Procrastination: Alison

Alison Carrasco
Biology Student
Austin, TX

I've had problems with procrastination since elementary school, but it's steadily gotten worse over the years. I felt like I didn't have any control over my behavior. It was like living in someone else's body at times. I would look at things and have the intention to do them, but feel physically and emotionally paralyzed. My issues with procrastination kept me from completing major goals in my life. I wasn't as effective as I could be at my job because I was unfocused and wasting time.

This issue has kept me from graduating from college and doing the things in my life that I wanted to do. I didn't think that I would be able to get through the semester and graduate, so I knew that I needed help. I've tried the typical regiment of self-help book, I'd read up on procrastination and did some exploring, but I couldn't find a solution on my own, so I decided to get somebody else to help. Mentally, I've always known that I could do it, but emotionally I didn't believe that I could. I did some internet research about A New Day Hypnosis and got a lot of good feedback from former clients, so I decided to call.

I started noticing that I was more relaxed after the first session. I felt less anxious when I studied, which was a really big deal for me. I'm getting more done now and my mental barriers are dissipating. It's been easier to get started on things and I have fewer propensities to avoid things.

This has been the first time that I've ever seen any improvement in this throughout my entire life, so it's been pretty incredible. Things have been much easier to do than before. I've felt a lot better long term and much more motivated. It's easier for me to overcome the anxiety and I'm getting more things done with less stress. I feel more confident because I realize that I can do things and that gives me a sense of control. It's actually feasible for me to graduate now.

My life has improved because I'm able to get things done and I'm not frustrated with myself the way that I used to be. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome procrastination. Laura is really good at breaking down a lot of the components that go into procrastination and addressing them. She's good at helping to identify the patterns of behavior and that makes it much more beneficial. I can see the improvement in myself and I'm confident that I'll continue to improve.

Procrastination: Bud

Bud C. 
Austin, TX

I've had an inability to focus on completing a very important project for the last four months. I felt overwhelmed because I couldn't get things squared away. I was stopping to do other things and feeling like I was on a treadmill that was never getting anywhere. I was continually doing the same thing over and over again with no progression. I would work on my project and then put it aside for a week and come back, which made things sporadic. I got off focus with irrelevant things like deciding that it was time to wash the dishes, or refinish a table, or give the dog a bath, or work in the garden. I was frustrated that I just couldn't seem to stay on task.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. I really thought that I could benefit from hypnosis because I know that we can accomplish a lot through our subconscious. I noticed after the first session that my mind was better focused and clearer on my objective. I was able to prioritize what I was doing and organize it into a step by step plan.

My clearer focus allows me to take my day in sections and do the tasks that I need to do. I'm better at planning and prioritizing and I feel more in control because I set the schedule for my day and notice that I am sticking with it. I can put blinders on to the other distractions that are going on around me and just stay with the project.

What I really enjoy about the process is that it's not something that I think about in the moment, it happens when I look back on the day and realize everything that has changed in my behaviors. I feel more confident because I have a plan and a more positive outlook. The mountains to overcome don't seem so overwhelming.

For me, it has really come down to thinking about what is truly important in my life and just sticking with that. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who has problems with procrastination because it works. I've found that getting a good perspective has been beneficial and I am confident that if I continue to do what I am doing today, I will get to my goal.

Procrastination: Ian

Ian L. 
Austin, TX

I've had problems with procrastination for the last eleven years and I really felt that I couldn't follow through with my bigger goals. It was disconcerting; I tried reading books to overcome the procrastination and get motivated and I couldn't even get to the end of the book. I was always worrying about not getting things done and not being able to change. I didn't have motivation to do what I wanted and I felt stuck.

I was getting very frustrated with myself because I knew that I wanted much more than I had with my career and I was doing nothing about it, which was really starting to get me down. Periodically, I thought about my long term goals and went over them in my mind again and again. I would think and think about what I wanted and then not do it and that was a drain. It had become disappointing and depressing for me.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I recognized that I had an issue that I couldn't get past and this was the time to do it. I'm not an outgoing person and it was hard walking in the first time, but Laura made the process easy for me.

After the first session, I noticed that I could focus on the steps to a goal instead of just looking at the big picture or the end product. I felt more relaxed and I was able to just think about what's next and not worry about getting all the way to the end. It's been easier to remind myself about what I am trying to do. Also, having an outlet and someone who can give good guidance has made a world of difference for me.

