10 Ways to Beat Laziness



The desire to be idle and do nothing.

On occasion, it’s ok even enjoyable to have a lazy day, especially after a hard day at work or a crazy few weeks. But when laziness starts to take over your life, your best bet is to address it.

A FIT and HEALTHY life requires a considerable amount of effort. It doesn’t just happen by accident. It’s like expecting to be able to play Stairway to Heaven on guitar after the first lesson, probably not going to happen.

A great life is the result of a vision that you put into action, and to be honest, theres no room for laziness in that plan.

Following these tips can help to minimize the laziness in your life:

1. Exercise and GET MORE SLEEP. Maybe you lack the energy to get much done. You might require more rest. Exercise can be energizing, as well. Establish a routine that allows for both.

2. Set some goals that excite you. Sometimes boredom is just a symptom of having goals that don’t motivate you. Think about what you want your life to be like or how you want to look and focus on how happy you’ll feel when you’re successful.

3. Consider the consequences. Think about the effects if you continue being lazy on a regular basis. Do you want to live with those negative consequences?

4. Ponder all the benefits you’ll discover when you stop being lazy. Imagine all the things you could get done and how that would positively affect your life. Many of your worries would probably be eliminated.

5. Focus on one thing at a time. Multi-tasking isn’t effective and it can be stressful. Try doing one thing, finishing it, and then moving on to the next task.

6. Break down bigger tasks into smaller ones. Writing an entire book seems intimidating. But you could handle writing one chapter. Smaller tasks are less intimidating and more likely to get done when you take a step-by-step approach.

7. Repeat positive affirmations. Affirmations keep your mind focused on positive thoughts and help you avoid negativity. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Sometimes simply repeating, “One Day at a Time“ can get you moving.

8. Get started. Procrastination is a form of laziness. Learn to jump up and get started before you have the chance to talk yourself out of it.

9. Hang out with successful people. Most successful people have figured out how to avoid becoming lazy. Seeing how others handle their lives can be educational and inspiring. You’ll also be amazed at how much they get done.

10. Use visualization. You can utilize your imagination to affect your behavior and future. Imagine performing all the tasks that you need to get done. Envision yourself completing them quickly, easily, and joyfully.

People that are chronically lazy tend to get themselves into challenging situations. Attack this issue from every possible angle. Overcoming laziness requires a disciplined approach. Try these tips and you’ll start to see progress. Have a plan for your life that inspires you to take consistent action.

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About the Author John Praino

Coach John's enthusiastic approach and positive energy will get anyone excited about fitness. However it's his ability to motivate and inspire people to do more not just in the dojo but in life that gets results.

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