Ever Since I Can Remember, And Especially Now

I recently made a huge life change (but only after years of serious consideration-lol). One temporary (I hope) result is that I seem to be having a harder time getting things done than usual. I think it is fear of making a mistake - especially in the wake of the "big move" - which I am still hugely stressed over. But it's getting ridiculous.
imabear imabear
51-55, F
3 Responses Jan 19, 2012

I completely understand, I'm too embarrassed to tell you how I know. I'm a procrastinator too. Seems I was born w/it. I don't stress over it like you, it seems I just rarely want to finish a half done project, everything feels like such a chore with more effort than I have energy to give. I guess I'm just lazy. For me it usually works out to be MORE work than I had originally planned, so something I had hoped would take a couple hours, lasts all day. So I'm glad you're procrastination isn't the same as mine.

I hate to say it but it sounds like major-life-change-depression. It happens to the best of us. <br />
The good news--one day you will wake up and it will hit you that you are onto something really great, and when that realization happens (you are still suffering from residual emotional exhaustion) you will not be able to control yourself. You will, I believe, find that you cannot wait to get started on the rest of your life. Then there will be no stopping you.<br />
That is my hope for you anyway. That is what happened to me.

It's just a major freak out on my part. I know I did the right thing though. It took me over a month to pick out a new printer, for crying out loud.

imabear, i went through this EXACT same thing!! i don't know what your living arrangement is like now, but i moved back in with my parents for what i intended to be just a month or two. 8 MONTHS LATER...<br />
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my parents really tried to make me at home, but there was only so much they could do with all of my "chit" tucked away in suitcases, boxes and a storage unit. it seemed like the smallest projects took me forever to complete. it wasn't until i was finally back into my own space that i felt some of the structure return to my life. once that was there, i was able to be slightly more efficient. i have every confidence that you'll be back to normal before too long. until then, don't feel guilty and don't push yourself. just be gentle with you for awhile. i wish you allllll the luck in the world on your "new adventure!" XOXOXOXO

Thanks - it'll be okay I know - we just gotta take it one day at a time.