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Beating Procrastination

Monday is a day most of us dread. The weekend is over and we have to get back to work and other things we would rather not do. But we must go to work because the consequences of not doing so could be dire. We must take the kids to school, the dog to the vet, and a myriad other things that demand our attention. In the midst of all this, do we take time to look after ourselves, or do we put it off for tomorrow when we have more time?

I think we all procrastinate at times and we all use the excuse of not having enough time when we want to procrastinate. I know I do. It’s one of the habits I’m still struggling to break. But if I wanted something really badly, I would not put off doing what I need to do. For example, once I was sure I wanted to go back to school to earn a degree so I could have a marketable career, I did it, even though I was over forty.

I imagine you would do the same once you made up your mind that you need to achieve a certain goal. Then the actions you must take are no longer optional. They become necessary. So, if you truly want to get on the road to good health, you have to take the necessary steps. You have to eat healthy foods, exercise, get enough sleep and manage your stress level.

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good riddance day

I came across this heading while reading my devotional recently.  The article referred to a Latin American practice of writing down all the negative things of the past year that  they wanted to be rid of. I think  this is a good practice, don’t you? In a sense, it’s a form of journaling where you write down those ideas,  activities or habits that may have hindered you over the past months.

What were they? Was it procrastination? This one is definitely going on my good riddance list.  Was it being inconsistent – exercising today and not tomorrow? Or was it thinking you could never achieve your goals for whatever reason?

What would you like to add to your list of good riddance items? Take the time now to write them down then go a step further. Replace those negative thoughts, ideas, habits with positive ones.  You may draw up two columns like this:

Good riddance                                                Good habits

Procrastination    ………………..                  Timeliness

Inconsistent         …………………                    Consistent

Negative thinking   …………….                    Positive thinking

And you can go on like that until you have sorted out all of the things you want to get rid of so you can start afresh in the new year, After you have done that, you can work on   your goals.

And remember, if you need help setting and reaching your goals in the new year, just contact me for a free session.  Happy New Year!