It is about EMOTIONS. Now procrastination itself prevents you from reaching your full potential in your business, relationships and more. However, the underlying cause of procrastination is the real issue. Here are some common root causes:
Fear of failure
Fear of the unknown
Poor Emotional Regulation
A Limiting Belief
Fear of Criticism
In addition, procrastination itself creates more issues such as low-self-esteem, self-worth, frustration, etc. because the tasks at hand are not getting completed. You feel like a failure, etc.
According to Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, the solution doesn’t involve downloading a time management app or learning new strategies for self-control. It has to do with managing our emotions in a new way.
“Our brains are always looking for relative rewards. If we have a habit loop around procrastination but we haven’t found a better reward, our brain is just going to keep doing it over and over until we give it something better to do,” said psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center.
For example, if you are overwhelmed with a project and instead of starting that project you find something else that “needs” your attention such as organizing your office. You tell yourself you are accomplishing "something" and then you begin to feel better. However, whatever it was you were avoiding still has not been completed and so the cycle continues. You may surf social media, binge on Netflix - whatever it is that you use to avoid the task at hand - is giving you the "feeling" that you need. However, it is short lived and then you start feeling bad again. Thoughts such as: “What is wrong with me?” “Why can’t I just get this done?” We then deal with self-blame. Until the root cause of procrastination is cleared, the cycle will continue.
Once a woman clears out what is causing procrastination at the unconscious level - all HER negative thoughts, emotions and limiting beliefs; she will conquer procrastination and any other issues surrounding procrastination. In addition she will see HER relationships, health and business success improves! So, slay procrastination once and for all and start living your best life now!