Today I was listening to a presentation about how the conscious and subconscious parts of your mind can be in conflict, and cause you to procrastinate.
How can you stop procrastinating?
The reason I see this as being a great anti-aging topic is that your mind is so integral to your health and longevity, and just as important is that your mind is not in conflict because so much more can be accomplished if it is not.
Doesn’t it make sense that if you are happy with yourself because you are accomplishing your goals, it would benefit your health?
Do you procrastinate about doing certain things, or many things? And maybe you don’t quite understand what’s making you procrastinate.
Do you want something pretty bad such as maybe to lose weight, improve a relationship, eat healthier, exercise more, or any number of things that you just can’t seem to accomplish?
What’s holding you back?
Conflicts In Your Mind
Enter your sub-conscious side where you start to think about all the obstacles in your way. Maybe there are past experiences or insecurities, or something that is freaking you out and preventing you from getting where you want to be.
It’s like there are two conflicting parts of your mind that are always keeping things just out of reach.
What if there was a simple exercise that you can do that might help to get rid of these conflicts? Would you try it?
Getting back to the discussion in the podcast, the visual that was presented to help with procrastination was to think about one of your conflict situations and recognize it by placing the conflicts in your hands.
Hold out one of your hands and think about what it is that you really want resting in that hand. And then hold out the other hand and fill it with all of the things that are holding you back from going after what you want.
Next you bring your hands together and clasp your fingers together. Your inner conflicts
are brought together – you have the thing you desire and the obstacles getting in the way and you have combined them.
Last, you push everything you brought together out of your hands like you are throwing a fireball out. If you are in front of people you are throwing it out to the crowd. If you are by yourself, you are throwing it out to the universe.
The way I interpret this symbolic act is that it helps you realize the value in what you have, which is an opportunity to get what you want without letting the obstacles hold you back. You have recognized that they exist, but you are tossing them away. And now you are free to go after what you want, without procrastinating.
Yes, this may seem simple, but what if you take the time to actually think about it and do it. Could it help? Wouldn’t it be worth it if it did help?
If you have a story about something that you are in conflict about, and what you are doing to help, please let us know by sharing it in the comments.