Procrastination – how to get going again

Procrastination is frustrating. Feeling stuck in a rut is not pleasant. A procrastinator is an expert in putting things off. In other words, delaying tasks by distracting themselves. Even worse when you procrastinate about going on holiday!

Procrastination affects most people at some time

Feeling this way is frustrating. Over time it leads to guilt, stress, and irritability. Emotional wellbeing is important to live life to the fullest. Subsequently, thoughts niggle in the mind. In addition, inner peace is compromised. Most importantly, time away from the busy side of life is necessary for work, life, balance. Everyone deserves a break now and again.

Long term procrastination leads to being stuck in a rut

Long term procrastination is the road to nowhere. In other words, it’s the same thing different day feeling. Guilt creeps in as the job list builds up. Dishes stack up in the sink. Bills remain unpaid. Health appointments not organized. Holiday or travel, erm, somehow that’s slipped through the net too! Most importantly emotional wellbeing is compromised.

When is procrastination an issue?

Constant procrastination leads to a build of stress or anxiety. Therefore, concentration suffers. A scattered mind is a disorganised one.

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What are the symptoms of procrastination?

Common signs are:

  • disappointment
  • lack of taking action
  • frustration
  • self-doubt
  • guilt
  • shame
  • lethargy

Procrastinators are expert at distraction.

Typical Distractions

·        Too much time on social media

·        Binge watching box sets on Netflix

·        Excessive shopping for a short term high

·        Anything else that stops them moving forward

What does a procrastinator feel?

Procrastinators have an inability to prioritize effectively. In addition, time management may be an issue.

Overloading themselves with work is common. As a result, concentration levels are affected and they feel anxious and overwhelmed.

Procrastination and perfectionism is not a good mix either, because perfectionists worry constantly. Overthinking and fretting becomes a default setting. Self-generated pressure is also common.

Decision-making becomes challenging. Consequently, they struggle to do something about it.

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Getting help with Procrastination

There are many ways to get help. Therapies such as BWRT®, hypnotherapy and coaching are all effective. However, the desire to change has to be present.

Above all, don’t let procrastination prevent you from living a stress-free life. Do something about it today. In conclusion, life and time is precious. Spend it wisely.

Live life to the full!

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4 Comments

  1. March 28, 2019 / 9:25 am

    ohh i guess we have all been there. I remember when i had to study for exams and there were days i was just trying to do other things instead of stdying, or cleaning the house.. hahah

    xx
    lau
    http://www.malibluemymind.com

    • Isobel
      Author
      March 28, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      Absolutely and doing everything but the one thing that needs doing. Thank you so much for commenting. xx

  2. March 28, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this post! I am a procrastinator and I hate it! I always put things off and put things off until I can’t anymore and then I get upset with myself! You are correct procrastinating can lead to ruts!

    • Isobel
      Author
      March 28, 2019 / 8:35 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, procrastination can feel really uncomfortable.

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