Procrastinating and pushing yourself to work too hard might seem like two completely unrelated topics. What they DO have in common is that they are often misunderstood and rejected. Procrastination is a common source of shame and inner conflict. And while pushing yourself has certainly been glorified in many cultures, there is often an underlying guilt and a sense of driving yourself into burnout and illness.
But if we dig deeper into these two seemingly different patterns, we discover that procrastinating and pushing yourself have a lot more in common. They are different expressions of a survival state. When we reject our survival mechanisms and look at them as the problem, we often end up with an unforeseen consequence – feeling like we can’t trust and take care of ourselves.
In episode two of the LOVE ALSO THIS series, we look at the patterns of procrastination and overworking and the consequences of rejecting them. So that we can continue our experiment of loving the most rejected part of ourselves.