Procrastination Unveiled

Procrastination is a behaviour that has deeper roots than mere indolence. It's a manifestation of an underlying cause that can be traced back to the subconscious mind.

The roots of procrastination might be entangled with fears, confidence issues, or belief systems formed in childhood, particularly those that revolve around feelings of inadequacy.

In recent work with my clients, procrastination has featured as a fairly common challenge, and the focus of our work has been to unearth and transform these hidden beliefs and patterns.

Understanding the Underlying Causes

Procrastination is not a random act of laziness; it is a response to something deeper: subconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Some of the things that can fuel procrastination:

  • Fear: fear of failure, fear of success, or even fear of the unknown can paralyse us, causing us to put off important tasks.
  • Confidence Issues: a lack of self-confidence can undermine our belief in our abilities, making us hesitant to tackle tasks we deem challenging.
  • Childhood Belief Systems: the beliefs ingrained in our minds during childhood can play a crucial role. If we were conditioned to believe that we're not good enough or that mistakes are unforgivable, these patterns of belief can affect us in adulthood.

Your subconscious mind is on your side!

It’s important to remember that your subconscious patterns always come from a positive intention, even if it feels like they are working against you. The subconscious part of your mind cannot think logically or rationally; it simply gets programmed by your past experiences. These patterns may have served as protection or comfort in the past when you didn’t have your current goals or aspirations, but can become counterproductive when life changes.

Recognising the need for change

Acknowledging that procrastination is not a character flaw, but a manifestation of deeper forces is a significant step towards transformation. It's crucial not to be too hard on yourself because your subconscious has been operating with positive intentions.

The framework and coping mechanisms established in childhood may no longer be suitable for your current life situations. As your life and goals change, your subconscious patterns may need adjusting to align with your conscious desires and goals.

The Role of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy offers a powerful avenue for change. By accessing and working directly with the subconscious part of your mind, hypnotherapy can help us identify and modify these underlying patterns. It acts as a bridge between your conscious aspirations and your deeply ingrained beliefs.

Through hypnotherapy sessions, we can:

  • Uncover the hidden beliefs and fears that trigger procrastination.
  • Transform these patterns into new, constructive behaviours.
  • Align your subconscious with your conscious goals, allowing you to move forward with purpose and clarity.


Procrastination is not laziness; it's a complex behaviour driven by underlying causes and belief systems, which are rooted in your subconscious. Understanding this is the first step toward effecting meaningful change. By acknowledging the positive intentions behind these patterns, recognising the need for change, and harnessing the power of hypnotherapy, you can break free from the grip of procrastination and move towards a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Hypnotherapy will take you on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, one that will empower you to create the life you consciously choose.

Larissa Belotte


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