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7 Killer Quotes to Quit Procrastinating

7 Killer Quotes to Quit ProcrastinatingProcrastination is such a thief of energy. That horrible “something is hanging over me feeling” when, lets be honest, we would feel soooo much better if we just got it done already. I’d love to say I don’t procrastinate, but I have my weak moments too – these are my go to inspirations to move me out of inertia and into action. Grab your To Do list and let’s create some momentum:

1. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” —William James

Good to know that procrastination was an issue back in James’ day – even before the interwebs and Facebook there was still a tendency to put things off. Just as much of an energy suck even before Pinterest was invented. For maximum energy pick three things you have been putting off. Cross one off the list forever – just decide – hell, I don’t care, i’ts just not going to happen. One – delegate it somehow, pay someone, bribe a small child, whatever it takes – get it done. It won’t be perfect but at least it will be off the list. And the third one – suck it up buttercup – get it done. Just get it done so you can release back all that energy into your system.


2. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” —Eva Young

As does thinking it needs to be “perfect”. Sometimes just starting, and getting it done is enough. When we wait for too long we can lose the momentum completely. Perfectionism kills countless plans and splendid ideas. Pick something low risk on your To Do list and get it done, not perfectly, just done, crossoffably done. Feel the relief. Move on.


3. “It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.” —Earl of Chesterfield

The most productive people I know are working mums. What they pack into a day blows my mind. The less time they have the less they procastinate. The more time we have the more we can dither about endlessly…sometimes the perception of “not having enough time” can be a real plus.

Can you give yourself a “fake” deadline to get yourself motivated or get an accountability buddy who will call you on your endless deadline creep? By reducing the time, can you light a fire under your butt to make it happen?


4. “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.” —George Claude Lorimer

Have you noticed that? The longer you leave it the harder and more impossible and boring and awful it seems? Biting the bullet and being disciplined keeps an easy job easy, it’s all the dilly dallying that often makes it hard, not the actual task itself.


5. “There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.” —Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

Dammit. That’s too true. Good point. Well made. Make today count, right?


6. “Someday is not a day of the week.” —Author Unknown

Riggghhhht. Nor is “later” or “when I get to it”. Good to know, right?

Closely related to:

“One of these days is none of these days.” —Attributed to both Henri Tubach and H.G. Bohn


7. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right”. —Napoleon Hill

This is so true. The time is NOW. That’s all we ever really have. So – whatever it is…starting to write your novel, spending more time with your mum, learning to pole vault, taking up Spanish, cleaning the gaddan windows – whatever it is – all we really have is today. So – if it’s important, really important to you, make it happen. If it’s not important – well, don’t sweat it, just cross it off the list and clear it from your mind – that way you free up your energy to deal with taking action on the stuff you really value.


How’s that to do list looking now?  Let me know in the comments below.

positive balance, Louise Thompson, wellbeing, life coach,

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Why You Should Recharge Your Battery On The Go

Why You Should Recharge Your Battery On The GoThe inimitable Arianna Huffington was in New Zealand last week. Founder of The Huffington Post, and listed as the 52nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, to say I was excited is an understatement.

Arianna has fascinated me. Not only has is she a media and political heavyweight, what appeals to me most is that she has shouted loud about the bottom line value of wellbeing in big business. That we have a personal and corporate responsibility to take care of our wellbeing. Her bestselling book “Thrive” documents her journey from collapse from fatigue back to wellness. There are so many parallels with what I write about here, and my own book “The Busy Woman’s Guide to High Energy Happiness” about my journey from collapse from fatigue back to wellness I couldn’t wait to hear her speak.

She did not disappoint. She was radiant and spoke with real power.

I’m going to share my favourite analogy from her speech as it resonates so strongly with what we talk about here at Wellbeing Wednesday.

She said this:

“We are taking care of our smart phones better than we are taking care of ourselves”.

She has a point.

Why You Should Recharge Your Battery On The GoYou know how it is, when you notice the battery on your phone is running down, oh my god, I’ve only got 12% battery left! It’s actually an almost panicky feeling. I know I am not alone in asking a café to recharge my phone, or being at a meeting and charging it mid-meeting. ONLY TWELVE FREAKING PERCENT BATTERY LEFT?!! What will I do? Must charge that phone. Immediately!

However. The day I collapsed at work from extreme fatigue, never to return, I was down to, what 3% of my body’s battery? But I had never stopped and prioritised recharging it. I just sort of assumed my own personal battery was infinitely recharging. Like I am sort of one woman Duracell Bunny.

Stupid, right?

We check and look at our phone battery life all the time. We get it charged if it’s running low. That’s important goddamit! Can’t be without our phone.

How often do we check in and look at the level of our own body’s battery? Nowhere near as often.

I think we have our priorities a little bit messed up.

Arianna is right.

“We are taking care of our smart phones better than we are taking care of ourselves”.

So, stop. Right now. RIGHT NOW! What does your own personal battery readout say? Are you at 80% or 45% or 12% of vitality, energy and wellbeing?

Scan your body and find out.

If it needs charging, then, do what you would do with your phone. Charge it up. We need a high charge so power through life and attend to what is important to us.

Here’s a great new habit to commit to. Check in with your own personal battery level each time you check your phone charge. If it’s running low give it a quick boost with a walk round the block. A chat with a friend. Five minutes quiet time. Going to bed early. Ditching the coffee for a peppermint tea. Little recharging pit stops that keep your battery topped up.

Take care of yourself better than your smartphone.

There is only one of you. You are far less easy to replace.

Louise Thompson

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