Does anyone else have this disease as badly as I do?
G'day, at last I've found the website for me!
So I'm wondering if anyone else out there could possibly be procrastinating to the extent that I am. I procrastinate everything, in particular - housework, sometimes the dishes don't get done for several days (Yuk! how embarressing), and I notice that I have passed down this particular character flaw to my oldest son, who now does alot of procrastinating himself. Procrastination, laziness and poor time management are ruining my life, yet like smoking ciggarettes I can't seem to beat the habits. Life is going by and I'm achieving virtually nothing, this is not the way I want it to be. For anyone that can offer help I would be so gratefull.
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When I first joined DA many many years ago I asked the same question and was answered with "It doesn't matter It's not a contest." Chances are some people have a worse dose and some are not so badly affected. Point is that you are welcome and recovery is possible. In my experience recovery isn't perfection but for myself I'm in a much better state than when I started working this programme. I'm very grateful and particularly to pro who started this site.
Wishing you well in recovery Rexroth
An excellent point
Rexroth makes an excellent point -- it's not a contest, and there's nothing right or wrong with how our individual procrastination issues differ.
I would suggest that you take a look around your life and figure out what you do get done. Even if we're talking about things like getting dressed in the morning, there are things you do. Heck, you came here, and that was something! :-)
I tend to think much more about the negatives, like things that didn't get done, than I do about positives. I have tried to make myself more aware of what I do, even if it isn't done in the most timely manner -- at least it gets done and gets off my list of things to do.
we all share this
Virtually all of us here are serious procrastinators - myself included. I don't think I'd call it a "disease" though - it's just a dysfunctional habit.
Take a look around the site - at the articles and the comments to the articles, in particular. You'll find help in this, and realize you're not alone.
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Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Yes, that's why we're here.
Hi. Welcome to the group. I'm a procrastinating house cleaner, but things are better now for the most part. Hope to talk with you more.
another member of the club
my major "issue" is housekeeping too. it shames me and overwhelms me on a daily basis. the rest of my life hums along pretty ok, but my nest is a mess. so is my car. i am currently so blocked, i can't do a thing. i have this fixated idea that if i can't do it all, why bother. putting away a few things won't make nary a dent. and if it's a work day, i am just too spent. on my day off...why would i want to "work" on the house. a viscious cycle.