Have you struggled with time management and felt bad for not having the willpower to just get focused and do the work?
For a long time procrastination has been thought of as a matter of time management controlled by will power but learning time management skills can make you feel worse not better!
The truth is, procrastination is not about will power! It’s about self-protection. Your subconscious mind is stopping you from doing something it thinks will put you in danger.
An example: Cheryl had an opportunity to do a presentation to pitch her business to a client. She was very excited at the possibility of signing a big client. However, she couldn’t settle into preparing for the presentation. Working with me she discovered that her problem wasn’t time management but fear of messing up rooted in a childhood experience. In a primary school oral class she’d had stage fright and some of the class had laughed and teased her afterwards leaving her feeling ashamed and not good enough. When we cleared the emotions attached to that memory she was able to settle into preparing for her business presentation focused on a positive outcome.
The quickest way to stop procrastinating is to release the sometimes hidden emotions and limiting beliefs that underlie it. The good news is that with the techniques I use this can be done quickly and easily. No stories, no drama, no struggle!
You can start changing by easing the pressure on yourself. The best way to do this is to change your inner critic into a supportive fan. Being hard on yourself hasn't stopped you procrastinating, so try being understanding instead!
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