We all have 2 people in us. A planner & a doer.
Sometimes the planner holds us hostage & wants to work on something until it’s perfect…and then it never gets done. Your planner can make you feel stuck. Your planner can stand in the way of making real change in your life.
You know your planner is overdoing it when you continually say things like: I’ll do it tomorrow…Monday…next week. Your planner tricks you by saying well-intentioned, innocent stuff like…”I’ll eat better next week when I have a chance to sit down & make a grocery list.” or “I’m going back to the gym on Monday when my schedule calms down.”
If this sounds familiar, you are suffering from planner procrastination.
THE FIX: DO A 24 HOUR FLASH ACTION CHALLENGE!
It will create a sense of urgency & excitement and ignite your inner DOER!
In the next 24-HOURS, take ⚡️FLASH ACTION⚡️ on something you have been putting off.
Just START with something small & easy to get momentum going.
Examples of 24-Hour Flash Action:
Over Planner: I need to eat more vegetables.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Buy a container of spinach & toss the leaves into what you are already eating today or add veggie dippers (a fancy name for cut up veggies + dip) to your lunch or dinner.
Over Planner: I need to get up 60 minutes earlier to exercise.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Get up just 15 minutes earlier to do a quick walk/jog. Research suggests that even 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by 3 years & decrease your risk of disease. Something is always better than nothing & this attitude helps you stay consistent which is > perfect.
Over Planner: I need to start eating better.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Grab an apple & handful of almonds as a snack instead of candy today or make THIS super fast green juice to add some veggies to your day.
Over Planner: I need to start cooking more.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Make a LAZY meal today. These are meals that don’t take much time, don’t require much thinking, and have very few ingredients.
Over Planner: I need to get better sleep.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Sip a cup of chamomile tea tonight w/ a splash of warm almond milk. Chamomile contains flavonoids such as chrysin & apigenin which may bind to receptors in the brain to produce an overall calming effect.
Over Planner: I need to eat less sugar.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: To decrease intense sugar cravings, tapping your forehead for 30 seconds may help. Or make yourself blueberry clusters to satisfy your sweet tooth, naturally.
Over Planner: I need to improve my digestion.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Add a gut-boosting fermented food to your routine today. Blend 1 cup plain kefir into your smoothie, add 2 tablespoons sauerkraut to avocado toast, or have 3/4 cup plain yogurt & berries for a snack.
Over Planner: I need to reduce my stress.
⚡️ FLASH ACTION: Flip through old photos for a mood boost. Research suggests recalling happy memories can reduce the stress hormone cortisol & improve positivity during stressful times.
Stop over planning. Make it easy.
Just take a small action in the next 24-hours!
PS: Anytime you feel stuck give yourself a 24-hour flash action challenge. Creating a sense of urgency & excitement ACTIVATES THE DOER inside of us. Taking action feels good!