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How to Stop Procrastinating on Your Health

Take Control of Your Procrastination

Can you relate to this?

I’m sure you’ve seen people who get the promotion quicker than you thought they should, they start (and stick with) diets easily without any drama, and they always have great, well-planned vacations.

Effective time management is their solution to avoid the trap of procrastination.

What Is Procrastination?

What is procrastination, and how is it affecting your efforts to move forward with your Medicare planning?

At Trusted Senior Specialists, we’re no stranger to procrastination, and we imagine you are also quite familiar with it.

But do we as a Medicare-eligible really understand what it is?

When you avoid or postpone a task, that is defined as procrastination. Most social scientists believe procrastination is a problem with something called “emotional self-regulation”.

When we associate fear, anxiety, or frustration with a certain task, we tend to avoid doing it.

But putting off those seemingly awful tasks only causes stress and more than a little self-loathing when we are faced with the consequences.

So, how do you stop procrastinating?

First, you need to learn why you associate negative emotions with Medicare.

Does planning for your Medicare seem like an outrageous goal? It’s likely because you simply don’t know where to begin.

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Here are some reasons that we procrastinate:

  1. Disorganization – You can overcome this by creating a checklist that you use for Medicare planning.

  2. Fear of failure – beat this by realizing that even if you don’t achieve your desired goal, you still have gained knowledge.

  3. Perfectionism – Nip this in the bud by accepting that nothing is ever perfect.

Once you can pinpoint your reason for procrastination, it’s a lot easier to recognize your behavior and call your bluff when you find yourself slipping into old habits.

How to Beat Procrastination

Now it’s time to kick procrastination to the curb with strategies to beat it. Use any and/or all of the strategies below to overcome your procrastination:

  • Forgive yourself for any time you’ve previously procrastinated in your effort to move forward with your Medicare planning. This can help you move past it.
  • Accountability. Have a Medicare Coach help hold you accountable to keep you on track with your Medicare goals.
  • Take care of tasks you’re avoiding first thing in the day. This will make the rest of the day more enjoyable.

You need to understand you have the power to change your habits!

Yours in health,

Trusted Senior Specialists Team

P.S. Please check out our website for our Medicare planning Checklist. Don’t Procrastinate — Get Yours Now.

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