I often find myself thinking that I’m being too lazy for my own good. I think I need to be doing more for my career. I think I need to be doing more for society. I think I need to exercise more. I need to watch my diet more. More, more, more! And I find that the harder I push myself on any of it, the more I procrastinate, and end up feeling lazy.
Mel Robbins says that “procrastination is not a form of laziness at all. It’s a coping mechanism for stress!“
I certainly stress myself out with all of this self criticism and pushing myself too much. And it only seems to help keep the stress-procrastinate-stress cycle going strong.
Perhaps I could lighten up a bit, and give myself a break. If I didn’t stress so much about myself, then maybe I’d be able to handle the stress of life from the outside world better, and with much more ease.