How do I form a good habit and get rid of the bad one???
Hi all. I just signed up, great that such a site exists...!
I'd like to ask for a little bit of help.
I'm a chronic procastinator. I've been fighting this all my life.
It's been a journey that started thinking the problem was time management, then prioritizing, then organization, etc. etc. Fortunately I got good at all those things so it wasn't an entire waste of time.
The problem is that it wasn't until now that I think I got a handle on what the problem is.
It's the habit. You know which one, the moment when you are supposed to sit down and do your task. But you don't because the pain association in your mind is greater than the lesser pain of not doing anything, surfing the net, watching tv, etc.
Sadly, I only understood this pain-avoidance, pleasure-seeking theory after years of reading idiot methods that weren't the problem. (for example, fear-of-failure may make sense for someone out there, but not for me!)
But the saddest thing is that my particular career and activity I enjoy tremendously! Luckily I don't have to go dig ditches in winter or collect garbage (no offense meant to these fine jobs and the fine people that perform them for the rest of us).
So finally I have understood that I have to fight the habit of not starting and at the same time reconnect with the pleasure of what I do.
Has any of you been in this place? Do you have any helpful suggestions on how to form a good habit and destroy the bad one?
I just want to be able to DO IT, by default. Sit down and do eight honest hours of hard work and be done with it. But as some of you may know, it's not that simple.
Thanks a lot for reading this and I'll really appreciate any help...!