I'm still trying to make sense of all the information on this site. But at least I'll introduce myself.
I'm currently finishing my thesis. My mom says I've been a procrastinator since Kindergarten, and I think I believe her. ;) I don't remember procrastinating until about 4th grade, but who's counting? That was more than a decade ago.
Anyhoo, I just thought procrastination was my particular problem and "I must be stupid" or something. In the last few months I have become convinced that it is an addiction. I was mildly hopeful that someone else might have thought this, too, so I searched for "Procrastinators Anonymous" and here I am! :)
Already I've found a few things that I can implement now and they are helping. I've started planning my days (obviously I'm not good at it yet). I'd like to start doing check-ins but I'm afraid to. Because then other humans would know I'm not perfect!! But especially due to working on this thesis, I'm realizing what a death sentence chronic procrastination is and I'm willing to risk imperfection. ;) I think one of the books suggested here: "When Control Gets Out of Control" might be a good one for me to read. Whatcha think?
Anyway, soon I will be leaving the ivory tower of school for *gulp!* a REAL JOB and I am terrified of the chaos and havoc that procrastination could wreak--in my career and in my personal life. My husband will be in school for a few more years, so my income will be our only one. That's a lot of pressure!
Well, I'm awake at this early hour so off I go to work on my thesis. I can no longer put off check-ins since I've now introduced myself. I look forward to getting to know ya'll.
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We're not perfect yet either :)
Oh good. :)
Also: I'm working on my thesis at home, which from the articles here is apparently a bad idea for chronic procrastinators. *sigh* It does help to know I'm not alone, though.