Make plans, and stick to them.
Do not procrastinate.
Rich words, especially coming from me. But, alas, to change bad behaviours you have to first identify what they are.
A lack of self discipline and chronic procrastination are my Achilles Heel.
They are my top two behaviours to improve.
If you catch me out for either of these, pull me up on it. Feel free to name-and-shame if you think it is appropriate. I encourage you to have a go at me (my mother’s off limits, but you can bring up the large bottom and thighs holding my bikini-ready pins hostage all you want – go on, get creative!)
There’s nothing like the threat of international humiliation to keep you on your toes!
What are the key behaviours / habits that you think are holding you back?
And what are you doing to improve them?
There’s a lot of good things to be said about technology. In many instances, it saves lives. Aids communication. Makes life easier, more efficient, and adds value.
But at what point does entertainment become a frivolous waste of time? Last week I was complaining about not having enough time to work, study and workout. Today I got home from work just after 6pm and proceeded to sit in front of the computer and accomplish nothing. Nothing but reach level 100 on Candy Crush Saga (currently leading contender for ‘Biggest Accomplishment of the Week’, along with finally updating the blog).
Which leads me to me actual point: My short term study rush is over, and posting will be back on track this week.
That’s a promise.
You know you’re stressed when you come home to find your mum in your kitchen and you burst into tears. Good luck controlling yourself when you realise she’s bought you a bottle of your favourite cider, cooked you dinner and packed you a tasty lunch for tomorrow.
You might of noticed things have been a little quiet here lately – it’s just a little full on with study, work, social and finding time to sleep. The working out side of things has fallen away into that dark shady place us procrastinators call “tomorrow”.
This is bad. The working out is what keeps me sane.
I know that this isn’t a new issue. Everyone feels as though there aren’t enough hours in the day, and use it as an excuse to not exercise. To not eat right. To not look after themselves.
I don’t want that.
My work (and work related study) will always come first. That’s not negotiable. And I can’t be alone in this.
So I ask your advice: what works for you? How do you get 10-14 hours of work and study in every day while still getting a full night’s sleep, a social life and private quiet-time on top of a decent fitness routine?
Or is it more a matter of something’s gotta give and I need to re-prioritise?
I don’t remember the last time I went to the gym. Or went for a run. I haven’t been to boot camp in a while either (I missed the sign-up deadline for May… now I have to wait until June).
I do, however, remember the last time I ate icing straight out of a cup, and what I had for breakfast. It was covered in sugar & cinnamon, and dipped in chocolate dipping sauce. And I ate it in a fluffy pink dressing gown that adds another 5kg. Oh yeah, I’d totally tap me in the mornings.
Tomorrow, however, is a completely different story. I will get to the gym in the morning, and go out for a walk in the afternoon.
Please members of this tight-knit community – do not be alarmed! This is not delusion. This is motivation.
It was hard to spot at first.
But I’m 98% confident I’ve got it right, now.