Over the past few weeks I have been very good at procrastination...aren't we all!?!
I decided to start my own business about 5 months ago. This was a big step for me. I was working part-time and had other days off to be able to work on the business stuff. Well, I quickly realized that if I put the TV on at breakfast, it stayed on all day, and I did nothing. I might get off the couch to make food and workout, but that's it. No work got done. I quickly learned that to be productive, I needed to not put the TV on. I went on a period of about two months where I didn't even want to watch TV at night anymore. I was changing my habits.
Fast forward to two weeks ago and the old habits came steam rolling back in, not only with working. I would turn the TV on in the morning, and get nothing done all day. It's bad. Finally this past week, I made a change. It literally all starts with that TV for me. Figure out what your habit is that starts you on a destructive path, the path you don't want to be on. Once I make the choice to not turn the TV on, I am good. Not only that, but I would leave the house to go to a coffee shop. For me, getting to a coffee shop is the best thing I can do for myself when it comes to work. It was like that in college, grad school, studying for my PT licensure exam, everything. Coffee shops are my jam.
Anyways, the point is that old habits are easy to fall into. Part of the challenge is realizing it. Once you realize it, start making some small changes to help you get out of the funk and either create new habits, or find ones you lost for a little bit.
Get to it, one small change at a time.
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my adventure creating an online Physical Therapy based practice. I will share resources and updates on the process I am doing in order to hopefully give others an idea of where to start in the future.