Every now and then, I find myself procrastinating over certain things.
Unlike what most people may think, it is not always the overwhelming or really big projects that get on my procrastination list.
For those big projects, I usually know why am I tripping over mentally and the solution is nearly always about taking smaller steps, just to get the momentum going.
But I am talking about small tasks that have been sitting on my mind or my to-do list for a while.
For instance, I needed to schedule an appointment for my baby boy’s 4 months immunization, but instead of booking a time with the GP we normally see, I didn’t want to call and I had no idea why.
Second thing is that I meant to finish a chapter of my book with all the notes that I have prepared, but I just couldn’t manage to sit down and write it.
The third example is that I kept delaying booking a ticket for an event for no good reasons.
But as it turns out, I found a really nice doctor closer to home that came with great recommendations.
Then one day I came out from mediation and got a light-bulb moment to change the structure of my book entirely. Soon after that, I came across the work of several other authors which made me more convinced that the new structure will work so much better and more engaging for my audience.
And of course, you may have guessed it, I actually got given a ticket as a gift to attend that event I mentioned earlier.
So why my procrastinations actually work on my favour on these little things?
Here is the thing, we live in a vibrational universe. If this sounds too out there for you, please just hold that thought and hang in here.
Remember in high school physics class, they told us there are 3 states of matter. Solid, liquid and gas. And even in the solid state, the particles are still vibrating, only in a fixed position. Everything in the universe, all matter is made up of energy, vibrating at different frequencies.
When we are feeling happy or elated, we are emitting or vibrating at a magnetic frequency that is higher than when we are feeling down or sad. That’s why the saying goes “The more you are grateful, you have more to be grateful for”. It is so true because as a matter of fact, like attracts like.
It may seem off-topic, but actually we are not. Think about it, we can consider everything around us is, in fact, energy in vibration. When we are in the approximate of a certain vibration, we attract things or events that are in a similar range of vibration.
The Law of Attraction
It is the law of attraction. Many spiritual teachers talk about this, and the most notable one is probably Abraham Hicks.
It may seem hard to grasp this concept at first, but if we go back to my original examples, it also makes sense. I was looking for a better doctor, wanting to improve my book, thinking about the event. When I was in the right vibration, everything seems to just fall into place, or say attracted into my life/reality.
And that’s why, the idea of keeping our mind positive, is also a way to stay in a higher vibration. When we choose the path of least resistance, we are like surfing the wave, we move faster and smoother. We feel lighter and we soar.
If we pick the path of stronger resistance, say because we think we should work harder, stick to the schedule or keep to the plan, even though our inner being is not feeling good about it, we are not allowing ourselves to uplift to the level of vibration we can experience. That is, if I stick with the previous doctor, force myself to write that chapter the way I thought I should or buy the ticket earlier.
Our inner being is our vibrational GPS, and if it doesn’t feel good, it means we are not taking the path of least resistance and living in the highest vibration that is possible.
The Path of Least Resistance
In a way, procrastination is not a bad thing if we don’t feel our vibration is aligned with the best possible outcome, and it is to our benefit if we don’t force ourselves to take actions because we are vibrational “not ready” so to speak. But when we are ready, the right choices, words, people and events just show up and everything will fall into place.
So the question is not if procrastination is a good or bad thing, or how do we get rid of procrastination.
The question is how can we raise our vibration and be ready to experience the best possible outcomes or see the opportunities opening up for us.
The answer to that is always to follow the path of least resistance. It is not about finding a short cut, it is about finding a way to move forward, to create momentum, and to move through whatever that is ahead of us.
I know sometimes the thing we keep procrastinating is so big and important, and we really need to do it, but we just couldn’t start or finish. once again I am not suggesting abandoning the project, I am simply suggesting sometimes the path of least resistance is taking a break from trying too hard to solve your problem at hand. Sometimes it is about taking baby steps in order to complete your big project. Sometimes it is about letting go of the fear of failure, doubt or worries.
Find your path of least resistance to move forward.
So is there something you are procrastinating? If so, what may be the path of least resistance for you to travel right now?
Feel free to write to me or comments below, I’d love to hear your stories.
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