Updated: Jan 29
Written by: Jane Christine, Executive Contributor
Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.
Are you a procrastinator? Do you know why you keep putting off the things you want to do? Is there always something distracting you from reaching your goals? These are the prime examples of procrastination, but why does it happen?
“The secret to breaking through your procrastination is first to discover what is the underlying cause.”
Most people believe it is fear-based, which could be true, but there could be many reasons. From past traumas that are anchored to a person or experience, a fear of success – and all the responsibility that comes with it, a belief that you are incapable of completing the task, your skills are not up to par, or overwhelmed with the amount of work ahead of you. So, by putting it off, you feel better in the moment. However, the guilt and subconscious, knowing that you’ll have to get around to it someday, can have a huge impact – not only mentally, but it can also manifest physically.
“Getting in touch with what we are feeling and why we are feeling it can be profound with breaking through our procrastination patterns.”
Our brains release chemicals based on our feelings. If we are subconsciously anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, and keep ignoring