How To Stop Being Lazy
This article is posted under Life Lessons, Productivity.
We all have our lazy days.
Times when we are not in the mood to get off the bed, go out of the house and to work.
I believe it’s perfectly normal to feel this way once in a while.
But if the feeling of laziness is constant, then there’s something already wrong.
So what can we do if we regularly feel lazy? How do we stop this “non-productivity”?
From my years of being a freelancer, I’ve had my share of days (even weeks) of being lazy. And I can tell you that when you let laziness go on long enough, you will start feeling guilty and sorry for yourself. Self-confidence goes low and negativity sets in.
Don’t you hate that feeling? I do.
And that’s why I try my best to always become proactive. And in the process, I find myself being able to stop being lazy and overcome procrastination.
You can do it too.
Tips on how to avoid feeling lazy
- Exercise and eat healthy foods. Get enough rest and sleep. It all starts with your physical energy.
- Always remind yourself why you need to work. Inspire and motivate yourself with your dreams and goals in life.
What to do when you’re feeling lazy to do anything
- List down the things you need to do. Clear your head of all the nagging clutter.
- Plan your schedule and decide when you’ll do each task. Be reasonable and realistic with your plan.
- Then just do it. No more resting and waiting. Get up and just start. Try to start with something easy. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to do the more.
And if all else fails…
… then maybe your feeling of laziness is more deeply-rooted.
I am not a psychologist, but I’ve found myself too lazy to do anything whenever I’m depressed. Maybe you should find someone, perhaps a friend, to talk to and sort through your feelings. Getting some professional help is also an option if you’re open to it.
However, in my belief, there’s really no better way to snap out of that feeling of laziness (and sometimes, depression) than to just start doing whatever you need to do. Moreover, give youself a boost of positivity by praying and doing some inspirational reading.
I’ve written a lot of articles about productivity here in the past. I think they’re also worth looking into if you want to overcome laziness. Here’s a few of them I’d like to share:
- The Secret To Continuous Self-Motivation
- Act Now, Procrastinate Tomorrow
- 12 Tips To Improve and Maintain Your Work Focus
I hope you enjoyed my productivity article for today. There will be more coming soon and I hope you’ll not be too lazy to subscribe to Ready To Be Rich. Thanks!
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