Ahhh...procrastination! We all do it right? This morning I asked my 9 year old to start on his homework. Now, he's a really good kid and a really good student and his homework is not really a big deal for him. However, this morning, I watched a really interesting process transpire. I asked him to do his homework. He got all worked up about it and got super stressed and started to argue with me. Don't we all do that in some degree?? So I asked him to stop. To breathe. To pay attention to whatever story he was telling himself about the homework - "it's too hard"; " I can't do it", "I don't want to", "you can't make me"....whatever the story is (what is your story???)..and then release it. The "what is" is that he had about 15 minutes of homework that he got done without any real effort. The story about it was much worse!
I am working with a number of my clients on this issue right now - we all have those things we need to do that when we look at them, we get stressed and avoid them. In that moment look at what comes up for you - what story are you telling yourself about that task...let the story go and then just do it. There is tremendous serenity that comes from doing that annoying task that you have been avoiding. So just do it! And have a fantastic weekend!
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