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Life is Always Movement
By Sarah Ban Breathnach
By Sarah Ban Breathnach
Life doesn't ever calm down long enough for us to wait until tomorrow to start living the lives we deserve.
Life is always movement, always change, always unforeseen circumstances. There will always be something to grab your attention.Let's just acknowledge that as far as real life is concerned, we are only one step away from dealing with dysfunction....Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.About the Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures and everyday epiphanies. She is author of the New York Times bestsellers, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy and Something More.
Visit her website at:www.simpleabundance.com
"Telling someone who procrastinates to buy a weekly planner
is like telling someone with chronic depression to just cheer up."
Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at De Paul University in Chicago
Does procrastination hinder your life?
It does mine . . . I am a classic procrastinator. I've come to the conclusion that the root of my problem is simple rebellion that developed in my pre-teen years. While I understand it, have come to terms with it, I still have not learned how to effectively deal with it.
Along with rebellion are unattainable perfection expectations for myself . . . having unreachable standards discourages me from even starting a task. The task is put off until the "perfect plan" is in place.
With a little research, I came up with a overcoming procrastination scenario for myself that I hope will help . . . maybe it will help you too.
Just jump in and do it . . .
Stop spending time planning and
do the task you dread the most first
Give yourself a short time limit and
alternate the task with something you enjoy
Realize that perfection can never
be attained . . . do your best
Focus on progress
Reward yourself along the
way of progress
Turn on energetic music to keep
you moving and motivated
Don't push yourself too far . . .
realize this leads to boredom or
frustration resulting in no progress
Are you also a procrastinator?
If you are . . .
How do you motivate yourself?
If you aren't . . .
What is your secret?