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Procrastination Causes: Identify The Underlying Cause

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Issue #3: Procrastination Causes: Identify The Underlying Cause

Overcoming procrastination isn’t about doing everything at once but taking the first step with confidence and building momentum from there.

Hello again my friend,

It happened again this week. I put off working on writing this newsletter until the night before, it’s currently 11:40pm as I write this.

I knew this email post was coming. After all, I’ve been doing this for the third week now. But for some reason I procrastinated… again.

What is causing me to procrastinate when I have big projects coming up? Or even little projects like this that I really enjoy.

To understand why you procrastinate, you need to identify the underlying cause, motivation, or pain point.  Here are some more procrastination causes for you to explore.


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Is it that you don’t feel confident in your skills?

If this is the reason, how can you build your confidence?

Just by taking action and beginning the project?

Asking for guidance?

Are you letting yourself become overwhelmed with everyone’s else’s needs first?

Is it a matter of not saying no when everyone is asking for your time?

Can you get help or have someone else help others?

Is there a way to put your stuff first?

Can you simply tell others “no” when you need more time for tasks?

Or is the reason simply that you don’t know where to start?

Can you break the project or task down into smaller tasks until you know exactly where to start?

At the end of the day, I think the biggest reason why I procrastinated writing this is because my mind is already thinking about everything I need to do tomorrow, which happens to be a Monday.

This is exactly why I started writing this email newsletter, it’s because I’m not only working through my own ability to overcome procrastination, it develops a deeper commitment to myself to take time for my own personal growth in the areas I feel challenged.

Once you can pinpoint down the reason why you procrastinate you can begin finding ways to beat it.

Sending you warm thoughts for a productive week, 

Vera JM Friesen 

P.S. Thank you for joining me on this journey from procrastinating to finally being productive. You will receive an email from me every Monday that you can read inside your inbox or here on the blog.

P.P.S. Find out how instant gratification vs. delayed gratification affects us.


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Vera JM Friesen

I'm obsessed with personal growth and overcoming anything that stands in my way. I hope to help many people by sharing insights and tools to overcome procrastination.

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