When something turns into a habit, it becomes very difficult to shake. A habit is a way of life, something you would notice missing almost immediately. Procrastination is a habit.
When I was in Secondary school, I went through a period of being efficient, studious if you will. That wore off quite quickly when my family made the decision to move back to our hometown. My parents back tracked the decision and I went back to school. Less than enthused by the situation, my interest in schooling was limited to my two favourite subjects: English and Chemistry. I always knew that I wanted to make a career out of one or the other, both if at all possible.
College was plane sailing in my first year. I had made the decision to pursue Chemistry and I loved every minute of it. Something reduced that enthusiasm in my second year and I didn’t complete the course. In a way, I wish I had. On the other hand, I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I continued down that path.
I blame myself for all the projects I have started in the past but never finished or continued with. My main problem is procrastination. It is the habit I never managed to break throughout the years. Granted, it has not affected every aspect of my life. However, what it has touched, it has taken a sledge hammer to.
So here I am. I am trying to beat the dreaded procrastination and I am trying to prove that it can be done. If I can kick the habit, anybody can. Last week, in my very first post, I published a list of goals I currently have. Six in total. For every blog post I put up, I am going to update you on how I am getting along with my goals. Please feel free to share your own goals!
- This is the blog I have written and I intend to keep it going.
- I have a book half written in it’s primitive form. I have yet to resume working on it, but I intend to once life calms down a little.
- Working out daily has been a struggle, especially with the amount of travelling I do on the weekends. I have managed to fit in short workouts midweek and as much cardio as possible on the weekends.
- Body goals are a little more long term than a week!
- This one I have utterly failed to do for work. On the weekend, I have put in 110%!
- More to come on the business side of things, promise!!
On paper, it doesn’t look like I have made any effort in my first week, however, it is a little more difficult to beat the bug than I first anticipated. Growing up, I was always a fan of Aesop’s Fables. In this case, I do believe slow and steady will win the race. And with my most excessive use of comma’s to date, I bid you all a good week.