Sitting in your chair, you contemplate what’s wrong with a task you must complete. The reasons you must leave this task incomplete begin flooding your mind, each feeling more inviting as a reason to put it off. Whatever it is that needs completion becomes so undesirable that you oblige the urge to run from the task. ‘It can be done later,’ you tell yourself, pushing the job out of sight and mind. Everything is lovely about this decision until the authority that assigned you the tasks demands its completion at what feels like the last possible moment! Although you successfully complete this task, the poor quality of the work is all too noticeable and requires more work to make it satisfactory. Your mind, body, and soul fill with procrastinator’s regret as you do more work than needed…

Procrastination is a behavior we are all too familiar with because it is a distraction. Whenever there is a task assigned to someone, procrastination lurks nearby. This behavior occurs for one simple reason: you do not want to do whatever has been placed on your list of things to do. However, it is also a task that requires your attention. In fact, completing it is beneficial to you, which should be enough to motivate you to carry out the job as soon as possible. Conversely, the lack of desire is overwhelming enough for you to display the avoidance behavior instead of just getting it over with and completing the task.

The question for this behavior asked by many is, “why do I do that?”. The answer is both simple and challenging for many to accept. Procrastination is easy because it gives us the immediate reward of the task going away. This outcome is achieved by completing the job only after we finish it. In short, we seek instant gratification versus the satisfaction granted through task completion, even though completing the task allows that good feeling to last longer.

Completing the cycle of procrastination is the stress it produces from waiting until a deadline to start and complete a task. The pressure from this part of the process continues to build, making it difficult to focus on completing the job correctly. Results most frequently include a poor product requiring more effort to achieve a satisfactory status. While this may make sense from the overall point of view of the picture, we still choose to procrastinate on a majority of things we should not!

This information makes procrastination one of the most formidable foes of anyone striving to be productive. Even though tasks need completion, procrastinating on that effort is a common barrier to productivity. If you agree with this and want to know what you can do to beat procrastination, keep reading.

First, we must understand and accept that procrastination is a behavior, like many other things we do. Second, this behavior can be changed because of this understanding and acceptance. Third, it is imperative to believe that this behavior can be changed and that we can do so. Fourth is executing the change from procrastinating to completing tasks. While this sounds easy, this behavior change is challenging to do without help – which is provided through hypnosis.

Hypnosis works through behavioral models to help someone desirous to change their behavior. The technique is similar to the cognitive-behavioral model, which focuses on the thoughts behind our actions. Hypnosis also accelerates behavioral changes because it focuses on what you want to do. What you want is the theme of hypnosis sessions helping you make the changes you wish to make. Moreover, you have the additional benefit of decreasing stress associated with procrastination. 

The elite both strives to and succeeds at achieving this level of excellence. They also use hypnosis to achieve their level of excellence. This level of excellence is not exclusive to them – you can achieve that same level!   

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Created by Milton on 10/5/2022