Hello, I'm a procrastinator. I have a massive paper due in two days... but I'm posting on MDC instead of writing it.
I don't procrastinate about *everything* -- I don't have a problem with cleaning, or getting stuff done at work, or with reading for school. For some reason, back when I was an undergrad, I could sit down and do a massive math assignment, no problem. But every time I had to write a paper, I'd feel the creep of anxiety and perfectionistic worry and suddenly I'd be scrubbing the toilet or the oven or vacuuming for a third time -- anything to not write it! It got really bad my senior year, and I started handing papers in late (the horror).
Now, in grad school, I know my ENTIRE future rides on these papers. But they're easy, little papers (compared to the ones I have to write in a few weeks, at least), but I still can't get started.
Help me get over this. What are your tricks? I need advice to purge this awful habit once and for all!