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Re: Procrastination J Kelly

Posted by baseball55 on May 9, 2016, at 19:01:35

In reply to Procrastination, posted by J Kelly on May 9, 2016, at 16:24:18

Wow! I have a few things I procrastinate about, because I genuinely hate doing them, but for the most part, I get done what I need to.
When I was depressed, though, I put almost everything on hold. I didn't even shower.

Maybe you should start with small goals, so you don't get overwhelmed and think of yourself as a hopeless procrastinator. Like, this week, I'll do one thing. Maybe get that blood test. Then, maybe if you get it done, by next week you'll feel capable of doing one more thing. That way you're doing one thing at a time, rather than feeling - o-my-god, I have so much to do!

I remember once, when I was depressed and not getting things done, my husband said you need to feel competent and the way to do that is to do something competent. So I went to the library and graded papers, which I had been putting off and putting off and feeling more and more guilty about.


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