Updated: July 14, 2020
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 once in a while. But if the feeling of laziness is constant, then 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 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 always try my best to be proactive. And in the process, I find myself able to stop being lazy and overcome procrastination.
Knowing that, believe that you can do it too.
Tips on how to avoid feeling lazy
- Exercise and eat healthy food. Get enough rest and sleep. Remember that 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 struggling with some 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 more than a month already.
I guess that’s it!
But before we end, I’d like to share some of the articles about productivity that I’ve written here in the past. 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
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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