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The Real Reason You Procrastinate.. and How to STOP!

by Jenna Herbut

 

 

You know that feeling when you really should do something but for some reason you just can't get started?? You know all the reasons why you need to do it, and have every good intention to start, but there is this little voice inside that tells you to keep putting it off and do something else instead. I have been feeling this a lot lately and it's been so frustrating. The job I have been putting off over and over again is writing the copy for my new website. I really love the concepts my fabulous designers Heather and Azalea have created, and am so excited to have a brand new sparkly site, but for some reason whenever I sit down to write content my brain goes on a vacation to Bora Bora!

 

Normally I'm a very fast worker. I get an idea, I execute and boom it's done. Ok, it's very rarely that easy, but I do usually get things done quickly. But when this ugly resistance starts to wedge it's way in between me and my glorious goals and it annoys the sh*t out of me! Plus, the longer I don't do what I'm supposed to do (write copy) the more stressed out I get because I'm slowing everything down and I can only use the excuse "Make It is coming up really quickly and I'm super busy" so many times before it gets old.

 

Something that fascinates me is motivation and human potential. I've read lots of books on this topic and use what I learn to figure out my own brain. One of the best book I've read is The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. This book changed how I think every time I'm late, procrastinate or do anything to get in my own way. Basically what the The Big Leap explains is that we all have an internal thermostat that is preset. When we do something great in our lives, or have a certain amount of success, we can surpass that predetermined level. If we get too far beyond what we are familiar with or feel worthy of, subconsciously we will sabotage our way back down to a place that feels familiar and safe. This can all happen without any awareness with bad habits like eating crappy food, not going for something that you know you want, or not writing the copy for your new website! The Big Leaps refers to this human phenomenon as an "upper limiting problem" and the only cure for it is realizing when you are doing it.

 

When you realize you are doing something that's not serving you, give yourself a huge dose of self love. You ARE worthy of your big, bold, magnificent dreams. Doing what you love and desire can be freaking scary, but you can't let that stop you. The world needs you talent, creativity and genius. I'm freaked out about my new website because there are going to be photos of me all over it and URL is jennaherbut.com. There are a million thoughts going through my head about what people are going to think and if creating a personal website is even a good idea. But then I remember that real reason I wanted to do the site and that's to serve and inspire other people to do what they are passionate about. This allows me to get over my silly procrastination and do the work I'm meant to do. You must remember why you are doing what you are doing and that will help to turn up your inner thermostat to a higher and hotter level!

 

Thanks for reading and please share this with anyone you know who might be procrastinating!

 

Sparkly love,

 

Jenna

 

 


 

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