How can we beat procrastination?
After my melt down, I’ve been working on my energy levels. Have revolutionised my diet, gone vegetarian, eating blood-sugar balancing foods and I haven’t craved sugar once. Which is a miracle. (I’m the woman who has been known to eat cake for breakfast and a Cadbury’s creme egg every afternoon!)
Having being a health journalist for many years, I’m always a bit dubious if the experts are right (always so much conflicting advice) but eating low GI foods, cooking from scratch, drinking gallons of water, eating buckets of veg – it really does work. I feel full of energy, I’m not hungry and I feel fantastic. I don’t ever weigh myself but I definitely think my muffin top is retreating too.
I’m still on 2 coffees a day. Every time I try to reduce it to one, I start shivering with flu-like symptoms and get a headache that feels like I’ve drunk a bucket of brandy the night before so I’m going to take it slowly and reduce grain by grain in the next month. But it’s still good news. 2 months ago I was on 10 coffees a day with 2 sugars per cup! So big improvement.
I’ve also been trying to create a few routines and systems. I can now find the dog lead and my phone – 90% of the time.
What isn’t working is the paperwork thing. I bought a basket to put all my papwerwork in. The idea was to sort out the paperwork once a week. Have I done it? Have I hell. My tax also needs sorting out and is due in by the end of July.
Anyway, I was thinking of having a PROCRASTINATION BUSTING WEEK, before the schools finish for the holidays.
I was thinking about hosting a ‘power-hour’ early in the morning for 5 days. We would write a huge list of all the jobs we’re avoiding and then get it done, en masse together. Ring in to a conference call/webinar, make a commitment and then power through all the jobs in the next 60 minutes. .
Even though I’m not a morning person, I’m finding that first thing really works.
The question I’m asking is….Would you join me from 6.30-7.30am for 5 days? Do you think it’s a good idea? It would be low-cost (around £21) but high energy. I’ll create some structure and an online place to meet with some inspirational quotes etc.
I’m thinking of the week commencing the 9th July (9/10/11/12/13 July)
Obviously, you could do whatever you wanted in that hour – you might want to write your novel for an hour/create a dreaded database/your tax but basically get stuck into any big job (s) you’ve been avoiding.
I know from the Big Leap Challenge there is great power in working together in a group.
What do you think? Would that work for you? Is the price right? Would you really get out of bed at that time for 5 days? Am I kidding myself?
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