Turn procrastination into something more fruitful

Ryan Donohue.
Ryan Donohue.

In today’s column, we’re going talk about one of the biggest sticking points in progression. Procrastination. If you’re a serial procrastinator, you need to read this.

Deadline day is looming on that assignment that you need to hand in shortly but you’re watching the telly.

That task you were going to start today is still sitting there while you’re browsing through some internet shopping sites.

By doing the above you’ve lost precious time to complete the things that are far more important to you than shopping or watching the telly.

Your procrastination habit is starting to cripple you. You need to get a grip of it and start to turn procrastination into something far more more fruitful.

To overcome this habit we need to have strategies in place in order to eliminate it.

We’ve spoken in the past about how visualisation is one of the strongest reasons you can have for success. Whatever it is that you need to achieve, see it in your mind. Then get to reaching it and focus on the pay off once it’s been achieved.

Set yourself a reward system. Something that’s strong enough to stop you from procrastinating. It needs to be enough to push you when you feel like you want to give up.

We are big on accountability at Fitness Formation. It’s a great motivator for people. You’ll be surprised at what you can achieve if you make it common knowledge to the people around you. People will support you. Light a fire underneath you, or inside of you.

You’re reading this in the paper, the upside to it is that it is educating you. Playing a level on Candy Crush Saga on Facebook is not. Watching Jeremy Kyle is not.

Put aside the distractions and we mean well out of your reach. In another room. Or leave the room.

Do you have motivational triggers hanging around your house?

We spoke of their efficiency, and effectiveness a couple of months ago. Use them.

They act as mini lists so you can get stuff done.

If you need anymore information, advice, or you just want to chat health, and fitness, then feel free to drop by the studio, get in touch through social media on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Alternatively, head to www.fitnessformation.co.uk .