One of the biggest challenges my clients face is how to stop procrastinating. Moat of them site procrastination as their biggest challenge when it comes to work-life balance. Procrastination is essentially a way of your mind telling you that you’re not happy about something.
Quite frankly, procrastination sucks the life out of life. Procrastination tends to be based in fear. Fear of the unknown or fear because of past trauma.
Whatever it is that you’re procrastinating about, you need to first work on changing your mindset towards the tasks/events. When you focus on the outcome, you shift the reasons for getting the task done from negative to positive.
If it was a work-related procrastination, the same rules apply. Focus on the outcome.
Another very common time procrastination can take over is when you are exhausted. You know you have lots to do but every time you start something, you end up distracting yourself.
Procrastination is essentially a sign that you’re not happy with something. And most of the time, it’s not related to the task you need to stop procrastinating about. It may be something from a past trauma that keeps manifesting in different guises.
Dig deep and ask yourself how you really feel and why you feel like you procrastinate. You may be surprised with the answers and may need to address those core challenges instead. This can be a tough task but so worth it in the end to help you stop procrastinating and start living.
Puja McClymont is a certified Life Coach supporting ambitious women in senior-level roles, entrepreneurs and high profile individuals to be empowered by who they are and what they want from love, life & work.