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Bach Flower Remedy: Hornbeam and Procrastination

Updated on February 13, 2013

The Bach flower remedy Hornbeam is for the person who is not mentally strong. These are the world’s procrastinators who leave a job undone because they do not have the mental strength or resolve to see most things through. They just tend to give up halfway – or worse, never begin on the job at hand because they are convinced inside that they just cannot get it done.


They wake up most mornings with the Monday morning blues. They just feel that whatever they have to do through the day is too much for them. So they try to stay in bed as long as possible and when they do get out and force themselves to go to work or to school or college, they view everything they have to do as a chore. They usually need strong caffeine to kick start their day. Instead of getting down to it and finishing the work set for the day, they postpone it and very often either don’t start it or start and leave things unfinished. Hornbeam is like a tonic that stiffens the spine and makes these people get up and face life.


Mentally, these people feel weak and exhausted as though they just do not have the strength or the inclination to take on any task. Everything seems to loom before them like a huge mountain waiting to be climbed and they cannot for the life of them summon up the necessary will to do it. Very often, they tend to get into this rut of procrastination and it then becomes a way of life. Hornbeam jolts them out of this negative state of complacency and makes them go after and meet any challenge that comes up.


A person in the negative Hornbeam state tends to focus on his mental state and the emotional state then follows a pattern and his relationships become duty more than a pro-active feeling. When everything that comes up – even the slightest disagreement is made out to be a huge thing, there’s no attempt at wanting to set things right. It just seems to call for too much effort. With Hornbeam, affairs of the heart take on a new life and meaning for these people and they become much more eager to make things work.


Hornbeam puts the pleasure of life back and the spirit then automatically becomes joyful again. There’s hope that everything is possible in every facet of life. Hornbeam removed the limits that are self imposed and lets the spirit soar.

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    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      It works for both - in the chronic cases when you might need a constitutional remedy to be taken for a longer period and in acute cases when just the characteristics are present when just a dose or two is usually enough.

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      Barbara 8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Going a step beyond Frieda's question, does this remedy work for moments when I am sick and exhibit these characteristics or is it strictly a constitution thing? Thanks! I hate feeling the slugs!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks Shalini. =]

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      haha quicksand - look forward to that - I'm sure you'll do it really well!

      Frieda - while the ailments that are spelt out are in their truest or most extreme forms, these gentle remedies work great even if you just have a touch of the ailment - that once-in-a-while procrastination-feeling, maybe! When it's a constant feeling, you need to use it for much longer - for those transcient moments, a dose or two is just fine!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Quick question. I assume, as with all the bach remedies, they do their job best when the ailments are in their truest form? Would one need to feel like this for a constant amount of time in order to use it best?

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Greetings Shal!

      Procrastination has been my best friend for many many years!

      I am on the verge of writing a hub to honor him. Thanks a lot for referring to him. Cheers!