Are you a master procrastinator? Or a ‘why do today what you could put off until tomorrow’, sort of person? Do you like to bury your head in the sand? Or have you got big dreams that never seem to materialise? Well, I’m here to tell you to put your excuses down, to pull your grown-up pants, and start doing. Now! Not tomorrow, next week, or after your next holiday! Now!
I know it’s easier for me to tell you to get on with it than it is to actually start doing whatever it is you planned on doing. My year hasn’t exactly gone as planned; I guess it’s a bit hypocritical of me to tell you to start doing when I’m constantly making excuses for myself.
At the start of the year, I had big ideas, big intentions, and even bigger plans for the future. I wanted to:
- Lose weight.
- Eat cleaner.
- Become more spiritual.
I’ve touched on each, but have mostly found myself making excuses. My endometriosis has been getting me down and I think I have been using that as an excuse. It does affect me, quite significantly at times, but if I don’t start doing now then I’ll never start doing.
I want to eat healthier and I’ll buy healthier food, but end up chucking it out when it’s gone off – probably because we’ve ordered a few takeaways. I want to improve my fitness so I’ll get my exercise DVDs out. But then I’ll spend the next few days looking at them next to the TV – never having actually put them on. I have bought loads of spiritual and mindfulness books but I’ve only read one of them.
So this is me putting it out there, in public, so I am held accountable.
I WILL START DOING. FROM TODAY!
I will start doing:
- Exercises several times a week, even if it’s just a ten-minute walk around the block. Something is better than nothing.
- Meal planning so I’m only eating healthy nutritious meals – and deleting the Just Eat app from my phone!
- Going to bed half an hour earlier to read my new books.
Are you ready to stop making excuses and start doing too? Even the tiniest step forward is a step in the right direction. I can do it. You can do it. We can all start doing today. Who knows, your life could be completely different this time next year.
What do you need to start doing? Tell me in the comments. Maybe we can hold each other accountable?