Letting Go Of Worries About Important Tasks

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There are things that are urgent and important. I will do those immediately. But then, there are things that are not urgent but important, like taxes and medical tests. I will delay those things as long as possible. I don’t like to do them and I don’t want to face them. So, I play the procrastination game. I’m sure you are familiar with it.

Worry Is A Heavy Load

I live with the burden of worry that comes with delaying these important tasks. It weighs on me each day, popping into my head when I do other more interesting and less important things. But the fear about the results of doing these things (Will I need to pay more tax?  Will the test reveal an illness?), prevents me from doing them.

I Changed My Thinking

Then it dawned on me, even if I did those important things and the results were negative, my burden of worrying would be over. I’d know. The uncertainty would be over. In addition, there’s a good chance that the results could be positive AND my burden of worry would be over. Freedom! Why am I denying myself this relief?

Bee Kind to yourself.

Applying New-Found Strategies

Using that 5-4-3-2-1 countdown strategy that I learned about earlier when I was writing about procrastination, I submitted the test. After this, I’m using the “just do the next step” strategy to start my taxes. I’m looking forward to the freedom from worry.*

Have you found yourself carrying the worry instead of doing the thing that is important but not urgent? Comment below.

*I will 100% find other things to worry about, but they won’t be those things. 😜


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