“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” .
Here’s the process I used to let go of the distractions and false needs that cause procrastination:
1. I paid attention to the pain they cause me, later, instead of only the temporary comfort/pleasure they gave me right away.
2. I thought about the person I want to be, the life I want to live. I set my intentions to do the good work I think I should do.
3. I watched my urges to check things, to go to the comfort of distractions. I saw that I wanted to escape discomfort of something hard, and go to the comfort of something familiar and easy.
4. I realized I didn’t need that comfort. I could be in discomfort and nothing bad would happen. In fact, the best things happen when I’m in discomfort.
And then I smile, and breathe, and let go.
And one step at a time, become the person I want to be.
“You can only lose what you cling to.” ~Buddha