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The main reason for procrastination is poor habits developed over time along with poor self-discipline. To work on changing unproductive thoughts and behaviour, small tasks is a good way to start, so the task ahead is not overwhelming and small steps does not feel like a mountain to climb. This can help you to get motivated for the next task ahead. This method sounds very simple but putting in practice can take perseverance and time to develop, as forming new habits takes persistence along with patients. Be aware of time on social media platforms as this is a big issue for many and it may eat into your day, and if it is, do not look at your mobile for emails or messages any more than necessary. Research shows that when a person is engaged with social media, they can lose 1,5 hours of the day. That’s a lot of time that can be used more effectively. Think about what bad habits eats into your time on a daily basis? If you are frustrated about lack of motivation and its creating stress through procrastination it can be changed by self-awareness while creating new healthy habits.” Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today”. By prioritising tasks and putting a structure to your day in place, while being aware of distractions and old unhealthy habits.
Counselling can help to talk through unwanted habits while working with you to develop new healthy ones while supporting you in developing a structure to your daily life to make it more productive and fulfilling.
Creating a vision of a happier Life objective: To generate a sense of hope by creating a vision of what you’d like your life to look like in six months, one year, and two years’ time. We all have dreams and aspirations and working towards them, having a vision, an image creates a higher activity in reaching your goals. Its natural whenever we make a big change in our lives, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In making the decision to stop unhelpful habits such as using drugs, alcohol or other unwanted unproductive habits such as procrastination, smoking, overspending on your personal allowance etc. You might feel excited, but also anxious about change, also frightened or sad about letting go of what is familiar. That’s normal and understandable. With all those difficult feelings of loss to maintain change in behaviour and habits also “who will I be after? “it’s hard at times during this process to get in touch with a sense of hope for success, hope for relief from the addiction, or unhealthy habits and hope for a happier future. Having a vision and support through therapy when going through this can serve as a powerful support on your road to change and recovery where needed. That’s why visualising your goals at the beginning of your process to change helps to keep to the goals set. Do you know what you want in your life? Is there anything in the way of your working toward what you want? creates a vision statement to help you “keep your eyes on the prize”, the outcome will be living a happier life. First, make a list of the things you want in your life. There are no right or wrong answers, and you don’t have to be realistic. Just go for it, whether it’s going for a job, moving to a new place, buying a house, taking a vacation, falling in love, having children, or simply having peace of mind. If you want, you can create a collage of images from magazines or download photos or images from the internet instead. Things I Want in My Life to look like. Through therapy we can work on looking at your needs, working through negative thoughts, building resilience, challenging yourself to create change while being supported. Create the life you want.
Jacinta Bourke is a counsellor and psychotherapist operating in the Ealing W5 and surrounding areas. She is a member of BACP - the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.