Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is procrastinate….. I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.
Procrastinate – to be slow or late about doing something
that should be done;
to delay doing something until a later time
because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.
I really meant to write this post a couple of days ago, but kept putting it off… 😉
Procrastination – so easy, yet so risky.
Every time we procrastinate, we risk running out of time, we risk something else more pressing coming up, and we risk missing a deadline. Yet over and over again, we let it happen.
Why do we let it happen? We find things more interesting to do… We don’t have our hearts in the project at hand… Because we can…
Or can we?
When it comes to training for a race, we can’t procrastinate. Successfully running a race requires setting up a training plan and completing the required work week after week. Anyone waiting until the last minute to train will find themselves suffering on race day.
Successfully completing a race cycle requires carefully planning out each weekend with our longer training run in mind. We have to remember that our runs (and rest afterward) might interfere with time we need for projects around the house, so it becomes even more important that we stay focused on what needs to be done.
We can’t put off making our menu or going to the grocery store to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy meals to make to fuel us during our training. And as important as what we put in our bodies, we have to be timely in buying what we’ll put on our bodies. Waiting until the last minute to pick out the perfect running shoe won’t give us enough time to break them in properly.
I can be guilty of procrastinating, but when I have a plan of attack, I’m much less likely to put things off. Give my tips a try and let me know what you think!
Tips to avoid procrastinating:
- Make to do lists
- Schedule projects into time slots your calendar
- Pick one project you dread doing and give yourself a deadline
- Break overwhelming projects into smaller tasks
- Alternate fun and boring tasks
- Reward yourself for completing a difficult task
- Limit time on social media (close those tabs so you’re not tempted)
- To borrow a phrase from Nike, “Just Do It,” just buckle down and do it
So get going, stop procrastinating, and get your stuff done; but first, you might want to watch this fun video I just found!
When are you most likely to procrastinate?
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Next Wednesday’s Word: Lost
Happy Running! ~ Deb