Procrastination is something that tons of people deal with every single day. They put off their work until the last minute and then rush through it right before a deadline. Even though this is common, it isn’t exactly the best idea.
If you’re a busy person juggling work and life (maybe even your own business or a thriving career)… you have a lot to handle every day. If you aren’t meeting your deadlines, you’re letting other people down and could be losing your good reputation.
So What Happens When You Get Trapped Into Procrastinating?
When you procrastinate, a number of different things can happen, including:
- You may perform poorly. If you are rushing to complete everything within a short time frame, you may not do your best work.
- You will doubt yourself. If you aren’t getting your work done, you may start to question your skills and lower your self-esteem.
- You may make impulse decisions. If your work involves decision-making and you wait until the last minute, you aren’t going to make a well-thought-out decision.
- You will experience added stress and anxiety. And, you know how you feel when you are procrastinating – you feel more anxious and overwhelmed because of everything that’s left to do.
If you’re a procrastinator, there are ways to get rid of those bad habits and finish your projects. So, you aren’t going to be stuck in this same pattern forever.
When you take the time to move past your habit of procrastination, you will see how your coaching business and your life will be forever changed. You will be able to work smarter and reach your goals as a coach!
How to Stop Procrastinating
Here are 3 ways that you can stop procrastinating and start getting things done:
1. Identify your doubts or fears. You have several beliefs about yourself that may be preventing you from working efficiently. They may be things like:
- I don’t know how to do it.
- I might do it incorrectly.
- But, I don’t want to fail.
- Somebody else could do it better.
- I don’t feel like doing this.
Once you figure out what fears or doubts you’re dealing with, it can be easier to find a way to work through them. From there, you can break your bad habits. Just being aware of what may be holding you back is a great place to start.
2. Create a setup phrase. If you’re going to use EFT, you should come up with a good setup phrase. This phrase is something that you will repeat to yourself as you do EFT tapping. This should be centered around your habit of procrastination and the fears that you have discovered. For example, you might say, “Even though I am unsure of why I am procrastinating, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” Or, “This is important to me, so I will figure out why I am having trouble completing my work.” Make sure you are working toward being very specific and drill down to the exact issue.
3. Tap away your old habits. You can use EFT tapping to literally tap away any bad habits you may have, including procrastination. Use EFT tapping and focus in on those bad habits you want to break. The concentration of your EFT tapping exercise should be breaking your procrastination habit. Tapping works and will make a big difference in how you perform!
Using EFT Tapping to End Procrastinating
If you want to give EFT tapping a try to see how it can improve your work, use this sample tapping exercise:
- Start by doing a round of tapping on: “Even though it’s hard for me to complete this task, I am doing my very best.”
- Next, consider how you feel when you do these tasks. Then, tap on that. For example, you might feel like the tasks are tedious, annoying, or time-consuming.
- Finally, tap on your fears or doubts. You might tap on being able to connect with your clients or meeting your clients’ needs.
Once you stop procrastinating, you will experience freedom in your work and in your life. You will feel less stressed and you will be more productive. When you aren’t procrastinating, you have the opportunity to work smarter and benefit more!
Give the tips a try to see how they can make a difference in your procrastination habits. Using EFT tapping is a great way to stop procrastinating and to become a better person overall!
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