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Overcoming Procrastination – Unveiling The Power Of 5 Mental Hacks

Written by: Tessa Grazzini, 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.

 
Executive Contributor Tessa Grazzini

Procrastination, that ever-persistent roadblock to success, often finds its roots in the fear of rejection, failure, or the haunting belief of not being enough. As a hypnotherapist, I guide my clients towards conquering procrastination by unravelling the layers of these fears and instilling five powerful mental hacks.


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Firstly, tackling the daunting task head-on is crucial. The paradoxical notion of doing what you don't want to do first may seem counterintuitive, but it is the key to unlocking the path to your aspirations. By confronting discomfort early, you pave the way for progress. When you do it first, you feel like a winner. This is how habits are formed. You make your habits and your habits make you.


Consistent action in the direction of your goals is the second mental hack. Taking a step, no matter how small, every single day towards your goals creates momentum. This steady progression builds confidence and diminishes the grip of procrastination. Spend five minutes every day on your goals. That is what winners do. Lastly, focus on progress over perfection. Perfection does not exist.


Delaying gratification is the third hack in this arsenal. Postponing the reward until a task is completed reinforces discipline and strengthens your commitment to the goal at hand. It transforms immediate desires into delayed triumphs.


The fourth hack emphasizes self-praise during the work process. Recognizing and acknowledging your efforts in real time provides a positive feedback loop, motivating you to persevere and complete the task at hand. Praise yourself the way you want someone to praise you.


Finally, the fifth and paramount hack is cultivating a belief in your worthiness. The foundation of overcoming procrastination lies in acknowledging your intrinsic value. By understanding that you deserve success, you dismantle the barriers constructed by self-doubt. The most important words you will ever hear are the words you say to yourself. In conclusion, conquering procrastination is not merely about managing time; it's about mastering the mind. Embracing these five mental hacks empowers you to dismantle the shackles of procrastination, paving the way for a journey towards success and fulfilment.


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Tessa Grazzini, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Tessa is driven by a mission to eliminate unnecessary suffering. She is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Rapid Transformational Therapist and Neuroscience Coach. Additionally, she is an international speaker and an advocate of the power of the mind, delivering numerous talks at schools. She has a wealth of experience in working with teenagers and is CEO and Co-Founder of of Free Young Minds, whose quest is to inspire, educate and empower young adults.

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