Resources to Help You Stop Procrastinating
Posted on October 29, 2021
by Shell Vera
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We are getting close to the end of our challenge! So far, I’ve shared a lot of resources designed to help you stop procrastinating and start living a proactive life. I can tell from talking with a few of you and some friends who have joined me on this journey that we are all doing our best to stop this habit and divorce procrastination for good.
However, despite our best efforts, sometimes we just can’t seem to stop putting things off. If you’ve been trying and you’re not seeing lasting progress you may need some extra help to get things going. That’s ok! We all need a boost now and then. There’s nothing wrong with you if it’s taking a little longer to break old habits. Don’t worry, there’s help out there.
Here are some resources that work when you can’t seem to stop procrastinating.
- Therapy. Therapists are great for helping you uncover the root for your procrastination problem. If your procrastination habit was merely triggered by being unwilling to do hard things, getting some discipline may be all you needed to get tasks done. If your procrastination habit is seated in an inability to make change, you may need to sort things out. Short term therapy is an excellent resource to better understand why you procrastinate when you can’t figure it out on your own. You can find a good therapist in PsychologyToday’s directory.
- Coaching. If you need a play book for becoming more proactive, coaching may be right for you. Coaching is different than therapy. Coaches are focused on sharing tactical information and guiding you to take action. There are a wide variety of coaching programs from self-directed group coaching to one-on-one coaching design to handle a specific problem. Good coaches are part cheerleader, part mentor, part teacher, part parent-you-never-had. You can find a coach by searching ICF’s database or by looking for a life coach near you. Interview a few of them and choose the one you vibe with best.
- Essential Oils. Aromatherapy is underrated still. If you have health issues, check with your health care professionals to ensure the oils you choose won’t interfere with your medications or conditions. Some of the oils I have used a LOT this month include: Motivation, Journey On, Sacred Mountain, Peppermint, and Rosemary. They have been in my diffuser four out of five working days and even in my “fun” work time on the weekends. You can buy them from Young Living or your trusted oil distributor.
- Apps. You can utilize your smart phone, tablet, or computer as well. There are apps available that can help you manage time, log your progress, and support nearly any task you face. From eating healthier and exercising, to group meet ups and activities, there’s an app to help you stay on track.
Therapists, coaches, and apps are all great resources to help you get a handle on your procrastination habit. Once you begin to see success, you may not need the same level of support. It may take time to learn new habits and drop old ones but when you do, you’ll see that you are more proactive and less likely to procrastinate.
*As a Young Living Brand Partner, I may earn a commission if you place the order using the link I shared. This will not cost you extra. I will also support you on your journey with oils if you’d like to have someone to bounce questions off of and learn from as you continue using them. You can learn more about oils on my creative lifestyle blog TheEssentialCreative.com.