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Why do we procrastinate?

Why do we procrastinate?

I’ve been having a battle with procrastination.

First, I was just really busy.

Then, I was injured.

Then, I had no more excuses.

WHY was I procrastinating doing things I loved?

I mean I was putting off:

  • This Blog
  • My Food Blog
  • Baking
  • Home Yoga Practice
  • Meditation Practice
  • My Spirit Junkie MasterClass Work
  • You Name IT!

It was really bugging me that I was feeling so overwhelmed and just not making any progress. WHY WHY WHY?

And then I realized it.

I was procrastinating because I was afraid.

Not afraid of failure.

Afraid of success.

Because I know, in some level of my being, that if I actually DO all this stuff……

I’m going to make some great sh*t come into being.

And that scares me.

Because I have avoided happiness. I have avoided TRUE happiness and really coming into my being. Because when we are happy, when we are truly living our purpose? That is all new to me. Uncharted territory.

I know that I will manifest some awesome things. That I will be able to make a difference in people’s lives. That when I am fully happy, fully living my purpose, fully stepping into ME…. I have a lot of power and can make a lot of awesome things unfold.

So I hid.

I retreated.

I put off the to do list.

I found excuses to procrastinate.

Because I was afraid of the power that comes with fully being yourself. Fully living your mission. Fully being you.

But I also know that if I don’t do these things…They will come into being eventually. One way or another.

So I should stop putting off and start doing.

And maybe, just maybe, my journey will inspire others along the way.

Because why should we fear happiness and success? Good things are allowed to flow into my life and stay there. I deserve them. You deserve them.

And I have a lot of good to bring into the world. It’s selfish of me to hide from you all and to put off until tomorrow what truly NEEDS to be done today. Because the more I embrace me, the more I embrace my path, the more I write, the more I speak, the more I let myself be fully me…The more I can help others. The more I can inspire others. The more good I can do in the world.

Because when I am happy. When I am living my purpose. When I am embracing all that life has to offer. More magic can unfold. I can inspire others just by doing. I can share my story. I can act from  a place of love and confidence. I can make magic happen here on earth.

It just begins by me embracing the fact that happiness, success, good things…I deserve them. And who knows what the future brings when I welcome them. But I know in my soul that what will come will be powerful, will be awesome, and will help me to help change the world through love.

So I let go the fear. The procrastination. I let in the doing.

Because I accept that I don’t know what will happen. But I know that it will be great.

So the next time you are facing procrastination. Ask yourself….Am I procrastinating because it’s something I don’t want? Or really….Am I procrastinating because I am afraid of what will happen when I succeed?


It’s natural to fear success. But know that you are worthy. You deserve the best! You deserve to make waves and change the world. You have a duty to fully live up to your potential. Don’t shy away from it. Embrace it. Welcome success. Accept that you can move mountains. And…instead of putting it off… Instead of waiting for a rainy day…

Begin now.



  • Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    October 28, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Eek! This is such a good word! I have a tendency to procrastinate too! Great reminder that we are worthy!!

  • Amanda

    October 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Great questions to ask ourselves! I’ve never quite thought about it that way. That’s one of the things I love about your blog– you always make me see a different perspective. Thanks for being so awesome!

  • Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    November 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Love it. This post just reminds me of that quote – “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” <3