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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.
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  • YAMINOKODOMO
    I go through this ALL the time. Its tough, some days I AM too tired to workout, and other days I know I can if I just push myself but I use me being tired as an excuse.

    You just have to keep as many motivational things around you so that you CAN feel pumped up to workout. In the end you really just have to push yourself, even when you dont want to. After a while you kind of get used to it and then BAM your doing it every day and loving it.

    You can do it! I know you can.
    3116 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    I don't know if it's curable, but I find that I can sort of limit it to certain things. For example, I don't put off exercise anymore, but maybe I put off cleaning or something.

    Could you maybe schedule exercise? Make it a priority?

    Good luck - I believe in you, and so do Fit Buckeye Fans! emoticon
    3117 days ago
  • DISPATCHER04
    Willpower has to be nurtured. Surround yourself with things supporting your healthy lifestyle. That helps your willpower. :)
    3118 days ago
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