My point was that the disconnect was my personal fault. I chose the button thing because I have wished before that I could just press it and surrender myself all at once. The difference is that the button is an obvious choice and needs pressed only once, while in real life things may not always be that obvious, and instead of pressing a button once that forces you to do it right, you have to make many individual choices throughout and I’m failing to do that.
As far as extensions go, I do sometimes ask for an extension if it would help. The thing is that I would be asking for way too many extensions, and it would pile up – most of the time I just have to leave things behind and take on as much of the new week as I can get done.