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The Power Within – 7 Self-Coaching Tactics That Will Break Your Procrastination Habit

Written by: Dr. Kapil and Rupali Apshankar, Executive Contributor

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Executive Contributor Dr. Kapil and Rupali Apshankar

Bliss is not merely a mood but a profound emotional state that emerges from the heart's depths—a place where kindness and empathy are not just felt but lived. In a world that often values logic over love, how can we tap into our heart's wisdom to overcome procrastination and live a life of bliss? The answer lies within us, through self-coaching strategies that align our actions with our heart's deepest desires.

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1. The compassionate pause

Begin with a compassionate pause. When facing a task that tempts you to procrastinate, pause. Place a hand over your heart and speak to yourself with the kindness you would offer a dear friend. Research by Dr. Kristin Neff has shown that self-compassion can lower the emotional distress that often leads to procrastination. It's about treating yourself with the same patience and kindness that you would extend to others.

2. Gratitude journaling

Gratitude journaling is a powerful self-coaching tool. By writing down things you're grateful for, you refocus your mind on positive aspects of your life, which can energize and motivate you to take action. Studies have linked gratitude journaling to increased wellbeing and reduced stress, both of which are essential for finding your bliss and combating procrastination.

3. The empathy exercise

Practicing empathy can be transformative. Take a moment each day to consider the feelings of others, which can boost your own emotional state. Research indicates that empathy and altruistic behavior are correlated with increased personal joy. As you grow more empathic, you'll find that understanding others' needs can help clarify your own path to bliss.

4. Heart-centered visualization

Visualization is not just a mental practice; it's an emotional one. Envision yourself acting with kindness in various situations throughout your day. This kind of heart-centered visualization can prime you to respond with empathy and compassion in real life. Studies have shown that such emotional visualization can enhance emotional wellbeing and lead to a more blissful existence.

5. Loving self-inquiry

Loving self-inquiry involves asking yourself reflective questions to understand the root of your procrastination. It's a self-coaching practice that helps align your actions with heart-centered values. Psychological research on mindfulness shows that it can be a powerful tool for behavior change, helping you to understand and overcome the barriers to your bliss.

6. Affirming your worth

Develop affirmations that resonate with your worth and kindness. For instance, affirm to yourself: "I am capable, kind, and moving towards my bliss with every step." These affirmations can boost your self-efficacy, which research suggests is linked to reduced procrastination. Affirming your worth can help you realize that you deserve the joy that comes from living a blissful life.

7. Kindness in action

Finally, put kindness into action. Commit to performing at least one act of kindness each day. This could be as simple as a smile to a stranger or as involved as volunteering your time. Social science research has found that acts of kindness can improve the giver's happiness and wellbeing. By doing so, you turn the focus away from your procrastination and towards creating joy for yourself and others.

The path to bliss is paved with heart-centered actions. By implementing these seven self-coaching strategies, you'll not only address the habit of procrastination but also nurture a life rich in kindness and empathy. Each day offers a new opportunity to choose actions that align with your heart's true desires, leading you closer to a state of bliss.

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Dr. Kapil and Rupali Apshankar Brainz Magazine

Dr. Kapil and Rupali Apshankar, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Kapil and Rupali are Amazon's 1 bestselling authors and globally respected business and life strategists. They are founders of Blissvana, a boutique personal development, self-growth, and success studio. Their coaching methods have been proven at the highest levels of success in every dimension of human life. Kapil and Rupali's lives revolve around love, happiness, abundance, and bliss ‒ at home and work. Kapil and Rupali's purpose is to create the highest possible quality of life they can for themselves, and the people they love while helping others around them do the same.



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