Overcoming procrastination

Overcoming procrastination

Overcoming procrastination

By Published On: November 3rd, 2023
Getting in the habit of doing anything consistently takes a lot of effort.

It’s easy to procrastinate, but it feels great when you show up and do the “thing.”

Take writing my weekly blog, The Play of The Week, for example.

Writing to you weekly gives me a lot of joy because my intention is to help/educate/inspire you.

It also helps sharpen my writing skills and keeps me accountable.

Sure, I could use a hack like AI to develop topics. Instead, I often take inspiration from what is happening around me.

Most weeks, I have it done by Monday at noon.  But sometimes, it’s a scramble to meet the deadline by Friday.

In Adam Grant’s new book Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things, he says something compelling about procrastinating.

“Many people associate procrastination with laziness. But psychologists find that procrastination is not a time-management problem – it’s an emotion-management problem. When you procrastinate, you’re not avoiding effort. You’re avoiding the unpleasant feelings that the activity stirs up. Sooner or later, though, you realize that you’re also avoiding getting to where you want to go.”

Overcoming procrastination is a process that requires time, effort, and patience—just like habit change.

Over time, it all adds up to progress, And we all want to make progress in life, right?

Play on!

Your friend and coach,

Jan xox

P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are three ways I can help you get in the habit of play and good health:

  1. Let’s get active…together. Register for RED January – the nationwide campaign coming to Canada to empower everyone to move their way for their social, mental and physical well-being. It’s free to join!
  2. Learn how to make simple changes to your exercise, nutrition, sleep and more in the 7 Days of Healthy Habits Course (free)
  3. Christmas is just around the corner! Grab a copy of my book, and I will personalize it and ship it to the people you love! Only $30 plus shipping – bulk order pricing is available too!

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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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