How To Stop Making Those
"To think too long about doing a thing often
becomes its undoing." *-- Eva Young
"Don't fool yourself that important things
can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all."
*-- Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook,
"Work expands so as to fill the time available
for its completion."
*-- C. Northcote Parkinson, 1958
Everyone of us find it so easy to make excuses for my actions today.
It's perfectly with in my right to stay in bed with a heating pad and sleep
(and I could). But it would not be the right thing to do. In the end, there
is always an excuse to keep me from doing what I need to be doing for own
Tips to Push beyond the Excuse of Procrastination :
Make a list of all the positive things in life.
- Focusing on the positive is one of the easiest ways to defeat the
- There is just something about the act of humming and singing that
lightens the heart and lifts the spirit.
Cheer someone else up.
- Send a note or card to a friend that is having a tough time. The
act of encouraging others will be encouraging to your own heart and mind.
Have a back up plan (like keeping extra meals frozen for easy fixing
on days when the motivation level is low).
- Remember that some times the best plan is to have a plan B.
Skip a chore or two to lighten the load (just be sure that skipping
the to-dos does not become the norm instead of the exception).
- Sometimes learning not to do everything can be a good thing.
Ask a friend to help you out for a couple of hours.
- Sometimes just having the companionship will be all that you need
to lift your spirits up.
REFUSE to complain.
- Negative words and negative thoughts will only pull down. Make an
effort to speak and THINK good, positive and uplifting things.
Things are already looking up.
- My circumstances have not changed, but my attitude about those circumstances
has started to turn around. The excuses are always available but that does
not mean that I have to choose to give in to those excuses.
Therefore, stop those procratinating with excuses and take action.
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