Self-help and family members
I'm interested to hear any wisdom you have in handling procrastination with your close family members (spouse, parents, etc). Especially regarding your attempts to improve. And how do they respond? This probably kind of overlaps with the post on Hiding Your Procrastination.
For myself, I tend to procrastinate in certain situations... I often do a lot but not necessarily what I think I should be doing. This seems to give the impression that I am a busy, productive person even though I am often deeply unsatisfied with what I have accomplished. I not only hide my procrastination, I also hide my attempts to fix it. I don't discuss my efforts and reading/writing to self-motivate with my spouse. When I do, I am often greeted with "why are you doing that?". Note that anytime my spouse thinks I am doing something stupid, it is typically greeted with a question, not a direct comment. It's a bit passive-agressive but I understand what is being said. I'm being told that I'm wasting my energy trying to fix something that isn't broken in the first place.
I don't want to give the impression that the relationship is all that bad. There are many areas we get along well and have a great deal of love and respect for each other. It is just that this is one area I have trouble being open about and I'm not sure what to do (if anything).
I don't feel like this is unique... I think my relationship with my parents has been very similar. They just don't want to talk about it. They think I'm fine the way I am and don't really seem to appreciate attempts to further improve.