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Addressing procrastination with inner child work

Innerchild work with Procrastination

Procrastination according to Wikipedia is the act of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so. It is a common human experience involving delays in everyday chores or even putting off important tasks such as attending an appointment, submitting a job report or academic assignment, or broaching a stressful issue with a partner. It is often perceived as a negative trait due to its hindering effect on one's productivity, associated with depression, low self-esteem, guilt, and feelings of inadequacy.[1] However, it can also be considered a wise response to certain demands that could present risky or negative outcomes or require waiting for new information to arrive.[2]

So today's Blog is going to be on procrastination one my biggest flaws or defect of character. Something that I work on daily. Even as I write this I am telling myself I can do this later today. Crazy right?  For myself what lies underneath procrastination is the fear, fear of failure, fear of not doing it right, which can result in not doing it at all. End result failure. How do I get through this. First off prayer and meditation. And a new dialogue within my mind, firing the inner critic, and installing the loving parent. By adding the loving parent, I started a dialogue, a dialogue that starts out with I can do this. I am going to make mistakes. It's OK to make a mistake, it's not going to be perfect. It will not fail because I did not give up. Its hard to believe that such a small mind shift can have such a solid impact on procrastination. And keep in mind its one task at a time. So here it is a perfectly imperfect blog from


Mike Callahan

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