I feel more confident. I've done basic things that I had thought about doing, but never took the initiative to do before. The tiniest steps in the right direction have made the biggest difference for me. I am doing more than I've done before and I'm very impressed with how much I've accomplished already.

The most important benefit for me has been not worrying about things and not having the issues with procrastination. It's really nice to chat about my ideas and leave feeling like these things have been explored. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because Laura is very good at what she does. She asks pertinent questions and follows pertinent paths and that has benefited me. She has really helped me to get to the root of my own thoughts and feelings and come up with solutions.

I'm seeing very clearly what I want to do and that's a big relief and a big weight off. I see what is ahead and I know that I can get there because of all the progress that I've already made and the steps that I've taken up to now.

Procrastination: Christina

HR & Singer/Songwriter
Austin, TX

I've suffered from a lack of motivation for most of my adult life, but it's been really building for the last eight years. I didn't know where to start and I didn't know where to look to get started. I am a perfectionist and I get overwhelmed, so I just didn't want to bother with trying anything that might be too difficult. Time was passing by me so fast and I was just staying in the same spot. I wasn't accomplishing anything or setting goals and I was procrastinating to the nth degree. I wasn't happy and it was spreading like a disease.

I tried exercising to feel happier, but I never stuck with it, so I wasn't that successful. When I read through self-help books, I had a negative attitude and thought 'Yeah right', never finishing any of them. I was completely unfulfilled and unhappy. I was a miserable person and I was digging my own grave because I was stuck in a routine and I was getting comfortable but wasn't happy about where I was. I felt out of control, it was almost like time had control of my life. Whatever was going to happen was just going to happen. I just existed instead of being alive. I wasn't pursuing aspirations wholeheartedly; I was just pointing and saying 'I want' I wish', but not doing anything.

I was eaten up by my insecurity and kept going into my little shell. I had a lot of options, but I couldn't pick something. I felt like a spinning compass and I didn't know what to do. I was on a downward spiral and I noticed that it was affecting the people around me and I knew I had to do something about it.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. Hypnosis was something that really interested me and all the reviewers sounded excited, so I thought it might work. After the first session, I noticed immediately that I had a great night's sleep. I was just happier in general and had a lot more energy. People noticed that I had a more pleasant demeanor and commented on it.

This hasn't been very difficult. When it comes to hypnosis in general, a lot of people think that you would be under someone's control and hypnosis is going to change you, but really you are retraining your brain. It's all subconscious and every day I would notice more and more that the way I was processing things was different. In the past I would hold on to anger about things that annoyed me; now I can make a decision whether to hang on to the feelings or let them go. It has become a practice for me and I just keep doing it.

When I started working with Laura, a lot of things about me came to the table and it was almost like digging up a bunch of dirt, but instead of filling the hole up we planted flowers in it. I feel more in control now. Things are happening for me and the energy that I put out is coming back. I've been more aggressive towards my personal career goals and I'm taking risks. I know that since I am doing something people are coming to me and doors are opening because I'm putting myself out there. I'm moving forward instead of marinating in nothingness.

I feel more confident with the more risks that I take. I'm louder and I feel like I'm standing taller. The biggest benefit for me has been happiness. When I meet people they are very accepting of me. Even at my day job, I used to be negative, but now I'm rejecting the negative and that is having an influence on my coworkers. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome procrastination. I handle my stress differently and that's a huge health benefit for me.

I'm pointed in the right direction and it's like night and day now. I feel confident that I am free of my problem permanently because I can't stop moving. I feel like going back to the old way is not an option. Now I know how to get where I want to be. It's a huge tool that you can use to guide your life. You still have everyday problems, but you're going to approach them differently. It's very powerful and I love it. I know that I won't be going back to my old habits again because they're disappearing. Anything that's left of my old habits is being rejected by my conscious mind each day, more and more. It's interesting, enlightening & exciting to be aware of this change process as its happening.

Procrastination: Teresa

Austin, TX

I feel more relaxed in general. Hypnosis works on a subconscious level and takes the worrying, over thinking mind out of it, which is why I think that things have been easier for me. The reinforcement of the language during the sessions passively fills my mental buffer. Now when I go to do things that previously gave me a lot of anxiety. I find that it has really diminished. I have a better mind-body connection. I've also noticed that hypnosis has strengthened my yoga practice and really helped me to hear the instructions with my whole body instead of just my ears and my brain.

