Hey there everyone. My name is Dante and I am a procrastinator. That's how these things are supposed to go right? At any rate, I've always had a big problem with avoiding tasks. Ever since I was little I waited until the very last moment to get things done or I completely avoided them. It wasn't that I didn't want to do them or that I wasn't aware that I needed to do certain things, but I always seemed to come up with excuses oh I just need to talk to this person, or 5 more minutes on the computer I have to read this article, etc. The reason I even stumbled upon this website was that I had googled "procrastination is ruining my life." The reason was that after staying since wednesday and having well over 48 hours of free time to study for my two exams I had gotten a total of maybe 2 hrs of actual study time. Finally I got fed up with the situation and installed a program to block all non esential websites on my computer. That worked pretty well for about an hour then I simply started to watch tv but what really woke me up so to speak was the fact that I found a way around the system that I had installed. I was back to wasting time on FB etc.
Really I just want some help. I need to find a way to become an effective person. I am so tired of sitting idly by watching all the things I want in life and all my projects go by the way side because I procrastinate too much. God know's how many times I have heard the "You are so smart, Dante. You are really wasting your potential doing nothing" speech. But I can never seem to get started on a project, and when I do I can't stay on task for very long. When I am studying I get up and go to the bathroom every 15 mins not because I really need to go to the bathroom I just have a need to get up and avoid doing the task at hand. I'll walk around aimlessly in the library and look up things that are completely irrelevant. Even now, I have two exams tomorrow and I can't seem to muster the impetus to start studying so I am using this post to waste so much time.
So, how do I stop procrastinating and realize a more effectie me?
Thank you for your time,