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Sharon Crook


March 3, 2024

The "Start on Monday" Syndrome: Why We Procrastinate

Procrastination is a common trait among humans, often manifesting in the form of the "start on Monday" mentality. This tendency to delay action until the beginning of a new week can be attributed to a variety of psychological factors. One reason is the allure of a fresh start; Mondays symbolize new beginnings, making them a popular choice for starting diets, exercise routines, or new projects. Additionally, people may use the weekend as a buffer period, indulging in present pleasures with the intention of making up for them with future efforts.

However, the "start on Monday" mindset can be counterproductive. By delaying action, individuals miss out on the immediate benefits of starting right away. Procrastination can also lead to increased stress and anxiety, as the looming deadline creates a sense of urgency and the continued lack of progress weighs on us. Waiting until Monday can perpetuate a cycle of procrastination, as the habit of putting things off becomes ingrained.

Instead of succumbing to the allure of Monday as the designated starting point, embracing the power of now can lead to greater productivity and fulfillment. Taking immediate action not only eliminates the stress of procrastination but also allows for more time to refine and improve upon initial efforts. By breaking the habit of delaying action until Monday, individuals can seize the present moment and make meaningful progress toward their goals.

Take the ability to choose NOW and get started on your goals right away. The coaches at CrossFit MNC are here to help you get started and help keep you accountable. Reach out to talk to us HERE.

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