On habits!

Last Update: August 26, 2014

Hello everyone :)

I have been battling procrastination for a while now, and as much as I don't like to admit it, I don't feel like I have made a lot of progress.

Hey, wait, I'm a bit too harsh on myself, to be honest! It sure doesn't appear like A LOT OF progress, because it's not phenomenal changes that happened overnight...
BUT, I have made progress, and I think it is important to celebrate it!

One of the things that makes my progress important is that it came through small habits. One day I decided to do this thing I wanted to do, and so I started doing it, and I told myself, "BE SATISFIED WITH YOURSELF EVEN IF YOU ONLY DID THIS THING FOR 15 MINUTES, because frankly, it's always better than not having done it, as you've done for the past bazillion days".

For example, I decided that I would start running FIRST THING in the morning, to get my energy up as soon as I get out of bed. Also, the reason why I do right after getting out of my comfy bed is because then, I don't even have time to think about the million reasons why I wouldn't want to do it or it would be better to stay under the covers for 5 more minutes etc

And so, I do it, as a habit. But wait! I am a normal human being, and I am not very athletic NOR do I have a lot of endurance... SO I decided I would start small :) And I did, running for (literally) 5 minutes. But the beauty of it is that every time I go out to run, I want to outperform my previous "record", so I run a bit more, and bit more, and a bit more.... And before I'll know it, I'll be running for pleasure, REGULARLY (that's what's important really :) ), upping my energy, my health, my endurance, and it won't feel like anything complicated because IT'S A HABIT!

SO, what the small habit you haven't celebrated yet? Share it with the world and feel better about it, you've done GREAT!

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bigstevec Premium
tiny strokes felled great oaks - a little at a time is way better than nothing and it's easier to go back at it the next time if you don't OD in the previous session
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Arubinstein Premium
Yeah, the key is to not OD, i.e. take things slowly :) but do it regularly :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Balancing my checkbook every morning. I use an Excel spreadsheet so it's not THAT hard. It's just getting to it. I need to know where the $$$ is at all times. And I find that once I let it go, I let it go too long. UGH
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Arubinstein Premium
NICE ! I'm trying to do it too, and trust me I know how hard it is to be THAT consistent! GREAT JOB, CONGRATS ! :)
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SowAndReap Premium
When I'm doing something towards my goals I make progress. Sometimes it doesn't feel that way, so I guess haven't celebrated the commitment I put in to my business.
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Arubinstein Premium
Well start celebrating your commitment, and all those little steps you take EVERY day so that you can one day reach your goals :)
And congrats by the way ;)
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Funmine Premium
I don't focus on the entire distance I have to cover but on one step at a time so as not to be overwhelmed.
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Arubinstein Premium
yeah, that's what I am talking about, otherwise, it just becomes very easily overwhelming! Thanks for your wise comment :)
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Keep up the good work my friend and keep that positive attitude!!!
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Arubinstein Premium
Thank you :) you too!
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