Procrastination is something everyone does at some point in their life. You may choose to put off meal prepping for the week, getting healthy groceries, or going to the gym. Regardless, it comes at some point. But, there are ways to overcome it.
Here are a few ways you can.
One of the hardest parts of procrastination is recognizing that you are doing it. This is because part of procrastinating is coming up with excuses that make it seem like it is okay not to do something. For example, you could tell yourself that you won’t have enough time at the gym, so you don’t go. When this happens, it can affect your fitness and nutrition goals, including losing weight. Recognizing that you are procrastinating is the first step to overcoming it.
Figure Out The Why
Ask yourself, why am I procrastinating? Try to get down to the main reason why you are choosing to do it. Once you have this figured out, then you can figure out how to fix the primary issue.
Like previously mentioned, everyone procrastinates at some point in their life. It is unavoidable. Make sure you forgive yourself for any previous procrastination. If you don’t eat healthily one day, forgive yourself and eat right the next. Remember, it is unavoidable and inevitable, so don’t make procrastination a showstopper for your weight loss program.
Fix Your Internal Dialogue
There is a difference between telling yourself you ‘need to’ and you ‘want to’. Telling yourself you need to do something, and then procrastinating, can leave you with quite a bit of guilt and regret. But, changing your internal dialogue from ‘need’ to ‘want’ can help encourage you to get things done. Wanting to do something makes it much more fun than needing to do something.
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