The problem many people have is that they don't differentiate between when it's good to procrastinate and when it's not. For example...you see your favourite big cream cake in the store and you are hungry and tired and desperate for a sugar fix. That's a prime example of when procrastination is a great strategy. But most of the time procrastination works against us.
For example ..you have committed to do 30 minutes of excercise every morning before you start your day otherwise you know from experience you will be too busy or tired to do it. But you wake up..you're tired and just want to turn over and go back to sleep. This is not a good time to procrastinate, this is a time to just act!
Here is a quote from Mel Robbins author of the 'The 5 Second Rule' talking about her solution to procrastination which completely transformed her life after she used it to stop turning over and going back to sleep every morning. If you don’t start doing the things you don’t feel like doing, you will wake up one year from today and be in exactly the same place.
So here’s the one-liner definition of the 5-second rule: If you have an impulse to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill the idea. So if you have a goal of gaining more respect in the workplace, you have to raise your hand the next time you’re in a meeting and you have a great idea.
If you have a goal of losing weight, you can take action right now by researching healthy meal options and setting daily reminders on your phone that will prompt you to go to the gym.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THE 5 SECOND RULE
Why don't you give it a go this week..just take physical action within 5 seconds on your goals regardless of whether you feel like it and let the momentum carry you forward.
Have a great week.
Bernardo Moya CEO NLP Life Training & The Best You Corporation, UK