Want to know how to bust your excuses? – check out my 5 Tips which were recently featured in That’s Life Magazine.
Only you can put an end to the cycle of inaction, says life coach Lisa Phillips
COUNT THE WAYS
'Think about a specific area in your life where you're not getting what you want
Then write out the top five excuses that hold you back. Now, beneath each excuse, write what you could do to bust it. Get into the habit of replacing excuses with a thought that will put you on the right track.' Lisa says.
HAVE AN EXCUSE JAR
Every three you come up with an excuse and rationalise your actions, stick some money in the jar. This will help you realise just how often you're doing it'
EYES ON THE PRIZE
If your goal is to be healthier, for example, imagine you've been living a healthy Life style for six months. How will you feel? This can be a huge Incentive and helps silence those excuses.'
'If, say, you're trying to eat more fruit and vegetables, put a poster on your wall with "Healthy Eating" on it. Each day, if you have done what you're supposed to do, give yourself gold star. It makes you feel good about yourself, arid that all builds up.'
A great tip is to is look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself your excuses out loud. I know it might sound weird, but after you have done that about 10 or 20 times. You just think to yourself: 'Oh my God, I am sick of hearing my own excuses! Turn this around and look at where you can take your power back.
Lisa appears regularly in the Media, on TV, Radio and Print.