I would have sent this earlier..
But I was too busy..
Taking my daily dose of Vitamin P..
^^^ ever heard of that?
Hear me out…
Something I have been aware of
Is how easy it is to use my daughters as an ‘excuse’ not to do something.
Say things like ‘I can’t do that as I won’t have time’.
Which stops me doing something that may actually benefit me but requires some kind of effort or time investment that seems quite big and scary.
^^ be it with my body, health, work, relationships…
So I procrastinate doing that thing.
It almost gives me permission to put it off because “I’m different”….
But the interesting thing about procrastination is that it gets a pretty bad name..
When – in fact – if you’re procrastinating about something,
it probably means you’ve accepted that something needs to change and that it’s important
^^ be it with your body, health, work, relationships, quality time spent with family, friends etc.
Which wouldn’t you agree is a good thing?
It’s just right now you’re avoiding doing this thing…probably because there’s some fear?
What if it doesn’t work? What if you fail? What will others think.
But I’d like you just to think about a time in your life where you overcome a challenge and achieved something
I’m not a palm reader, but I can guarantee there was fear and anxiousness, right?
^^ bit like me and my public speaking. Oh, and when I first changed my daughter
at the hospital. The midwives were laughing at me. I literally had zero idea what I was doing and – as amazing as the moment was – I was $#*!ing myself at the same time lol
But, what if you used procrastination to prioritise what’s important to you?
Would this not mean procrastinating is a good thing?
So, here’s the ONE question I want you to ask yourself today if you procrastinate about something:
“If not now, when?”
Then, I’d like you to put the thing in your diary so it becomes REAL.
So you do the thing that you know you need to do to get the results you want.
We are doing an accountability challenge inside our 28 Day Kickstart and this is what one of the ladies told me she’s doing today:
1) Plan her snacks (as there are so many Christmas leftover ‘treats’ still around). She has written:
“Today, if I need to snack, I will have [insert 300 calories from any foods she likes]”
^^ she writes the foods she will have each day so she has permission to have some Ferrero Rocher, fruit, yoghurt or whatever she likes..
It is unconditional permission to essentially eat what she wants rather than ‘all of it’
2) I will do the lunchtime 1215 live workout <<< “it breaks my day up and gives me more energy”
After all, you make about 200 – 300 decisions about food every single day, which – on top of email, work, family life and domestic admin – is exhausting.
And the less you have to rely on willpower?
The easier it is to take control of the mid afternoon pick me ups and late night binges…
Because there is NO secret. Apart from keeping simple, Because the more simple you make it?
The more likely you are to do it…
Matt ‘The Procrastinator’ Fruci