Stop Procrastinating!

I had to give myself a little talking to. I’ve been procrastinating on a few things that are important to me.  This is not about medical issues, but we can all use a little pep talk once in a while to get us off our butts!  So here we go.

I have been wanting get back to a regular workout routine for 2 months. But it still hasn’t happened.  Maybe I’ll just wait until New Year 2019 and make this my “New Year’s Resolution”.  “But wait,” a little voice in my head said: “how did this work out for you last year? And the year before?  Thought so”.  And this voice continued:   

Work towards how you want to be right now so you can be that person by 2019.

How many times have you wanted to start something? Maybe a healthier way of eating, more exercise, go to bed earlier, take 10 minutes every morning to meditate, write that blog, or simply spend more quality time with your family?  Then you think, well, it’s not really convenient right now, let’s wait until New Year, it’s only 3 months away.  This is the worst excuse ever!

It’s easy and comfortable to choose the known. Sitting on the couch surfing the internet is not the best use of time, but you do it because you are comfortable doing it. The discomfort of the unknown, or of doing something new, no matter how good for you it might be, can wait. 

Would you choose to put off your friends for 3 months because you want the comfort of watching Netflix? Of course not! Yet you would do that to yourself. Stop treating yourself this way! 

Choose the unknown. Chances are, you will form a new habit by the time 2019 arrives, and you will have already reached your goal and be in a new mindset. Now that’s a good start to a New Year! 

So let’s go. Decide on how you want to show up for 2019, and take the next 3 months to get there. New Year starts now. 

I am thankful to have my little voice kick my butt. I needed that!  I am going to start today. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. Today. And I will be a stronger runner on January 1, 2019.

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