6 Advice Teaching You To Stop Procrastinating

You've always wanted to write a book, join a gym to shed off excess baggage, get that promotion at the work place, take a plunge into business. You've the time, resources, and energy at your disposal. But your brilliant ideas get choked to death at the idea stage. You make resolutions and break them in equal measure. What is the way forward? Stop procrastinating and start scaling the ladder of success!

1. Self Improvement

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For many women, balancing work and life - especially if you're raising a young family - can be daunting. You would love to expand your income streams as well as your career options by getting additional degree, learning a new skill. Technology has put power in the hands of ordinary folk to work at home and still keep up with your deadlines and targets in the office.

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This is not a question of one or the other. You can function in both roles starting today. You've been putting it off hoping the right time will come as months turn into years. If you look outside of yourself for strength to get things done, including personal development, you weaken your inner reserve of strength.

2. Profession

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Leaving safe and secure waters of employment and plunging into uncertain depth of troubled waters of business is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Yet, that is the risk you face. You've always wanted to be your own boss. You're not comfortable with the rat race in the job market. Waiting on the wings for the right opportunity could be counterproductive. You're only just procrastinating.

3. Style and Fashion

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Style is a muscle; if you do not use it you lose it. There is no better time to strengthen your sense of style than now. You do not want to be starring at a wardrobe full of clothes because you've rewound the clothes inside it and nothing seems right anymore. You've been considering updating your wardrobe, yet keep putting it off. Dot it now! Do not wait to buy on impulse. Invest on clothes based on your activities. If you spend most of your time at work in formal suits, no point in buying 25 pairs of jeans. Give yourself and wardrobe a shake-up with versatile popping accessories. Step out in statement heels, whether they’re pumps or platform, embellished or stiletto today.

4. Drop the Hum Drum Habit

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Smoking is a lot more dangerous for women than men, especially if you're in child bearing years. But breaking up the humdrum habit of lighting up is the hardest quest in life. Don't give up. Statistics show that on average those who quit try at least four times before successfully quitting. Why not short circuit the process. You want to quit smoking. You come up with a craving for something better to replace lighting up. Think of the catastrophic effect of smoking on your lungs. Envisage your lungs wasting away. You won't procrastinate on quitting smoking.

5. Health and Fitness

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How long ago did you do real physical exercise? 2 days, weeks, months, years. When it comes to eating right and exercising, you fall behind the ladder. You start and abandon the process yet you know it is important. You don't have to join a gym or buy expensive exercise equipment. You can take up morning walks three hours a week and get the same results in body shape, weight and fitness. You won't believe the elegant image starring back at you on the opposite side of your full length mirror.

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You can peel your body from the covers instead of crawling out of bed in the morning. You just don't gear up to the challenge. You've programmed your body system to procrastinate. You think another hour of sleep would be good for you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Eight hours of sleep is adequate for grownups, unless you're sick and under doctor’s instructions to rest in bed.

6. Set Aside and Spend Quality Time Alone

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Statistics on sticking to resolutions are grim, but if you've no sense of direction in life, you're doomed to damnation. What would you say if someone told you saving part of lunch money could get you a pampered holiday at Tropical Island Resort? Shrug it as a bluff. If you cut back on your everyday lunch spending, you'll be able to go on that holiday you've always wanted. When it comes to saving, admit you do not have the discipline to keep your hands out of the cookie jar. Open a savings account that is difficult to access. That will save you from procrastination.

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You know friends and colleagues at the workplace who have made great strides in personal life, career, business, relationship, health and fitness but not you. None of them has more than twenty four hours in a day, seven days a week. Seven years down memory lane you'll look back and be glad you did not procrastinate on making the move today!