Make plans and go over them daily/week, make your tasks small and achievable. Today I could not get to the gym so I stayed active all day by cleaning the house and walked the dogs twice. I managed 18,000 steps on my Fitbit.
Prepare your plan from in advance. For example, now I’m eating healthy, I have stocked up my fridge with fruit and veg, then planned my dinners and lunches for the next few days. If I decide to meet a friend for lunch, I will plan what I will eat by looking up the menu in advance.
Have a mantra and keep repeating it, I usually go over what my next task is or what I want to achieve that day. when I struggle to get to the gym, I tell myself “it’s only a 20 minute workout”. Once I’m working out my endorphins kick in I want to do more
Reward yourself often, I painted my nails this evening
Document your success, today I’m documenting 18,000 steps
Review how far you’ve come from when you started. today I can say I have managed to clean the house (mess after the Christmas break)
plan, plan, plan, and Prep,prep,prep
Open link to motivational quotes, print and cut them out, stick them in your diary.
How to stop procrastinating
The 2 minute rule.
If you tell yourself it will take 2 minutes, once you’ve started you’ll already be in motion.
If it takes longer than 2 minutes than tell yourself you have 2 minutes to get started. As someone who procrastinates (when my kids were toddlers I once delayed the ironing for so long they grew out of their clothes). I’ve tried the 2 minute rule and it works for me, sometimes I’ve taken longer than 2 minutes but never longer than a few minutes more.