Do we all procrastinate in life?
Yes, we all procrastinate at some point in our lives and depending on the frequency of its use, we can classify it as eventual, frequent and chronic procrastination that become part of our lifestyle, making us true believers that the world conspires against us. .
The million dollar question to ask ourselves is what real benefits does procrastination produce? it helps us make the best decisions and actions after the fact or simply becomes the filler of "I can't", "I don't know", "I don't feel like it", "I'm unmotivated", "I'm not good or good at that or for that” all messages that in the end build that mountain of frustration and low self-esteem that we silently drag along and boycott any project to be developed.
According to the Royal Spanish Academy, to procrastinate is understood as defer, postpone. Simple words that contain an emotional, psychological and physical load of actions or omissions that lead us to delay activities and tasks. Those that we had originally proposed as goals, commitments, help, obligation and that we disdain in the absence of sufficient stimulus, motivation, or physical or environmental conditions that we consider necessary to carry it out.
Procrastination manifests itself in different fields of our lives, such as health, physical and emotional self-care, nutrition, exercise, including spiritual growth. In our head we send the order "there are never enough conditions to start, to start" and the secret of this is to become aware of the purpose, of the intention of what we want to achieve.
Today I invite you to define the purposes, the intentions that we have to start everything that comes to mind: study a new language, start exercises, do yoga, take care of the diet, among many other challenges that we set for ourselves.
There are different methods, ways of defining what we want to do. Here I share one of many, it consists of visualizing how we want to be, what we want to be, what we want to acquire and we make that our goal to achieve, we print that in our conscious and unconscious. We built the ways to do it, the hows, the when, the with whom; those that will allow us to objectively define the starting, departure and arrival point.
If we observe our purposes in a linear way, we can tend to get frustrated, since reality offers us many curves, many slopes, many potholes, many gaps that we must take into consideration so as not to give up at the first difficulty that appears. The important thing is to be aware that they may arise and that we will be ready and prepared to face them, to overcome them and continue with the purpose, the defined goal.
In the face of each curve, slope, transform it from an obstacle to learning, in the face of each frustration transform it into what I am overcoming this situation and in this way we will be changing the way we see the world and see ourselves.