It was established that those who relish challenges are more likely to live 10 years longer than those who lives their lives inhibited by timidity.
In a survey (by an Illinois university) it was established that those who relish challenges are more likely to live 10 years longer than those who lives their lives inhibited by timidity.
Trying to realize our goals, even if we don’t always get them, is preferable to not having the courage or motivation to take the plunge. So not making a resolution because we are afraid that we’ll break it is having a defeatist attitude, as we allow procrastination to paralyses us from leading a more fulfilling life.
The following offers 5 ways to kick the procrastination habit!
1. Analyze Personal values.
Take the time to find out what you really want in life, what your personal values are. Do you desire more time, more money, better health, greater self esteem are confidence, a new career, your own business. When we procrastinate it’s often because what we are planning to do is not really inline with what we truly want. We may be scared of our perceived lack of skill or fear ridicule from others.
2. Make health a priority.
Without good health we are less likely to have the dynamic energy needed to make positive changes in our lives and it’s much easier if you’re not well to procrastinate. So ensure that you have a balance diet, good sleep, exercise and meditation. It is believed that regular meditation helps spruce up ones thinking ability.
3. Visualize a life of no procrastinating
See and feel the benefits in your life if you didn’t procrastinate. What you could do and achieve? Begin to act as if you’re not a procrastinator. Write down, draw, imagine your dreams coming through. Use positive thoughts to help yourself.
4. Expel the little Imp:
That little voice in your head – that dismisses any idea that you might have. It says things like “I’m not in the mood” “I don’t have time” “I can’t do this”. Stop that little Imp, replace the “cants” with can “need to” with “want to” act on your desire”. You have a choice. Acknowledge your choices and expel the little Imp from your head. Again, using positive thoughts can help you replace that little voice with more positive alternatives.
5. Over committing:
Saying “yes” to everything – often leaves you feeling tired and without the energy to focus on what is most important to you. This leads to procrastination as projects and tasks are dropped. Identify what is most important to you and only focus on those areas which will make the biggest difference in your life. It will enhance your focus and motivation.
Start with what is easiest, so that you experience immediate success, which will give you the fuel and motivation to upgrade and take on larger projects.if you’re procrastinating over doing any of the above, then remember that life and time wait for no one.