You cannot wish and wait on tomorrow. You must plan and work towards it.
One of the many downsides of not having routine in your life is that it is almost impossible to reach any goals, because goal-setting requires planning and consistency. As a result, in moments of frustration, we will tell ourselves that we will finally get on track “tomorrow.” But tomorrow isn’t a day of the week or a date on the calendar. For chronic procrastinators, it is an elusive, mythical day when we’ll finally get our lives together and start being accountable for our own lives.
One of the most common fantasies among procrastinators is that one day, we will magically wake up as prepared and productive people, and (as if stuck by a bolt of lighting) the inspiration to do what need to be done will just come to us. No one likes to hear words like “self-discipline,” “structure,” and “routine,” because it feels boring and too much like work. But how much work are you doing in running from your responsibilities? And what is fun about feeling constantly dissatisfied with your life and disappointed with yourself? Which of these seems easier to endure?