Procrastination - we all do it sometimes, but what are we really doing when we put things off “for later”?
I remember an interview I saw on a talk-show some time ago, and though I can’t remember who he is, what the guest said stuck with me. He basically said that there’s no such thing as procrastination, and it is simply a matter of priorities. You wouldn’t put off something unless it’s not that important to you.
So once something is important, urgent, or necessary, you make the time to do it.
He’s right, isn’t he?
If you drive around every day, and your car’s brakes need to be changed, wouldn’t you get to that as soon as possible? Yes, right? Why? Because it’s a priority to avoid an accident or worse.
If you were unemployed for a long while and finally landed a job interview, wouldn’t you prepare as best as you could and make sure you had your “power suit” ready? Yes, right? Why? Because getting that job is a priority.
Why then, do we put off getting healthy and/or working out?
“Oh, I’ll start exercising on Monday.”
“I’ll eat better tomorrow.”
“I’ll try to cut down on fast food from next week.”
If you don’t start, months from now, you’re gonna look back and wish you had!
Don’t know where/how to start?
1. Make your health and wellness a priority
Yes, you have a busy schedule; yes, you’re caught up with work or school or being a parent…but think about it - Don’t you want to be healthy so you can continue working/studying and see your goals materialise? Don’t you want to be around (and healthy) to see your children grow up? That’s not gonna happen if you run your body into the ground (literally). It’s perfectly okay to invest time in YOU. Ever heard the saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”?
2. Identify a specific goal toward your priority
Reduce the amount of flour you eat; become more active; eat more vegetables...
3. Start somewhere
Get up and take a walk; drink more water; swap out chips for a banana - the point is to make a change.
4. Be accountable
Whether to yourself (if you have the discipline to do it on your own), or to a friend, family member or spouse - make sure there's someone/something to keep you going.
5. Stay motivated
There will be "cheat days" or days you just don't feel like working out or eating right...we all have them...but, that doesn't matter. What matters is getting right back on track and making up for those not-so-good days. Remember your priority. Remember that dreaded feeling of having to start all over again. Remember why you started in the first place, and find that extra reserve you need to keep pushing.
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