Fri, 7 August 2015
Use “No Matter What” Commitments to Strengthen Willpower, Defeat Decision Fatigue, and Motivate Yourself
Here’s what the average morning scenario looked like for me before I learned how to keep my commitments:
This pattern continued on for longer than I care to talk about…
The thing is though; I really, really wanted to stop hitting snooze and start waking up earlier to workout, but I just couldn’t “motivate” myself to do it.
So, there I was. Lying in my bed at the crack of dawn. Alarm clock blaring; moment of truth dawning upon me: should I wake my ass up and workout?—or should I stay in bed, rationalizing to myself that I’d go to the gym after work, even if I knew I probably wouldn’t?
Most of the time, I’d lie in bed, going back and forth in my head about whether I should get up or not… Do I really have enough time to workout and get ready for work? Will I get to work on time? What if I don’t have the energy to push myself in the gym this early in the morning?
Next thing I know, I’m back in la-la land, snoozing away until the last possible minute before I absolutely had to get up and get ready for work.
And of course, even though I told myself I’d hit the gym afterwards, I’d end up skipping almost every time.
Not only was I neglecting my physical health. But I was also neglecting my mental health.
Something needed to change...
Listen to this episode to learn how I turned this dillema around, or follow the link to finish reading the article-version:
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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT