We are afraid to begin because we are fixated on perfection and can only imagine failing.
We don't believe we can complete a task because we have failed before.
We don't know how to complete a task or we aren't sure how to begin.
We have a disordered attitude toward work and leisure.
We make plans and write to-do lists with no real course of action.
We can't see through the chaos of our currently reality to the potential order on the other side so we feel paralyzed.
We aren't free to act due to distractions, lack of sleep and other obstacles.
So far, we have made it work by procrastinating and, despite the stress and panic, we still get things done.
We believe an old narrative and lies we have always told ourselves (ie: I'm not a morning person; this is more difficult for me than it is for everyone else; I'm a lost cause, etc).
We don't believe now is the right time.
If any of the above resonated with you, know that you are not alone. Procrastination is a real struggle for me and I have procrastinated due to all of the reasons above.
Since becoming a mama, I have felt the effects of procrastination even more. Maybe this is because it feels like there is more at stake now. Regardless, I am convicted that I need to rid my life of procrastination.
And to be honest, some days are better than others.
I am still working on rooting procrastination out of my life. For me, overcoming procrastination requires a daily commitment to begin by tackling the task at hand and taking small steps toward progress over perfection.
What would you add to the list above?
We are in this together. Thank you for joining me.