What is it that makes someone procrastinate? Damned if I know, but I do know that I procrastinate. I would love to hear your thoughts on what causes us to procrastinate. I am trying to stop, but it is easier said than done. I rented an office at the end of last year to get me out of the house, and it has made a difference, but perhaps not enough. I have written about this in the past, but I thought the tone of my post was a bit too dark, so I removed it!
Procrastination should probably be one of the deadly sins. It stops more people from achieving their potential than almost anything else. And as you get older, you tend to think that time is running out. Arguably, this makes you procrastinate more, as you don’t want to waste time doing things you shouldn’t be doing. My brother, who happens to be the most successful business person I know, suggests that the most important thing is just to do it. And to try to do just a little bit better every day.
This is something I am now trying to do more of. This journal is part of that process. My friend Johnny mentioned to me today that perhaps procrastination isn’t the biggest problem. Worse still is self-sabotage, where you do anything other than what you should be doing, often in a damaging way. I have been there often, with food as my weapon of choice! But I can’t help but feel that procrastination is my main method of self-sabotage. I should go into more depth on this, but I have run out of time. I want my journaling to become a first thing in the morning activity, but at the moment, I am doing it much later than I should be.
Anyway, onto my main journal entries. Today’s weight is 100.3kg, and my steps yesterday were a respectable 10,968 steps. Today, I am likely to do less, which I am not pleased with.