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Take That, Procrastination!

This post was originally published on October 7, 2020 on my blog

It's such an interesting phenomenon when we literally block ourselves from starting something because it seems like 'it'll take too long,' and that we're probably just better off skipping it altogether and doing something else instead.

Just now, I was totally dragging my feet at doing my morning reading/journaling/meditating that I try to do each morning.

And then I just told myself: 'You know what? No. I'm going to get all of this done in literally 30 minutes and then move on to the next thing.'

Because when it came down to it, I probably would've just ended up scrolling Twitter or doing some other pointless thing, anyway. Take that, procrastination!

When we think something will take too long, it usually does because we believe that thought and then end up procrastinating, which - voilà! - leads to the task taking much longer than it needed to take.

Next time you're down about starting in on something - big or small - don't believe yourself when you start to think it'll take too long.

Just dive in anyway and you might surprise yourself with just how not long it takes you.

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ruannawrites profile image

I can totally relate! I've been doing a 60 days of movement challenge and sometimes I find myself thinking "this class is too long" (45 min - 1 hour) but really, I know I would just fill that time doing something less productive and positive for myself! :)

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Alex Morton

Yes!! This is such a good example of just doing it and thinking about it later haha!