Real SECRETS behind procrastination

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
No one is watching, but raise your hand if you have EVER put off some task for tomorrow that should be done today?
Thanks for being honest.
My 36th birthday is coming up and I am so excited! About 2 months ago, I set for myself a goal to lose a few pounds and get toned in the process. But instead of losing the weight I gained 6 more pounds. What the hell!
Something is wrong with this picture, and I need to do something about it like right NOW!
So what are the real reasons for our procrastination, and what can we do about it?
Let’s take a closer look shall we.
1.   We don’t want to deal with the pain.
We are creatures of pleasure. If there are no immediate gratifications to be gained from what needs to be done, we tend to postpone the task until later. I didn’t go to the gym, because all I kept thinking about was the pain and sore muscles.
Solution: Become clear as to the benefits to be gained before starting the task. This will help us to be laser focus on what needs to be done.
 2.   Telling ourselves we don’t have time
We all have 24 hours in the day.  We use the excuse of not having enough time to put things off.  Plain and simple, we fail to plan, organize and prioritize the hours we do have.
Solution:  Set aside some “time” to look at how you are spending your “time”. Ask yourself if there is anything you could eliminate or move around. Plain and simple, get organized. It will take a little effort, but you are worth it.
3.   The need to sabotage ourselves
Depending on how we see our self, we have a tendency to do the things that will reinforce our negative beliefs.
Solutions: Get to know yourself. Seek to uncover the real reasons WHY you don’t believe you deserve to give yourself the best, and do your best at all times.
4.   Fear
Our limiting beliefs about our self tend to stir up the emotion of fear. We fear failure and some of us fear success. We don’t think we would be able to complete the task well so we delay starting.
Solution: JUST DO IT NOW! Be clear as to the consequences of not getting things done and how that would make you feel.
This is by no means an exhaustive list as to why we procrastinate. But it is a good place for us to start.
As for me, I am going to seek out a personal trainer to help me stay on task and lose these extra pounds, plus the ones I wanted to lose in the first place 🙁  If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
So tell me, what have you been putting off for tomorrow and what do you plan to do about it?