Getting Started - Part l

We all have had the experience of procrastinating on a routine project such as exercise or a new project such as repairing a flat bicycle tire.  Once it is done, you wonder why you resisted since it turned out to be easy and didn't take much time.  The brain automatically runs programs such as:  it's too hard; I don't have the time; it can wait; it's not that important; and so on.

A strategy that can help: 1. Post a reminder where you will see it daily: PROCRASTINATION STOPS BY GETTING STARTED.  2. Notice that you are procrastinating, by saying it to yourself or writing it in your Happiness Journal.

Just by noticing procrastination and reminding yourself of past successful experiences can get you moving.  The result is always delicious when you accomplish something that you thought was hard to do. [Russell]