We all do it. We procrastinate, we subscribe to the cultural norm and wait until some period of time
that makes no sense.
You ever lay in bed and when you wake the clock reads 7:02 and even though you are wide awake
and ready to take on the day your brain tells you to wait until 7:05 before you get up? It always
rounds up, for no reason at all.
Have you ever had that “fat” day and said “That’s it, I’m going on a health binge, I’m going to
exercise and eat healthily, but it’s Thursday?” “Ah sure I’ll wait til Monday!” Your brain demands this
because of course, you cannot start a diet on any other day of the week?
I love lists! But why do I put off my least favourite task until the end, thus prolonging the pain?
We love to put off anything that puts us out, that is painful and takes us out of our comfort zone.
Nobody likes job hunting. You are insane if you do. It’s painful, tedious and nerve-racking. So just like
the Monday morning scenario above, we will do it in January. New year, new job! Right? No, no, no,
Box clever. In general, we are sheep, we eat at the same time, sleep at the same time, we job hunt
at the same time.
January is the beginning of the influx of candidates all wanting a career change and so the
competition is fierce. It makes no sense to start looking then if you are ready now.
If you are looking for a new position, you are obviously already in pain. Don’t prolong the agony, pull
the plaster off quickly and start looking now. Be good to yourself.