If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of our lives and of each moment, but do you procrastinate? Integrative therapist, coach and author Tricia Woolfrey gives clever advice about how not squander it and simply drift from one day to another.
I see so many people who have had opportunities but let them pass; who procrastinate, procrastinate and procrastinate some more; who make excuses as to why they can’t do something; who focus on the noise of everyday life (like attending to that constantly pinging phone – or checking the phone is working because it hasn’t pinged in a while); or who want to finish this box-set before being seduced by another one.
Will you look back with regret?
And we can all choose to live that way, of course. But can you imagine getting to the end of this year and wondering what on earth you had done with it?
How 30 days can make the change
So my invitation to you is to develop a new habit over the next 30 days that can set your life on a new trajectory. What would make a big difference to you? More focus on your health? Your mental wellbeing? Your relationships? Your career? Work life balance? A new hobby? Your environment (this is a great time for decluttering). Fun? What new habit would best serve that? How could you make it enjoyable? List all the benefits it will give you. Set yourself time aside each day to commit to it. It may be 60 seconds, it may be 60 minutes. It’s up to you. But make it matter.
In the words of the song written by Beverly Knight: “Shoulda woulda coulda” are the last words of a fool”.
Don’t wait until the perfect time to make the change you want, or to do the thing you want. Make it a priority: you get one life – live it.
For more details about Tricia Woolfrey and the therapies that she offers visit her website: www.yourempoweredself.co.uk