So what does everyone need to know to break out of the cycle? Take one day, step, and moment at a time. Think about one project that you want to work on and start brainstorming some of the small pieces that it would take to accomplish. Be specific, the more so the better. Then when you have the list, start by picking one thing and doing it. Remember the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day." Start small and pick away at the project little by little. Over time, you will be able to see progress.
By writing a list, you give yourself a plan and make the tasks smaller and more manageable and therefore you are more likely to succeed. I truly believe that you can do this, but you have to WANT to make a change. Now go and be fabulous and DO IT!