Distraction is a decision, not a disease – a thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else. We never get distracted from the things that we value the highest. We all fall victim to distraction and procrastination including myself. This can be the phone, the internet, the computer, the Ipad, the washing, the cooking, TV, gossip, drama, rather than just being in the moment and observing.
Are you constantly avoiding changing that job, starting that exercise program, writing that book, booking that holiday, getting in touch with that friend, starting that healthy eating program or losing that weight? People tell me they will attend the studio when their life is comfortable. But this is thing, something will always happen and come up and life is not a comfort centric experience. The stronger the body, the stronger the mind. Movement is medicine, there is no doubt about it and there is plenty of medical and scientific evidence to show this.
What we avoid in life never goes away it just get stronger and worse. So the longer you avoid tackling that chronic pain problem, changing your body and mindset, applying for a new job, finishing that relationship, making peace with your enemies, starting that diet, the more it will affect the quality of your life and relationships. We are amazing at remembering our past but are terrible at preparing for the future. Your body and your mind will be determined by your vision of the future. If you don’t have a dream, goal and legacy for the future, you will keep repeating the same mistakes and behaviour. The hardest thing to do is to change our behaviour from yesterday. You cannot get excited about the past, but can get excited by the future.
We can work on being a better listener to ourselves and others. The body has its own innate wisdom. When you are tuned in and in good health you are able to find the answer physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Healthy thought, actions, word and deeds cannot come from an unhealthy body (gut brain). When you’re with people ask them questions about them and make sure you are interested in them? Governments are the worst for listening to the people, we see and feel this all the time.
Set up your environment to win. The mind is always diverted and triggered by emotion. It’s breaking the habit of repeating the same behaviour.
All habits have three parts.
- Reward – stress relief (sugar, shopping, alcohol, internet)
Instead of reacting from your hind brain, which is fight or flight. Awaken your pre-frontal cortex. You can do this by being creative. This includes movement, music, dance, artwork, cooking, gardening, pottery and so much more…..
Procrastination is a habit. It’s a kind of a self defence against stress. Be aware of your behaviour (the procrastination) and acknowledge the stress. Get yourself to start that thing you are dreading. 80% of people give up, but if you don’t even start in life, you never give yourself the opportunity to change and have new perspectives.
Once you start with a like-minded peer group who are heading in the same direction, you are more likely to keep going. Visualise where you want your body to be. Visualise you doing the things and develop the skill. Lucky people make their luck. No one will ever push you to exercise, start that course, move jobs, diet…You have to be a parent and push yourself. If you want control in your life, you got to expect the negatives and a 1000 No’s before you get a yes. A scarcity mindset results in consumerism. Fear of not having enough, needing to be, look, feel and live a certain way.
When we feel the emotion guilt. It’s because we think that the behaviour is negative. Right or wrong is a subjective interpretation. This is what I know about the clients who sign up to my studios. These clients are likely to do the work and get the results they want. Not only do they benefit, but their family, their staff, their co-workers and their business
It’s harder to become greater than the environment. My own discipline both in my personal and private life will always be reflected in the studios. If I don’t have strong goals, outcomes and boundaries, why should my client. There is a famous saying: “The way you do anything is the way you do everything”. The way we approach our daily life and problems is reflected in every situation.
So these are three questions to you:
- What’s the payoff of a stronger, pain free body for you?
- Who will benefit besides you?
- What leverage will push you to make change?
Are you ready to take action towards your goal? Or will you just stay the same as it easier. The fear factor says it may not work…and people may not like the change you make. The hardest thing to do is to change our habits from yesterday, success and entrepreneurship is not for someone like you, no one has ever done it in your family or friends. So start now- send a message, write down what you want and how you want to feel, make that call, grab that book. Instability and uncertainty is what you need to push yourself forward in life.
Your environment has to be in line with your goal.
You have to lay down the rules with yourself and the people around you and makes thing clear.
You can get confident by measuring your results backwards.
When we create something new, we create new energy.
Yes, you can have the weekend off but make sure you are energised for Monday morning
The sooner you realise no one is coming to do the work for you. The sooner you get started on changing your body, or you can believe it is someone else’s responsibility. Your body will either stay the same or go worse till you start to address the problem. The choice is yours.
Paul Mort Inner Circle