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Re: Procrastination baseball55

Posted by J Kelly on May 9, 2016, at 20:53:48

In reply to Re: Procrastination J Kelly, posted by baseball55 on May 9, 2016, at 19:01:35

> When I was depressed, though, I put almost everything on hold. I didn't even shower.

This was me! It's terrible.

>
> 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 was thinking of just putting one or two things on my calendar each week and MAKING myself do it. Maybe once I get started I'll be able to continue.

>
> 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.

I know this is true. I don't have a husband to hold me accountable, so I think I'll bring it up at my therapy session this week. Maybe she can help me with a calendar with a to do list.

Thanks :)

Jade


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