Do you think you’re lazy and people tell you so all the time? Or, do you know someone who is? As common and sometimes, to an extent, normal as laziness is, it gets to a point when one knows that he/she simply has to get up and do something. But, doing that is not easy at all. Usually, remedies that one finds online about fighting laziness are err… not so practical nor easy. In response to that, here are five simple methods that you can try (probably again) to fight that sloppy eyed laziness. Let’s go!
If you’re feeling lazy, like very, very lazy and you don’t want to do anything at all, but then, you hear a loud gunshot and everybody is running, wouldn’t you run? Or, you’re feeling lazy and you don’t want to do the laundry and you suddenly have an outing that your life(or job, or future…just something important) depends on the next day and you have absolutely nothing at all to wear, wouldn’t you find something to do about it? Sense of urgency or emergency always, note; always, conquers laziness.
If you have something to do, put it in your head that it's important. Analyse with your brain how it would affect your life positively and try to convince your brain about why you should do it. Also, list all the negative effects (in your head) that not doing it will cause and that you should avoid. Your brain may try to argue with you, but you have to win the debate. What's your reward? Well, you can gloat to your brain that you are better than it and that you control it. The best win is the one against oneself, because you're your self’s greatest opponent.
Sometimes, being lazy isn't because it's by habit or attitude, it is sometimes due to a reason. There is also laziness which can be habitual, this also has cause. The causes of laziness vary almost infinitely because this article can't tell you all but, you'll be able to know your cause through personal critical thinking. The causes of laziness can range from fatigue to mental related issues to health problems. If you want to reduce feeling lazy, why not try to attack the cause? It is simply the rational thing to do. Even if it can't be cut, it can be reduced. If you're tired, have some rest, engage in advised activities, change your diet, and practice good habits and thoughts.
Another problem we have with laziness is pondering over the job. Someone wise said; if you have something to do, don't think about it; just go ahead and start it. The 'secret' to this is that; once you've started something, your normal instinct should be; I have to finish it. Have bundles of dirty laundry, tens of different occasions and you don't just know where to 'even start', close your eyes and just begin it, like a robot. You'll be surprised how much you'll accomplish.
Distractions...ugh! Those are the big promoters of laziness. Distractions give laziness excuses. If you have a goal, and you want to do it, clear all distractions from your table. Just you, and the work. It'll give you a narrower vision of what you want to accomplish and reduce the things you're fighting. So, keep away those stuff that make you lazy, including your phone, the TV, the junk, the bed, the couch... Get those distractions away from your mental vision and just go do what you're supposed to.
No, that's not all. This point...it isn't easy. Seriously? Like it's simple to just keep them away and go to work. But then… If you really want to reduce fat, you'll try to cut off or reduce junks, even if it's hard. Laziness is the same.
One of the biggest things that cause laziness is having big goals. Big work, big things to accomplish, long to-do lists... These things make one weary. If you have a task, break them into smaller achievable goals. These give you in between breaks and the opportunity to celebrate victories. When one is able to conquer simple milestones, there is more encouragement and funnily, you'll find this strength to do the rest because you're doing them little by little. Tip: Don't give too long gaps in between the work. It'll make it cold.
Now, in doing things, let there be interest. That's probably the biggest advice you'll need against laziness. Create interest in doing things. Add features to the work that make it more appealing like rewards to yourself, imaginative adventures, etc. Play a game with your brain and draw stories around the activity you want to do. After this, you can then satisfactorily say; "I just beat the world's laziest slug!"
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