Do you keep putting things off?
Do you leave things to the last minute and then rush to get them done.?
You are not alone. Everyone at some point will procrastinate, but for some people it becomes entrenched and can take over. The more you put off doing things the more you will put off doing things!
After a while even small tasks get delayed. Everything can feel like hard work or difficult. Your mind persuades you that it can wait. it will find you other 'more important things to do - like tidying!
It is a battle between 2 competing parts of your brain. There is the rational long term planner that knows the right path. It can see that doing the task now or putting in regular time on a taks is beneficial. There is also the more primative part of your brain that is only interested in feeling good now. It takes you towards pleasurable things like food or TV. It also tries to avoid anything it sees as painful or hard work.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you overcome your procrastination. You can learn how to get on and complete all those tasks and goals with ease. Through your CBT programme you will understand how to break this cycle of avoidance. you will learn whow to set goals that your mind will want to do so that both parts of your brain are working together to achieve them.
Ben is in his thirties and runs his own busines. He had a constant sense of failure as he was putting off tasks. He always felt busy but he was never doing the important tasks. He never had time. This was causing huge problems leading to loss of work and debt. He was a chronic procrastinator. He started his CBT programme and after 8 sessions over 3 months. He has learnt how to keep the rational part of his mind in charge of his decision making. He has discovered how to set goals and keep to them.
"I can now gets things done on time and I feel so much calmer and in control" - Ben
I have been working as a therapist for 28 years. I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety