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Feeling Stuck? Itching to Procrastinate? Try These 5 Journal Prompts to Reignite Your Motivation

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Monday mornings are tough. Actually so are Wednesday afternoons and Saturday nights, so there's that. Why the heck has motivation been so hard to muster up lately? It could be a bunch of different reasons why it seems to have gone MIA.

It might be imposter syndrome whispering sweet nothings in our ear, telling us we're not good enough.

Maybe it's perfectionism rearing its ugly head, convincing you that unless we can do something perfectly, we shouldn't do it at all.

And let's not forget about our old friend overthinking, who loves to spin us round and round in circles until we're too dizzy to take any action. Enter procrastination.

If you find yourself looking to productively procrastinate (read more about that here!):

Here are some prompts to get you started:

1. What tasks or projects am I currently avoiding, and why do I think I'm avoiding them?

2. How do I feel when I put off tasks or delay starting them? What emotions come up for me?

3. Remember that recent perfectionism freak-out? Let's spill the beans on what triggered it and how it felt.

4. Ever managed to get stuff done despite feeling like everything had to be perfect? How'd you pull that off?

5.What's a baby step you could take to tackle a daunting task you've been avoiding due to perfectionism?


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