I'm a horrible procrastinator.
Like, horribly, horrible.
I'm almost always finding an excuse to do something else other than the ONE thing that I really SHOULD do. Granted - I get other things done, but the ONE, BIG thing that I was supposed to have done already?
All this post baby body weight? Yeah, that was supposed to be gone. But I put off workouts through out the day until I'm finally in bed and just say, "oh guess I'll start tomorrow".
And that's just one example. Dishes, laundry, thank you cards, my writing projects. All good thoughts, good intentions - but somehow it takes me forever to FINISH any of it.
So, I was reading one of Kat Loterzo's books today and it made me think about what my life would be like if I had taken the time to be consistent, dedicated, or whatever a year ago. Where would I be today if back then I had taken an hour every day (or even just 30 minutes) and worked-out. Where would I be TODAY if I had spent a daily 20 minutes writing or working on my book a year ago?
What if I had stopped procrastinating...a year ago?
My mind was suddenly flooded with all these thoughts of where I would - or how much farther along I would be - if this had really happened.
And then it kind of moved me, deep down, I'm not gonna lie, to think about where I could be in a year from now - if I made the decision to stop procrastinating TODAY....
Because, about the past, I can't change the fact that I didn't stop procrastinating last year - that I still have the baby weight, still haven't published (or finished, for that matter) the book - it's in the past, it's done and gone. Yes, I COULD have done that, if I had stopped procrastinating - but it's too late to change that fact that I didn't.
BUT...it's not too late to decide that I can stop procrastinating today.
And start imagining how different my life will be in a year from now, when I finally stick to my decisions and goals - and actually take action towards them.
That extra hour of sleep in the morning? I still wake up tired even if I have it, so I might as well take it away and replace it with an hour of exercise. How will I feel in a year if I stick to it? Think I'll regret not sleeping that extra hour?
Yeah, I doubt it.
What about you? What have you been putting off? Stop procrastinating already. You deserve better. Chase your dreams full force. Start doing things every day, the things that will change your life, and make a huge difference - do something today that the you-in-a-year-from-now will thank you for.
Now go do it.
Wife and lucky mom. Lover of beautiful words + big dreams. Passionate about alternative health, positive psychology, & early childhood education.