How To Stop Making Those Excuses

"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, 1960

"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 success.

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 negative. 

Sing. 
- 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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