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How To Get Out Of Bed And Stop Procrastination

Aug 17, 2007
Having a little trouble getting out of bed in the morning can be a little difficult. But there are sometimes some things that we do on a regular basis that might make it a little more difficult.

This article will show how you can stop procrastination, and do the things that you want to do.

A good place to begin would be to look at why you have such a hard time getting up. Is it because you are not getting enough sleep - maybe watching those late night movies? Is there a health reason? Are you eating right, getting enough exercise? All of these things have a part in our daily energy levels. Honestly ask yourself these questions - part of the problem may lie there.

Since you say that motivation seems to be the main problem, then, let's continue talking about how to stop procrastination. Here are five steps that will help.

Stop procrastination by:

1. Getting a strong realization that life is passing away.

While you may be young still (?), there is no guarantee of tomorrow. The things you do today are building your character for tomorrow - only the clay gets harder and the patterns of life become more rigid with time. Life is too short to pass it away in bed. Life is to be enjoyed.

2. Understanding that successful people learn to say "No."

You have determined that there are some things that are good, and that you want to do them. Somewhere down the line you will see that those who do what they should, are also those who often do what they must in spite of how they feel. Stop procrastination by saying no to the insignificant things (like hitting the snooze button), and start saying yes to building the rest of your life.

3. Set some goals for yourself.

Here comes the difficult part. Sit down and draw up some plans. Determine what is important to you, and write them down. Next, draw up some realistic goals that will allow you to accomplish them. Make daily goals of small changes that will allow you to start saying no to the lazy side of yourself, and slowly build up a stronger character, body, and will power. You might start with something like setting your
alarm 10 minutes earlier - and then slowly increasing it earlier - until you are in the habit of saying no to staying in bed too long.

4. Becoming more responsible.

While only you know what your goals may be, the bottom line is that it is you that are going to have to make the necessary changes. After you choose your goals, then review them regularly, and then proceed to set some time aside for those projects, and slowly work toward accomplishing them. If you even spent 15 to 20 minutes a day on them, just think what could be done in a year's time.

What a way to stop procrastination - one day at a time!
About the Author
Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a very popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination and sustain lasting motivation. Apply now because it is available for a limited time only at: stop procrastinating
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