I recently learned that procrastination is a stress reliever. Good ol’ Mel Robbins. My friend Laurie told me about her over coffee. As soon as I got home I listened to her youtube video. She said procrastination is a relief from our minds.
I then realized I worry…a lot, ALL day actually. I worry about my future, my finances, about cleaning my apartment, about my dog, about my writing, about my family, about life in general. There are SO many things that we have absolutely no control over. It can really get overwhelming.
So what do you do?
You take one small step in the right direction. You just keep doing the next right thing and then the next right thing after that. One small movement is all it takes. Often it feels like your ultimate goal is so big that its almost impossible. Our lens is too wide. What we are looking for is right in front of us…we just can’t see it.
Personally my mind can go a mile a minute. One of the biggest lessons in life that I’ve learned so far is to just slow it down. Slow it down and focus. You can only achieve so much each day but doing one thing every day in the direction of your dreams adds up. For some it adds up fast. For others, like me, it can be a bit slower. I like to take a few detours now and then.
If procrastination is both a stress reliever and fear manifesting itself in the most unproductive way possible, the next logical step would be to figure out what exactly it is your afraid of. Failure? Success? Tests?…The all encompassing future?
I came to the conclusion that I am afraid to try what I am truly passionate about because if I failed at that I’m not sure I’d have anything left.
And that exact ephiphany gave promise to a lifetime of trying.
And that’s all you can really ask of yourself when it comes down to it.
Would you rather die with regrets or knowing you did everything you could in order to succeed? I’m more of an everything girl myself.
So what are you running from? What lights your heart up and makes you lose track of time? What do you want to try to achieve before it’s too late?
Every successful person started with an idea, a passion, a plan and then they executed small steps each and every day. When we see them now we see the end result. It took thousands and thousands of days and millions of microscopic decisions to achieve success. We must allow ourselves to do the same.
Maybe it all comes down to believing we are worthy.
So here it is. You are WORTHY of a beautiful life.
Now, stop procrastinating and do the next right thing. It’s all just a little more satisfying that way, don’t you think?