Procrastination - Am I Just Lazy?

Things I used to think feel and do before I saw what I see now:

I used to think that if I was procrastinating, it was because:
  • I was being lazy;
  • I just couldn't focus the same as other people;
  • There was something wrong with me;
  • I really had to give myself a kick up the backside.

I used to constantly think about what I needed to do to stop procrastinating. It felt like there was always something I had to "do" in order to overcome this "habit".

But now, my approach towards myself has completely changed. Instead of getting annoyed with myself when I procrastinate, I see it as a sign.

With all the knowledge I've gained and now share with my Members and on my courses using the Three Principles, I now understand that procrastination is similar to resistance.

Instead of beating myself up and believing all the negative things associated with procrastination, I now ask myself, "What am I resisting? Why am I resisting it?"

If the answer is that I'm resisting because my workload is too big or there are too many important tasks that need to be done, then I know it's because I'm feeling overwhelmed.

Procrastination occurs when we have an overloaded to-do list and we expect too much from ourselves. It has nothing to do with laziness or incompetence. Not even close.

Here's a Sarie Analogy for you...

Imagine standing at the bottom of a mountain, looking up at the daunting climb to the top, and feeling like it's impossible to reach. Instead of thinking, "I need to get to the top," we should ask ourselves, "What do I need to do to get to the first 100 meters?"

It's about taking one step at a time and breaking the task down into smaller, more manageable chunks.

My clients and members will often say to me, "I can't, I have so much to do!" But the reality is, if we overwhelm ourselves, it will actually take longer because we'll end up procrastinating.

When we break it down into bite-sized pieces, we can just get on with it.

And when we let go of the overwhelm and understand why we're procrastinating, chances are we'll feel much more productive.
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Are we overcomplicating mental health? 

The continuous spiral of talking about mental illness and neglecting to discuss mental health that’s within us all! 

Finding herself in a mental hospital for a month aged 22, her worst fears of going crazy had come true! Sarie truly believed she was broken for many years, and now sees that this was in part due to massively over complicating what it meant be a human being. After a long period of exploring and training as a psychotherapist, still burning out every 18 months for another ten years, Sarie finally found the answer, and now shares the surprising simplicity of it all to help others get the same relief. 

Sarie has trained as a transactional analysis psychotherapist, as well as working and training in many other therapeutic disciplines, such as NLP, CBT, DBT and hypnotherapy. Sarie is also an author, celebrity coach and therapist, working with thousands of people a year, of all ages, all over the world. Her main aim is to help them really see the simplicity and beauty behind human nature, getting out of their heads and into their lives, being able to see that the inside out nature of life really is a gift. This removes limitations and stories they may hold about themselves, and as a result finding an ease and contentment in life they often never knew was possible. 
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