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Don'T Wait Until You "Feel Like It."


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When I was in college, I went to the personal counseling office because I was feeling really overwhelmed, and my counselor told me something about procrastination that will always stick with me: "Don't wait until you "feel like" doing something, because chances are good you'll never "feel like" doing it."

- Submitted by GIANTMICROBE 11/23/2010 in Exercise | 53 Comments
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GRAYGRANNY 4/12/2012 7:32:00 AM

    Pretty much sums it up for me too......"feeling it" may never happen in my case.......just gotta FORCE myself to get started and then feel so good about doing it and then thinking to myself that it was not only all that bad but felt so right.....
ELAINEANNE1 4/12/2012 4:04:00 PM

    So true
ANDRAYAYA 4/12/2012 1:53:00 PM

    If I waited until I felt like it, i'd never do it! Good words of wisdom.
GOING-STRONG 4/12/2012 10:33:00 AM

    My Dad always said that also... feelings can betray you... take action!
KOUVALGE 4/12/2012 6:03:00 AM

    Being a procastrinator myself, I couldn't agree more!
Actually, I was supposed to be studying for my thesis right now, but I don't feel like doing it..
So.. I'm gonna get to work IMMEDIATELY!
AMBER461 1/4/2015 7:21:00 PM

    So true, thanks for sharing.
PREPAREMYTEMPLE 12/29/2014 11:08:00 PM

BLUETIFFANYS 12/29/2014 4:04:00 PM

    Great advise!
ANDYLIN90 12/29/2014 2:22:00 PM

    And that's why Nike had it right when the slogan came out...JUST DO IT!
MEMA328 12/29/2014 2:01:00 PM

    This is so true in so many aspects of life. Thanks for the reminder!!
LINDA! 12/29/2014 11:01:00 AM

DELLMEL 12/29/2014 7:43:00 AM

    So true.
VAINVT 12/29/2014 7:41:00 AM

    I love this post because I rarely have trouble exercising, and I think the reason is I do most of my exercising by taking classes at the gym. So, the class is at a specific time, and I structure my day around that time. I don't wait to be in the right mood - I just show up at the right time.
LEANMEAN2 12/29/2014 6:16:00 AM

    So true!
IDLETYME 12/29/2014 6:09:00 AM

    emoticon Thanks for the advice!
BANNERMAN 5/25/2013 12:47:00 AM

    Thanks for reminding us.
LEANMEAN2 5/22/2013 6:50:00 AM

    So true; thanks for sharing.
KHALIA2 5/20/2013 5:47:00 PM

    I Agree!
CHERYLSBUTT 5/20/2013 8:31:00 AM

    That was good advice!Q
I learned when my optimum time to work on different types of responsibilities and build my work around peak performance periods. I will tell you it made me more effective in my career...the same is true of fitness...My peak is in the am if I hold off till evening it becomes a struggle and not something I do well!
WINNIE-POOH 5/19/2013 10:56:00 PM

    Good advice. emoticon
CKAYTHOMAS 5/19/2013 10:02:00 PM

    Thanks for the reminder
AMBER461 5/19/2013 6:21:00 PM

    So true. Thanks for sharing.
CECELW 5/19/2013 4:44:00 PM

    Yep...I so agree! Just do it and be done with it.
CJOHNSTON2001 5/19/2013 2:32:00 PM

    so true,well said,we all feel that wat sometimes emoticon
LOGOULD 5/19/2013 2:07:00 PM

    YEP, look for something, ANYTHING, that gives you even a hint of motivation to "JUST DO IT" and at that very second - JUMP RIGHT IN! Even if it takes promising yourself that you can quit after 10 minutes, more than likely, you will convince yourself to carry on.
ANGELALYNN82 5/19/2013 12:53:00 PM

    Thank you for posting this. Sometimes I need the reminder. A lot of times I think about how I feel now instead of how I WILL feel later.
SHANNONY84 5/19/2013 12:24:00 PM

    True story!
MSGRANNYMAE 5/19/2013 10:37:00 AM

WORKNPROGRESS49 5/19/2013 9:43:00 AM

KAB7801 5/19/2013 9:41:00 AM

    Just do it!
PYNETREE 5/19/2013 9:17:00 AM

    Good Counsel !

Procastignation is a game I play with myself..and I am good at it! Need to stop!
DPILLER0 5/19/2013 8:06:00 AM

    Thank yo so much for sharing this amazing piece of wisdom.
SUZICANDO 4/13/2012 10:33:00 PM

    So true!
ASHRAF-BASHIR 4/13/2012 8:34:00 PM

    Totally right, this is one of the secrets we always forgot :( Thanks for highlighting it :)
FRIENDOFBACH 4/12/2012 10:02:00 PM

    Good thing to remember. Thanks!
MYSTERY-LADY1 4/12/2012 4:57:00 PM

    Sooo TRUE
DEARTOMYHEART 4/12/2012 4:18:00 PM

    So true!!!!
RETURNTOTHIN 4/12/2012 1:49:00 PM

    all the right words have been said already.... yes - my treadmill walking was not because it was something I was just "rushing" to do, but done because I had set an alarm that said, "walk on treadmill" -- but after I did it a few times, it got easier!! Love your post!
MISSM66 4/12/2012 1:43:00 PM

    So true,very good advice, emoticon
KNITKID 4/12/2012 1:22:00 PM

    How true! This _was_ me all over. No wonder I was so frustrated all the time. Duh!
NAHZEEJUNE 4/12/2012 12:53:00 PM

    I agree with what you said. I've never thought about it that way before,being a procrastinator, I usually argue with myself on what I should do then beat myself up for doing nothing. I am going to take the words of your counselor to heart and be more decisive. Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
HYATTI1 4/12/2012 12:43:00 PM

    Excellent Advice
PCASEY7 4/12/2012 12:29:00 PM

    I think I've figured that out finally! Great to have a reminder since I 'didn't feel like it' yesterday and didn't do any exercise. Today's a better day already!
MIAJOEB 4/12/2012 12:24:00 PM

    YOu were blessed, mine said to fix my hair and put on some makeup.
different world back then emoticon
WILDFLOWER521 4/12/2012 10:54:00 AM

    Great advice. Thanks for sharing!
MRSDAVIS09 4/12/2012 10:22:00 AM

    How true!!!!
13610511 4/12/2012 10:15:00 AM

    Thank you! (I do not feel like exercising this morning, but off I go anyway!)
LREIGLE 4/12/2012 9:09:00 AM

    So true!
BIGPAWSUP 4/12/2012 8:16:00 AM

    Thanks! Really needed to hear this.
DEBSTER48 4/12/2012 6:58:00 AM

    This is so true!
PUDLECRAZY 4/12/2012 6:39:00 AM

    I always feel like it, AFTER I start, not before. It is so important to make the commitment
and go for it.
THINKPINK06 4/12/2012 6:22:00 AM

    So true!
JDBD17 11/23/2010 11:24:00 AM


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