Sunday, January 17, 2010

Week 1.2-Mind.Set-Procrastination

Dispelling the Mindset of Procrastination

pro·cras·ti·nate: To postpone or delay needlessly.

Someone once said "Someday is not a day of the week." Here at Weight Loss Wunderland we agree. We don't believe in procrastination, we have to live our best each day, we aren't promised tomorrow. A mindset of procrastination can easily get us in a rut when it comes to weight loss. We may really want to lose weight but we trick ourselves by saying "I'll start next week" because we really want that piece of cheesecake or really don't want to start going to the gym yet. The problem is next week becomes next month and next month becomes next year and 5 years down the road we're loosening our belts one more notch. This won't do!

We must be people of the hour! Today is our day! Do your best today! Don't wait for tomorrow. Live in this moment, this second, this day!

Assignment #2

Get a Weight Loss Wunderland Journal, any notebook will do.
Write out all your "procrastinating mindsets" related to weight loss and health
Write out solutions to these mindsets

Procrastinating mindset: "I'll start eating healthy after the party on Saturday"
Solution: "I'll start eating healthy now, only have one piece of cake at the party"

Procrastinating mindset: "I'll start working out next week once the weather warms up"
Solution: "I'll do aerobics inside today"

Remember procrastination is NEEDLESS delay. In most cases nothing is stopping us from achieving our goals aside from our own delay in doing so.

(Let me know what you come up with! Please share in the comments section or send me a message through my profile!)

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, it's like you described what goes on in my head like every day, lol. I always say "I'm not going to eat that anymore." or "I'm going to exercise everyday, but i'll start Monday." Why do I do that to myself? It's just a way to ease my own mind till the next week, of course.

    I think the journal idea is a great idea. I LOVE journals so i always buy them but i don't always have a reason to write in them. This will give me a chance to use one haha.