Hi fellow procrastinators,
It was great to stumble across this site and finally find a group of people that seem to be going through some of the same struggles that have been sabotaging my own life. I'm 23 years old and working towards becoming a doctor, something that I know I'll be amazing at if I can just kick the procrastination habit and get myself into medical school! I "graduated" from college over a year ago now, but still don't have my bachelor's degree. My senior year was something of a whirlwind of mental health issues (depression and newly diagnosed ADD), so I ended up with a few incompletes. There are now only a few assignments left between me and my degree (and my ability to actually apply to med schools this year), and I just can't seem to get myself to get them done. I will find anything that is NOT work to do, which only adds to the whole vicious cycle of self-loathing over the fact that I'm not where I want to be right now and part of me seems intent on keeping me from getting there.
I've always been a procrastinator (at least as far back as I can remember), but it never really got in the way until my last couple years of school. Before that, I could manage to put things off until the last minute and still get away with it and make the grade. Anyway, I'm here hoping to find some guidance that might help me get myself out of this stupid ridiculous rut. Thanks for reading this, and I'd appreciate any suggestions from people who've been where I am!