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If you struggle with procrastination, you need to understand what's causing it and how to overcome it.

Procrastination isn't a lack of discipline.

You are 100% disciplined to your current behavior.

Procrastination is a freeze response, caused by a fear signal.

Fear signal is released when the stress response system in your brain is activated.

The stress response system is activated when one or both things happen:
1. When the subconscious mind recognizes a potential pain or danger that can happen as a result of performing the task.

2. When the subconscious mind sees the task as a waste of energy (outside of the comfort zone, not a habitual pattern).
Procrastination is a protection mechanism, and also an energy conservation mechanism.

You shouldn't try to change the effect (procrastination), you should change what's causing it. The root of the problem.
There are multiple causes to it, and therefore multiple solutions.

I wrote all about it in this guide:

It will give you the information and tools to help you overcome procrastination and "self-sabotage" behavior.
Motivation isn't the cause of the problem, it is an effect.

This is how the brain tricks you into not wanting to perform the task.

When the stress response system is activated, the motivation circuits in your brain significantly decrease.
This is one of the brain's way to stop you from performing the task.

You cannot always have motivation, it's not something you can control directly like a button.

You can affect it indirectly and learn how to be motivated more frequently and even act without it.
To make things clear:

- You are not lazy.

- Watching motivational videos will not fix the problem.

- Trying to change your behavior with will power isn't effective, since your subconscious controls about 95% of your behavior.

- Rewiring your subconscious mind is the answer.
Procrastination is destroying your self esteem and results.

Let's make sure you get all the tools to help you deal with it.

Feel free to reach out or ask any question, I'm here to help.

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