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How to overcome procrastination and improve your health

2 Jan 2014 4:54 PM - to live the life you desire...
Overcome procrastination to live a healthier life

What would better health mean to you?


I recently wrote a blog about how to set health goals (or any goals for that matter).  It came down to “finding your WHY” i.e. the REAL motivator…the reason that gives you goose bumps. As a naturopath and health coach, I work with my clients to help them make sustained healthy changes to their diet and lifestyle so this is stuff we work on quite a bit.

I do believe many of us say we want to do something (usually involving making a change to our routines), maybe stick to it for a while (days or weeks) but then drift back to our old habits.  Sound familiar?  And I think that for many of us it is because the REASON we give ourselves for changing is not all that real.  It’s superficial or perhaps it’s what people expect us to say or what we feel we “should” be doing.  If that sounds like you, take some time to read that blog and reflect on your real WHY.  If you can find your WHY, you are half way there.


Overcome procrastination and make the changes you desire


Assuming that you have found your WHY, could the stumbling block be PROCRASTINATION?  What is it that is causing you to put that change off?  Whether it be getting fit, quitting smoking, going to bed earlier, getting help for your health concern etc etc.  What’s stopping you? 

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose, right?  Maybe that is the problem….you have nothing to lose; there is no immediate, tangible consequence for not starting. Things will just stay the same. There’s nothing at risk or at stake.


What are you prepared to put at stake to achieve your health goals?


For example, I pay to train with a personal trainer which costs me a lot more than a regular gym membership but the BIG difference is that I never miss a scheduled session.  Occasionally I have to cancel or reschedule but I never just not turn up because that would be money down the drain and I also feel an obligation to my trainer to turn up given that they have set aside that time for me.  

So, for me, I have money at stake and also my view of myself as a reliable person.  These are two things I value so I'm not going to let them go easily.



So, if you are serious about achieving your goal (whether it be a health goal or otherwise) put something at stake.  Work out what it is you wouldn’t want to lose and then put it at risk.  If you stand to lose something in the immediate timeframe you are far more likely to follow through instead of putting it off yet again.


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And if you need help finding your WHY or working out how to overcome your procrastination, call me TODAY on 03 9620 9503 (no procrastination) and let me help you to be the person you want to be and live the life you want to live.

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In good health,



Kaye Wright
Naturopath
Melbourne CBD

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