, the good news is that I a m not ashamed or too afraid to admi t it, and neither should you be. I bet you’re saying to yourself right now, “I don’t have a problem.” Wel l I am here to tell you that there is hope for you. We will overcome t his, together, but the first step t owards recovery is being able to ad mit the problem. To make it a littl e bit easier for you, I will go fir st—‘Hi, my name is Siobhan and I am a procrastinator.’ You see, that w asn’t so bad. So, are you ready to admit that you should be doing some thing else right now besides readin g this? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us; literally. Wouldn’t that be something if there really was a Procrastinators Anony mous Association (PAA)? The thought sounds good, but I’m not too sure about how good of an idea it would be to actually start one. I can alr eady foresee a few hurdles with hav ing a PAA; for one, members may kee p postponing the meetings for no ap parent reason. Another thing is the re would probably not be enough roo m to hold almost every single perso n in the world. Let’s face it, we a ll procrastinate. As a matter of fa ct, we are all experts at it and lu cky for us it isn’t as bad as is ma de out to be. As a writer, procrastination gives me a chance to think about my book while I’m doing something else in p lace of writing it. What better way is there to make use of all that t ime other than using it to contempl ate new ideas, fine tune details, a nd get everything just right before I actually sit down to write? I on ce read somewhere that the biggest procrastinators tend to be very cre ative and intelligent. I am in no w ay making excuses for my procrastin ation; instead, learned to just app reciate and accept it. It may sound crazy but I believe th at the rest of the world also loves it when I procrastinate. Suddenly, everyone seems to get my undivided attention. My dog gets walked for a few extra minutes, phone calls ge t answered, and even missed calls g et returned. It also seems to be th e times when my stomach talks to me more than usual and the best songs come on the radio that I just can’ t resist singing along to. The even crazier thing about it is I only p rocrastinate like this when it come s to writing. I don’t know why I do it, but it always seems to happen. I became curious and asked some ot her writers, artists and creative p eople if they experience anything s imilar. To my surprise, I was not a lone. That is when I decided to wri te off my procrastinating tendencie s as a trait that all writers and a rtistic people are just born with. As a person who thirsts for knowled ge, I did some research and found o ut that writers are known to procra stinate. Many well known writers ar e considered to be some of the bigg est procrastinators. Inspiring isn’ t it? If you really think about it, procrastinating can indeed be usef ul and necessary at times because i t allows the writer to let go. Some times when you hold on to an idea t oo tight or try to force creativity , it seems to pack up and take a va cation somewhere, leaving you frust rated. But when you just let it go, it comes to you as naturally as fe eling the warm sun against your ski n. It’s no different than trying to remember that name that on the tip of your tongue. As long as you spe nd wrecking your brain trying to re member it, it never comes; but the second you stop trying and just let it go, doesn’t the name blurt out of your mouth as if you weren’t eve n trying to remember it in the firs t place? Some things are just unexp lainably strange. So now that I have admit my problem , which in essence has turned out t o be not much of a problem at all, can you admit to being a procrastin ator and accept the rewards and ben efits that come with resourcefully killing time? I know one thing; it may have taken me 20 hours to write something that could have possibly been done in less than an hour, bu t who is to say that I would have c ame to these conclusions that fast? I want to give a special thanks to those four chocolate chip cookies that I ate, the glass of milk that helped wash it down, my supposedly housebroken dog for making “mess” o n the floor, and my computer for ac ting up and erasing those much need ed files. I am a procrastinator par excellence.