The ‘too tired’ ap­proach:

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Whether it’s find­ing the in­cli­na­tion to start a new hobby, work off those ex­cess pounds or put in a case for pro­mo­tion, pro­cras­ti­na­tors are of­ten ‘too tired’ and just never get round to it.

An al­ter­na­tive viewpoint: “En­ergy cre­ates more en­ergy,” says life and ex­ec­u­tive coach Rawan Al­bina. “Our bod­ies were made to move. Even if you think you don’t have it in you, if you push your­self you can do it. It’s im­por­tant to take that first step.”

The ‘what’s the point?’ stance

Con­vic­tions that your ef­forts to bet­ter your life will sim­ply be a waste of time are a com­mon go-to stand­point for many. Some peo­ple re­ally do seem to lack the abil­ity to imag­ine a bet­ter life.

An al­ter­na­tive viewpoint: “As some­one once said, ‘If you al­ways do what you’ve al­ways done, you al­ways get what you’ve al­ways got’,” says Rawan. “But no mat­ter what you’ve tried be­fore, you’ve prob­a­bly not tried ev­ery­thing that you could do.”

The ‘vic­tim’ men­tal­ity

Any­one con­vinced that they are cursed by bad luck and that the only things that hap­pen to them are lousy are sel­dom likely to stretch them­selves. Why bother?

An al­ter­na­tive viewpoint: “It’s re­ally all in your mind,” says Rawan. “If you keep think­ing that way, you’ll keep get­ting the same re­sults. You need to un­der­stand that you re­ally do have the power to change things, and that by shift­ing your mind­set to more pos­i­tive ideas, pos­i­tive things will start to hap­pen.”

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