Procrastination or Inspiration?

We all experience joy in different ways. Some people despise cleaning while others find it very therapeutic. Some people love to shop till they drop, while others avoid shopping malls at all costs. (No pun intended.) Some people like to crunch numbers while filling out their income tax forms. Others find no pleasure in such endeavors. We all have different likes and dislikes, but in the end, homes need to be cleaned, clothes and food need to be purchased, and taxes need to be filed. There’s always the option to pay someone else to do the things we don’t like to do. I know…you might be thinking, “I don’t have the money to hire a housekeeper or an accountant.” But if you did hire one of those professionals, that could free up your time to do more of the work you enjoy. Then you would have the money to pay them. Just a thought…

However, there are times in life when we simply have to do things that we do not enjoy. We might not want to make that phone call to a prospective client or employer for fear of rejection. We might not want to have that difficult conversation with a best friend because we know it will be uncomfortable. It’s understandable why we procrastinate. Here’s what I have learned to do in situations like these: If it’s something I know I have to do eventually, I simply ask Spirit to reveal the perfect and right time for me to take action. I open myself up to the possibility that there will be a time when I feel strong enough to tackle that job, or peaceful and centered enough to have that conversation. Then I wait for inspiration to strike when I can truly say, “Yes. Today is the day.” I had that experience last weekend.

I am someone who does not like any kind of paperwork or filling out forms, so income tax filing is not a joyful experience for me. I am grateful to my former partner for introducing me to Turbo Tax so I can avoid much of the paperwork and do most of it on my computer. The software guides me step by step through the process as I enter the information from the many envelopes filled with the receipts I keep all year. This is an annual chore I do not look forward to, but I know it has to be done, so I ask Spirit for guidance. I don’t let myself off the hook completely, but I don’t force myself to do it when it feels overwhelming. That would just make the experience more unpleasant, and it would probably take longer, too. Instead, I wait for the moment when I have the time and energy to invest and when it feels peaceful. Having set my intention that this will happen, I trust that it will, and it always does eventually. Not only am I relieved when the task is complete, I often say, “Well that wasn’t so bad.”

Where can you replace procrastination with inspiration? Ask Spirit, the Universe, your Guardian Angel, your Higher Self (or whatever words work for you) to reveal the perfect time to get that task done. Allow yourself to take a moment. Put your hand on your heart and ask honestly, “Is today the day? Do I feel peaceful, centered, and strong enough to give it a try?” You’ll know if you do. If not, trust that the day will come when the answer is “yes,” and try not to judge yourself for not being ready. Timing can be a delicate thing.

Maybe you have been putting off trying Life Coaching or Family Constellations. If you have questions about either, please contact me or look around my website. There you will also find some free coaching videos. It would be my great honor to assist you in living a more inspired and peaceful life.

Until next time, may all of your decisions be inspired ones!

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