gotmusikk - Introduction!
I am a 20-something musician, and have been procrastinating since grade school. From what I can tell so far, I struggle with:
-- demand sensitivity/resistance
-- not knowing how long a task will take
-- time bingeing
I'm not sure yet about the extent of my addiction to procrastination, but I do know that it numbs the critical voice inside if I'm filling my head with cooking-blog, Facebook, noisy feel-good fluff and not taking action. I have a feeling that if I find ways to soothe the critical voice AND work on the procrastination using techniques such as microbursts, "I want" instead of "I should", it'll get better.
I already did a good job of 15 minute bursts today to do the dishes and some other unpleasant tasks. (SO HARD TO NOT DO IT FOR LONGER!, and to not chastise myself for stopping!!) I think what will help the most is check-ins, chatbox and phone meetings, but ironically those are the things I'm most scared of! I'm not used to relying on other people for help, and think that "I should be able to do everything perfectly all by myself"...
SO, I wanted to ask all of you:
1) What has been the hardest part of overcoming procrastination? Accruing the right information? Knowing yourself and knowing where to start? Applying the solutions you've found?
2) What has been the most helpful aspect of this community (or the things you learned from this community)? Is there anything you did after a while that you wish you'd done sooner?
Thank you for all of your positivity and care, and looking forward to talking more with you.