Any success stories?
hallo, I`m Ditte, and I`m new here.
I come here with AA expierence. Now, after 4 year sobriety, I can admit I have very, very, very serious procrastination problems. I AM real procrastinator. I try to struggle with this by myself, but with realy miserable success. Need a help of HP, any kind of HP.
When I discover AA, my biggest motivation was people living sober for one day, 30 days, several months or years. I understood it is possible.
If you would be so kind, procrastinators, and tell your succesfull stories about overcoming this bad habit. I think it IS some kind of habit although it has very deep personal roots. I have to admit I start procrastinate in... kindergarten! My belief in possibility to change it is very, very thin.
Please share with me!
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Welcome. They say in the Big Book, if you could stop on your own, our hats off to you! Some people have a bad drinking habit.I found a good article : Why is Procrastination so Common in Addiction Recovery? Good explanation.http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/425976/why_is_procrastination_so_common_in.html?cat=72We have the understanding that entering into addiction recovery is about more than just quitting whatever action or substance we use compulsively. It is about working towards healing our addictive thinking patterns.
Like AA, the program is about attraction not promotion, we are all responsible for our own recovery, what kind of stories are you looking for? every one here is a success story.
When I joined this site almost 3 years ago, I was late on a major work project that I hadn't even STARTED on. My job was at stake. I had a pile of paperwork at home that was a foot high.
Now, while I am certainly not perfect and still struggle with procrastination and have difficulty estimating time to get stuff done, my taxes were filed on time, all my work projects are more or less on schedule and "the pile" is gone. I think that counts as a success story!
Keep coming back!
"Bless the present. Trust yourself. Expect the best." --Steve Nobel
Hi Ditte and Welcome
Hi Ditte and Welcome
I've been in DA for over 20 years and have some recovery there for which I am deeply grateful.
I'm a recovering procrastinator and have had much help from this site. My procrastination has cost me a lot, tens of thousands of pounds, but with recovery I have completed things of which the main one has been a legal/business problem which has been a major part of my life for over 25 years. It is not quite finished yet but since I started my PA recovery I have worked on the problem.
'My belief in possibility to change it is very, very thin.'
That is more than enough.
Welcome to the programme
Yours in recovery