July 24, 2024


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How to Stop Procrastination FOREVER

How to Stop Procrastination FOREVER

Do you realize that 20{6fed281ec7a8abc92e2b781741b2370631fe85beacf5ac69d09adc3c180ad946} of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators? Hey, college seems to do a really good job over there on procrastination; 70{6fed281ec7a8abc92e2b781741b2370631fe85beacf5ac69d09adc3c180ad946} of students identify themselves as procrastinators.

So what is procrastination or what is chronic procrastination? Well, number one, it’s people that put things off, some serious things, things that have consequences. If you’ve ever put off your taxes, your income taxes, and you’re just behind in that. If you are constantly late on paying your bills and maybe you get late charges. Or you need to go to the bank to put money in and you don’t put the money in and you might bounce a check. I mean things that have serious consequences.

But it’s also the same thing as you’re just always behind. In regards to projects that you have, you seem to wait until the very last minute and then you get all stressed out. That’s procrastination. So here’s what I really want to have you understand. There are effects to procrastination. Number one is it weakens the immune system. It keeps you up at nighttime. It keeps you awake. You don’t sleep so well. You keep putting things off and it sends that stress through your body. When you’re late on things, you don’t realize it but it’s more stress. Those stress hormones going through your body and it wears you out so much faster.

And speaking of wearing out, it wears out relationships. You know, it burdens others. It begins for them to start labeling you as an unreliable person. But there is good news. Number one is procrastinators are made not born. I want to say that again. Procrastinators are made, not born. So the good news is it’s learned response. It’s a learned behavior. And what’s learned can be unlearned. So that’s the good news. Here’s the challenge is if you’ve been procrastinating, this has been in your system. This has been a program that you’ve been running on for a while. It takes focused energy to change, and that’s not always easy for people. However, I’ve been really fortunate with coaching my clients and we’ve created some change.

So the question is, are you ready to get those simple and effective strategies? I hope you are. So if you’re ready to become that person who you really are at the core, remember you weren’t born this way, this is a learned behavior. So if you want to get stuff done, and most importantly, if you want to start getting results in your life. You’re going to have to make a decision. Will you do what it takes to create change?

The great news is that you don’t need to get ahead of yourself. Creating a shift in your life happens in the moment. Take one day at a time. Procrastinators have a habit of seeing to much at once. They look at what needs to be done not only in the moment but also the future. This creates overwhelm and then they put stuff off.

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