New Member - Sharing Story - Seeking Support
Hello to everyone,
I'm a chronic procrastinator. Although I procrastinate in every aspect of my life, the impact has been most devastating to my pursuit of a doctorate. I was in a doctoral program in educational psychology and was kicked out twice for lack of progress. My procrastination got really out of control when I realized it was time to begin my candidacy research project. I was able to complete all of the coursework but didn't pass one portion of my comprehensive exam and didn't complete my dissertation. I began a different doctoral program (in psychology) in October and once again I'm procrastinating. The course in which I'm currently enrolled ends on Dec. 24, and there are 8 assignments due. However, I haven't even completed the first assignment. I think my procrastination (related to my studies) stems from a fear of failure, burnout (I was in the first doctoral program for about seven years), difficulty with the writing process (lately I find it somewhat difficult to express my thoughts in writing). I don't know if I'll be able to make it through this doctoral program. Although I have hope that I will, I feel quite overwhelmed at this time. Any thoughts, comments or insight would be greatly appreciated.