Introduction from Eolas
I couldn't find a forum for new members to introduce themselves so I started this one.
I am and have always been a chronic procrastinator. I also have an addictive personality and used to be an active member of ACA UK. I am 13 years clean of any substance (except caffeine) and get addicted to everything and anything. I liked your description of Procrastination as addictive escapism, as this could sum up my addictive behaviour. To be honest, once I decided to give up the previous substances I found it quite easy, but I think that's because I'm an all or nothing sort of guy. However, I struggle with food issues and entertainment - for example I had to tell my wife to change my WOW password because it was taking over my life. And those two are difficult because I can't escape them so easily.
But Procrastination as an addiction - I'd never thought of that before. I have to say it sounds right.
I think my procrastination is very mixed - a bit time management, some emotional, some passive aggressive and some adrenalin junkie. I'm an actor, and boy do I love an adrenalin hit. And there's nothing like the adrenalin of having to complete something when the deadline was over a couple of days before, but some charm and persuasion has gotten me an extension.
Part of the procrastination for me is to silence my inner critic. In the early stages of a project I'm a perfectionist, and my IC just tells me how useless I am. But when the pressure is on, I get agrressive enough with myself to tell my IC to **** off, and it knows it has to if we're to survive.
Anyway I'm hoping this sight is gonna help.