Procrastination: Patty

Patty Lopez
Austin, TX

I've had problems with procrastination since the fifth grade. I remember having a science project that I'd known about for a month, but I waited until the night before to tell my Mom about it. She stayed up with me and helped me put it together. We had taken it from an encyclopedia and I because I hadn't had a lot of time to prepare, I didn't understand what it was all about. I was embarrassed by it and I felt really guilty because she'd stayed up with me all night. Since then, it's been a series of similar situations. My procrastination has made me sacrifice things that would have brought a lot of pleasure and fun to my life. It made me feel out of control and it was like someone was choking me because I felt so stifled knowing that I had something to do that I was utterly avoiding.

I've tried lots of things to overcome procrastination: therapy, bribing myself to finish projects, and reading a lot of personal development books. My solutions were fine for a little while depending on the project and then fear would set in and I'd talk myself into becoming productive in other ways and avoiding anything in front of me.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis when I was referred by my chiropractor, Dr. Hengesteg and a friend at Toastmasters. I noticed changes in my behavior almost immediately after the first session, I realized that I needed to break down projects and see things in smaller pieces and that's made it easier to manage my responsibilities.

I definitely feel more relaxed overall and the process has been relatively easy. I was talking to a friend the other day and I asked him what the biggest hurdles for people who wanted to start a business and he said "just starting". I've found through my work that this is something that I'm really improving on. The homework has been easy and listening to my hypnosis processes has come naturally. I look forward to it because I always feel rested after my sessions.

I feel more in control now and it feels very empowering. I feel strong and much more relaxed about things. Changing this behavior has helped me know and be okay with the fact that my life is different from other people and that's what I've always wanted. I would have to say that the most important benefit for me has been the dedicated meditation time. I've been working towards that for a long time and have never been able to do it consistently, but now it's easy for me. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome this problem because it offers a chance for concentrated focus and I like the fact that Laura really challenges me to face my fears and make progress in my life.