Full disclosure, I’m a highly sensitive person, with many introverted qualities who is prone to social anxiety. I’m also a recovering chronic procrastinator. This doesn’t mean that all of us are that way, but I feel it’s definitely worth mentioning. I’m not fully recovered, but I’m getting better.
Chronic procrastination is a problem that’s real and is nothing to be laughed at, although there are many jokes about procrastination. Procrastination has caused people to lose jobs, personal possessions, and even their spouse.
But most medical professionals fail to recognize the problem as real, classifying it as simply a bad habit. It manifests itself in low self-esteem, shame, under achievement, and life can become unmanageable. Many procrastinations take place for people who suffer from adult attention deficit disorder, though it isn’t acknowledged as such. (more…)