We all have 2 people in us. A planner & a doer.
Sometimes the planner holds us hostage & wants to work on something until it’s perfect…and then it never gets done. Your planner can make you feel stuck. Your planner can stand in the way of making real change in your life.
You know your planner is over doing it when you continually say things like: I’ll do it tomorrow…Monday…next week. Your planner tricks you by saying well-intentioned, innocent stuff like…”I’ll eat better next week when I have a chance to sit down & make a grocery list.” or “I’m going back to the gym on Monday when my schedule calms down.”
If this sounds familiar, you are suffering from planner procrastination.
THE FIX: Create a sense of urgency & excitement. Get your inner DOER involved. Take the 24-Hour Flash Action Challenge!
In the next 24-HOURS, take FLASH ACTION on something you have been putting off.
You gotta START…just something small/easy/messy…to get momentum going. Improvement will happen naturally.
Examples of 24-Hour Flash Action:
Over Planner: I need to eat more vegetables.
Flash Action: Buy a container of spinach & toss the leaves into what you are already eating today.
Over Planner: I need to get up 60 minutes earlier to exercise.
Flash Action: Just get up 10 minutes earlier to do a quick walk/jog.
Over Planner: I need to get into an exercise routine.
Flash Action: Do one of these fun fitness hacks right now.
Over Planner: I need to start eating better.
Flash Action: Grab an apple & handful of almonds as a snack instead of candy or make THIS super fast green juice.
Stop over planning. Make it easy. Make it messy. Just take action in the next 24-hours!
PS: Anytime you feel stuck give yourself a 24-hour flash action challenge. Creating a sense of urgency & excitement activates the DOER inside of us. Taking action feels good!