We usually think that procrastination is a bad thing, but sometimes it might just be your intuition telling you to stop, slow down, and think about the direction you’re going.
Sometimes procrastination is a form of resistance. Maybe you’re working on something you care about so naturally you’re a little scared about creating your art. In that case, you just have to push through the resistance and do what you’re meant to do.
But other times, we procrastinate because we just don’t want to do what we’re supposed to be doing. And sure, there are things that you have to do in life, but a lot of times you actually have a choice of what you do with your life and how you spend your time.
Maybe you’ve been procrastinating on something for months because deep down, you don’t really want to do it. If you’re honest with yourself, you’d find that if you were really excited about something, you’d probably do it as soon as you can rather than putting it off until the last minute.
The times I’ve procrastinated for a long time on something are the times I just flat out didn’t want to do what I was supposed to be working on. 🙂 So if you’re at a job you hate or stuck in a major or classes you don’t like, you might think you have a problem with being unmotivated or lazy.
But the problem isn’t that you’re lazy or unmotivated because you’re procrastinating. The real problem is that you’re not living a life that’s aligned with what you really want.
What do you really want to be doing with your life? Your motivation will skyrocket when you’re doing what you love and are passionate about. It might be hard sometimes, and you might come up against resistance or feeling like you’re not good enough, but you will actually want to do what you’re doing.
And that’s the difference.
So the next time you find yourself procrastinating, ask yourself,
“Do I really want to be doing this right now?”
And if the answer is no, can you get out of doing it? If not, then just keep trucking along, but if you do have a choice, you’re going to be a lot happier and inspired if you’re living the life you truly want to be living.
And procrastination will be a thing of the past.
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