Have you been feeling lazy lately? Maybe you lack the energy to get things done, or you simply have no motivation and keep putting things off. If this sounds like you, the following tips can help.
1. Identify Where Your Laziness Comes From
The first thing you need to do is figure out exactly why you have been feeling lazy lately. Are you struggling with low energy because of your diet? Is your work s stressful and busy, you don’t have much time for anything else? Be honest as well, so if you don’t have a good reason and just don’t have the motivation, keep that in mind.
2. Do Just One Thing You Have Been Putting Off
It is really hard to go from not doing much to suddenly feeling extremely productive. An easy method is to ease into it slowly. You can do this by first picking one task on your list and getting it done. Pick something easy that won’t take a lot of time or energy, but that you have been putting off for a while. It can be as simple as making a phone call or running an errand. With each small thing you get done, you start feeling more inspired t do even more.
3. Break a Bad Habit or Cycle You Have
Your laziness might be from a toxic habit in your life, or even a cycle of bad habits. Maybe you have noticed that you tend to stay up late too many nights of the week, causing you to get bad sleep, then not being as motivated the next day. Think about what is keeping you up at night, like using your phone or watching Netflix, and find a way to cut back on that bad habit.
4. Instill Confidence in Yourself
Talk positively and uplifting to yourself, to convince yourself you can get it done. The best place to get confidence is from yourself. Repeatedly use affirmations that tell you that you are energetic, strong, and motivated. That you always get things done and are committed. The more you do this, the more you will believe it and actually start following through.
5. Focus on What You Can Control
Your laziness might not come from not wanting to do anything, but feeling frustrated that you can’t always control how things happen in your life. Now is a great time to just focus on what you CAN control, and let the rest go.
6. Create a Plan and Schedule
As you start adding more tasks to get done and begin putting the lazy feeling aside, create a schedule that is doable. Add one small thing to be done each day that helps get you moving and getting through those tasks, without feeling overwhelmed.