7 Steps to Stop Being So Lazy

If you are lazy, and not motivated towards your life. You simply need to do some effort and keep yourself motivated and ignore the laziness. As I believe, simple steps are the easy approach to everything. If you were starving, would it take willpower for you to go get food? Probably not you wouldn’t even think about it. You would feel choiceless. If a loved one is about to fall over a high mountain edge, would you save them? You wouldn’t even think about it. It is again like you are almost choiceless in such situations.

Why? Because things that ensure you have a happy life are in-game. And you have a purpose to do those stuff. You want to live life, you want your loved ones to live as well.

So, before you start having goals start first thinking what is the purpose of that goal. If you see the purpose it will be very easy to do it. But if you don’t, you will use laziness as escapism. You can’t be lazy when you have a purpose. Laziness and procrastination can be serious impediments to your success. Being lazy means you lack the motivation to take action. Procrastination is similar and means that you put off certain actions or activities until a later time.

If you are serious about fighting back with laziness, here is the list of most effective techniques that you can experiment with for the next 6 months and see results for yourself:

  • Avoid taking bath with hot water, use room temperature water or cold water.
  • Do yoga and meditation everyday morning.
  • Don’t sleep late. Ensure at least 7 hours of good sleep every day.
  • Don’t eat anything after 7 PM. Dinner must be light and must finish off before 8 PM.
  • Stop eating all junk food completely.
  • Drink warm water. The first thing in the morning as soon as you get up.
  • Don’t drink cold water or cold beverages. Don’t drink water or anything during or right after having your food.
  • Drink green tea and black coffee.
  • Before you go to sleep, wash your feet thoroughly every day.
  • Stay sensible with meals – do not overeat, do not skip meals, do not keep nibbling at frequent intervals.
  • Stop sugar completely (white, brown, sugarless, or any form of sugar). Instead, use Jaggery or honey.

Laziness may be trying to tell you something

Keep in mind the following concerning motivation, focus, discipline:

  • If you want or need something, will you be automatically committed and motivated to achieve it?
  • If you don’t want or need something will you be automatically committed to achieving it or will motivation likely be a problem?

Simply think about this, if you want something, even if you are faced with major challenges, you will be motivated to achieve it, if you don’t you won’t.

Coming at it another way, why would you want to be motivated to, and not lazy, towards achieving goals you don’t want?

Having problems with motivation or laziness may be trying to tell you something about goals and their relationship to what you want and need. Also, what you expect from your relationships.

Here are some things that worked for me, might work for you as well.

  1. If you can’t concentrate, just put a timer.

Often, you will find yourself engaged and wanting to do the task. It’s because the most difficult thing for your mind is getting started, when you have already got started, your brain is no more afraid.

  1. Wake up early.

It will automatically give you a few extra hours to work on yourself. Exercise is the simplest way to overcome laziness. Go for a run, do whatever suits but do it. Exercise will help you break through that barrier of inertia and will help you feel motivated and more willing to put in the effort.

  1. Set an achievable goal.

By setting a reasonable goal, tracking progress, and keeping yourself accountable for it, you motivate yourself to achieve it. Don’t set goals which you can’t achieve.
Remember – Nothing changes overnight, so have patience and keep moving. Keep focusing on your goals and try daily.

  1. Take one step at a time.

It will help you beat laziness. Breaking down bigger tasks into smaller tasks will help you avoid being stressed. This will make your tasks a lot more manageable. Completing a sub-task will serve as a motivation for you and helping you finish your overall task more conveniently.

  1. Don’t set a goal that is too high.

Set a goal that you know is achievable, otherwise, you would be afraid to achieve it and you would not be motivated enough to do it. If you set long durations. You will tend to delay it or will do it slower. Set a target of 1 day to trick your mind to create urgency.

  1. Don’t be too harsh on yourself, give yourself a break too.

If you don’t feel motivated, do things which you love for a long time, for instance, listen to good music, call your friend, go for walk also, if you love playing video games, play till the time when your mind gets bored and feel happy and now you will feel like working. Because you are happy, satisfied, motivated, and more focused.

  1. Fix a sleeping schedule.

Sleeping is something that we often neglect but it is the most important factor in our life. A human mind works better only when we have taken enough sleep of around 7–9 hours. And don’t oversleep.

Remember discipline is much better than motivation. Be practical, there will be days when you won’t feel motivated at all. And your excuse for not doing anything will be that lack of motivation. So, remember however you feel, just pull yourself up and start doing. Often, we get unmotivated because the goal is long-term and we don’t see any physical results in the nearby future. Action is the key to making progress and reaching that next level of success. No one has become successful in life by sitting on the couch dreaming about a better life.

Katherine Green

Katherine Green is a highly acclaimed author with a passion for writing gripping and thought-provoking novels. Katherine has established herself as an expert in crafting compelling stories that captivate readers.