I can't stop procrastinating. Some people think it's laziness, but it's not. I've always been like this. All the way through uni, I left essays etc until the last minute - sometimes up to the day before. I even started my dissertation (and I mean started as in I hadn't even opened a book) eight days before it was due in.
Despite this, I've done OK academically. I got a scholarship to Lancaster for getting straight As. I managed to get a 2.1 overall, although I thought I wouldn't. And I'm now a postgrad at Leicester on a primary PGCE course.
I've got a 5,000 word essay I promised myself I'd do before xmas, but can't get started. I've now got 2 days. I get so pissed off with myself, as it puts me under pressure. I've been smoking so much just lately as I let things build up until there's no time to do it. I'm not going to enjoy xmas now, as it won't be done and will be at the back of my mind all the time.
I tell myself things like I won't go out or socialise at all until it's done, but it never happens, especially at this time of the year. But I need to change; I'm never going to pass this course if I carry on like this, and as for being a teacher? It just won't work.
Does anyone have any advice for me? Do any of you do the same as me and put everything off until literally the last minute?
... and the ones that won't