Flowdreaming Podcast 606: The Real Reason We Procrastinate or Avoid

Avoidance”¦aversion”¦procrastination…denial.

What happens when you’ve created certain no-go zones in your life and Flow? Take a look at the energy components of what it means to not see, do, think about, or let yourself feel certain things. For more, try the Get Unstuck Playlist at Flowdreaming.com.

In this episode:

2:20 – Find out what procrastination is really about and what’s behind it

5:40 – Discover we say “no” to some things and yes to others

6:52 – Summer gives you the first of three points to get things moving and happening in your life

11:10 – Learn how staying in the waiting zone deprives you of your ability to live your life

15:10 – Listen to find out if you’re sliding from practical waiting into holding yourself back

24:52 – Summer reveals her some details about next program, an affordable program designed for makers!

28:55 – Discover the best thing you can do when you wake up each day to overcome procrastination! It’s easier than you think.

30:45 – Learn one move you can make that will make you feel lighter than you have in ages!

33:15 – Hear how letting go of “perfect” will help you get things moving.

36:00 – Find out how fear works against you to protect you, and how to get beyond it.

Ms. Goalypants

Hey there, Ms. Goaly-pants. Ease up.

If January (and all its goal-setting hoohaw) is sitting hard on your heart, then here is a reframe.

Relax. Breathe.

Most of us tend to overcomplicate everything because we’re driven by lack-thinking. And so we spend our days trying to be super on top of everything so nothing bad will happen. It’s frickin’ exhausting.

Now add those new January goals to the list. Arggh! Do you see why you don’t keep them?

The idea of living in a state of ease has become an ideal for most of us. Instead, it’s all: Goals! Work! Goals! Work!

Letting go and trusting Flow is apparently only what you get to do when you retire. (As in: hard work, frustration, and sacrifice now . . . ease later.)

Overcommitted exhaustion and continuously feeling behind or “not as good as”become the default energies that show up in every area of our life. And, instead of ending up successful, we end up burned out, cranky, unhealthy, and often with lower self-esteem than when we started.

Here’s the email that provoked this thought in me:

I used to think life was fair

I used to think life was fair: If I played by the rules, bad stuff wouldn’t happen. Now I know that those rules are bunk.

I received an email this morning from someone that puts into words exactly how I used to feel:

She wrote: “We couldn’t afford much as we went through our layoff with our newborn and toddler in tow, but we managed to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps in the end. For quite awhile there, our life was a chaotic storm. We couldn’t see anything but the nightmare around us…we didn’t understand…we were educated professionals who played by the rules…why is this happening to us?!”

I know that feeling so well. It’s pure disillusionment.

But when you get past this, you become free. Absolutely free.

Here’s why:

We all have a set of rules that we play by. And we get really upset when other people break these rules, and seem to suffer no consequences.

(Have you ever wished someone you despise would get a broken leg, but they NEVER do, and worse, better and better things keep happening to them? If you have, you’ve got to keep reading.)

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