Procrastination can be the root of emotional distress. Fear of performance or avoidance of a making a decision is often the reason for putting a task off until later, or more simply the reason of, “I just don’t feel like it.”
Recently, I was given the best advice from my dear friend Hannah Davis, celebrity personal trainer and fitness expert on the advisory board of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Her words,
“You know the best way to get over not feeling like it? Just start. Just start.If you tell yourself I’ll do it for 5 minutes and if I really can’t stand any longer, I’ll allow myself to stop.But more often than not, that 5 minutes is just what you need to keep going.”
Try it. 5 minutes at the gym.
5 minutes reading emails.
5 minutes spent doing the task that keeps getting rolled over on your to-do list.
The best way to get something done is to begin.
“The shortest answer is doing the thing.” -Ernest Hemingway