“Laziness is sickness to success.” – Jonathan Celestin
Laziness is common and a natural part of life, it easily swallows us. I do not know about you. The question is, can you overcome laziness? Yes, you can overcome your laziness.
Personally, I have times where laziness causes me to feel stuck. No matter what I do, I cannot easily kick it off. I end up feeling tired, I fall asleep constantly during the day, I sit around a lot and feel unable to be active, I sometimes avoid doing anything productive, and put on hold things that I want to accomplish.
Two Complicated Kinds of Laziness
Laziness is a kind of toxic feeling everyone experiences. I believe that there are two complicated kinds of laziness.
First, laziness is kind of a place where you work hard for weeks and then you end up being so lazy quickly and do nothing. Secondly, laziness is kind of a place where you feel frustrated to locate your motivation. Every time you are thinking of doing something you want to try, you feel like a failure and you are unable to meet your goal or dream. That is what I am talking about: the complicated kind of laziness.
I’m sure I’m not alone in that kind of struggle. And I am not the only person who is miserable, my husband and my two boys are in the same boat. I thought about 6 ways to overcome laziness that I want to share with you so you can fight your laziness off.
6 Ways To Overcome Laziness
- Focus on some important areas in your life. I have to stay focused on my Etsy shop and write a post in my blog. After I finish my errands, I spend some time with my husband and/or my boys.
- Exercise. Yes, I need that! Mostly, I walk around the house because that makes me feel better than sitting down on my professional black chair for long periods of time. And should I go to the gym? No. I do not need to go to the gym in order to save towards our budget. I cut off my gym membership within the last two months, it is not worth it. I have some home exercise equipment here.
- Motivation. I must stay motivated. I get up at 7am every morning. Sometimes, my tiredness and sleepiness cause me to lose my motivation and leads me to be lazy in some way. I hate it when that happens! I have a great idea! Write down motivational quotes on post-it notes where I can see. Reading motivational quotes can help you gaining more motivation and stay energized. Otherwise, you can write down a note that you can put on your computer monitor, the mirror, or anywhere you want.
- Organize and Schedule. I have my planner, I create my own planner stickers, write down some important notes. At home, I organize some planner stickers for my Etsy shop and make sure that everything is scheduled to ship before I drop the packages off to the post office.
- Finish what you start. I have a lot of errands at home. I sometimes wash the dishes but I don’t feel like that as I allow my tiredness to control my body. I have to keep active and finish my tasks such as doing the laundry, dishes, and others but I sometimes ask my husband and boys to help me too. ( I hate folding the socks since they are mismatched. :-/ )
- Look for activity clubs. You can find your interests that can match the activity clubs you want to attend. You can go ask your friends or family out where they keep you busy. Or you can ask some friends to join you for the book club or bible study together to keep you motivated.
Which one of the items on this list can help you overcome your laziness? If it’s not on the list, can you tell us how you overcome your laziness?