Hello-- I'm Julia, I'm 23, and have been a chronic procrastinator for as long as I can remember. I finally have decided that I can't keep living like this, and willpower alone has never really worked. In the past, I've struggled with eating disorders (mainly bulimia) and went to OA for that. I also went to Al-Anon for codependency/family issues..
I'm "finishing up" (or more like avoiding finishing) college right now-- All I have left are several basic requirements: math, science, science lab, lit... I am planning on taking CLEP exams to test out of as many of them as I can, but have yet to start preparing for those. This semester I'm just taking a public speaking and formal logic course, and work some nights-- I have fallen horribly behind in the public speaking course, and freeze up whenever I think about what I need to do. Funny-- Right now, the main thing I need to work on is an informative speech on unhealthy procrastination (It was due two weeks ago. I chose the topic.).
I'm sort of aware of the issues behind my procrastination.. fear of success, fear of failure, perfectionism, emotions (like unexpressed anger from the past)..etc. I love the term "addictive escapism"--That definitely applies. And I do think that "unrecognized inner truth" may be a cause-- though for me it would be more like "ignored inner truth."