(Closed) Compulsive procrastination?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hrm, I don’t have a similar experience, but maybe a few suggestions.  Perhaps you can make yourself a schedule that you stick to, something that is comfortable for you.  Pretty much, work 9am-5pm or something, only you pick the hours.  Schedule 1-2 hours a day for a break and for some inane online tv or something else you’d like to go.  Stick to the schedule like you would any job.  Do not allow yourself to do anything but work during those hours – even if you can’t think of anything to do work-related, sit and stare at your computer until you think of something. 

Are there any sort of internship or volunteer positions you could do in your field for a few hours a week to get you a jump start on how to go about working on your own?

Have you researched any books to read directly related to your field, to succeeding, or to owning your own business or being your own boss?  Perhaps you can read some of those instead of watching online tv. 

Post # 4
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1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish I could offer you more than “I KNOW how you feel!” Right now, I am sitting on various websites rather than STARTING a 10 page paper that is due at 8:00 tomorrow morning. I try so hard to do school work in advance, but have no success until the last minute. I do believe that there are underlying issues, and also that some people just work better under stress.

At least that is what I tell myself.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@LMD84:  +1 to all that I have 3 five page papers I’m avoiding!

As for help, schedules sometimes helpe, also it helps if I wake and don’t let myself even look at my distractions (t.v. and computer) until at least if not all my stuff is done.  Also what helps is litteraly getting help, if FI is around I’ll ask him to help with whatever I’m doing or ask him to yell at me everytime I start to get off track.  Good luck and I hope you find something on here that can really help you.

Post # 9
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6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@pookiesmom:  If the consequences aren’t as dire, maybe you should make them dire.  Give yourself some positive and negative reinforcement. 

Post # 10
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1146 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I second making a schedule perhaps weekly with what you need to get done. As a reward, you will have the peace of mind that you have finished a task and won’t be feeling so anxious I hope.

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