I feel a lot clearer on what I would call some formative early life issues that I have faced. I understand more of what went on and how I got to where I am today. This gives me a better insight of what has perpetuated through my procrastination. I feel more objective and detached about things, which has also helped my growth.

I've already recommended A New Day Hypnosis to several people that I know who tend to be in their heads a lot and find traditional therapy difficult because of their own rumination. I think hypnosis is a lot easier than going to a more direct therapist if you are someone who goes up into your head when you feel emotionally uncomfortable.

The hypnosis process helps me to short-circuit the ego-consciousness and work at a deeper level. I'm taking a voice class now. I think in the past I would have put it off, but I'm taking more risks as I move forward. I realize that these things are much more malleable than I previously thought. I am confident that the anxiety and procrastination are not necessarily character traits for me anymore.

Procrastination: Bill


I've had problems with organizing and procrastination all of my life. I put off organizing things as long as possible and I didn't enjoy it when I did it. I felt anxious and impotent and desperate. I was drowning in boxes and papers and files and I couldn't ever find anything. I would wait until I was absolutely desperate to organize and once a year, I forced myself to clean up my office. I would spend several hours on the weekend going through it all and it wasn't fun. My lack of organization made me feel out of control. When I was drowning in paperwork, I couldn't find what I needed to do my job. I was at a particularly low point when I saw the flyer at Nau's Enfield Drug Store, so I decided to schedule an appointment.

After meeting with Laura, I noticed that I had more energy to get things done and I was more aware of my procrastination and I consciously fought it. I started making a To- Do list and checking things off each day. It's been a good tool for me. I started telling myself "No, don't wait, do it now" and it worked. I feel more in control now because I have a deeper understanding of the motivations inside of me that were making me not do the things that I should do.

The sessions have been really good tools. Laura helped me identify some of the underlying reasons that I didn't like to organize. She has a great understanding of the human psyche and she isn't just hypnotizing me, she has specific techniques that helped me get to the root causes of my procrastination. Her hypnosis sessions are based on an understanding of people's mindsets and I think it's very useful.

Through our work together, I realized that I didn't feel like I was worthy and thought of myself as a lazy person. Now that I recognize those underlying limitations, I can throw them out the window. I feel more confident and I know that I don't have to procrastinate anymore. I thought that I was just inherently lazy and now I know that it's not true.

It's been easy to change and stop myself from procrastinating. The tactics that I've learned to help me deal with this have been very helpful and I'm happier and more relaxed as a result. The most important benefit that I've received from my experience has been a better understanding of myself. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to overcome procrastination and disorganization. I have the tools and the know-how to reach my goals and I've really appreciated these sessions and all the help that I've received.

Procrastination: Marie

Marie Leal
Travis County Sheriff's Office
Austin, TX

I've always had a problem with focus and concentration. It's kept me from retaining information easily which has made me avoid studying and kept me from promoting at work. College was a struggle and I tried to avoid things that I wasn't good at, so I didn't study as much as I should have.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis when I saw a flyer at Book people. I noticed results immediately. My attitude changed and I began to believe for the first time that I could change. It's been easy to make the time to listen to my sessions. It's my time to be able to relax and focus on goals. I feel more in control because I know what I want to achieve and I'm getting there. I feel more confident I feel more confident and this process has prompted me to want to read more and take my time to do what I need to do. I have much more direction and that has helped a lot.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who has issues with study skills because it has helped me to focus on what needs to be done. I realize now what I hadn't been doing in the past and what I needed to change. I feel confident in my ability to succeed in my future because I have methods and approaches that I can use in my everyday life to make things happen for me.

Procrastination: Karen

Karen Heath
Austin, TX

I've had problems with procrastination and poor study skills for as long as I can remember. When something caused me to feel anxious, I would prolong addressing it and just put it off. I've tried to telling myself that this behavior was going to change and even bought self help books, but it just didn't stick. I would start to look at what needed to be done and then go off on tangents and get farther away from my the assignments. I would usually waste a couple of hours at a time and really missed the boat with what I needed to be doing.

My procrastination had become a real problem and oftentimes, I had to go to my professor and tell them that my work wasn't ready. I would have to get extensions on my assignments and that was embarrassing. I felt unprepared and had a lot of anxiety when I took tests because instead of studying the material that was going to be tested, I would go off on tangents and waste time. The situation felt out of control, it made me very nervous and something just felt wrong. I was aware that I was procrastinating, but felt like I couldn't do anything to stop it.

