Hmmm….if I had the answer to that little ditty I would be good to go.
I don’t have a problem with major life decisions. They are a piece of cake.
Should I start my own business? I’m in.
What should I watch on TV tonight? No problem.
What kind of wine should I have? Got that covered.
It’s simple things that stump me.
Should I exercise in the morning or at night? Should I join a gym, take a class or just go for a walk? A walk? Is it too cold outside now? It’s dark so early. Maybe I’ll wait until the Spring. Should I “eat clean” or go “Paleo”? Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Should I just wait until after Thanksgiving to start anything new?
Are you sensing a pattern here? Yikes. Talk about “I can see clearly now”. I think about making a change to my eating habits and getting some kind of “fitness” into my life but I never get started. I feel like I think about it so much that I am actually doing it. How come I haven’t seen a physical change? That should be some type of “syndrome”. Can’t I just think my way into being healthier? It would seem that I should be able to do that since it consumes so much of my waking thoughts. What’s that you say? That’s now how it works? I have to take what? Action? Action? Oh..yes! ACTION!
Have you ever experienced this phenomenon? I think it does actually have a name. It’s called analysis paralysis or just good old fashioned procrastination. You over think things so much that you never actually start anything. You have a lot of ideas, dreams, projects you want to start, recipes you’d like to try, a book you want to read, a trip you would love to take. We think and think and try to come up with a perfect scenario of how it should happen or how it should look.
But life isn’t perfect. There is no such thing as the perfect time. We’ve got to just start.
I was checking out Facebook for the bajillionth (I realize that’s not a word) time earlier today and someone commented on a weight loss picture. I followed the link and it led me to the question asked “How did you do this?”. The answer was so simple it was ridiculous. “I started eating more fruits and vegetables and I walked”. Hunh? That’s it? Now, as a serial dieter, I know that it can be that simple but I make a project out of it so that I never actually get started. But something in that answer clicked in my little head. I am not too far gone to start walking. It’s not “too late”. (I’m still alive right?)
I just need to take a little ACTION. Today!
So, let’s do it together. Is there something you have been procrastinating about? Over-analyzing? Waiting for the perfect time?
There are less than 40 days left in 2014.
Let’s start something now end the year on a high note!
Think of how proud of yourself you will be.
What’s your one thing? And what’s one action you can take to get going?
Let’s do it!
I’m IN for the walking every day. At least 30 minutes. Even if it kills me. I’ll do it any time, anywhere as long as I can say I did it when I lay my big hair on my pillow at night.
I invite you to check on me, hold me accountable.
What are you IN for? What’s one ACTION you can take to get started or finished?
Comment on this post or email me privately and share what you are IN for? I’ll help hold you accountable. Let’s try it together and see how it feels.
Now..I’m going for a walk!
Ready to take action?
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