Hi, my name is Beth and I love making lists.I also love remaking them. Typing them. Coloring on them.
I love checking things off of my lists. I love feeling accomplished, visually seeing what I've done and what I need to do still.
What does this have to do with eating frogs?
Well, although I'm really excited about my list, doesn't mean I'm always excited about everything on my list.
Translation: I'm officially out of my honeymoon phase of exercising (that was quick, huh?)
I know I'm going to do it. I know I want to do it. And I know I should do it.
But I dread it..
I'm going at noon instead of 8:00 AM. I'm tired. I'm sore.
Exercising is my frog. Watch this this to understand:
"If the first thing you do when you wake up each morning is eat a live frog, nothing worse can happen the rest of the day."
This is a simple idea.
I can only imagine how much time and energy I waste thinking about much time and energy I'm going to need to go to the gym.
Instead, when I work out in the morning, I get it over with, and then have the rest of the day to enjoy because my frog isn't staring me down.
I feel accomplished. I have momentum.
What's your frog? Laundry? Sorting emails? Try eating it first thing in the morning for the rest of the month with me.
To learn more about beating procrastination, I highly recommend the book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Whether you're a stay at home mom, housewife, career person, or student - it applies to you!
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"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."