The key to successfully overcoming laziness is to first identify why it is you’re lazy. If you’re chronically ill or depressed, it may be the result of a medical condition, be it physical or mental, more so than an old fashion case of common laziness.
In this article, I’ll address the common form of laziness and procrastination with some easy to implement tips and suggestions. Overcoming laziness is predominantly about changing old habits, and it can be as easy as you want it to be.
OVERCOMING LAZINESS IS AS SIMPLE AS YOU WANT IT TO BE
UNCOVER THE CAUSES OF YOUR LAZINESS
Firstly, you need to ask yourself, ‘why am I lazy’? You know the answer to this question; it’s just a matter of being honest with yourself. In most cases, laziness stems from a lack of motivation, and you simply feel like you couldn’t be bothered.
Maybe you couldn’t be bothered getting a job? Maybe you couldn’t be bothered exercising? Or maybe, you couldn’t be bothered making an effort to find a new partner or any number of other reasons why you just basically couldn’t be bothered. But wait, let’s ask why is it that you feel like you couldn’t be bothered anyway?
Perhaps you’ve lost confidence in yourself. Perhaps you never had any confidence to begin with. Well, this can be overcome, especially once you accept that this is a problem.
Taking any action whatsoever is the very first step towards overcoming laziness, and by taking action, this serves as an early confidence boost. Maybe the first step is just a matter of turning off the TV for half an hour a day and going for a walk around the block. It may only be a baby step, but it’s taking action, and this is where progress begins.
BELIEVE IT CAN HAPPEN
As the old saying goes, Rome was not built in a day. The same thing is true as far as overcoming laziness is concerned, it takes time. For those who have been chronically lazy for some time, you will need to stick with it, but the results may very well be life-changing. People can change and the more you believe in this idea, the faster you’ll see tangible results.
Over the years I’ve worked as a personal trainer, I have seen tremendous results as people have transformed their overweight frames into athletic physiques by no means other than taking regular action. That’s all that’s needed to transform a body or to overcome laziness—just take action.
Take action by changing your diet, take action by exercising, take action applying for that job, take action by going to places where you might meet someone. It isn’t rocket science. It’s just one easy step after another taking action daily, weekly, monthly and so on.
FIND YOUR OWN MOTIVATION
No one can make you take action; you have to find the motivation within. No matter how hard things may seem to you or how unhappy your life has become, there’s a good chance that someone else in the world has had an even tougher life than you, and they’ve overcome the odds and improved the quality of their life by taking action and overcoming laziness in the process.
When a baby starts to walk, he or she falls down time and time again in the beginning, but eventually, that baby begins to walk. Overcoming laziness is the same concept. When you get off your backside and take action you form a new habit, that new habit will lead you away from laziness and towards success in whatever you put your mind to.