As a dedicated procrastinator, nothing pushes me to finally start something quite like a crippling, stress-induced meltdown. And unfortunately for me, this has become my way of life.
Most people that I talk to at my weekly Procrastinators Anonymous meetings say that procrastination comes from a place of laziness for them. They would much rather watch Netflix or hang out with friends and really just couldn’t be bothered to do the things they should be doing.
That’s not the case for me however. My procrastination stems from the need for validation of a task’s importance derived from the level of stress I feel.
A week before the deadline: No feeling of anxiousness- not important enough.
A couple days before: Slight heart palpitations and sweaty palms- I’ll think about starting.
The night before: Cried three times and sweating profusely- Time to begin!
Here’s the thing about this cycle of stress-motivation: I’m ready to quit. You see articles all over the web about how to beat stress and it’s about time I stopped saying “Oh yeah, I should read that later” and actually put them to use.
I’m excited to create new posts about what I find works and what doesn’t and hopefully be able to keep this blog going. I will not procrastinate on putting up new posts! (Hopefully… maybe…I don’t know, I’ll think about it more tomorrow.)