Your Procrastination Habit — How Pressure NEVER Helps

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Break your procrastination habit today.

Your procrastination habit is best addressed by owning it. Avoidance never helps, because you can’t address what you don’t acknowledge.

However, your procrastination is also a time choice that is never eradicated by self-criticism or pressure tactics.

Addressing your procrastination:

We can all probably agree that making time for a project or task, and then losing it to procrastination is very frustrating.

And all too often, despite our best intentions, some tasks seem to just never get done.  They bounce along from one To-Do list to the next.

They frequently provoke guilt, anxiety, and self-criticism.  They remain stubbornly undone, while insidiously sapping your energy and making you feel out of control.

When you run into this situation how about trying a fresh approach to make whatever task you avoid much more manageable?

So, what can you do?

Being hard on yourself often just leads to paralysis, so what if you tried lowering the stakes to jump-start your initiative?

Stop threatening yourself with drastic repercussions if you don’t toe the line. Fear never helps. In fact, when you envision catastrophic outcomes you can stifle your energy and incentive even more.

Here’s an analogy:

If someone asked you to walk along a narrow, 12-inch path in a garden, you’d easily accomplish the feat.

But what if that same person were angrily or urgently shouting at you to walk a 12-inch plank across a raging river? The width of your path is the same, but the heightened stakes might well keep you frozen on the bank. 

Listen to your self-talk.

Do you try to goad yourself?

Well, you can refuse to punish and paralyze yourself with threats. The next time you’re tempted to give yourself an urgent and critical message, picture yourself catching it easily, as if it were a beach ball, and tossing it aside.

Next, use your self-talk to offer encouragement and alternatives.  Assuring yourself that you will land on your feet, regardless, helps you re-approach the task with confidence. Chunking your task so you can take smaller steps makes it more doable.

Accomplishing even a small portion of the job will help you move forward and build from success to success.

So, how will you move through your procrastination today? What will be your first step?

For more help with your procrastination…

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“I Don’t Know Where to Start!” unmasks this time thief with exercises to help you identify your own unique brand of procrastination. And it provides insights to help you successfully address what you discover. You really can make conscious choices about your time and how to use it. And you really can change old habits and patterns. Using the tools and skills you’ll learn in “I Don’t Know Where to Start” you’ll get started and keep going.

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