#1 listen, #2 be honest with ourselves and #3 make a decision.
#1 Listen: Simply ask yourself the question: Why am I procrastinating on this? Very simple but we don’t always reflect on the simple. We usually entertain condemning conversations with ourselves: “I’m always procrastinating!” “Im just lazy!” “Why am I so stupid!” “Why can’t I just do it?!” “I hate procrastinators and now I’m doing it!”
I see this as a little Condemning Demon on my back trying to distract me from enjoying life. I get him off by not resisting him with arguments to defend myself.
The issue is, “Why am I procrastinating on THIS?” Sit still to listen. Negative, self-condemning statements will come to your mind. Don’t resist them. Continue sitting and wait for the truth to come forth.
So you’ll ask the question and you’ll hear an angry respose like, “because you’re lazy!” to which you’ll respond, “maybe, but why am I procrastinating on THIS?”
“because I’m just a procrastinator, I’ve always been….” interrupt the thought with a loving, accepting, “maybe, but why am I procrastinating on THIS?”
Continue asking the question with love and acceptance; with the object of procrastination at the center of the question and not yourself until the little condemning demon quiets down and the truth comes forth.
#2 Then, you must be willing to be honest with yourself. There are many reasons for procrastinating and you have to decide what you’re going to do when the answer comes forth.
don’t want to accept the responsibilites that will result
just don’t want to do it