Sunday, January 07, 2007

Doctors procrastinate too!

Do you ever find yourself saying:
"I will do it later" or "I just haven't gotten to it yet" and then a year or two or three goes by and you still haven't done the thing that you wanted to do!

Well let me tell you something about procrastination that you may not know ... it could have an impact on your overall health and well-being!

What? How's that possible?

Yes, when you procrastinate you are putting off something that supposedly you want to do and what happens is, it is constantly in the back of your mind, whether consciously or subconsciously.

The thing that you are procrastinating to do ends up being a TOLERATION, something you are tolerating not having done yet ... but want to do.

Tolerations drain you of your energy. Tolerations add to your stress level.
So WHY do you put off those things that you want to do?

Here are a few of my theories:
1) You really don't want to do them and they are just a 'should'. Well, stop 'shoulding' all over yourself and put the 'shoulds' in the garbage. Because if deep down you really don't want to do it, it won't get done.

2) What you want to do appears to be a huge project that appears overwhelming. Well, my answer to that ... baby steps. Identify one minor action step that you can take towards what you want to achieve and just do that one thing. You will be one step closer to getting the big project done!

3) You have excuses up the ying yang! Face it, life is short! Do you want to do it or not? If no, then drop it. If yes, then make a list of how you will FEEL when you have completed this thing you want to do. Get in the moment of already having it completed. Live it. Breathe it. Act 'as if' it's already done. Give yourself enough motivation to move forward with it and stop procrastinating. The key secret to having what you want is to get in the habit of FEELING that you already have it or the FEELING of absolutely knowing that it is definintely "on it's way".

4)You need someone to hold you accountable. Hey, don't laugh. I have heard of coaches who have held accountability sessions with a group of clients 'Get 'er done day' we call them. It's a scheduled day where people check in at the top of the hour with their life coach and call in every hour to report their progress and get further motivation to keep on going. By the end of that day, guess what happens? You got it! Each client's project (that they have been putting off forever) is done! Amazing, isn't it?

5) You tell yourself the story that you don't have enough time to do it. Well, if you have been meaning to de-clutter your basement and all of a sudden you are hit with a massive flood in the basement, you WILL clean it THEN, won't you? You get the point. You can make the time. Remember, one small action step at a time. Sometimes the one step gives you all the momentum you need to keep on going.

So, what have you been procrastinating to do?

Do your health a favor and take action today. If you need my coaching support, feel free to contact me at . I have very affordable coaching packages that will give you the precise support you will need to pursue your desires and accomplish your goals!

Maria Lesetz
Lovin' Life
Certified Life Coach for Doctors
Independent Univera LifeSciences Associate

Life Coach for Doctors

Are you a Doctor who is looking to make a permanent change in your life in one specific area?

Do you wish that you could change at least one thing that would make all the difference in the world on how much you literally enjoy your life?

Maybe you are looking to transition out of the Medical field and pursue a new career that has less stress BUT where you can still make a lot of money? It is possible, you know! There are professions that make more money than doctors and work less/play more.

If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions, then contact me, Maria Lesetz, at to see if life coaching is for you. I work with Doctors who are sick and tired ! (And let me tell you ... that phrase "sick and tired" really resonates with Doctors ---- when I was at an Annual Surgeon's convention and told the surgeons there that I worked with Doctors who are "sick and tired" -- all of the doctors shook their heads to confirm that "Yes, they are "sick and tired"!" Sick and tired with many aspects of their life (the long hours, their income, the demanding patients, their relationships with their spouse and kids, the politics of health care ... the list goes on!)

Well, if you are a doctor or other Medical professional that is ready to make a positive change and open to the avenue of hiring a life coach, then give me a call. I would be happy to help you make that positive change you are looking for!

Maria Lesetz
Lovin' Life
Certified Life Coach for Doctors
"The Doctor's Coach"
& Independent Univera LifeSciences Associate