Post # 1
I really need advice for my procrastination problem. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d always put off projects and homework until the last minute. This even happened in college- EVERY SINGLE PAPER/exam was prepared for literally the 2 hours prior to class. I always somehow managed to get it done.
Unfortunately, this hasn’t improved in the real world. I work a real, big girl job now, and I STILL find myself taking weeks to do assignments and just surfing the internet all day long instead of doing my work. If I have something I need to present, I’ll wake up at 4 in the morning and begin it that day.
I’m so disgusted with myself, I’m lucky to have this job and pretty soon I’m going to look like a slacker. I don’t know how to change, this is how I’ve been since I was a kid.
Please help! 🙁
Post # 3
make a list of what you need to do that day. and check things off as you complete them.
Post # 4
You need a calendar, a to-do list, a deadline reminders. Some sort of organization. These will give you some will power to finish things.
Work should come first. You don’t want to learn your lesson by getting fired. Your next interview, they will ask why you got fired from your previous job. You don’t want to be embarrased by telling them “Beacause I was lazy and I’d surfed the internet all day”.
You can surf the internet at lunch time or when you get home in the evenings. You aren’t missing anything on the internet. It will be there when you get home. Work might not be there if you don’t get your shit done.
Post # 5
Is it possible that you have an attention deficit problem?
Post # 6
@chicagoworkinggirl: Omg, I could have written this. I am the exact same way! I don’t know why and honestly, I’m embarassed of it. I mean, I tell myself that I am going to be productive….and it never happens. At least, I’m not as productive as I should be. Sigh.
I hate this about myself so trust me, you are not the only one with this problem. The PPs have already given great advice. I guess all I can think of is just MAKE yourself do it and think about how good it will feel to have that particular task done. That’s what I try to tell myself. :/