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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?