DTD Ep26 Procrastination and it's affect on working moms

EP26 Procrastination and it’s affect on working moms

As a working mom, I've experienced firsthand how procrastination can sabotage our best intentions and leave us feeling overwhelmed and unproductive. But fear not, because in this post, I'm going to share my personal journey of overcoming procrastination and offer practical strategies to help you do the same.

Welcome back to “Ditch The Debate & Make it Happen”! Today, I want to dive into a topic that hits close to home for many of us—procrastination. As a working mom, I’ve experienced firsthand how procrastination can sabotage our best intentions and leave us feeling overwhelmed and unproductive. But fear not, because in this post, I’m going to share my personal journey of overcoming procrastination and offer practical strategies to help you do the same.

Understanding Procrastination

For the longest time, I believed that procrastination was simply a sign of laziness or a lack of discipline. But as I delved deeper into the topic, I realized that it’s much more nuanced than that. Procrastination is often rooted in deep-seated fears and insecurities, whether it’s the fear of failure, perfectionism, or simply feeling overwhelmed by our responsibilities as working moms.

Identifying Procrastination Triggers

One of the most powerful tools in overcoming procrastination is self-awareness. By taking the time to understand the thoughts and feelings that precede our procrastination, we can begin to unravel the underlying triggers behind our behavior. For me, it was the fear of not being good enough, the desire for perfection, and the overwhelming sense of juggling too many responsibilities at once.

Overcoming Procrastination

Armed with self-awareness and a newfound understanding of my procrastination triggers, I set out to reclaim my time and productivity. I started by setting clear goals for myself and breaking down larger tasks into smaller, more manageable steps. I also made a conscious effort to combat perfectionism and practice self-compassion, reminding myself that it’s okay to make mistakes and that progress is more important than perfection.

Conclusion

Procrastination may be a familiar foe, but it doesn’t have to dictate our destiny. By embracing self-awareness, setting clear goals, and practicing self-compassion, we can overcome procrastination and unlock our full potential as working moms. So let’s ditch the excuses, silence our inner critics, and make it happen together!

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