In childhood, many projects or ideas were started and never completed because a drinking parent was unavailable. Consequently, the children were frequently disappointed by false promises and became distrustful about completion of future projects. As an adult child, this translates into procrastinating behavior because no proper modeling was provided by the parent. The ACOA may have problems organizing or completing projects.
Learning to develop a game plan for a particular project and breaking it down into small steps makes the concept of a major project more manageable and realistic for the ACOA Since no model was provided in childhood, the ACOA should realize that this is a skill to be learned, not an inadequacy in himself. It can be acquired at any age, not just during childhood. In the workplace, it is important for the ACOA to examine the work style most comfortable in accomplishing and completing tasks, and realize that these styles are not the same for everyone.
This post has 9 parts as follows;
- FACING REALITY
- COMPLETING PROJECTS
- ACHIEVING HONESTY
- ACCEPTING ONESELF
- LEARNING TO HAVE FUN
- DEVELOPING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
- DEVELOPING INTERNAL VALIDATION