Overcoming procrastination - my mental health story

My name is _______, and I used to be a chronic procrastinator. I put off making important decisions, ignored threatening deadlines, and delayed the completion of essential projects that would have benefited me in the long run. When times got tough, I simply shut down and convinced myself that taking a break was most important.

I recently realized how damaging my habit of procrastination was to my physical and mental health. No matter how hard I tried to ignore it, there was always an underlying sense of guilt that never seemed to go away. My stress levels skyrocketed as did my anxiety. Fittingly enough, these feelings took up so much time and energy that it felt like procrastination was only leading me in circles!

For the first time in ages, I decided to take serious action on this issue by focusing on developing some key skills: willpower, organizational skills and adaptability. Analyzing what triggers my urge to procrastinate was a useful tool too as it enabled me to focus on the task at hand without distraction or delay. The first few days weren’t easy but through practice I gradually became better equipped with techniques designed to keep me focused and productive for longer periods of time.

Although there are still moments where I struggle with this issue, I no longer let fear get in the way of starting or finishing a task. Being proactive has been invaluable for me in terms of tackling negative thought patterns around procrastination head-on which helps me to remain motivated throughout whatever challenges arise – whether big or small!