Procrastination: Hypnotherapy Treatment

Overcoming procrastination

Overcoming procrastination is not a simple thing. As with any other behavior issue, it is likely to overcome procrastination. Follow the advice below to help you overcome procrastination and even prevent it in the future. Overcoming procrastination through hypnosis is one of the best approaches.

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Procrastination definition

Procrastination didn’t start a few years ago; it has affected the human race since the beginning. So many new and old ways have been devised in different places and at different times to deal with procrastination. One very effective way is hypnosis.

Why do we procrastinate?

So many people love to put things off until later to enjoy the moment and gain instant gratification.

So many problems arise as these things we put off are undoubtedly responsibilities we should perform. In some cases, they are tasks assigned to us; in other cases, they are goals we set for ourselves. The sad thing is, with procrastination, we may never seem to make time for them. Many people desire to live much better than they currently do, but as they say, procrastination steals time.

There are so many reasons why we procrastinate as human beings; some of the most common reasons include fear of the unknown, fear of failure, and fear of success.

The truth is that people don’t procrastinate due to laziness. Procrastination is just another bad habit. Our fears and inner hopes of possibility guide our motivation to do things. Since the conscious mind doesn’t like “change” and would do anything to talk us out of “changing,” hypnosis can help us overcome procrastination by detouring around our conscious mind and moving from being a procrastinator to being an achiever.

Hypnosis puts the suggestions into our subconscious, which is why it is more robust than willpower. By the time the suggestions of what you want to do reach your conscious mind, your subconscious will have already accepted them, and in this way, there’ll be no more self-taught failure.

Overcoming procrastination: best approaches and methods

New research from the University of Stockholm confirms that procrastination is not just a matter of time management. In that study, the researchers found that emotional reasons often trigger procrastination, and some people claim that they purposely leave things to the last minute because they work better under stress, but that only fuels stress.

This underscores what I have known for years: what we think profoundly affects what we do, whether we postpone it or not. When you should be doing something (like cleaning the garage, writing a proposal, or applying for a job), you get so scared, intimidated, or exhausted that you can’t. This is the cause of negative emotions, which make it difficult for you to do that thing. Instead, I’ll go back to the tasks you want to do—wellness activities (checking Facebook, watching TV, lying down)—assuming you feel better later on to tackle the complicated thing. Except it doesn’t. You feel worse after putting it off!

This is why all the time management techniques in the world have done no good for the most chronic procrastinators: The pain of doing the thing seems greater than almost anything else. Do you know what helps? Change your thinking and, with it, your mood so you’re less likely to put off what you need to do—that’s what we teach the people at meQuilibrium.

Here, you will discover how to divert your energy from mood-enhancing, target-derailing activities, and get yourself back on track.

Get to the root cause of procrastination.

First, you must understand what you are trying to do and what is holding you back. What feelings arise when you try to write a proposal or have a difficult conversation? What are you afraid of that could happen if you do it? What’s the worst-case scenario? For many, if not most, anxiety is the cause. The anxiety of failing or not doing a job leads us to put it off until we cannot do it well.

Reward Instead of Avoid

If your mood plummets at the prospect of acting, your tendency, as Carleton University psychology professor Timothy Pychyl said in a recent Wall Street Journal article, is to heal first. Mood. This is how you end up in the Facebook twister. Instead, tell yourself that doing anything will pay off later. Think of it as procrastinating on fun things.

Watch for Icebergs

You have a lot of ideas about how the world works and how it should work that gradually formed in your head starting from when you were very young, but you are barely aware of them as they sink beneath your surface. We call them iceberg beliefs, and they can be a problem as you probably don’t know how they affect your thinking. An example of an iceberg belief that plays with procrastination is “I should do everything perfectly” (sounds familiar?). This need to do things a certain way before doing anything will hold back your progress and hold you tight. How do you know you are dealing with an iceberg? The signs contain words like “should” or “must” that come to your mind.

Overcoming procrastination? Change your way of thinking.

