Procrastination, fear and indecision
Hey all, I stumbled on this and it seems like just the thing I need.
The biggest area of my life that procrastination effects is my interaction with other people. I end up genuinely afraid to interact with people because I'm afraid of being too rash or too forward.This is not just in social situations, but also relates to things like my job, where I'm afraid too ask about things like promotions or career planning.
I procrastinate about these things by telling myself the old cliche "it's not the right time to say/do/ask" or "I should wait a few days before calling" or "In the long run it'll be better if I wait", etc etc.
Recently I've started doing some volunteer work, and this has really opened my eyes to how short life really can be. Now I find myself wanting to try new things, meet new people and have more experiences with the time I have on this world...
However I'm still talking myself out of things using typical procrastination filled phrases. I tell myself it wouldn't be 'normal' to sign up for a website that offers people a chance to have some new experiences and meet new people. I tell myself it'll be best if I just wait and pace myself.
When it comes to talking and meeting people, I tell myself there is some sort of social etiquette that I must follow. Instead of just talking to a person because I want to, I procrastinate and tell myself the time isn't right, but maybe it will be soon.
I really need to break these habits. Lately I've been feeling very anxious and as though I'm wasting my life away thinking that there's such thing as 'the right time'.
Anyway, sorry to ramble on. I've been trying to work this out in my head for awhile now.