Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday's Tip

Stop procrastinating. 

To get something done, the first bump in the road is typically procrastination.. Here is a trick to end the cycle of procrastinating. If there is something you don’t want to work on, promise yourself to start the task and work on it for 15 minutes and then you can quit. You can do ANYTHING for 15 minutes right?!

Typically, once you get started you’ll find that what was really holding you back was just starting. Applying this  approach to beginning an exercise routine is a great start on the road to overall wellness. If you dread going to the gym, go for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes if you still don’t want to exercise, you can leave. If you don’t like it that day, no problem. You made the effort and you’ll stay longer on a day when you like it better. And there WILL be days when you like it better, I promise.

This tip is just like Newton's law : A body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest.  Once we start something, it is easier to keep at it, but starting is the hard part. So, promise yourself 15 minutes each day to start and see what happens. There is nothing stopping you...

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