At the end of 2021, I ran a poll on my Pamthecoach group on Facebook on what the main nemesis facing the women in the group was. The outcome of the poll was that the biggest challenge was Procrastination. As a way of being of service to the women in the group and other sisters who might come across this blog I thought I should focus on this topic. p.s if you are interested to join the group please go to Facebook and look for the private group and request to join (pamthecoach group on Facebook).
“Procrastination is the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so”. Wikipedia, 2022. Another way to look at it is how best do we use the time we have at our disposal.
We all have the same amount of hours or time available to us regardless of our background and social status. The difference is how we use it….are you using it to your benefit. How we use our time is a question of choice. I suppose this is easier said than done because we tend to procrastinate on the most important things and sometimes without even realising it.
There are numerous reasons why people procrastinate and these include fear of failure, self-doubt, lack of self-confidence, lack of clarity, laziness and lack of alignment with who we are and how we do things.
As part of your procrastination-busting journey, I would like to suggest that you ask yourself a few reflective questions?
Do I even recognise how and where procrastination shows up in my life? Career, relationships, health, finances, etc.
What is the main reason I procrastinate? Fear of failure, lack of confidence, lack of clarity, laziness, tasks not aligned with my values.
How is this behaviour assisting or moving me away from my dreams and intentions?
Can I solve the challenges on my own or with the assistance of someone like a mentor or a coach?
These questions can be useful to get you started on your own procrastination-busting journey and it might be useful to answer them for yourself or get in touch to see how can I help in unblocking the challenge.
I will be discussing this topic further in the following blogs including suggesting what tips you can employ to overcome procrastination.