Do it right away
When I was a child, I never used to readily get things done, even if I knew I should do them.
Against my better judgment, I used to postpone my school homework for quite a while, finally starting it at the last minute.
When it was over, I couldn’t help repeating the same sort of thing even though I ran into trouble each time.
These tendencies lasted until I was 26 years old, though one day I learned the knack of giving up my habit and sorted things out.
Come to think of it, human psychology is really troublesome.
For example, you might be thinking, “Whichever way I look at it, smoking is not good for my health. I want to quit. I should quit.” But then again, you end up thinking “I’ll stop someday before I get sick. But I’ll keep smoking until then. Anyway, I’d rather not to stop now.”
The same applies to thoughts such as “Drinking too much alcohol or eating too many sweets or too much meat isn’t good for my health, so I should quit.”
In addition to this, the same is true when you dilly-dally and put off things to do from day to day, like I did with my homework.
Getting rid of bad habits is also the same.
Even though you know for sure that you should do something right away, you can’t help but postpone whatever it is, thinking to yourself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”
Then tomorrow comes and you put it off again, thinking “I’ll definitely do it tomorrow.”
And you end up putting it off until the last minute and start it in a rush.
Rushing often leads to mistakes.
Sometimes, in the end you might not even complete it on time.
In the case of cigarettes, alcohol, and food, it is highly likely that it will be too late, and you may be prone to serious illness.
Such mentality represents what is known in psychology as “procrastination.”
I cordially advise you, from my own bitter experience, to severely reflect on how much you might be impairing your life by putting off what you absolutely think you should be doing from day to day, if you think this may be the case.
At the same time, one of the root causes of procrastination is that even though you think you know that you should do it and you have to do it, you may be lax about considering it deeply.
Another root cause might be that procrastination has grown into habit.
So, the most important thing to do first is thoroughly determine what will really benefit yourself and everyone else.
Next, thoroughly discern how foolish procrastination is for the things you think you should really do.
Then be resolute, put it into action right away, and keep it up, without being chained by any preconceived ideas.
In this way, your life will dramatically change for the better.