There is no better time to break the cycle of procrastination than the days leading up to a New Year. And just in case you’re unsure about how deeply this destructive pattern impacts your life, take a moment to reflect back on 2022.
- How many truly important communications and projects remain incomplete?
- How many desires do you hold in your heart that are still unfulfilled or unacknowledged?
- And, how many times did waiting until the last minute introduce unnecessary stress, guilt, or self-recrimination into your life?
Procrastination is more than an unwanted behavior or a bad habit. It reflects an energetic blockage within ourselves that prevents us from receiving all the ease and abundance we deserve. Procrastination is an internal vice we unconsciously return to because we’ve become accustomed to patterns of drama and chaos.
To break the cycle of procrastination, we need to understand it, first and foremost, as an obstruction of energy. By approaching it in terms of energy, we begin to release the logjam and experience the joy of effortlessly fulfilling our desires.
The Natural Life Cycle of a Desire
As human beings, we are born from desire, and we are born to manifest the desires that are born within us.
The Source Energy that creates all things moves through each one of us in a unique and beautiful way. And as a result of all that we’ve lived, we naturally give birth to new desires. In fact, we couldn’t stop this natural life cycle even if we tried.
When our personal energy field is aligned and unobstructed, we easily receive these impulses from Source. We acknowledge the changes we desire to make, and we’re inspired to get our hands in the clay and begin making them. Making our hearts desires manifest on earth is one of the most joyful aspects of our human experience.
But what happens when the communication stream between us and Source Energy is blocked or interrupted? What if our past experiences have caused us to believe we’re unworthy? Or we’re so occupied with surviving that we can’t even acknowledge the places where desire is trying to lead us? These energy imbalances are at the root of procrastination.
Here are 3 energy mastery principles to support you in breaking the cycle of procrastination so you can more joyfully manifest your desires.
Energy Mastery Practice #1: Become aware of your unique brand of procrastination.
Energy misalignment looks different for everyone. Maybe you’re prone to numbing out or denying your truth until you can literally no longer ignore it. Or you might succumb to “analysis paralysis” and spend hours in the planning stages of making a change. And if you’re someone who grew up in a chaotic environment, you may spiral pretty easily into guilt and overwhelm.
However procrastination manifests in your life, awareness is the first step to breaking this cycle. Then instead of beating yourself up about it, do your best to make peace with wherever you are. You can do this by saying things to yourself such as:
- This is just a current out-picturing of an energy misalignment, and energy is continually moving and changing.
- Resistance is a natural part of being human, and in every moment I have equal access to the energies of allowing and receiving.
- As I change my perspective about taking this action, my energy towards it will change as well.
Energy Mastery Practice #2: Soften your resistance by acknowledging the energy blockage within you.
What we resist persists. Trying to push through resistance with sheer willpower almost always leaves us in a deeper rut. You can break the cycle of procrastination by welcoming the resistant energy within you and allowing it to move.
Give yourself permission to walk away from the task at hand for a moment. Change the environment you’re in and give your senses new impressions to take in. Put on music that engages or inspires you. Bring your awareness to your breath, and let out an audible sound that embodies the energy of procrastination.
Your body and mind are intimately connected in an ongoing feedback loop. Whatever you do to release resistance in one will automatically improve the flow of the other. And when the energy in your body is circulating freely, your mind and emotions will follow suit.
Energy Mastery Practice #3: Imagine, recall, and deliberately conjure the feeling of moving with speed and clarity towards your desires.
Remember that our addiction to drama and chaos is a learned response. Fulfilling our desires with grace and ease is what is natural to us.
Allow yourself to recall times in your life when you were in a state of grace and flow. You can envision this as being swept up on the wave of Source energy, and feeling perfectly situated within its current.
How does it feel when ideas come easily to you? What is it like to be totally engaged with the task at hand? Have you ever gotten so absorbed with what you’re doing that you lose track of time? This is not an elusive state, but a sign of unobstructed energy within you.
Envision yourself as having already completed the action you’re putting off, and breathe into that feeling. When you shift your energy, you automatically break the cycle of procrastination.
Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at www.thedesirefactor.com. Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships. You can take the first step in aligning with and creating your desires by participating in a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words: Click here to learn more; www.watchyourwords.com.