The Message Of Procrastination

“I’ll do it tomorrow. “Sound familiar? It’s one of my favorites. Whenever I say those fatal words, I know I’m in trouble, especially if I don’t write down the task to be accomplished.

Like you, I have days where I feel like my head is going to explode and there’s no way in hell I’m going to get everything accomplished. And, of course, I have the proof to back it up:

  • My internet connection is running incredibly slow
  • No one has returned my emails or phone calls
  • The cat just barfed on the rug

These are all classic signs that I’ve wandered far and deep down the road of procrastination. Hate when that happens.

Procrastination is a message. It’s a desperate attempt to both thwart your efforts at creating the life you want and to slow your butt down! (in a good way)

That’s where it gets so confusing. Success gurus tell us it’s old programming sabotaging our new efforts to break free. I think that’s true. It happens with me all the time.

But there is another edge to procrastination. It’s the one telling you to stop and rest. The trick is to know the difference. If you’re spending most of your time on projects that don’t advance your financial freedom then procrastination has you where it hurts most.

When I have those days, I literally force myself to do one task I have put off for weeks. The sense of freedom is mind blowing. I’m suddenly weightless and giddy.

At other times, I realize my eyes hurt from focusing so much on important tasks at hand, my contacts have dried out. I’ve forgotten what my husband just said and the cat barfed on me! That’s when it’s time to TAKE A BREAK!

The message of procrastination is tricky. To decipher it, you have to be honest with yourself and that’s the one thing procrastination hates!

Be good to yourself,

 

 

 

P.S.

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