Why do I procrastinate?

I got up this morning at 6 a.m. with every intention of doing the following: Eat breakfast, check my e-mail and Facebook, update our newspaper website and Facebook site, do some online bill paying and then, be exercising by 6:30 a.m. or so.

It is now nearly 7:30 a.m. and I have done everything but the exercising part. UGH! 

Why do I do that? I do it all the time. I get up early to get all my regular morning stuff done and have plenty of time to exercise. Instead, I sit my not-as-big-as-it-once-was butt in front of the computer and do everything I can to procrastinate. 

And, I watch the clock. For instance, when I got up by 6 a.m., I thought, "Okay, I will sit here until 6:30 a.m. and then go exercise." Well, 6:30 a.m. came and went and I didn’t move. Then, I thought, "Okay, I will finish this (whatever it was I was doing at the time) and then exercise at 7 a.m." Well, 7 a.m. came and went and I still didn’t get up. 

Now, as I sit and look at the clock, I am thinking, "Okay, at 7:30 a.m. I will get my tush up off of this chair and go exercise."

Thankfully, I was just interrupted by my son and had a wonderful conversation with him. It is 7:29 a.m. Time to shut off the computer and go exercise. I know I will feel better. Right?

UPDATE at 9 a.m.: I finally went and worked out and yes, I feel better. Queasy, but better. I think I may have pushed a little harder than normal. Hence the queasiness. But I did it and that’s all that matters.

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3 thoughts on “Why do I procrastinate?

  1. I am also a procrastinator. I am not at all motivated to exercise, so can’t help you there, but you do seem to enjoy it once you get there. Instead of doing all the other stuff, maybe try putting the exercise in first–you may feel better & find the other stuff goes more quickly after exercising.

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