What is it that you would most like to change in your life?
Have you got a plan to make that change?
What's holding you back?
Fear is often the driver of Procrastination:
How does Fear Feed Procrastination?
As I've discussed with many of my clients, understanding the process of fear is one of the first and most important steps in overcoming this. Fear is a response triggered in the Amygdala of the Brain, which then signals the body to prepare for fight or flight; often this process is set off by a very fleeting thought such as "I'll never be able to do this" , this thought happens so fast we are hardly aware that we've even had it. This thought then sets off the alarm in the Amygdala, and the Amygdala immediately notifies the body to get ready by flooding the body with Adrenaline. This may result in a racing heart, heaviness in the chest, tightening throat, perspiration, or just a general feeling of uneasiness and restlessness.
The thinking part of the brain (Cerebral Cortex) then picks up on these physical symptoms, quickly notes that there is no imminent physical danger and so tries to explain why the body feels this way - this is why we suddenly have very compelling thoughts like "I need a break", "I think I'm hungry" , "I need to check YouTube". The thought combined with the feeling is so compelling that we act on them as if they're an unstoppable force.
Sometimes procrastination can be chronic resulting in constant lateness, and last minute cramming and sometimes major life events, choices or tasks e.g. VCE, University exams or assignments and important job applications or significant Stressors e.g. illness or loss can trigger procrastination even in people who are normally highly self-motivated.
How to eliminate procrastination:
If procrastination is a very well established habit for you I can help you fast-track the changes you need in your behaviour and help you to get yourself moving forward again.
Call Georgina on 0435 923 817, or use the contact form at this Link
Hypfocus Therapies, Mentone, South East Melbourne
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Professional Counselling
Help with #Focus #Concentration #Motivation #ExamSuccess #VCE
Georgina Mitchell was born in Ireland, moving to Australia in 1989. Georgina spent many years working in senior management in the Corporate world, before leaving to pursue her passion to become a Therapist.
Please note as with all therapies, Results for Therapies delivered by Hypfocus may vary from person to person