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October 31, 2018 2 min read

Procrastinate:delay or postpone action.

Motivate: to provide with a motive.

We all have a propensity to put off doing somethingaka ‘procrastinate’.  It’s not necessarily because we are lazy or can’t be bothered.  More frequently, it is borne out of a ‘fear of failure’ and unconsciously, we put off doing something to avoid feeling like this.  Different situations trigger different responses in people! Until you get to the root cause of how procrastination runs the show, not much will change.  The old saying,if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got’.  

It’s important to own whatever your goal is or what you want to achieve. This could be health and fitness, exercise, meditation, yoga, the type of food you put into your body, etc.  A desire and belief that you can do it is necessary for motivation! Take health and fitness – start off with small steps especially if you haven’t exercised in a while. Remember, a thousand miles begins with a single step.  It’s so easy to feel frustrated and just give up if your goals are a bit too ambitious. So just give yourself permission to take a step at a time. This helps you to adjust your fitness regime and gain more confidence in what you are doing -‘voila’, you can avoid the procrastination default position.

To get me started and motivated, I could get some portable fitness or yoga equipment, foam rollers, fitness apparel or other accessories for my busy lifestyle or when travelling?  Can I vary my routine so that it doesn’t become boring - a trigger for procrastination? Remember if you plan some variety in your exercise, you’re more likely to stick with the plan!  Remember thatfailing to plan is planning to fail!

We often use the old excuse of ‘I’m time poor’ yet we find time to sit and watch hours of television etc.  Be aware – as soon as you start making excuses – who are you fooling? Incorporate fitness workouts while watching television, get out and dig in that garden – nature is good for the soul!  Walk during lunch break, take the stairs etc. Yes, you may say ‘I’ve heard it all before’but can you now take some action?  There’re many great inexpensive diaries out there to keep a record of your fitness goals etc which help to vary your routine from time to time and keep you motivated along the way – because you start to ‘own’ what you’re doing!

Remember to be flexible.  Am I making up excuses or I’m just not up to it today?  If I need some time off, no need to make it a big deal – learn to be kind to yourself!  

Grovitwould really like to be a motivating partner on your journey toward health and fitness.  Grovit has such a great variety of amazing equipment, accessories and to finish up with, a great selection of Matcha tea! There you go, no excuses – let’s get started now!