I had today planned - my first day of working on my private practice as my priority. I had mapped out my timeline and tasks. But as the day arrived, I found myself procrastinating and wanting to do everything EXCEPT the things I had planned to do.
The great thing about being a hypnotist is that you know what this is. The bad part about being a hypnotist is that you know what this is! I'm outside my comfort zone, trying something new, and my subconscious mind is trying to protect me by having me do almost anything else other than the things which will bring me to my goal.
So what did I do? I started by acknowledging what was happening. Then I got dressed (I was still in my jammies at 9am after getting the last kid off to school).
Next, I put on some meditation music, lit some incense, and settled into a comfortable spot to begin self hypnosis. I worked in my journal, reflecting on the past month and setting my goals for the new month ahead.
I booked an appointment with my hypnotherapist.
And then I got started on my tasks I had outlined for the day.
I had accomplished all my goals and eaten lunch by 12:30! And I felt great - so much better than I would have felt had I continued to procrastinate and let the entire day escape me.