To Introduce Myself
I have long known that i was a procrastinator - but over this summer I
have got to the point where I realise it is a chronic problem for me - letter
unopened, loved one's and friends not contacted, or replied to - I have even
had two friends die, and I did not know it, because I was out of contact
for so long, and for no good reason. I have not got round to stopping
standing orders and direct debits from my accounts for services I no
longer have, I can leave mail unopened for six months or more as I fear it for
some reason. I have a lock up full of stuff from a house I sold and moved
out of five years ago, but can't face sorting out. I regularly miss
deadlines, and I am a cause of pain and disappointment in friends and family as
they think I do not care about them as I do not contact them or return calls -
but I really DO care about them, I just don't know why I find it so difficult
to pick up the phone.
I realise that the main person that this is hurting, is me! I
realise that I have to do something about it, I am wasting my life, I am
achieving nothing - but I don't know exactly WHAT to do about it.
In looking at your web site, I looked at the signs of compulsive
procrastination list, and realise that all ten of the points apply to me.
I need help, but I want to help myself, and I feel that your web site
might help me with this.
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Reading this was just like
Reading this was just like reading about myself. I never realised just how many people suffer from the same problems. Good luck mate - I'm sure with a bit of work we'll beat this for good
It's good to hear that you have accepted the problem and realised how self-destructive it is. Here's to a good beginning and more help to come.
- "A procrastinator's work is never done."
Many of us here will relate to your story. The good news is that you have taken the first step by admitting to the problem, you can move forward, and that there is support here for you to do that. Keep coming back!