Anyone who has attempted to follow through on a resolution knows just how hard it is to stay focused and maintain motivation. Whether we want to create a habit or work toward another type of goal, we need all the help we can get. Enter Alex Vermeer‘s strategies for overcoming procrastination, plus a few extra tips.
For any type of goal, decide when and where you will do it. Choose the best time to work on it, and organize all the resources you will need. Do you need to buy a workout dvd, workout clothes, a set of weights, a gym membership?
To change a habit, first identify the cue, the routine, and the reward, then change the routine. (from Charles Duhrigg, author of “The Power of Habits”) If you reach for potato chips while watching television, keep gum by the couch and/or put an exercise bike nearby.
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