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Breaking Free from Productivity Guilt: A Journey from Avoidance to Empowerment

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In the bustling rhythm of modern life, the relentless pursuit of productivity has given birth to a silent yet pervasive adversary — productivity guilt. It is a shadow that looms large, often stifling our self-esteem and dampening our motivation. But what if we told you that there is a way to break free from this cycle of guilt and avoidance? The Bohangar City Practice offers a sanctuary where you can embark on a journey of healing and rediscovery through procrastination therapy.

Personal Experience: The Depth of Avoidance Consequences

I remember the days when the ticking clock seemed like a relentless judge, constantly reminding me of the tasks left undone, the goals unachieved. The more I avoided my responsibilities, the deeper I sank into a quagmire of guilt and self-reproach. It was a vicious cycle, where avoidance bred guilt, and guilt fostered further avoidance.

But it was during these trying times that I stumbled upon the Bohangar City Practice. Through their procrastination therapy, I learned to understand the underlying causes of my avoidance behaviour and how to break free from the chains of productivity guilt.

Is this You?

In the throes of productivity guilt, many find themselves caught in a relentless cycle of avoidance and self-reproach. It is a silent battle fought in the confines of one’s mind, a battle that often goes unnoticed by others. To shed light on this pervasive issue, we present four case studies that mirror the typical experiences of individuals grappling with productivity guilt. Do you see yourself in any of these narratives?

Case Study 1: The Perfectionist Entrepreneur

Sarah, a budding entrepreneur, constantly finds herself paralyzed by her own expectations. She dreams big, envisioning a business empire that stands tall on the pillars of perfection. Yet, the fear of making a mistake, of not meeting her own standards, often leads her to procrastinate. Days turn into weeks, and weeks into months, with Sarah caught in a cycle of avoidance, unable to take the first step towards realizing her dreams.

Case Study 2: The Overwhelmed Student

David, a diligent student, finds himself drowning in a sea of assignments, projects, and exams. The mounting pressure and the fear of not living up to the expectations of his parents and teachers led him to avoid his studies altogether. He seeks refuge in video games, a space where he feels in control, yet the guilt of not being productive eats away at him, affecting his self-esteem and motivation negatively.

Case Study 3: The Burnt-Out Professional

Anita, a dedicated professional with a decade of experience in the corporate world, has hit a wall. The relentless pursuit of career growth has left her burnt out, devoid of the energy and motivation to forge ahead. She finds herself avoiding work, and postponing tasks until the last minute, a behavior that is uncharacteristic of her. The guilt of not being productive weighs heavily on her, affecting her mental well-being and self-esteem.

Case Study 4: The Aspiring Artist

Tom, an aspiring artist, finds himself unable to pick up the brush. The blank canvas in front of him seems like a mountain too high to climb. He fears judgment and the possibility that his work will not be appreciated, leading him to avoid painting altogether. Yet, deep down, he knows that art is his calling, and the guilt of not pursuing his passion gnaws at him, leaving him feeling unproductive and lost.

Rounding up the thoughts

If you find yourself resonating with Sarah, David, Anita, or Tom, know that you are not alone. Productivity guilt is a common yet seldom discussed phenomenon that affects individuals from all walks of life. The Bohangar City Practice offers a nurturing space where you can work through your avoidance behaviours, breaking free from the cycle of guilt and rediscovering your self-worth and motivation. It is a journey of healing, a journey towards empowerment, guided by understanding and compassion. It is a journey that promises a fresh start, free from the shackles of productivity guilt.

Photo of a person standing at a crossroads, with one path leading towards dark clouds representing 'guilt' and the other towards a sunny horizon

The Bohangar City Practice: A Beacon of Hope

At the Bohangar City Practice, the approach to breaking free from productivity guilt is rooted in understanding and compassion. Through procrastination therapy, individuals are guided to delve deep into the underlying causes of their avoidance behaviour, unravelling the intricate web of fears, insecurities, and self-imposed pressures that foster procrastination.

The therapy is a nurturing space where you can learn to forgive yourself, to understand that your worth is not defined by your productivity. It is a place where you can rebuild your self-esteem, brick by brick, free from the burden of constant guilt.

The Journey of Healing: From Avoidance to Empowerment

The journey of healing at the Bohangar City Practice is a transformative one. It is a path that leads from avoidance to empowerment, from guilt to self-compassion. Through a series of guided sessions, you will learn to:

  • Identify the Triggers: Understanding what triggers your avoidance behaviour is the first step towards healing. It could be fear of failure, perfectionism, or a myriad of other factors.
  • Develop Self-Compassion: Learn to be kind to yourself. Understand that it is okay to have unproductive days and that your self-worth is not tied to your productivity.
  • Build Resilience: Equip yourself with the tools to bounce back from setbacks, to forge ahead despite the hurdles, fostering a resilient mindset that is immune to productivity guilt.
  • Create Sustainable Habits: Develop habits that are sustainable, that foster a healthy work-life balance, free from the relentless pursuit of productivity.

Tangible Techniques to Combat Productivity Guilt

  1. Mindfulness Meditation: Regular mindfulness practices can help ground you in the present moment, reducing feelings of guilt about past inactions or future tasks.
  2. Time-Blocking: Allocate specific times for tasks, including breaks. Knowing you have dedicated time can reduce the guilt of ‘wasting’ unscheduled moments.
  3. Reframe Your Perspective: Instead of viewing a day as unproductive, list out what you achieved, no matter how small. Celebrate those victories.

The Ripple Effect: How Productivity Guilt Influences Relationships

When we’re burdened by productivity guilt, it doesn’t just affect us. It can strain relationships, with loved ones feeling neglected or coworkers sensing tension. Recognizing the broader impact can motivate change and open dialogues with those affected.


Conclusion: A New Beginning

As I stand here today, a beacon of hope and a testimony to the transformative power of procrastination therapy, I invite you to embark on this journey of healing with the Bohangar City Practice. It is a journey that promises freedom from productivity guilt, a journey towards rediscovering your self-worth, and reclaiming your motivation.

Let us break free from the chains of productivity guilt, forging a path that is rooted in self-compassion and understanding. Let us learn to celebrate our small victories, to appreciate our efforts, and to understand that we are enough, just as we are.

Join us at the Bohangar City Practice, and take the first step towards a life free from productivity guilt, a life where you are empowered to be your true self, unburdened by the relentless pursuit of productivity.


This blog post is a heartfelt invitation to individuals grappling with productivity guilt to explore the nurturing and transformative environment of the Bohangar City Practice. Through personal anecdotes and a deep understanding of the avoidance cycle, it seeks to resonate with readers and guide them toward a path of self-compassion and empowerment. It is a call to break free from the chains of guilt and embark on a journey of healing, guided by the expert therapists at the Bohangar City Practice.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specialising in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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MULTI-MODAL THERAPY: Cognitive, Behavioural, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, etc.

THERAPIST: Former City Analyst, City of London, Singapore, Zurich, and Frankfurt. 

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