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Old 04-07-12, 10:02 AM
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Why am I sabotoging my freelance job?

I was hired for a freelance job. I am working from home. It's for a relative's boss. Yet, I have put it on hold. Why am I doing this? This could turn into getting more clients in this field. Why am I not focusing to get this job done in a speedy manner? Why do I always do this to myself? What deep seated inner thing is going on within myself that needs to fail? Why do I always do this? And how can I stop doing this?
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Re: Why am I sabotoging my freelance job?

I do this as well. I struggle to complete any work. It drives me crazy since I not only know that I absolutely have to work, but I also really love my job and the field and I'm good at it (when I do manage to work).

Are you being treated for ADHD? It's quite common, I think. ADHDers can have a problem with executive function, that is they struggle to self motivate unless there is an immediate consequence.

I used to work from home and I just couldn't get anything done. I need someone to constantly look over my shoulder so that I feel pressurised enough to do something.
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Re: Why am I sabotoging my freelance job?

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I do this as well. I struggle to complete any work. It drives me crazy since I not only know that I absolutely have to work, but I also really love my job and the field and I'm good at it (when I do manage to work).

Are you being treated for ADHD? It's quite common, I think. ADHDers can have a problem with executive function, that is they struggle to self motivate unless there is an immediate consequence.

I used to work from home and I just couldn't get anything done. I need someone to constantly look over my shoulder so that I feel pressurised enough to do something.
I am taking wellbutrin. But that's mainly to not smoke. I am not going for therapy anymore. It's a shame because this is for my relative's boss. I just have to snap out of it and get productive!
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I am taking wellbutrin. But that's mainly to not smoke. I am not going for therapy anymore. It's a shame because this is for my relative's boss. I just have to snap out of it and get productive!
I think, wellbutrin is an anti depressant that's also supposed to have a positive effect on ADHD symptoms. It's primarily an anti depressant though, you might have better results with a stimulant or a medication that is primarily used to treat ADHD.

Have a look at the resource section and also the other threads on this board. You can find lots of strategies and techniques that might help you.
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I think, wellbutrin is an anti depressant that's also supposed to have a positive effect on ADHD symptoms. It's primarily an anti depressant though, you might have better results with a stimulant or a medication that is primarily used to treat ADHD.

Have a look at the resource section and also the other threads on this board. You can find lots of strategies and techniques that might help you.

Thank you. I have tried ADD medication in the past. Honestly, it really didn't do me any good.
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Re: Why am I sabotoging my freelance job?

I really don't think you are sabotaging yourself. The words we use to describe our experiences have an impact on us. I think you're probably struggling through the murky waters of impaired executive functions.

I created a strategies thread, and I hope it will help you out.

Good luck.
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I really don't think you are sabotaging yourself. The words we use to describe our experiences have an impact on us. I think you're probably struggling through the murky waters of impaired executive functions.

I created a strategies thread, and I hope it will help you out.

Good luck.
WOW! You're the second person who told me about impaired executive functions!! Someone who knows me on Facebook said she could see I had it through my Facebook threads. And she even sent me a link on it. Of course, I didn't read it. Now I'm going to have to. Thank you so much. I'll read your thread... later.
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