We all have our lazy days where all we want to do is sit in bed and watch TV all day or just game all day. Well, there’s nothing wrong in being lazy. It’s just you taking some time for yourself and resting your body. But then, if this laziness is in the way of you getting your chores done or keeping you from achieving something or doing anything at all, it’s time for you to do something about it. Here are a few tips to overcome laziness and get yourself to do things again.
The first thing you need to stop doing is calling yourself lazy. If you develop thought in your head, that’s what you’re going to be. Most times, you tend to get lazy if you lack motivation to do anything. So, look at the bigger picture. You can start by making a list. Think of the task at hand. List out the ups and downs of doing it. Have short term goals. For example, consider what you’ll be achieving in a couple of months if you stick to the task at hand and complete it. Don’t beat yourself up. Having a checklist of tasks to do and scratching them off one by one can also be satisfying.
Let go of all the habits that are holding you down
Analyze what’s making you lazy. There are certainly some habits that are holding you down. For instance, you might start with watching one episode of a TV show and keep going on and on the whole day. Or you might start playing a game and keep going on to the next level. It is natural to get addicted to these things. Start by disrupting these habits. Unplug your TV, uninstall your game. Get rid of the things that are holding you down.
Divide your work
Sometimes, you tend to procrastinate when the work ahead seems too big. You develop the notion that it is too hard and time-consuming. So, split your work into smaller parts. Take one step at a time. It is natural to feel a little overwhelmed when the task is big. So, by dividing it into smaller parts, all you have to do is get the small tasks done and get closer to the finish line. You could reward yourself with something you like to do after finishing each part. This way, you’ll have something to look forward to.
Organize your surroundings
If your house is a mess or if you have a cozy environment, change it now. You’ll probably never make progress with that. Start by doing some cleaning. Put all of your things in place. Having garbage around the house only makes you feel like there are a lot of things to be done and leads to you procrastinating even more. Get rid of things which are lying around unused. This will not only make you active but will also make you feel productive.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help
If no amount of self motivation is helping you or you don’t find any reason to do the task at hand, get help from someone. It could be a friend or a colleague or someone at home. It would be best if you could talk to someone who’s on the same page as you. Ask them how they’re getting things done and follow their ways. Talk about the difficulties in the task and how they’re handling them. You could also talk to a family member who you feel connected to.