When you first felt the rock in your shoe, you probably tried to adjust your shoe or move the rock around in your shoe and it bothered you. The more you messed with the rock and your shoe, the more you noticed the uncomfortable sensations caused by the rock. However, it is likely that as you focused on the things you wanted or needed to do, you stopped noticing the sensations caused by the rock. The rock was still there, but your attention had shifted to something more important to you.
Just like the rock, the urge to procrastinate is always there, but when you focus on what you want to do it’s easier to deal with. When you are focused on activities you value, you are less likely to focus on the urge to procrastinate even though it is still there.
In this series of articles, I’ll walk you through important steps toward overcoming procrastination.
(c) 2014-2015, Monte W. Davenport, Ph.D.