Procrastination? Praycrastination instead!

Procrastination? Praycrastination!

Procrastination? Praycrastination!

Procrastination is putting off doing something. Most of the time it is an escape or an avoidance of something we do not want to do.

But that’s not entirely to the mark. It’s not exactly that we don’t want to do what we’re pushing away. More often, say psychologists and behavior researchers, our procrastination results from our not wanting the side effects of the doing.

There is also a negative spiral in this. Not feeling especially good about ourselves can cause procrastination. When we avoid doing something we create one more reason not to feel good about ourself. A study in 2012 by Fuscia Sirois made these two findings

To the several self-help actions recommended (here, here, and here), I add the one that works best for me: praycrastination.

From its Latin origins, “procrastination means “belonging to tomorrow” or “deferred until tomorrow”. I sort of stretch “praycrastination” to mean “pray tomorrow right now. Don’t wait. Right now.”

Spelled out, here’s why praycrastination works:

Here are several ways to let praycrastination work for you:

The Praycrastination Prayer

Dear God of Doing,
I am grateful you give me the power
and the ability to do.
It feels good and makes me glad
that I get things done.
I know relief when I let go of anything
I have put off doing
and when I look forward to the next chance
to do.
Thank you, God, I am that I may do.
And so it is. Amen.

Love and blessings,

16 August 2017

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 5:40 am by Tim · Permalink
In: Prayer