I can't get ANYTHING done.
by mialinay · 9 comments 1 week ago
mialinay · 1 week ago
Okay so this goes out to all the hardcore procrastinators. It's bad. I've become so so bad at getting stuff done. I wanna finish my studies. I wanna start a career. I wanna apply for internships abroad. I wanna get all my paperwork done. But it's like a HUGE burden and whenever I even think of it I get demotivated and waste time with useless shit and that is dragging me down as a result. It's horrible. And it's just getting worse. If anyone has any tips, I'd be glad, if not, fine as well, thanks for letting me rant.
mialinay · 1 week ago
I can't get university stuff done, I don't create art, I don't apply for internships, I have a huge load of paperwork and a BIG presentation to work on.
mialinay · 1 week ago
A good day is when I manage to have breakfast, brush my teeth, do my hair and make up and go to university and/or work. Those are the days I'm proud of.
rydler · 1 week ago
Do one thing. Break it down to one thing at a time
beautiful_kiwi · 1 week ago
Hey, Sorry to hear this
You are overwhelming yourself. You need to break down what you want to do. Looking at it as one huge hurdle is going to make tasks daunting.
You needed to break down your goals into smaller and achievable ones.
For example. If you are studying. Instead of saying I am going to study every day. Break it down. After university I will study for 30 mins or I will finish this subject matter and the end of the week I will have covered this amount of work and by the end of the month this amount.
Also when applying to jobs maybe set out 20 mins a day for 5 days to work on your cv or to send out applications. Being a procrastinator is difficult but your mindset is what is important. It takes at least 30 days for new habits to form. It is not easy. And you have to be firm yet kind to yourself.
And more importantly you need to take care of your mental health. Your demotivation maybe a sign of depression as you are unable to do the bigger tasks in life with ease.
beautiful_kiwi · 1 week ago
If you feel like you don't know what your purpose in life is. Or sometimes feel like things are surreal... Or if you find just getting up and having a bath is devastating and you feel isolated and alone. These are some signs.
I also went through depression and I have relapsed a few times but now I am better.
But I had to give myself time and not let people rush me and put pressure on me.
jmmcclain · 1 week ago
Breaking things down into manageable chunks is good advise. That will work. Sometimes it's hard to do even begin to do that. It's hard and scary and frustrating. Maybe knowing that other people undergo similar struggles can also help feel like you're not alone in it. Celebrating the small successes is good. Just keep stepping forward - you set the pace - and keep breathing.
Mia, your art is incredible. Everyone on this entire fucking website knows you have that potential, and I have no doubt you will reach it. Reach beyond it.
jmmcclain · 1 week ago
It's funny. I was thinking about this, and while I was I started to draw. I don't usually draw. I'm not sure why that's relevant.
cryscross · 1 week ago
Check out the book, "Everything is Figureoutable" by Marie Forleo. It's about WHY we procrastinate and how to get past all the mind blocks to figure out what you really want to do and do it. It's not one of those make it sound easier than it is books, nor is it a put you down to build you up book. It's really just a book about how to practically persevere.