Where to begin? Is there an end?
This is my first post to the forum; however, I have lurked here for a long time.
I have been a major procrastinator for a very long time, and it has affected many, many areas of my life. On a good day, I'll be able to complete small tasks, but I have always had trouble completing major projects. Consequently, I do not have a career, no serious relationships, and am in debt. I will be 35 next month, and I am sick of being a procrastinator. I am sick of the panicky paralysis of worrying about what I need to do, yet doing nothing at all. I am sick of all of incomplete projects, broken promises, lies, and sadness caused by my procrastination.
Having said that...
I am really encouraged by the support and progress of all the people who post to this forum. It is nice to know that I am not alone, and that my life can be better.
What I want to do:
I want to chart my progress for the rest of October to see where I spend most of my time. I have created morning, evening, and weekend checklists to create structure for myself. Also, I want to complete 5 mini-projects a day that will help me to complete some of the major projects in life. At the most, each of the mini-projects should take 15 minutes to complete. I don't want to overwhelm myself with doing too much too soon--I have done that too many times before. Also, I have a tendency to beat myself up if things don't turn out the way I want them to, so when charting my progress, I want to look at how I am performing as objectively as possible and without shaming myself if things don't work out. I hope to use the bookending forum everyday to keep myself honest. ;)
Sorry for the ramble, but I am really glad that I have made this post. Any comments, suggestions, ideas, or criticisms are most gratefully welcomed.