New to PA, but not procrastination!
I'm so thankful to have found this community of people. My biggest problem is the perfectionism-procrastination cycle I'm in. I've identified with so much that I've read here, and am very encouraged! Just having people that understand me and don't think I'm lazy is huge. Thank you all so much for your honesty. This seems like a good place, where I'm going to learn some tools and gain some hope.
I have a job in a nonprofit that I love, but I'm working from home, with little accountability. I'm pretty paralyzed about starting my main project as well as relating to donors. No progress on my project, nothing to report to donors, I feel guilty about my lack of progress and wasting my donors' money. So I avoid relating to my donors. No donor relations, donations drop off, my paycheck diminishes...you see where this is going. If I can't get hooked into God's power and move through the procrastination soon, I'm going to have to quit my lifetime dream position.
Thanks for letting me share!
Progress, not perfection
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Hi, you sound exactly like
Hi, you sound exactly like me (and I just joined this forum too).
Last month I was pulling my hair out of my head over a contractor assignment I had working from home, because my client just wouldn't give me the info I needed or even respond to my emails! So I felt horrible guilt, week after week, hardly doing anything (even though there was still stuff I could have worked on) for a very high paycheck. The job ended 3 weeks ago, and I was sort of relieved, but now I'm hugely regretting the waste of time that I could have been applying to new jobs, as I'm only weeks away from running out of the nice fat savings I had earned from this assignment! I'm really furious with myself, and that's what landed me here. I do have some freelance work I could have been doing the past 3 weeks, but no, I did not do it! I really have a problem. I'm tired of this cycle of avoidance and underearning and then panicking about bills.
It looks like between PA and also UA (Underearners Anonymous) there is a lot of support and people who are succeeding at beating this addiction. You are not alone!
perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)