How Can You Free Yourself From Procrastination?
What can you do to address and free yourself from procrastination? The great news is that there are many things. Here are just 3 examples:
(1) No More Self-Criticism
Ever. Self-criticism is composed of icky, negative thoughts. Don’t feed them anymore. They block you. They keep you from being all that YOU ALREADY ARE. They are thought patterns that do not serve you. They never did and if you look at them closely, you may find that they were never your thought patterns in the first place. They are just things you heard or that were said to you over and over when you were quite young, but they were never true—and they still aren’t.
Author Louise Hay has shared that almost all of our programming, both positive and negative, was accepted by us by the time we were three years old. The way we were treated when we were very little is usually how we treat ourselves now. The person we are scolding is a three-year-old child within us.
The difference now is that you have the choice and opportunity to treat yourself the way you wish to be treated—to be kind, to begin to love, approve and accept yourself.
(2) Positive Affirmations
Use positive affirmations. You can get creative and make up your own. Here are a few of my favorites:
• I am willing to release the need to be unworthy.
• I am worthy of the very best that life has to offer, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
• Everything is always working out for me.
(3) Ask Yourself, “What Would Self-Love Do?”
We may not always be aware of how tough we are being on ourselves. When you notice the urge to put something off, stall or procrastinate, stop and ask yourself “What would self-love do?” Really what you are asking yourself is what would you do if you were kind to yourself? What would you choose to do if you took good care of yourself? I have found this to be huge in noticing patterns and changing them into new choices that are positive and healthier.
Whatever I choose to believe becomes true for me. Whatever you choose to believe becomes true for you. It is not true if you believe it isn’t true. You can begin to make a shift today. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say is creating the next moment, the next day, the next month. What are you going to choose to believe is true for you in 2020?
Kate is the CEO of Soul Purpose and a Premier Success Coach from the Denver Chapter. She specializes in helping professionals and entrepreneurs across the U.S. who are stuck and want to move forward but don’t know how. Kate uses her 30+ years of corporate experience, her coach certifications and intuitive gits in a very personalized and specific way to help her clients stop struggling and get clear on exactly what they need to do to move forward and get rapid results