We all struggle from time to time to get going. Have you ever woken up and just not felt like doing a thing? Or maybe you know you should go to the gym but you just can't get yourself motivated - "I'll go tomorrow" or "I'm owed a rest" .
Working from home can be hard too- you find ways to distract yourself - "I'll just do the washing up before I start" or "I'll just have another coffee and then I'll get going". Before you know it the day has gone and you've have achieved nothing.
This is not new; Abraham Lincoln famously said “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today". And Charles Dickens said “Procrastination is the thief of time; collar him” Of course collaring it is not always that easy to do or there would be no problem.
Procrastination is the big word used to describe this habit and hypnotherapy is being increasingly used to help all sorts of people stop procrastinating and motivate themselves. Believe it or not it's not just laziness that makes you procrastinate. There can be a variety of reasons including fear of failure, fear of success and even fear of the unknown.
Hypnosis is a tool that utilises a person's subconscious enabling them to create new habits and change their perspective on life. Internalising a new view of yourself automatically change your behaviour in line with this new perspective.
This can be helpful when you are trying to change your habits for things such as smoking. If you view yourself as a non-smoker, it just doesn’t make sense to have a cigarette. Your personal view yourself is largely an automatic process controlled by your subconscious mind. It makes sense then that if you can change the view held by your subconscious mind, then creating new habits becomes much easier.
In a revealing article written by Nick Clark for The Independent Jennifer Saunders reveals that she is using hypnotherapy to overcome her procrastinating habits and deliver the script for the long-waited Absolutely Fabulous big screen debut.