How To Overcome Procrastination With EFT Tapping?
EFT Tapping For Procrastination
Are you tired of procrastinating taking actions until the last minute? In this blog, you will be knowing what could be the possible reasons that you procrastinate and how EFT Tapping technique can stop it from becoming a habit!
“I should be perfect at this or I shouldn’t do this at all!”
Have you ever found yourself thinking along these lines?
If yes, you might wish to know how did you end up reaching this stage. What caused you to think like this? And most importantly, is there a way out?
Let’s take this from the very beginning.
You just received a call that management is allotting you a new project. You are way too excited and your voice is enough for affirmation. It’s human nature to display exhilaration when starting a new project. As you fragment the project into small goals, the level of your excitement keeps elevating one goal after the other. It seems all lovely until you reach a saturation point. And right there you lose your momentum.
You do nothing. Either you get bored or find the next goal too hard to achieve.
Soon, you may end up losing all confidence and feeling useless.
If you’re reading this, I’m sure you don’t want to give up and work on your recently developed habit of procrastination.
Here’s everything you need to know about procrastination. From root causes to EFT Tapping Therapy that will help you reverse this habit; I have got you covered.
WHAT IS PROCRASTINATION?
Procrastination is the act of delaying, postponing or voluntarily putting off tasks despite knowing the negative consequences.
If you’ve ever delayed tasks unnecessarily until the last minute or past the deadline, you fall into the category of procrastinators.
The following are commonly said by procrastinators:
- Can’t it wait till tomorrow?
- I’m kinda busy! (Doing nothing goes silent)
- I’m gonna get to it… eventually!
- Oh, I’m currently in deep denial that that’s happening.
The bottom line that turns you into procrastination is the responsibility that comes on your shoulder as soon as you begin taking action.
Now, think about the last time you delayed a task. What did your inner thoughts look like?
Were you trying to get away from the assigned task? Did you lowkey wish everyone to forget you're accountable for that task?
If yes, you portrayed what I call 'winging it.'
When you try to wing it, it implies that you’re hoping and praying that nobody gets to hold you accountable, and you easily get away with all the responsibilities.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PROCRASTINATION?
Before discussing causes, let’s have a look at what’s at stake with your tendency to procrastinate.
A large-scale study conducted in 2013 reported that procrastinators have the tendency to face approximately $15000 reduction in salary.
It’s a lot! Imagine how better off you would be if you cut off ties with procrastination.
Got all dreamy? Let’s turn it a reality.
I can't emphasise enough how procrastination doesn't bother people initially. It's because slowly and steadily procrastination is making way to your schedules.
It'll start bothering you when you have a wake-up call. Now you know you've submission one day from now. And you also have an idea of the amount of work you're supposed to do. Being so close to the deadline, it's even scarier to put in all those efforts now but you'll still do it!
Why? Because you know the thought of getting away with it was entirely wrong. Everybody knows you’re the person in responsibility and they won’t let you go without submission!
Here are some of the reasons behind your act of procrastination:
HOW ARE PERFECTIONISM AND PROCRASTINATION RELATED?
What has been noticed is that some people procrastinate due to the presence of perfectionism.
Perfectionism is a trait that people usually run after. It is a belief that everything should be perfect. This wish of yours for everything to be correct or perfect ends up becoming a cause of procrastination.
Following are the types of perfectionism because of which people having a perfectionist mindset usually procrastinate:
WHY DOES CHANGING YOUR BEHAVIOUR HELP?
In 2020 and 2021, covid has been the ultimate procrastination excuse. You had covid or not, you got covid. Some were able to influence their workload with this excuse while some had to unveil the truth one day or another.
Since I've seen the corporate world from the inside, I can vouch for the fact that your behaviour is largely influenced by the working culture of the company you're a part of. If they take deadlines too seriously, you'll find yourself taking deadlines dead serious. But if the culture is flexible to embrace creativity, you can often find yourself losing momentum.
In my initial corporate life, I called myself lastminute.com.
By that, what I actually meant was that, if the submission deadline was 12th May 10 pm, I was incorporating final changes and polishing documents at 9:55 pm. In fact, quite a few times, I got late by 2 to 3 minutes. But not more than that. Had that been the case I would categorize myself as lazy!
Some years later when I joined another company, they were rigid with processes, workflow and deadlines. There that 'last minute' version totally disappeared and I worked as per the set standards. I never got late with submissions. In fact, I completed my tasks 2 to 3 days in advance.
That's when I realised changing habits is the only way to break the roots of continual procrastination.
It's good if you admit your flaws and say, "Yes, I'm a procrastinator!" And yes, it's even better to accept the areas you lack but the self-labelling of a procrastinator is threatening in the long run.
It was never your whole truth and hence ‘being a procrastinator’ should not be your habit.
Hence, whether you are an employee or run your own enterprise, changing your behaviour will truly help you in coming back to your initial form.
It is suggested to change your habits if:
- You’re still unaware of what work-life balance looks like.
- It’s getting too stressful.
- It’s getting too demanding on your body
EFT TAPPING FOR PROCRASTINATION
There's a technique that can help you eliminate the tendency to procrastinate from its root. It's called Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is based on the combination of ancient Chinese medicine with modern psychology and involves tapping on specific pressure points using fingertips while uncovering memories of procrastination.
The common meridian points used in EFT are:
- Karate chop point on the hand
- Under the nose
- Under the arm
As you explore EFT therapy, you become more aware of your thoughts, belief and emotions.
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HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION WITH EFT TAPPING THERAPY
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): EFT Tapping for procrastination
If you are a patient yourself, or healing a client, use the following steps:
Geetanjali, one of our delegates who attended my EFT Tapping masterclass on Procrastination says,
“Procrastination on rethinking for me after today's session and hearing others is narrowing to the deep need of "self-preservation" because if I finish this, I will invite myself into the next big venture in my life which is going to take its toll anyway. In a way, it is resting time before I pull myself up and yes, the realisation is not to really hate or relate to the world and self-loathe but rather acknowledge my own need to keep going at my pace so as not to be off gear and walking the edge but choosing peace, relaxation and joy while being at it! Thank you everyone for big learnings and Rangana for getting it out from me.”
Bhavesh, another delegate of mine said, “The feeling of being bound somehow, not having time for myself and possibly overwhelming myself is a major contributor to my procrastination. Knowing myself, I would end up working hard instead of working smart is my fear.
I am quite sure that when I go through the recording, I will find other issues and things that help and ways to overcome my fears.
One of my biggest fears was probably finding out and acknowledging these fears. Thank you!”
Continual procrastination can be dangerous.
It’s time that you find the root cause and work on it. Using EFT will allow you to tune your body’s energy into a more positive outflow and make a shift.
If you're looking forward to winning over procrastination and living a cheerful life, then your next step would be to attend EFT Training. Book a Complimentary Discovery Call.
Continue to learn and explore!
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
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