How you perceive the situation will determine how you react and what you do. Many of us get stuck in thought traps or ways of thinking that leave us no way out or forward.

If you think, “This project is too difficult; I will never do it,” you can be a magnifying glass and a minimizer, making the more challenging aspects of your job much worse while minimizing the benefits that destroy your motivation. Alternatively, say, “It’s a challenge, but it is achievable, and the paybacks of getting started are worth it.”

If you think, “I could never do it myself” or “I’m just never good at this sort of thing,” you are likely a personalizing or over-generalizing person, indicating low self-esteem. Because you don’t believe you can do it, and you tell yourself you believe it, your fear becomes your reality. Instead, say, “What I’m trying to do would not be easy for anyone. Who’s better than me to take it? Who else but me is even willing to do this?

Discover one fragment of the project you identify as virtuous, and start there.

Reframe It

The pain of doing a difficult thing is now pale compared to the pain of regret later if you haven’t even tried. Ask yourself what you risk losing by not doing this. How will your life, career, and relationships suffer from inaction? Remember, it’s not just about the difficulty of this or that task; it’s about putting real effort into something you care about. And I promise you, there is no better reward than this.

So the next time you find yourself postponing a critical task, find the root of the problem, change your thinking, and reframe the obstacle. You’ll find yourself checking things off your to-do list and enjoying the downtime more.”

Hypnosis for overcoming procrastination

While overcoming procrastination is complex, hypnosis is a popular medical treatment that can help you overcome procrastination by allowing you to visualize and mentally rehearse your goals, tasks, and responsibilities. In doing this, you use the power of your imagination to build your confidence and self-belief.

Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that has been used for centuries for different purposes, and it helps to utilize a person’s subconscious to enable them to create new habits. It also helps people change their perspectives on life. Your ability to internalize a new view of yourself allows you to automatically change your behavior to align with your new view.

Hypnosis helps prevent smoking, alcoholism, sleep disorders, and many more. Viewing yourself as a non-smoker negates lighting up a cigarette. The key point is that your subconsciously controlled automatic process significantly influences how you perceive yourself. If hypnosis for procrastination can alter that, then creating new habits becomes more accessible than before.

Also, hypnosis for self-confidence repairs your mind, making you more confident and booming.

Hypnosis can also help on the path to self-discovery. This means it can help you analyze why you are procrastinating, work on the problems, and overcome barriers stopping you from reaching your goals. Hypnosis can also help you formulate goals unconsciously, to the point where it becomes almost second nature.

How does hypnosis for procrastination work?

As explained, we procrastinate because our subconscious mind holds us back and regularly finds reasons why we should not act. Hypnosis targets this part of the mind, helps us change our thought patterns, and brings us to a point where we can take action effortlessly.

Hypnotists use metaphors, innovative techniques, and suggestions to help you avoid procrastination as a bad habit.

Overcoming procrastination through hypnosis.

  • The hypnotist starts by teaching you relaxation techniques that pave the way to access our subconscious mind, the part of the mind he needs to reach.
  • The hypnotist then aims to look for mental blocks that may be holding you back. Many reasons might have led to procrastination, and the hypnotist will aim to find one. After that, overcoming procrastination is just a matter of time and effort.
  • After discovering which mental block(s) are holding you back, he uses suggestive techniques to help you get the courage and strength to take action. He moves your mind to imagine being successful, and while at it, your subconscious gets ready for a change.
  • Ultimately, your subconscious mind gets a better grip on the situation and gets ready for action by splitting the task into smaller, more manageable steps. At this point, you are ready to overcome procrastination.

Overcoming Procrastination with Hypnosis in Philadelphia

Dr. Tsan, Medical Director of the Philadelphia Holistic Clinic, has extensive academic and clinical experience treating different emotional instabilities, including procrastination. If overcoming procrastination is your goal, you are in the right place.

To make an appointment for evaluation and to discuss your condition and best treatment options, call our clinic at (267) 403-3085 or use our online scheduling system.