Misbah

Psychotherapist
A passionate psychotherapist working with clients who are seeking to heal their childhood trauma which is trapping their lives.
I have ventured into 2021 with a commitment to myself to break the shackles of procrastination.  As a psychotherapist, I do have an insight into this curse's mechanism, yet I cannot seem to break my own vicious circle of the big P!  So I am here on this platform to seek some support to help myself.  So I am open to any suggestions or support you can provide.  Thank you.  
Hi Misbah, I understand this is a very serious issue because i have been doing that a lot lately. Most of the times there is something going on in back of your mind, that is pulling you and stopping you from doing anything at all be that a depressive thought or a fear of some kind. I think the best way is self motivation and to figure out the actual reason of your procrastination. Only then, you can find solutions for it. You can start off with listing the things you think before doing something and then you can motivate yourself by setting little reward for yourself that will make you happy (e.g watching an episode of a season, eating chocolates, talking to someone etc). You can ask anyone at your home or any of your friend who is willing to help to ask you every hour or 2 hour about your progress that actually helps kick start the work. Starting is the hardest. Once you start doing something then it becomes easy (it takes time but it helps).
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Hi All

2020 has been a year where people have been super productive or the complete opposite.  Misbah you are right there we have to find the root cause before searching for solutions. I think for me, I may want to avoid doing certain tasks, so would occupy myself with other less important easier tasks in order to avoid doing the important dreaded task. To stay productive I have made efforts to not use my phone as a distraction to not get work done, by getting rid of games, Facebook and other kinds of apps. There is a great video from Patrica Bright, she has a separate channel about making money, taking care of money etc. I have uploaded her video about staying productive and a link to her channel. Also like you say you enjoy making lists, so investing in some stationary like a bullet journal, or planner so you can check off the items as they get done, its a way of holding your self accountable by making sure you get your tasks ticked off.

Increasing your productivity
STOP WASTING TIME AND PROCRASTINATING


Hope it helps, 
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I will be investing in an office table and if you look in Pinterest, you can find some really nice ideas for a small home office set up
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