Positive Habits – Overcoming Procrastination
Your health and weight is determined by your eating habits. Your social habits affect your relationship with other people. Your sleeping habit dictates how well you sleep. Your working habits affect your success. Besides you’ll have sexual habits and also buying habits.
The way you do things, and the things you each day are all related to your habits – like the first thing you do the moment you wake up from bed; which hand holds the tooth brush, and how you hold and squeeze tooth paste are all habits you have developed.
If you ask people what’s the meaning of habit, most will give bad habits the hard press, and say they are negative actions that people do over and over again, like smoking, gambling, over eating, and procrastination.
We know bad habits produce negative benefits, poor relationship and affect your life negatively. What if we can add positive habits to our life. What is a positive habit? A positive habit is simply a habit that produces positive benefits, attitudes and actions you want to acquire and make a part of your life.
Why is there such great power for positive habits to effect change in our life? Because by their very nature, habits are automatic. After a period of time they can become permanent. A habit becomes a voluntary action and in turn develop into an acquired behavior pattern that become part of you.
It’s really quite easy. Like adding any positive habit, you simply begin repeating an action, attitude or thought process every day for at least 21 days. Ok, let’s get started with the following tips on repair works as an example.
2. Do you have things on your pending list? Then attend to them after being busy with something more important and you have time to spare. Don’t wait as delaying is one of bad habits.
3. If the reason you delay some work is because you feel it is difficult, then delaying will make it even more difficult. For example, a leak on the roof may not be harmful if it doesn’t rain; but once it rains, water goes into the house resulting in wet floors and carpets and eventually, the extent of damage could be more than can be imagined.
4. If you are unsure if the work that needs to be done will be effective, you must seek advice from people who are more knowledgeable on this field. Procrastinating won’t help.
5. Delayed work due to incomplete materials will remain delayed unless you fill in the incomplete items. Remember, overcoming procrastination is a must!
6. Make a list of all pending work in the house and post it on the refrigerator door to constantly remind you about them.
You may feel lazy at times and tend to delay some work that needs your attention. It’s understandable that ‘starting‘ to get a job done is the most difficult part, but once you have started, the rest will be easy.
Remember you will reap the benefits of positive habits for as long as you maintain that habit which can change your life entirely. Research has shown that action is likely to become a permanent habit, if it is repeated for a minimum of 21 days.