I've been delaying some important tasks lately... Some might even say I was procrastinating. Not because I'm lazy, not because I'm slacking off. But, honestly other tasks just happened to take priority or I wasn't in the right head space or it just didn't feel right to commence that task. I kept checking in with myself as to whether I was doing the right thing, and the usual overwhelming guilt that comes with pure procrastination, just wasn't there. Turns out I'd been quietly testing universal, divine timing...
Then I met with someone who was to be the recipient of one of my delayed tasks and she was actually glad I hadn't progressed; in fact she was relieved I hadn't.
I, too, was understandably relieved! But, I was also so grateful. Grateful for the Mindfulness skills I've been developing over the years. And grateful for my intuition. It allowed me to be gentle on myself, reducing the need to feel the usual harmful guilt and self judgement that comes from procrastination.
So many times over the years I have beat myself up that I hadn't progressed with a task only to find out that the pressure and pain wasn't worth it!
It certainly helps to have faith. Faith and a good blob of hope that it will happen and that you will know when the time is right. I have faith that divine timing will reveal itself.
What's so beautiful about trading in impatience and pressure (& burn out!) for intuitive progress, faith and hope, is that it frees you up. Once you have been relieved of the guilt, judgement and shame that comes from not achieving something, you have space in your life for love, happiness, gratitude, hope and a bounty of other beautiful moments.
Unfortunately laziness and procrastination are still unhelpful... Some things just can't be ignored - that rubbish bag is only going to get more & more full and stinky... But try becoming mindful of the difference between "I just don't want to" and intuitively and intentionally delaying actions towards something that really matters to you. Who knows, maybe your intuition will reveal that you're actually feeling scared, or someone else in your life needs to learn another lesson first before there's any progress. Sometimes there's a very good reason why something hasn't happened yet. Tap into your intuition and know that it will happen when the time is right.
Hypnotherapy can be a gateway to your intuition. If you need some assistance with finding your quiet, intuitive and mindful self, then I'd love to help you out. I would love to share my experiences with finding inner wisdom and support you so you too can connect with yours. If its time for you to be more kind to yourself, then there's no time for procrastination. 😘
As a therapist and coach I'm keenly aware that we are driven by desire. In fact I openly discuss desires as something I can assist you to manifest. One of the first things I might ask a client is 'what is your desired outcome?' Desires and wants can lead us to achieve our goals. But desires have a bit of a bad reputation!
Why? Because if we act on them without being conscious of the consequences, then they can lead us to all sorts of trouble. If you obsess over them and they consume you - is that healthy? If we want something that is inappropriate then we're wasting energy that could be used more effectively. And most importantly, if what you desire are purely material, superficial objects, then you may not be genuinely connected with nor acting in alignment with your values.
Desires are delicious. They can be exciting. They can drive you to success. They can give us hope and joy.
You may have a delicious desire to one day own your own apartment. Or maybe you want to escape your job. Or you may desire the loving embrace of a family. Or maybe you just love cheese so much that a meal doesn't go by without the salty addition of the yellow stuff.
As your coach I can help you to understand what it really means to meet that desire; then you know you have choices. And with choice comes autonomy.
Practising such mindfulness gives the space for choice, for wise discernment. By being mindful of your desires you can consciously make the choice to act on it, or simply acknowledge it and wisely let it pass.
How empowering is that?