• Kirsti Gwynn

Stop Procrastinating

You know when you have a goal you really want, and yet, when it comes to making it happen, you just… don’t?

I've been there a few times before.

It can leave you feeling like you’ve really let yourself down.

After all, spending time daydreaming about something, talking about it, and even planning it out, are all very different from taking action.

In today’s blog, I’m going to share with you the real reason behind self-sabotage, and what your procrastination actually means.

First, let’s bust a big myth around procrastination:

“If you really want something, you’ll make it happen.”

Heard that one before?

Hearing that used to make me feel really awful. If I was struggling to get myself to feel motivated enough to do whatever it is I wanted to do, it wasn’t very helpful to hear the assumption that I must not really want it.

I started to question whether I really cared that much about it after all. Then, I began to question myself.

“What’s wrong with me?” I’d wonder. “Maybe I don’t really want this… do I?”

This unleashed a wave of self-doubt and self-criticism.

The thing is, there always remained a part of me that knew I did want my goal.

But how confusing was that?! If I wanted it so badly, then why wasn’t I doing anything about it?<