This drains us, and we become irritable and defensive – even if only to ourselves.
It is so much more life-affirming just to do that something, whatever it is. If it seems large and insurmountable, then know that every action (no matter how small) moves you closer to completion. Once you’ve done that first small part of it, acknowledge your success. You may even find yourself half-way through the second step before you realise it! It’s as if you’d been stuck in quicksand and then little-by-little, with each step, the ground becomes firmer and you can move more quickly; then, almost before you are aware, you’re sprinting to the finish line. And from there, you’ll look back and realise how simple it all was.
The trick here is to acknowledge your success with love. Silence the inner voice that wants to berate you for taking so long (it’s just the old patterning talking); instead, forgive yourself for putting it off and see if you can identify what it was that got you started. (For me, it’s hearing me saying to myself ‘Oh, I’ll just do this one part of it’.) And then….allow yourself to celebrate.
I promise you – you will feel good about yourself!
P.S. It is just possible that one of the reasons you delay doing something is not that you’re procrastinating, rather it may simply be that it’s not the right time. In other words, there may be things happening outside of your knowledge, and you’re not able to move forward until they are completed (‘until all the stars and planets align’). When the timing is right, you will find yourself free to move ahead – with ease and grace.