You feel always tired. Daily tasks seem enormous and incredibly difficult to achieve. Whenever something important comes up, you say you’ll do it later only to realize that almost a month has passed and you didn’t do anything yet.
Does this sound familiar ? I think most of us can relate to this, and we were all guilty at some point.
So how do you get stuff done ? How can you stop being lazy and start accomplishing things ? Keep reading to find out.
1. Get enough sleep
If you’re lazy then you most likely lay down way too much, but that doesn’t mean that you’re sleeping enough. You should sleep the number of hours that you need, in other words, you should wake up without an alarm clock.
Sleep is important for everything in your body and mind. It gives you energy and it makes you ready for the day so you don’t get tired during daily activities. You can get enough sleep by sleeping earlier than you usual, or taking a nap if you have time.
To do : sleep early / take a nap during the day
2. Eat healthy
Why you ask ? because what you eat affects your level of energy. If you’re always eating junk food and you’re not doing any physical exercice then your energy level will significantly drop and that’s why you’ll start feeling heavy and tired which makes you unwilling to do anything because you don’t have any power to do it.
Eating healthy and natural foods will help you to increase your energy level to make you feel more energized and active during the day. This increase in your energy will make you feel alive and ready to go.
To do : replace junk food with fruits and vegetables in every meal
3. Make a daily to do list
Being lazy also comes from not knowing exactly what to do. A to-do list will help you with that. It will keep track of your daily tasks, and you’ll be able to see what you should do and what’s left for you to check off the list.
There is a ton of apps out there you can try. I think Wunderlist is a good place to start. Here’s one thing you should remember about making a to-do list : keep it under 5 items. Why ? So you don’t feel overwhelmed.
Keep it simple, precise and under five items and you should be fine.
To do : use a daily to do list to accomplish your top 5 tasks everyday (you can use an app)
4. Get a partner
It can be discouraging to start alone so grab a friend and do whatever you have to do whenever it’s possible. Doing your activities with a friend makes it easier and more fun to do. For example, if you really hate going to the supermarket every week, why not call your friend and go together ? It’s the perfect time to meet with your buddies and have a great time while doing what needs to be done. What seemed to be a difficult or painful task can easily become a great day out once you do it with a friend.
To do : when possible do your daily tasks with a friend
5. Don’t run from adversity
The fact that you have something you consider to be difficult to achieve doesn’t mean you should run from it. Face it and do whatever you have to do every day. Remember that the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. The more difficult the action is, the more intense the rush is.
So you have to push yourself a bit because nothing will work if you don’t use your willpower. It’s there for a reason.
To do : finish your tasks even if they seem difficult
6. Don’t wait for the perfect time
This is the biggest mistake you can possibly make. If you’re always delaying stuff because you’re waiting for the ‘right time’ then you’ll never do anything, and I’m sure you already know that.
Often times, later becomes never. I’m sure you remember a certain time when you said you would do it later then months, or even years pass you by without you even starting what you said you would do. Don’t fall into this trap again.
To do : force yourself to do things in time
7. Set a goal for yourself
By far the most effective way you can use to take action in your life is having a long term goal for yourself. This will keep you motivated and ready to put in the effort because there’s a definite outcome you want to reach, plus you’ll enjoy the process of getting there because every time you reach a milestone you get an addictive rush that will push you to the next milestone and so on.
What does a goal look like ? Maybe you want to become more confident, smarter, wealthier, have a more meaningful life. When you want to improve yourself, and you have a goal that you’re excited to reach, you’ll become willing to make the effort. Don’t set a goal just to have a goal in place, choose something that excites you.
To do : set a long-term goal for you to reach
Okay, you read the article. Now, it’s time to implement what you just learned. Start applying these steps starting from today and be consistent and your laziness will slowly fade away.
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