Posts Tagged ‘plateaus’

IMG_3398Yep, zombies killed the slug. The slug living inside of me.  Apparently, I hit a plateau (or, a serious case of procrastination) in several areas of my life including blogging. My last post was on April Fool’s Day. Where has the time gone? I need to get back to blogging, exercising, eating clean, and completing projects on a more regular basis. I’ve allowed other things, like being a slug, get in the way. And, I’ve missed you my dear readers.

Back to zombies! My hubby, Shelly, her hubby IMG_3395and their two daughters (21 and 10), and I ran the Zombie Run Sunday morning at City Park in New Orleans. I woke up at 3:45AM, got dressed, ate breakfast, and prepared myself for the event scheduled to begin at 7:00AM. Runners affixed three red balloons stamped with a heart to a belt they wore for the race. Runners who crossed the finish line with at least one balloon still attached to their belt survived the race with their brains intact. Sadly, I did NOT survive. The only zombie bait in our group who made it were my hubby and Shelly’s ten-year-old. Regardless of who did or did not survive, we all had a TERRIFIC time running away from zombies.

Back to procrastination! Apparently, I’m not the only one experiencing a plateau. Last week I read two blog posts and an article in Oprah about getting unstuck. Derek Halpern’s video, How to Stop Procrastinating, on Social Triggers was not only entertaining, but confirmed what I had been doing the last couple of months…procrastinating. According to Halpern, “people procrastinate because there is nothing at stake.” He suggests putting something at stake for motivation.

Sunday afternoon Shelly called and asked if I wanted to go to the gym early (5:15AM) Monday morning  to take an RPM class. I agreed and put my word at stake by telling her not only would I be there, but I would also pick her up on the way to the gym. As tired as I was Monday morning, there was no way I was not showing up and leaving my BFF in her driveway in the dark waiting for me. We took the class!

Do I think I’m cured of procrastination? No. However, I do think putting something at stake works. So, my dear readers, if you find yourself procrastinating this week, put something at stake and see if it motivates you to take action. Happiness!

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~ Bruce Lee

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