The seriousness of procrastination/avoidance compulsion
One of the core reasons why people end up with certain addictions is because of the mental compulsions that came first: such as procrastination/avoidance due to fear, resentment, and other core issues that are at the source of any addiction under the sun.
I am a codependent debtor and underearner -- and for me, at the core of these compulsions is my problem with avoidance and procrastination of people, places and things.
I just heard a song on the radio by George Thorogood, "one bourbon, one shot, one beer" ... the whole song speaks of how he doesn't have his rent money to pay the landlady, and then it spirals into his friend not being able to help him out, his girl, etc. The song ends with him in a bar drinking.
i can say with amazement that it's a shock I am not an alcoholic or drug addict with the issues I'm facing right now. But I won't go into that now as my problems as it is are enough. Procrastinating/avoiding for me has led to underearning and underbeing, which has led to isolation and problematic relationships, debting and now facing an eviction lawsuit as I am late now on 2 months of rent.
So, if anyone doubts that procrastination/avoidance is a serious addiction/compulsion, don't. This is a real problem. And I'm grateful to PA for being here to help us get strength from each other.