November 2007 Anticrastination Tip Sheet

What's the opposite of Procrastination?
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
Procrastination Habit
From Rita Emmett
Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK, and
THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK

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November Quotes

Do nothing, and nothing happens. Do something, and something happens.
~~ Benjamin Franklin

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
~~ Carol Burnett ~ (American Television Comedian)

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Message From Rita

One of the biggest reasons I hear from people for why they procrastinate is that they are just too tired to do what they would like to do. Heck, they say they are too exhausted to do ANYTHING.

OK, maybe you can't totally eliminate fatigue right now, but maybe adding to your life one (or more) of these 13 tips to boost your energy will help you feel more like you might be re-entering the human race again.

Just as shopping might reduce stress for one person and increase it for another, some of these tips might work beautifully for you and others might just make you crazy. So pick and choose what works for you.

And here's a bonus --- when you stop procrastinating, you will find you not only become more productive and effective, you also become MORE ENERGETIC.

Thirteen Energy Boosters

  1. Exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking 3 or 4 times a week will dramatically increase your energy. The exercise might tire you out at first, but in a short time you'll feel your fatigue melt away.
  2. Decrease caffeine and sugar. Their energy bursts are only temporary. The crash they cause afterwards will leave you more tired than before.
  3. Increase fruits and veggies. This --- combined with the above decrease ---  will not only zip up your energy, but you might notice you're in a better mood.
  4. Get enough sleep. The amount needed varies from person to person, so it's up to you to figure out your optimum hours of sleep. Not too much, but enough to leave you refreshed.
  5. Consider "power naps" (if possible) They can either revive you or leave you feeling more exhausted. Like searching for the ideal amount of sleep you need (above) this is something only you can figure out.
  6. Read THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK. Blasting away procrastination generates high energy. To treat yourself to a copy, go here http://www.ritaemmett.com//learning_resources.htm#ph
  7. Guzzle water. Lots of it. Dehydration can make you feel slow and sluggish. If you drink any caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea or soda) you will be MORE dehydrated so make certain to drink plenty of water afterwards.
  8. Find something to be enthusiastic about. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said "Enthusiasm creates energy." Get involved with something fun that you enjoy.
  9. Take breaks. Any break can energize you - from a 5 minute mid-morning break stepping outside and breathing fresh air, to eating lunch away from your desk, to setting aside a weekend day as a "Re-creation Day Free of Work" or to a two week trip away from home.
  10. Eat a mid-afternoon energizer. Instead of sugar or caffeine, try a handful of nuts (providing protein and omega-3) or an apple with low-fat yogurt or low-fat cheese.
  11. Read THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK. Did you ever notice that just looking at all your clutter sucks the energy out of your bones? Well the opposite is also true. Once your clutter is gone, you feel so much energy, you want to dance the Dance of Joy in the middle of the street. To treat yourself to a copy, go here http://www.ritaemmett.com//learning_resources.htm#clutter
  12. Consider learning some yoga. The deep breathing, stretching, and twisting soothe tired muscles, increase oxygen intake, improve circulation and aid digestion, all of which will help you feel energized and give you a sense of well-being.
  13. Eat a variety of foods. To eat only one certain kind of foods will prevent your getting the amount of vitamins and minerals you need for optimum health. For example, a diet of mostly carbohydrates tends to lack potassium and magnesium which are energy boosters.

Try one or a few of these Energy Boosters, and you may find your fatigue melting away in spite of your over scheduled life.

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Introducing A New Product

You may or may not know that we carry a book called NEVER BE LATE AGAIN, 7 CURES FOR THE PUNCTUALLY CHALLENGED by Diana DeLonzor 
Book $11.95 (US)
http://www.ritaemmett.com/learning_resources.htm#diana

Today we introduce the NEVER BE LATE AGAIN CD

In a teleseminar, Rita interviews Diana DeLonzor about what causes lateness and procrastination. Then Diana explains 7 Unique and simple keys to managing time more effectively. Diana says buy it today
while supplies last and YOU will never be late again :)

CD $15.97 (US)
http://www.ritaemmett.com/learning_resources.htm#diana

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