Sparkpeople Healthy Reflections: Is Procrastination Curable?
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I don't really consider procrastination to be a disease or illness that can be cured. The better question might be Can a procrastinator change this habit? I am a habitual procrastinator. I have no energy most days...so I put things off with the intention of doing it the next day. Usually---unless it is something important---it doesn't get done for days. The same goes with me trying to lose weight. I start out with every intention of eating healthy and exercising---but then I always end up making excuses. I LOVE junk food; I LOVE pastas; I LOVE soda. I work second shift 5-6 nights per week so when I get home I like to unwind for an hour or two. The only time I can really exercise is early in the morning. So I use the fact that I am tired to justify not getting up and going for a walk or exercising. I really need to break these habits if I am going to lose this weight---or I will never lose it because I will just keep putting it off until the next day and the day after that...etc. So...is procrastination curable?? I believe if one can summon up enough willpower, one can do anything he or she puts his or her mind to. As for me---I have a strong desire to lose weight, but I don't know that my willpower is strong enough to overcome all the excuses.