1. We don’t know how to start or what comes next.
Too often, we find ourselves procrastinating, because we’re not sure what to do first. We feel overwhelmed, confused, or disorganized. We put off getting started, because we’re not sure what the first step is.
This kind of procrastination is less an avoidance of the task, and more an avoidance of negative emotion. No one likes to feel incompetent or clueless, so who can blame us for turning our attention to Netflix or even cleaning the bathroom instead. Indeed, when we put off the task at hand by doing other tasks, it’s called productive procrastination. And anyone who’s ever organized the files on their desktop or shopped online for an upcoming event instead of doing work knows what I mean.
Solution: use our knowledge and our free Programme system every 18 visits to get started!
Getting help at the start of your fitness journey or even half way through when you have hit a wall can be a great way to get in the right frame of mind.
2. We’re afraid of failure.
A dash of perfectionism isn’t all bad. After all, high standards lead to high-level work. Bruno Mars, Serena Williams, and Beyonce are all self-proclaimed profectionists. But sometimes high standards have the opposite effect. We blow off our goals, convinced there’s no way we can meet the standards we set for ourselves.
Solution: Untangle performance and self worth.
Perfectionism and procrastination are linked, but it’s not necessarily the sky-high standards that slow you down, but the sky-high standards mixed with a belief that your performance is tied to your self-worth. That combination can grind you to a halt.
Setting realistic goals and building on them can begin the journey to the end goal.
To summarize: if you want to stop procrastinating, look at the big picture, know it’s okay to be dazed and confused at the beginning, remember your worth goes beyond your achievements. Work with your tendency to procrastinate as it is, not as you wish it to be. Come and see us this week to get started.Everybody’s gym team