Hi everyone! :)
I'm a first year graduate student whose battled with this issue ever since middle/high school. I mostly struggle with procrastination in homework, studying, and random daily tasks such as returning phone calls, cleaning, and even doing things I rather enjoy doing like sewing, cooking, laundry, etc. In grade school, I used to love getting ahead of my homework but ever since then, I seem to be too lazy to allow myself to be challenged by difficult reading assignments or papers that need to be written. I almost always turn in assignments on time; it's just that I wait until the absolute last minute to do them. I just finished an important 1200word paper that I scrambled to write in the last 4 hours before the deadline even though I had all day to do it. Most of my stress and anxiety come from writing papers and I seem to thrive on the pressure of an approaching deadline. I turned in several of my applications to grad schools/teaching programs late even though they were my top priority. One of the programs outright wait-listed me because my materials were turned in a few minutes after the deadline.
I'm looking forward to getting to know other people with similar struggles and conquering this along with all of you! I'm also hoping to share some of my anti-procrastination tips and hoping to pick up a few good habits from joining this group as well :)