HOW TO STOP BEING LAZY

“STOP BEING LAZY”

How many times have you heard?

Feeling lazy is much worse than what you think.

Getting out of your bed just to switch of lights becomes a big task for us. Waking up early in the morning becomes next to impossible.

But what does being lazy costs you?

1. Your health
Most of us become so lazy that we ignore our health.
You plan to lose weight and start going to the gym. You start well, fully motivated. After few days, you feel lazy and start creating reasons for not going to the gym.
  ” the gym is so far and am so tired”
  “i have eaten so much, i will get sick if i go to the gym”
  “i have to go to that party, i will go to the gym tomorrow”.
And at the end of the day, you tell yourself, going to the gym is not worth! i don’t see any results.
2. Your money
Being lazy can cost you money in many ways, but let me keep it short with just one example.
Your house is not so far from your work, but you prefer taking a taxi instead of walking.
you are spending around $5 just for transport everyday, around $125 per month.
$125 every month for being lazy.
3. Your future
“Only if i had done this, i would have been somewhere else”. That one opportunity you realize that you have lost because you were too lazy. For instance, there was business networking meeting on thursday in the morning, but you felt lazy to wake up and ignored it, just to realize that the one company you wanted to work with was there and they have already hired someone else present in that meeting.

 ” YOU DON’T GET WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU GET WHAT YOU WORK FOR

When you feel lazy, you just don’t want to do anything. You just want to sit down and relax, but this laziness can cost you much more than what you think.

So here are the few ways you can stop being lazy

START BY DOING A LITTLE

Take a small step towards your goal, don’t rush towards it. If you are planning to start gym, don’t set a goal that you cannot achieve or don’t set a goal that you know will be hard for you to achieve everyday. Start by doing a little. For example, instead of 1 hour training, set 30 minutes training everyday. Even if you want to train more, just keep it the same for few weeks. and when you are really sure you can do more. Take another step and increase the time.

REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE USED THE “IF” WORD

“Only if i had done this, i would have been somewhere else”.
“Only if i had studied, i would have passed my exams”.

Don’t we always use such words?

Whenever you feel lazy, just remind yourself what you are going to lose.
That 1 hour you wasted on your phone, could have been used in learning a new language or learning a new skill.

SPEND YOUR TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO MOTIVATE YOU

If you start making friends who are lazy just like you or even lazier than you. Trust me! it will be really hard for you to stop being lazy.

Keep friends who are motivated and who motivate you as well.

You plan to wake up early in the morning so that you can start running and increase your stamina and decrease your weight. What do you think? Which friend will help you in achieving that goal?
A Lazy person just like you or someone who keeps motivating you?

“Doing something alone is very hard but doing the same thing with a partner makes it easier”.

ESCAPE THE SOCIAL MEDIA

When we are feeling lazy, most people start using social media platforms to pass their time. We spend few hours on Face book and Instagram without even realizing it.
If you really want to change yourself, say goodbye to social media platforms or at least set a time to use them.
And remember when you are working keep your phone on silent, just one notification can be enough to ruin your plans for the day.

SET GOALS FOR THE NEXT DAY

Create around 5 goals you want to achieve the other day. And once you wake up, start focusing on those goals.
The goals can be anything you feel will be better than doing nothing.

You can create goals such as:

  1. Sending your CV to few companies
  2. Doing 50 push ups
  3. Watering plants
  4. Trying a new recipe
  5. Reading a book

Once you are done with each task, put a tick and create goals for tomorrow.

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”

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5 Responses

  1. Noel Lizotte says:

    Start by doing a little.
    There’s so much truth in that statement. Biting off a huge hunk of any task is overwhelming and defeating. Start in small pieces… take baby steps … pretty soon you’ll look back and see those small efforts have created a large amount of progress.

  2. Taranjit says:

    Beautifully written! I like to surround myself with people who work hard and get things done. It motivates me to keep working hard.

  3. I have made such an effort to not be lazy this year. I went through a period last year that was terrible and I want to make great things happen this year! Good motivation to keep going!

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