Are You Procrastinating….or is it Right Timing?
An issue that has popped up lately in client calls as well as MasterMind groups has been “How do I know if I am procrastinating or if I’m following my inner guidance?” We are so conditioned to keep moving that it feels foreign when we get the signal to slow down or stop so we can integrate what we’ve learned, plant the seeds we need to plant or tend to the tender seedlings. Our first inclination is to judge ourselves and try to push forward labeling it ‘procrastination’. Often our Higher Self will send the signal to slow down, take a look here, or connect with this person but we second guess it….even more often if it requires deviating from the timeline of what we think ‘should’ be done.
There is immense value in observing the cycle of things. When learning something new taking the time to allow the information or skill to take seed is vital. If you have just started a new project nurturing it, like a new seedling, and allowing it to grow is exactly what is needed, trying to harvest at this point would be a waste of time. Once a project is near completion it is ripe for harvest, prime time for reaping what you have sown. The most often ignored part of the cycle is the fallow period where it’s time to sit back and renew, rejuvenate and allow the next idea to form.
Now there are times when plain and simple it is procrastination, like when you really don’t want to do something and suddenly doing the laundry is of vital importance. The key is to tune in enough to tell the difference. The most basic way to tell the difference is to tune in to the physical triggers , a twitch in your eye, a tightening of your stomach, a relaxing of your shoulders. Triggers are highly individual but each of us has them and it’s pretty simple to identify them. It takes paying attention to the way your body is feeling when making a decision, or responding to an event. Once you see a pattern you have identified a body trigger.
In the external world when you get the signal to slow down and you push through it often times things just don’t click, it’s a tremendous effort to get things done. On the other hand when you get the signal to move forward things just fall into place, you still take the action but there is a distinctive flow to it. My friend Allison says it’s her Higher Self making sure she has right timing. And that’s really what it’s all about, right timing not someone else’s timing. We all are so tuned in to external time frames that we have a hard time tuning in to the internal ones. Try tuning in and really listening to what your body is telling you, you will be pleasantly surprised.