7 reasons why you need to stick to your New Years resolutions

I hope you’re sticking to your resolutions!!

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  1. You never do. Every year you make an elaborate list of aaaaall the things you’re going to achieve in the new year. Get healthy, start sleeping, be on time, get work done, yada yada yada… it never happens.
  2. You’ll love yourself for it. Think about it, how much do you want to punch yourself in the face every December for doing zero with your life? That’s what I thought. Don’t worry, I’m not one to talk.
  3. You’re getting older. Like it or not, time doesn’t slow down. Don’t spend another year putting off what needs to be done – it only gets harder from here. You’ll wake up one day, look in the mirror and all you’ll see will be wrinkles and grey hair.
  4. It’s the only time you’ll ever make a resolutions list. When else during the year do you write down everything you want to achieve? Christmas? Easter?…

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Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

This has got to be one of the most hard-hitting articles I’ve read when it comes to deconstructing the art of procrastination. The way the author assigns terms to certain phenomena – the “Instant Gratification Monkey, the “Panic Monster”, and even the “Dark Playground” – is so incredibly effective in explaining those experiences which we would rather ignore when we do everything other than the task at hand.

Still being in university and having such an intense study schedule makes it difficult to have time to do anything else – and it only gets worse when you’re not even spending your time studying. I’ve read a million suggestions to try and get over procrastination blues and nothing has helped – but I think for once this article actually struck a chord.

Don’t know if my bad habits are going to change – napping instead of studying, watching movies instead of going to the gym, decorating lists instead of completing them – but let’s hope (like the author says) I can actually DO.

If you’ve got a few minutes or so (which, if you’re anything like the Procrastinator, you have despite actually having a million things to do) then I suggest you read both the first and second parts of this article (Part 2- How to Beat Procrastination http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/11/how-to-beat-procrastination.html).