Time Management||Procrastination


STEP FIVE: Don’t procrastinate today? Save procrastination for tomorrow.

Stop worrying is it right, what if, and just start. You’ll waste as much energy worrying about it and the job could have been done already.

Start with small doable easy task and build up small successes and then take that energy and put it into bigger pieces. Keep each piece small and realistic and accomplishable on a moment to moment, day by day basis. If it feels to big, cut it in half, and cut the goal in half again.

Take responsibility for time when you are preoccupying yourself with other activities and not truly focusing on your life goals. There is a difference between activity and productivity. Start being realistic with yourself, if you are just coming up with things that need to get done, and you keep putting off your true priorities.

Take responsibility for your delays.

Create a reward system for to overcome challenging obstacles or doing a new activity.

Overcome any challenging beliefs or resistance to an activity. Use the tools to Refuting Irrational Ideas or look at:   –  Is it a conflict with one of my other priorities?

Just Do it!


Create Effective Goals


Step Two: Creating Effective Goals

Your Values are your ideals. Your Goals are specific in time and action. Ask yourself the following questions about each of your goals.

Is this goal something I am willing to commit a lot of time and energy to achieving? Just because you would like to travel, doesn’t mean you would be willing to dedicate money and time to accomplishing it.

Is this goal consistent with your highest values? If you want to finish your college education, but spending time with your sick grandmother is your priority right now, you may give yourself more time to accomplish it.

Is this goal achievable? Have you set a specific time to reach your goal? Do you have access to the resources to make it happen?  Have you defined the details so you know when you have reached your goal?

Is this goal written from a positive perspective? I won’t overeat versus I will eat 5 to 6 small meals a day.

Are your goals in balance? Are all of your goals related to work and not including fun or family time? Creating balance in your life is the key to long term happiness and minimizes stress.

Break your goals in to Short Term (one week to one year), Medium Term (one to five years), and Long Term over 5 years.

Some Worrying is Healthy…Go into Problem Solving Mode.


Mary feared if she gained weight her husband would leave her.  When we discussed it, I asked her how much weight would she have to gain for her husband to say I’m out the door. After much thought she said, he wouldn’t leave, but he would be upset and would probably take her to a personal trainer and dietician. I said that actually sounds helpful, but what if he did leave.  So we walked through the steps of what would happen if he left.  First she said she would be sad and depressed, then her friends would start calling, then they would take her out, then she would start meeting new people, then she would start dating, then she would meet someone new. I’m not saying it is easy, if our spouse left us and we would go through some sad and emotional times naturally, but if it did happen, recognize we will get to the other side. We just have to give ourselves a chance.

Some worrying is healthy, because it gets us to go into problem solving mode.  If it is unhealthy catastrophic worrying and we can’t change the outcome, let it go and find a new focus to immediately park your brain. Play out the different scenarios, and how you would handle the situation if it did happen and realize you’ll get to the other side.  Worrying about it now doesn’t help you; it just creates stress.  Trust that everything will work out the way that it was meant to. You will overcome each challenge as it presents to you and take proactive action steps where you can. Self Talk: “For today I choose to enjoy the day and let go of unnecessary worrying.” Enjoy the good and just focus on today’s challenges. Stay in the moment and let go of the rest.

Let Go of Worrying…


Let Go of Worrying….

Write down all of the issues you worry about, big, small, all of it

For each issue, write down if it is something you have control over or something you don’t have control over. If you don’t have control over it, let it go and park your brain somewhere else, because worrying won’t change it. Say STOP, Find a new thought to park your brain every time that unhealthy worrying comes up. Picture yourself on vacation walking on the beach and enjoying the day.

Write down, what are the possible outcomes of each situation. How realistic is it that it may happen?

If that outcome did happen how would you handle it, what would happen next, then what would you do, and then what would happen?  What you are doing is playing out each scenario of what you fear might happen, and what you would do each step along the way if it did.

You’ll recognize many things we stress over- don’t typically happen and if they do happen, you will go into action steps, and through a series of steps you will get over your challenge.


See here the Hungry Heart Story…


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Stressed, Anxious, Lonely, Tired, Bored…


Picture 18I am aware that I overeat when I’m stressed, anxious, tired, lonely, bored, even happy or looking for a reward, but I can’t seem to change this frustrating pattern.



What would your life be like if you felt
good about yourself and took good
care of yourself?

You are worth taking care of.
Just think how your emotions
affect the people around you
and the things that you need to
accomplish each day. Every area of
your life will improve if your internal
stability and self esteem improves.

As you feel better about yourself, you are now in a position to
make permanent lifestyle changes and lose the excess
weight naturally.

-Andrea Crouch

I am very happy with my results from the program; I feel like my entire attitude towards food and my health has changed. Thanks Andrea for being an incredible counselor and for helping me to take control of my eating and my life.

-Patrice