It is amazing at how many of us neglect to do something because we've started a day late, we missed the "deadline", we don't think we are enough, we don't feel like we have anything worthwhile to share, or we are too lethargic.
I may have wanted to start my 2019 blog on Jan 1st and here it is Jan 4th. Does that mean I've failed? No. It just means I didn't make the time that day to do something I wanted to do. Maybe it means I didn't put enough energy towards it, or give it enough worth. Deciding to not do something because it's a day too late, or it doesn't fit with what you had in mind, doesn't mean you should just give up.
This thinking and exactly is exactly parallel to the thin line between eating disorder and eating disorder recovery, or any addiction and recovery. We tend to say, I'll start being better tomorrow, or on the 1st of the year, or on my birthday, or when I have the money, the time, or the right job. Never will there be the exact right time to do what you plan to do today, except for today.
Don't postpone or procrastinate. Make what you plan to do today a priority. There are more minutes in the day than you realize. We all have spent too many hours in front of the tv or our phone. Ask yourself if that what you want to have accomplished at the end of the day? Spending 5 hours on your phone, just clicking through things that don't matter?
We can all make goals, but they are worthless if no action is ever taken. Examine yourself, your life. Do it right now. What do you want for yourself? What do you need to start doing today? I encourage you with much strength to get up and get going. You may pass up the opportunity and it may never come again, rewards from feeling accomplished are one of life's greatest gifts.
Best of luck to you!
The Beyond Rules Recovery blog is written by people who are passionate about mental health and wants to spread the message of hope, resiliency, and recovery.