Discover How To Choose Action Even When You Feel Stuck
Motivation is about choosing to take action regardless of how difficult or uncomfortable the task at hand may seem, to choose long-term gain over short-term pain. On the other hand, procrastinating too long can have consequences in your life as goals are left unachieved, health checks may be left incomplete and stress levels may increase as tasks start to build up as they are left undone.
The world responds to your actions, not your thoughts. You can have all the amazing ideas and inventions in the world inside your head but if you don’t take the steps to make them a reality, how will they ever come true?
What Causes Procrastination?
Reasons for procrastinating include delays because of:
- a belief that the task must be done “perfectly”
- being stuck in the decision-making process for fear of not making the “perfect” decision
- a preference for the thrill of last-minute deadlines
- avoiding the task for fear of the result, eg. difficult conversations or medical tests.
The one trait most have in common is waiting on the “right” feeling or thought before taking action.
Moving from Procrastination to Motivation
Learn to take action regardless of the thoughts/feelings that lead you to procrastinate. Learn to build on your goals, one-step-at-a-time, and build your self-confidence in the process. Your future self will thank you when you start building on the life you want to lead, rather than letting the tasks you avoid determine the life you live.
Trying new experiences that challenge you and expand your comfort zone can create a sense of competence. Taking action, no matter how small, can help build self-efficacy and self-confidence.
Hypnotherapy can help you overcome the patterns that sustain the procrastination cycle, so you choose action over procrastination.