Monday, June 26, 2017

This is The Most Powerful Technique for Beating Procrastination.

On Father's Day, I paid my dad a visit.  During my visit, I shared some ideas on how he could make improvements to his store.  As we discussed possible scenarios, I noticed a blank expression on his face.  Eventually, he informed me that he'd been having difficulty executing the things that he needed to do because of a lack of focus.

I knew exactly where he was coming from because I constantly battle with procrastination.  Having been on a personal development journey for years, I've learned countless strategies for overcoming procrastination and getting things done.

But only one method has truly worked.  This technique not only helps you overcome procrastination, it transforms you into a superhuman capable of accomplishing almost anything.
Days after I gave my dad advice, we spoke once again.  He thanked me profusely for my advice and told me how much of a difference it made in such a short period of time.  I bet you're wondering what I told him that completely improved his quality of life.

It's simple. I just explained the process of meditation and convinced him of the benefits he'd experience if he did it for just a few minutes a day.

No other technique to overcome procrastination is as powerful as meditation.  Trust me.

Picture an image of a person standing in front of a huge boulder.  The boulder represents the obstacle that gets in the way of us getting things done.  Traditional advice on overcoming procrastination helps us to climb that boulder to get to the other side.

But with meditation, the boulder is completely removed. Therefore there is nothing stopping us from doing what we need to do.  Let's be real, 99% of procrastination is caused by our own thoughts.  We're anxious & scared about completing a task so we avoid it. We avoid doing what we should because we've created a negative perception of the activity.  Our mind is hard at work trying to convince us of why we shouldn't do it.  That's why meditation is so crucial because it silences the negative thoughts.  Or, at the very least, we become much less reactive.

Another (lesser known) cause of procrastination is that we don't have enough focus to fully complete the task.  Half completed work is procrastination at its finest.

Meditation removes all of the things that get in the way between you and your goal.  When your mind is trained, it doesn't constantly create useless distractions.  Whatever you decide to do, you just do it.  There's nothing really stopping you.  When I meditated consistently, I was pretty unstoppable.  The benefits are too many to list, but let's just say that I felt like I had super powers.

Basically, spending 10-20 minutes each morning focusing on my breathing allowed me to operate in a heightened state of focus throughout the day.  It took a week or two of consistent practice to see the results. But once, they came, it was completely worth it.  After the convo with my dad, I jumped back into my meditation routine.  Within a couple of days, I was back to my old self again.  I've gotten so much done that I've been putting off forever.  All I had to do was spend a little time working on my level of attention.

One thing I notice about myself when I meditate regularly is that I suddenly become the best version of myself. Suddenly, I focus on clearing and decluttering my environment, I start working out again, and I focus on my high priority activities. The difference is like night and day.

Just remember that the source of procrastination is internal.  Unless we work on quieting the inner fears, we'll remain in the same place. I know this isn't your typical procrastination advice but, believe me, it works way better than any other advice because it addresses the root of the problem. If you'd like to read more on the wonders of quiet mind meditation, check out this article.
  1. Thank you so much for this post - been feeling so stuck at work and I forgot meditation was this powerful - xo Janine

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    1. Hi Janine,
      I promises you that if you give it a try, you'll notice a huge difference. It's soooo worth it.

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