New Guy in Deep S***
After reading so many of these posts I almost feel like I am related to half the people who are on this site. I am currently a mature ages student who, even as a mature aged student, is struggling with getting on with my work and now I am 4 weeks behind on 2 subjects of uni lectures, readings, assessments and assignments (currently still doing one that's overdue and have another major one due in 8 days!.
I am in a lot of trouble here and because of the anxiety and stress associated with the 'now' I am using escapism and procrastination to get away from it. I pretty much rebuilt my computer and cleaned my parents house, twice?!? along with a string of other unimportant non related bs when I should have been doing university work. I have a lot of medical issues and I use them as an excuse to not do most things and I can get extensions because of said medico issues but I hate to think it's because of these underlying medical issues I can't do something just like everyone else as I really don't think that is the case. I just have to work harder, and yet, I procrastinate???. My graduating year was meant to be this one and now I find myself stuck in second year for the first time studying full time and I really am in deep - 5 weeks till exams!.
Any suggestions on how to dig myself out of my own 'trainspottingesque' grave would be much appreciated. I am a perfectionist andI thinkI might have OCD - won't go near another person relationship wise until I know they're on the same ideological wavelenght and are STI, STD whatever the hell other diseases ccould be contracted/passed on to me.I am NOT elitist, I wish - could role up into a small ball inside my luxury appartment sipping on tea watching the stock market work in my favour. Did I forget to mention I've been diagnosed with innatentative add, no? my bad lol.
Seriously anyone who has experienced a similar situation and has then been able to dig themselves out successfully, would be really nice to hear from you right about now.
this site is great by the way, we should all get together and sit around a coffee shop for a day and annoy the patrons and staff but procrastinating en masse'.