Sometimes the hard part about controlling procrastination is that you don’t even know you’re doing it…
I’ve just returned from a walk outside, on a beautiful, sunny and cold winter day. I’m really proud of myself that I did it before I started my working day. I tend to procrastinate on self care: work first, me later. I know this, so I’m working on it. I know I feel so much better after a walk and some fresh air. I even have a work related excuse if I need it: I get lots of creative ideas when I’m walking.
This time I got an insight: I’m procrastinating on writing a newsletter for you. You may have read my blog post where I explain my relationship with newsletters. I guess that’s one thing that was holding me back. But I had more things going through my head, I realised this morning:
- The newsletter has to be brilliant, so that you’re really happy to receive it.
- I have to offer a very inspiring freebie or bonus, because I’ve named this my Bonus and Freebie list.
- Today is not a good day for writing a newsletter… (fill in the blank, a different reason each time).
I’ve learned that when I have two or more excuses for the same thing, it’s often a sign that I’m procrastinating. Does that sound familiar to you?
So I decided to write one straight away. Brilliant or not. But hopefully useful for you to get you thinking about what you want to start doing. Today 🙂
Bonus and Freebie
- If you’re new on the list, you can download a guided visualisation on procrastination. People have reported great results from it, so give it a try.
- I’m searching for guinea pigs for a new service that’s not on my website yet: e-mail coaching. It’s a Pay What You Want deal. You can learn more about this idea in this video.
- The next free e-course starts on 3rd March. It’s the last time this course will be free.
And for DIY: check out my blog post on designing accountability with somebody, to help you get things done.
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PS Mailchimp says that over 50% of the receivers opened this newsletter. Thta’s pretty good I think. My challenge is to keep up that number 🙂