New, glad to be here
I was glad to find this forum. I'm a lifelong procrastinator, and it gives me some feeling of relief to know I'm not alone. My biggest problem is with housekeeping; I've never been able to keep up with it, and it pretty much cost me a marriage, as well as a couple of places to live. Right now I'm in something of a panic because my apartment must undergo a fire inspection Thursday. I planned to clean this weekend, but I've only done a few things, and I'm nowhere near finished and not sure how I will finish before Thursday. I know from experience I'll find a way to do it, but between now and then I'm going to live in a state of total fear.
I read the microburst post and it put me in mind of what a friend used to call "commercial cleaning." Not a hired cleaner, but cleaning during television commercials -- whenever a commercial would come on, she'd get up and clean for about five minutes. I've been trying to do that for the last hour or so, and it helps a little.
I used to think I would get over this when I "grew up," but I just turned 59 and it isn't gone yet. But it's a bit better, and I think this forum will help. Nice to meet you all!