Does that sound familiar to you?
Well, at least it does for me. Especially when I am trying to get out of bed. And usually to my horror, that 5 minutes would turn into an hour or so.
Before you think that this is about procrastination, let me just tell you that this is not. It is not even about time. “5 more minutes” is a phrase that I believe signifies our lack of willpower and basically shows us that we are weak.
Perhaps we have told ourselves that we should not do it again tons of time but I know very well how difficult it is to carry that out when our bodies just would not get up. Even after repeatedly having our heads being served on the platter, the lesson never went in.
So what can we do about it?
Personally, we need to eliminate that phrase out of our system. Persistently practise to block that phrase out of your head. Whenever it comes into your mind, get up. Just get up. You know you have to be up anyways. So why risk it?