The ONE and only ONE way to overcome procrastination v.2021–03

Ben H
3 min readMar 23, 2021


You are not a procrastinator, but you do have the habit energy to procrastinate. There is a significant distinction between procrastinating and not procrastinating.

I will show you how to do it if it’s a habit.

I will use science to dismantle it, now let’s learn about it.

🙋‍♂️ Raise your hand if you want to overcome procrastination?

Yeah, and the rest of you that are raising your hand are just procrastinating on doing it, aren’t you?

I know.

You see, I always thought procrastination had to do with the thing I was procrastinating around right like that procrastination has something to do with work.

Believe it or not, procrastination has nothing to do with your work.

Procrastination is a form of stress relief.

Let me explain this.

So let’s say that you’ve got some stuff going on in your life and heck, who doesn’t have stuff going on in your life, maybe you’re fighting with your significant other, maybe mom’s or dad’s health is failing.

And it’s really, really upsetting you, maybe you’ve got some financial stuff, you put too much of your savings into bitcoin.

And now that that’s crashed, you’re stressed out about it, right.

And so you go into work.

And when you get into work, you got stuff to do, you kind of walk in and you got this big stress ball that subconsciously is hanging over your head.

And so you walk in, and you sit down, and you know, you got 13 phone calls you need to make and you also know that you’ve been chickening out, you’ve been making easy calls, and there’s a bunch of CIOs or other people that are higher level that you haven’t been calling.

And so as you sit down to do it, you got the stress on your shoulders, your brain that starts to go “Wait a minute, you want me to make a call to somebody that I’m scared to make?”

Absolutely not I’m so stressed out about it, can we just watch some cat videos for a minute?

And next thing, you know, an hour has gone by…

And then of course, what do you do you beat yourself up.

So the only way that you can break this habit.

And that’s an important word for you to hear.

You’re not a procrastinator, you have a habit of procrastinating.

Big difference.

Because if it’s a habit, I can teach you to use science to break it.

You see all habits have three parts, there’s a trigger.

And in the case of procrastination, the triggers always stress.

Then there’s a pattern you repeat.

And in the case of procrastination, it is to avoid doing something.

And then there’s a reward, you get a little stress relief.

The only way to break a habit you guys is not to deal with the triggers.

You’re never going to get rid of the stress in your life.

But you can 100% change your pattern of avoiding work.

So next time that you’re in a situation where you feel yourself hesitate.

He spent way too much time checking out the highlights from last night’s scores, what you’re going to do is you’re going to go up, I must be stressed out about something, acknowledge the stress, then go 54321 I want you to count yourself because I want you to interrupt the habit that’s stored here.

And I want you to awaken your prefrontal cortex, then I want you to just work just for five minutes.

The reason why I want you to only work for five minutes is that your problem isn’t working.

It’s the habit of avoiding.

I just need you to start and here’s the other cool thing.

We know based on research that if we can get you to start 80% of you are going to keep going.



❶ Acknowledge the stress that you feel when you think of doing the thing you’re avoiding.

❷ Count 5 4 3 2 1 so you’ll activate your prefrontal cortex.

❸ Interrupt the procrastination habit by starting the stuff you are avoiding. If you just start, 80% of people will continue it doing it.



Ben H

🕊 Consultant, Counselor, Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer on Nonviolent Communication. 🦒