Procrastinators_Anonymous__PAA_

					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 ...


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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.

				
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