By: Dr. Gwen Smith
We’ve all been guilty of procrastination, whether trivial or not. At some point, we’ve all delayed in doing something at the time we said we would. The heavens didn’t fall in for sure, and at some level, procrastination could possibly be seen as normal or OK.
When it comes to fulfilling on your goals in life business or your relationship, if you find that your procrastination becomes problematic to you or some other important relationship, then there’s time to do something about it.
As an example, if you have dreams and goals for you life that you’ve been putting off repeatedly, knowing that those dreams and goals will make a difference for you and your current situation, then it’s time enough to address your procrastination.
People procrastinate for several different reasons. I’ve found that I can categorize them under seven different categories in general.
Listen to my Facebook Live broadcast as I share them with you.
In the video I talk about how to deal with these 7 reasons people procrastinate:
1. Fear of criticism/perfectionism:
2. Overwhelmed and not knowing where to start—
4. Thinking later will be easier
5. Fear of the unknown
6. Lack of passion for what you’re doing
7. Fear of commiting
Procrastination could be habit-forming, or it could be as a result of a trapped emotion originating from some past experience. Knowing the source is important in dealing with it.
A habit is typically form outside of your conscious thoughts. It is formed by repetition. Typically there is a trigger, followed by some action and then participant’s reinforced or rewarded by action taken.
Figuring out what your trigger and gratification are and then committing to taking newnaction, (BEFORE the next proctastination). This new action will substitue for the procrastinating action, while also providing gratification so you don’t miss the high you get from procrastinating.
Triggers are typically your thought, people, circumstances, real or perceived, time-of day or location related or other phenomenon. Knowing your trigger is the first important step in getting your substitute action lined up for play.
You’ll need to really stay in integrity to stick with it. That shouldn’t be too hard if the proper rewards are selected.
Emotionally Triggered Procrastinating
Emotionally triggered procrastinating takes some special expertise to pinpoint and to deal with. Typically those emotions may produce a certain feeling in your body. Finding and surrendering to the feelings once pinpointed will eliminate the feeling, hence the trigger to procrastinating.
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