I was in Borders Bookstore and I saw an ad for A New Day Hypnosis. After talking to Laura, I trusted that this was the place for me. I started noticing results within a few days of my first session. I noticed that I felt a lot calmer and I was more motivated. I feel continually motivated to complete my assignments now and also have excitement about my work. I'm getting better sleep and have much better study habits. I've also noticed an increased sense of well being relating to my ability to study.

The relaxation gives me the results that I want. I feel more in control and have more energy to direct towards my goals. There's less time spent goofing around and I'm much more focused on the task at hand. I feel more confident now because I know that I can do it and I know how to do it. I can listen to my sessions if I start to feel nervous and I get reminded of my goals and feel relaxed so that I can get back on task.

The most important benefit for me has been the ability to focus again. I would definitely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants help with procrastination and study skills because it has helped me a lot. I'm confident that these habits are becoming ingrained and that I will have continued success and progress in my goals.

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.

Procrastination: Donald

Donald Norris
Elgin, Texas

I've had problems with procrastination and study skills all my life. I remember back in school never wanting to do things until the last minute and always working under pressure. I waited until the morning that the assignment was due to get it done. I always seemed to pull the rabbit out of the hat and did what I needed to do to meet the minimum requirements, but I've always felt that didn't reach the potential that I could have. There were limits to what I could achieve based on how much I could study and remember. Looking back, I feel like it was a loss

I've tried convincing myself over the years that these things would go away and I found that they didn't. I'd be good for a couple of weeks and then revert back to the old behaviors and make excuses for my mistakes. I felt that if I didn't take care of this, my life was going to be a train wreck; it was going to be ugly. I didn't know how things were going to play out and I was worried.

The procrastination was really limiting my ability to achieve goals and learn skills. I wasn't absorbing study materials as well as I could and found that I would just flip through the reading instead of taking the time to focus and pay attention to a book. I was putting things off and telling myself that I would get it done, but I never did. I was stagnant and sitting still and just wishing I could fix these things, that made me feel really restricted in what I could do.

I really had the desire to make some changes, I looked at my options and hypnosis seemed like a good choice. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis when I did an internet search. I saw the listing on Citysearch and I liked the website, so I decided to call. At first, I thought it was going to be difficult because I've been a procrastinator and a pack rat for so many years, but I started to notice results within a couple of days.

I found myself not being able to walk away from things and not being able to stop until the job was complete and everything was tidied up and put away. I've never stuck been able to stick with organization for this long. I used to get through one bookcase and be done, but now it's amazing to me that I'm able to look at my task list every morning when I brush my teeth and complete everything on it.

These changes are working in all areas of my life and I'm a much more positive person now. I don't find myself worrying about things anymore and I'm a lot more patient with my kids. My wife can't believe all the trash that I'm throwing away. I'm literally taking a Hefty bag of trash out every day. I'm getting started on things that I've had in my head to get done for a long time. Time constraints aren't a problem for me anymore because I'm not putting off my responsibilities. I'm figuring out how much I can get done today and there isn't as much to do tomorrow.

I used to believe that I couldn't remember things and now I don't have anxiety about studying anymore. I'm remembering everything that I study and it's working well. I feel like I can meet the challenge and I look forward to tests.

It has been a great experience for me and I'm looking forward to where I'm going. I look back and don't know how I lived before. All of these things put together brought me to a point in my life where I'm moving again. I'm able to step away from the busy day to day things and leave my phone in the car when I go to the library so that I can absorb much more information when I study. I've turned over a new leaf. I'm looking at everything with wide eyes of learning and feeling excited about it. Everything is better and that makes me feel more confident.

I'm ready to achieve the things that I've been working towards and I have a good positive outlook on my goals. With the organization and the focus everything is working together and I don't have to waste time trying to fix my mistakes.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because there are so many things that can be fixed and adjusted. My best friend has seen that my outlook has changed and he wants to work on some things too, so I've recommended it wholeheartedly to him.

I know I'll stay on this path because it makes me feel good to reach my goals, stay focused with my studies, and keep my life organized. I've been thrilled that I've been able to meet these changes and I'm thankful that Laura has been so helpful and understanding. I'm not worried anymore because there are so many opportunities out there and the big picture is so much clearer and has gotten even bigger for me.