Just joined; desperately need this forum. I'm entering crisis phase, a few days off 3 assignments due and an exam coming up with nothing started yet. I've had a problem with procrostination ever since I can remember, and reading here that it is an addiction makes perfect sense to me. I seem to be addicted to the crisis-rush and cant seem to do anything "the normal way". I've also struggled for years with other self-destructive addictions and a highly masochistic personality. Also Depression. I can see that this is part of a general trend in avoidance behaviour, yet it also "works" because I usually do get things done, and done well, out of it, and there is the emotional reward of finishing "despite..." the self-inflicted hurdles. Nevertheless this is a draining and awful way to function; when i'm not in crisis-mode (the one mode I do pretty well) I am sleeping or daydreaming......
I'm going to try the chunking 15-minute technique to clear up my wreck of a study, get organised and start the work.
And another thing....this is the worst time of the year for me. As usual I havent sent in anything to the tax dept yet, and xmas is looming. Yikes!
Good to be here though,