hello- kind of long
Hi, while I'm looking at the rest of this site I thought I'd add my introduction.
Recently I was surfing the net (procrastinating) and I found a support group for people who live in squalor (don't clean their houses for really long periods of time until they are living in complete filth). This isn't my problem, though I don't clean my house as often as I should. But I got fascinated with the squalor site because they supported one another by anonymously taking pics and setting goals and then checking back in to show progress they made. They couldn't share their problems with their friends due to embarassment, but they were able to help each other online. Anyway, I read it and thought how much that could be helpful if there were a similar website for procrastinators. Then I found this site, and it seems I've found it!
I guess I didn't introduce myself. I have a major problem with procrastination and have had it all my life. I won't describe it to you as you seem to understand what I mean. I tend towards anxiety and depression, and I procrastinate to escape that. This of course creates more anxiety and depression. Anyway, I usually try to keep myself to a very strict schedule which works very well when there are no disruptions. Life is disruptive naturally, and so when something/someone comes along and throws me off my schedule, I sometimes lose entire days to procrastination. I don't even know where the time goes, but my life suffers for it. Then I have to pick myself back up and try to get back on track. If I'm hit with several disruptions one after another then things can get really bad. It seems like my only choices are to be a complete failure in everything or become a strict hermit- eliminating all people from my life so that I can stick to my schedule. I can't find a balance. It's very hard. I'm not sure what I'm looking for here, but this is the first time I've found a site like this so hopefully I'll learn something about how you have all managed to cope. Hopefully also I can help you too, or at least empathize.