Think about pain and pleasure and how it relates to your life. Let’s look at procrastination. We’ve all done it, we all do it, we’re all going to do it again. How many times have you procrastinated? You kept putting off not smoking. You said the diet will start on Monday. But why put this stuff off? There is no better time than the present.
It’s because procrastination is an avoidance strategy. We do something else instead of doing what we need to do. Why? Because we rather do more to avoid pain than seek out pleasure.
Let’s take a look at short term vs long term gain. Often when something is ‘worth it’ it takes commitment, time, usually a bit of blood, sweat and tears. Things that are worth it are hard. Exercising for instance is a lot like that. I’m sure many of you have procrastinated when thinking you could stand to work out or eat healthier.Read more »