This is the thought process of a person in active addiction and in recovery as well.
It’s not until we experience freedom in our recovery, which was pointed out to me is in step 9 of the AA big book, which is the bible to those who are looking to find relief and salvation from their addictions.
Addictions come in many forms, it isn’t just isolated to drugs and alcohol. Through out life we are constantly looking for freedom from that addiction that is holding us back from our true selves.
It’s simple human thinking. I do not think i have ever met anyone that hasn’t thought at least one or all of these above things.
So really i am at step 1 in my recovery from Procrastination. I have come to the understanding that it has made my life unmanageable.
I have been fighting this whole procrastination addiction. It’s my safe place, my hiding hole.
I have come to the understanding also the 12 step program actually works on everything that is an addiction. As i have explored more into the AA world, i realise that the steps are used pretty much every self help program. From Alcohol to workaholic anonymous with numerous other groups that are a spin off and believe in a program that has worked for nearly 100 years
So today i stand up and say;
“hello my name is Elisa and i am a gratefully sober alcholic and procrastinator in recovery.”