“Why not now?”
You’re going to get serious about finding a new job; really you are. You’re just going to wait until you win the lotto before you go on vacation. And yes, you honestly want to get in shape and lose weight but you’ll wait until your schedule lightens up. Does any of this sound familiar?
Procrastination can undo even the best of intentions. The truth is procrastination is a vicious cycle.
“I’ll get it done today!” becomes “I really meant to, I’ll do it tomorrow for sure.” Before you know it, today has turned into tomorrow; those tomorrows have added up and turned into months, sometimes years. The bottom line is you have made no progress. You’re exactly where you’ve always been.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way! You can stop the cycle by taking action. All you have to do is make a start; you don’t have to take on the world and do everything at once. Take baby steps. Make one phone call, go to the gym one day, take one step toward you goals.
The more you push against tendencies to procrastinate, the easier it is to bust free and realize your goals.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I’m getting things done and realizing my goals.