Procrastination

I will start exercising tomorrow.  It’s the holiday season – so I will start eating better January 1.  I really don’t have time to start meditating today – but I will start this weekend.

Who can raise their hand and say yes to any of these – or any form of these?  Who perhaps has been saying that for the last few months or years or decades?

I am an expert at procrastinating.  I am not sure when I actually became an expert and I certainly wasn’t always one.  I remember during the busiest points of my life I seemed to get it all done.  I have fit in marathon training while working full time and going to grad school full time.  I trained for an ironman while working full time and starting a PhD.  Now – when I seemingly have a little more time it is hard to stay motivated.  I put off my training schedule in favor of …. well ….  I am not sure how I actually am spending my time.

So – today.  Yes today.  I am taking a stance and implementing three new things in my life to help keep me motivated and accountable.  Are you interested in joining me?

  1.  Continue to regularly meditate and journal first thing in the morning.  I have been in an out of that habit in the past and I am much more focused when I do it.  It only adds 15 – 30 minutes in the morning and it is worth it to my spiritual and mental health.
  2. Keeping a food and exercise log.  I have done both to varying degrees in the past.  I know that this extra 5 minutes of “work” throughout the day helps to keep me focused and it is so fun to look back on all of the things I have accomplished.
  3. Say 10 things of gratitude before I go to sleep at night.  I am so thankful for all of the blessings in my life and I sometimes overlook all of the awesomeness.  Acknowledging those things before I fall asleep each night helps me fall asleep faster and I seem to wake in a better mood.

 

Those are my 3 ways to overcome my exercise procrastination.  What are yours?  Are you going to join me?

Leave a Reply