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You’re stuck. Again.
You’ve been trying to make yourself work on that book/your fitness/decluttering the house for what seems like ever, but the harder you try the harder it is to resist the siren call of Facebook or Twitter. Before you know it, you’ve run out of time — and steam.
Funny, isn’t it, how much work it is NOT to do the work we’re resisting? It’s exhausting. If you had just put all that time and energy into your goals, imagine where you would be by now.
But you know that. It’s not as though you don’t beat yourself up about your procrastinating ways every day. How’s that working for you?
Don’t feel bad. We all do it.
Why do we resist? Because there is something we fear about the task at hand.
It could be as simple as a fear of the aches and pains of starting to exercise or the discomfort of doing a chore we dislike. It could be as obvious as a fear of failure. Or it could go deeper than that, like a fear of success.
Well, good news: I have battled procrastination all my life and in the process, I picked up a few tricks.