There is always a valid reason behind why we continuously procrastinate or feel resistant towards a task, even if that reason may not be logical or helpful to us. At times, we all delay or postpone certain tasks, but there is a distinction to be made between occasionally stalling and true procrastination and it’s important to recognize the difference.
Universal Root Cause of Procrastination (for all humans)
If you’re struggling to start on small tasks that seem insignificant to the overall outcome yet are necessary steps toward moving forward, the root cause of your chronic procrastination may be an underlying fear that you’re unaware of.
While you may attribute your procrastination to laziness or a dislike of a particular “to-do” item on your list, those are not the real reasons. The truth is that completing those small assignments will bring you closer to taking the bigger action required to move you towards significant progress. A subconscious fearful part of you is very aware of this fact and may start sabotaging you early on as you move toward your goal.
Uncovering Hidden Fears
I’ve personally experienced the struggle of procrastination when building my website. Despite my desire to complete it as soon as possible, I found myself spending countless hours perfecting wording and obsessing over images. It wasn’t until I took the time to delve into my thoughts and emotions that I discovered the root cause of my procrastination: fear of becoming more visible. This fear made no logical sense. I had never even considered the idea of my emotional safety feeling at risk by having a website. But for that fearful part of me, every small task towards building the website felt significant, and completing them felt like stepping into the unknown.
How EFT Tapping Acknowledges the Fear Factor
Have you ever found yourself procrastinating on a task that seemed so simple and straightforward, yet you just couldn’t bring yourself to start it?
There’s a part of your subconscious that is often overlooked, a younger and less resourced version of yourself that is fearful of the consequences of taking bigger action. And this part needs to be acknowledged and heard.
EFT Tapping clears the path to what your fearful inner child is afraid of and why. By shining a light on this hidden part of yourself, you can finally end the cycle of procrastination and move forward energetically and with greater confidence.
Why Confronting Emotions Is Key to Moving Forward
You might find yourself constantly putting others’ needs before your own, leaving you feeling drained and disheartened, but putting extra pressure on yourself to get things done won’t solve the problem. Instead, utilizing the powerful and yet gentle technique of EFT Tapping can serve as your Go-To self-care tool during those times.