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How to Overcome Laziness

October 21, 2011

Laziness is a common condition that affects several individuals; unfortunately it happens to everyone at some point in their lives. Laziness or idleness can occur on a daily basis or once in a while, but it happens to everyone. It is defined as a lack of ambition or no desire to finish a task, and as a result laziness can truly get in the way of the success of some individuals. If people have no desire to accomplish something or laziness gets in the way of their goals, it would be highly difficult to be someone or make your dreams and ambitions come true. Defeating the laziness bug is actually quite easy to do; many people would be surprised to find out how simple it actually is to defeat it. Keep reading this article to find out the ways that you can combat your inner laziness monster.

Tip number one: Plan, plan and plan. The first step to overcoming laziness is to plan ahead. Get an idea about that the task that you will accomplish. Losing weight, try to make a monthly plan and devise an eating pattern. Need to write 5,000 words for a school report, try to make an outline. Planning ahead will make the task easier to accomplish, thus allowing the person to feel less lazy and want to finish the task at a much faster rate. When you plan ahead, it is the first step to slaying the lazy dragon in your mind.

Tip number two: Determine what is holding you back. A common cause of laziness is usually an inner lack of desire. Ask yourself some questions such as: Am I insecure about myself? Have I set future goals for myself? Do I think that I have the potential to accomplish this task? Usually the cause of laziness is either an insecurity problem or a lack of motivation, so in order to overcome laziness; you should try to find the root of the problem.

Tip number three: Set small, doable goals. For example, let’s say that you have to do the lawn upkeep, but you feel lazy and don’t really want to do it. A good way to combat the lazy dragon is to break up a large task into smaller doable goals. Like let’s say, if you have to mow the lawn, trim the trees, plant the flowers and change the mulch. Right away, you will automatically dread the task and try to postpone it. But, if you break it up into three parts, it will automatically be easier. A better example of this is when you feel lazy about losing 30 lbs; it feels overwhelming and impossible to accomplish, but if you try and loose one pound per week, the task seems easier and as a result, you will not feel lazy about doing it.

Tip number four: Ask for help when you need it. Sometimes the root of laziness is when you feel overwhelmed over a task and you give up. Every so often, getting a little bit of help can help you accomplish your goals; either emotional or physical support can help you fight laziness. You can ask a friend to give you that extra push, just like how a mother pushes her children to study and get good grades. Or you can ask a friend to help you accomplish a job that requires physical labor.

Tip number five: Give yourself regular pep talks. Nothing motivates people more than pep talks, so if you want to stop being a lazy bump; motivate, motivate and motivate. When you give yourself a pep talk-preferably with inspirational music- people feel confident and like they can accomplish anything; usually banishing lazy thoughts and actions in the process.

Tip number six: Motivated yourself and set life goals: Perhaps you maybe a person who hasn’t set any goals and that is the root of your laziness. Motivation is one of the most important things that you need in order to get rid of languor, because without it how are you going to accomplish anything? For example, people who strive to be a doctor usually have already the inner motivation, and always try to overcome their laziness to study and work hard in order to achieve their dreams of being a doctor. So, I believe that the first step to conquer indolence is to set life goals and motivate yourself. You may ask yourself, how do I find the motivation? First think of a goal, this can be anything from losing weight to getting a doctorate degree. Next, try to make a vision board where you post pictures and your lives dreams. Or you caneven make a list of things that you must accomplish and place it in a place that you always see, perhaps in front of the toilet or next to the tooth brush, just make sure that it in a place that you always see.

Overcoming laziness takes determination and plenty of inner drive, but it is possible to accomplish. Follow these tips and soon you will no longer have to suffer from laziness and be a motivated person


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