Today I mismanaged my time, like I usually do, and ended up costing my team in my class some points. I was responsible for submitting this thing that I submitted two hours late. It is now 2:50, my statistics homework isn't done, I have two assignments that haven't been completed due tomorrow, and to catcu up, I will, again, have to skip my accounting class. I won't be docked points, because clickers are on wednesday, but I am going to fall even further behind.
I have been insanely depressed since my procrastination has costed me four test grades, in which I got 3 Cs and an F. I have (had) a 3.75 GPA, and my self destructive ways have, once again, done me in. So much for law school or grad school I suppose. Another opportunity pissed away. There is honestly only so much of this I can take. I am sick, an addict, and need help. I procrastinated this morning and I was 20 minutes late for church too. Forgot to mention that one. I am too tired, depressed, and I feel too hopeless to even make a list for tomorrow, but fuck it. I'll do it anyway.
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Sorry to hear about your troubles.
I had academic procrastination very badly. I was able to study the subjects I liked without procrastinating but with the subjects I didn't like that was an entire different story. I remember pulling many all-nighters, fueled by caffeine, to turn in my term papers in time.
The only time I didn't have it while a full-time student was my second year of university as I was very happy then. My procrastination cost me getting into law school. I did my MBA instead and it took me much longer to finish than I was supposed to take.
Many years later I went back to school at night to study public relations. I didn't have academic procrastination because I was taking the course for myself and not to prove to someone that I was smart enough that I could get a degree. At the time I was in a job that I enjoyed and had some volunteer responsibilities that forced me to manage my time.
I wrote an article about procrastination that I posted here under miscellaneous. The article refers to a professor, Dr. Tim Psychyl, who was a former procrastinator and now does research and writes academic papers on procrastination. Dr. Psychyl teaches at the university where I did my undergraduate work. (I graduated a quite a few years before him.)
Here are some resources that might help you:
At least you are coming here to get help. I did nothing except get therapy for other ongoing issues. But my procrastination led to having some of these problems.
Hope this helps!