Thursday, 8 August 2019

Why do I procrastinate so much?




Procrastination (noun)

"the action of delaying or postponing something" 

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I swear I must be the master of procrastination. Especially when it comes to my blog.

Which is weird because I do actually love my blog, my little space here on the internet. I would love Suncream and Sparkles to be successful, not necessarily in terms of money (which would obviously be amazing, to be able to make a living out of something you enjoy, I'm not gonna lie!) but more in the way of readership. 

I would hope that my blog is something someone just simply likes to read

Obviously if my words inspires or helps someone that to is pretty amazing!

So when it comes to sitting down to write on my blog why do I procrastinate so much?

It's strange isn't it?

I always see on Twitter how people are saying they wish they didn't have to work so they could just blog all day. Which is awesome, but then there's me who does have all the time in the world to blog, but always puts it off, even though I do love it. 

That's when I start questioning myself that maybe I'm not really into blogging as much as I thought I was, because why aren't I like the girls on Twitter and jumping for joy at the laptop and happily typing away.

That's when I confuse myself because once I get into writing a blog post I really start to enjoy it. I do feel happy when it's published and I see some views on my post. Then when a comment comes through it's like I've won the lottery! Fellow bloggers you'll understand how happy comments make us lol.

So why do I procrastinate so much? It's bizarre.

The other day I decide to google it and some bits came up about mental health issues which went quite in depth. But I do think I'm OK on that front.

Further down I read:

"Procrastination is caused by fear of failure, or perhaps a fear of success. We procrastinate because we are dealing with perfectionism, low self-esteem, or negative self-belief. Therefore, we procrastinate to protect ourselves"

Do you know what, this really hit something in me. 

Do I procrastinate so much about writing the posts that are bubbling round in my head all because I'm just literally scared of my posts failing or even succeeding

I'm not sure about the perfectionism or the low self-esteem - but I definitely have negative self belief. I've always had a lack of self confidence so I guess it all entwines together.

It did make me think about why I procrastinate so much especially with blogging. It's probably because I'm worried about peoples thoughts or reactions to my posts and my blog. Silly really isn't it.

I shouldn't worry consciously or sub-consciously about whether someone likes what I'm writing. 'Write for you boo'.

My simple google search has helped so much though as it's started to switch something in my head. Now I know why I'm probably putting off writing on my blog, it's helped me to get over it a little bit and just get on with it. 

Maybe in time I will to be like the girls on Twitter and will be blogging away like there's no tomorrow!

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Do you ever procrastinate over things? 
Do you agree that it could be a fear of failure or success even?
Let's chat in the comments!


x Heather


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