Updated: July 31, 2023
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We all have our lazy days. Times when we are not in the mood to get out of bed, leave the house and go to work.
I believe it’s perfectly normal to feel this way occasionally. But if the feeling of laziness is constant, something may be 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 (and even weeks) of feeling and being lazy.
And I can tell you that when you let laziness go on long enough, you will feel 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 always try my best to be proactive. And in the process, I can stop being lazy and overcome procrastination.
Knowing that, believe that you can do it too.
Tips on how to avoid feeling lazy
- First, exercise and eat healthy food. Get enough rest and sleep. Remember that it all starts with your physical energy.
- And second, 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
- 1. List down the things you need to do. Clear your head of all the nagging clutter.
- 2. Plan your schedule and decide when you’ll do each task. Be reasonable and realistic with your plan.
- 3. Just do it. No more resting and waiting. Get up and start. Try to start with something easy. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to do 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 struggling with emotional stuff. Maybe you should find someone, perhaps a friend, to talk to and sort through your feelings.
Getting professional help is also recommended, especially if your lack of vitality has been going on for over a month.
I guess that’s it! Thank you for your time, and I hope this was helpful.
But before we end, I’d like to share some of the articles about productivity that I’ve written here. I think they’re worth looking into if you want to overcome laziness:
- The Secret To Continuous Self-Motivation
- Act Now, Procrastinate Tomorrow
- 12 Tips To Improve and Maintain Your Work Focus
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