How to Fight and Overcome Laziness

Beating laziness is crucial to gain success. Here’s how to make sure things get done and not let laziness get in your way.

Mental Health By Himanshu Sharma / Aug 25, 2014
Overcoming Laziness

Overcoming Laziness

Laziness afflicts everyone from time to time. Everyone wonders to themselves from time to time “how can I stop being so lazy?”. Beating laziness is crucial to gain success. Here’s how to make sure things get done and not let laziness get in your way. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Break Procrastination Habits

Break Procrastination Habits

Sitting on the couch and watching television makes one to put things off for later. Break your addiction to procrastination by avoiding your go-to distractions. Procrastination that has become habitual is one of the main reasons for laziness. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Think about the Benefits and Consequences

Think about the Benefits and Consequences

Focus your mind and attention on the benefits of taking action and the rewards of overcoming laziness. Besides, think about all that can happen if you succumb to laziness and do not act. Count them to motivate yourself. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Get Organized

Get Organized

When you have plenty of things at hand, it can be a downer. However, being organized can make things look easy. Whatever it is that could do for some organization, organize it. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Start

Start

Starting is the difficult part. Motivate yourself to start and stay focused. You can do it when you make daily goals, have a timeline and cut distractions out. Tell yourself that you are ready to START! (Image source:Gettyimages)

Break Tasks into Parts

Break Tasks into Parts

Take your time to do tasks, especially if they are big. Smaller things are more accessible and seem more doable. Breaking a task into parts gives a sense of control and you’re relaxed to see it through. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Exercise

Exercise

Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. When you have an exercise schedule, you feel more energized. The blood circulation is better and metabolism functions at its best. Try to create an exercise routine, you just have to take out 15 minutes. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Sleep Schedule

Sleep Schedule

A regular sleep schedule is very important. It ascertains that you get sufficient sleep at nighttime. Make a habit to go to bed at the same time each day, including on weekends. Wake up at the same time each day, at least eight hours later. With time, you will able to do it without an alarm clock. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Light lunch

Light lunch

A heavy meal (the one that is high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates) can leave you feeling lethargic. Moreover, stay away from high-glycemic foods as these can cause spike in your blood sugar and give you a temporary energy boost. The energy fades in a few minutes and fatigue sets in. (Image source:Gettyimages)

Look up to Successful People for Inspiration

Look up to Successful People for Inspiration

Successful people never let laziness win. You should try to associate with them in some manner. Learn how they keep up with daily challenges and don’t let laziness set in.  (Image source:Gettyimages)

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