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Pleeb

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hope to see a psychiatrist...
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:30:51 AM »
I'll mention it to nurse practitioner soon.  It would be a geriatric one, as I'm 71.

I need help with procrastinating, for one thing........that's a BIG thing.

Possible reason for procrastinating/avoiding......"I'm not worth it".....i.e.,re doing self improvement things.  "I"m not worth improving, so why bother?"
Just a thought.


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Re: hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 10:33:57 AM »
Hi Peter,
Maybe I don't make sense. I find that I procrastinate is because I can't do things that I used to do. It is very frustrating. I should ask a family member or professional to help me. I is hard to admit that you can't do certain things anymore. So I procrastinate.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 09:04:42 PM »
Hello Perter. I too procrastinate too much. I don't have any good answers, but you are not alone. Take Care. paul m

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 11:11:50 AM »
My psychiatrist explained to me those of us with OCD procrastinate so much because we think things through so much we rarely take action. He used to motivate me. I had such great respect for the man, retired now, that all he'd have to say to me is "you've talked about doing that since our initial appointments, please have it done by next appointment" and that was all I needed. As soon as I left his office I put the steps in place to have the task done by next appointment. It doesn't work so well with people I don't have such great respect for, but accountability is definitely something that motivates me.


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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 11:13:52 AM »
Forgot to mention, now I try (not always successful) to just do what needs to be done. Groceries? Go out as soon as store opens first day of sale type of thing. Exercise? First thing in the morning or as soon as I wake from a nap on goes the sweats and runners. If I don't force myself to do that I don't get anything done.

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 05:58:01 PM »
 
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all he'd have to say to me is "you've talked about doing that since our initial appointments, please have it done by next appointment" and that was all I needed.

My ex psychiatrist used to tell me to leave a message on his phone once I've accomplished the task.


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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 07:52:58 AM »
Did it motivate you to do tasks, Peter?

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 06:16:51 PM »
Hi, Peace....Maybe it did....a bit.  This was ages ago - can't clearly remember.
 

BTW, my psychiatrist used to take my cigarette pack and throw it in the garbage in his office.... :-[

I quit on my own since then.....not exactly on my own - Nicoderm, support group at CAMH.


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