Q&A Wednesday

Q&A: How can I stop being lazy?

How can I stop being lazy?! I’ve asked myself this question in the past and while this is a tough habit to overcome, it’s definitely possible.

Many of you told me that you were struggling with either laziness or lack of motivation. And as a recovering sloth myself, I feel pretty qualified to give you a little tough love and help you overcome both ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll go over 4 ways you can kick being lazy forever and become the absolute best version of yourself. It’s entirely in your hands, but you have to make the decision to change.

Ready? Let’s go!

Over to you! Do share: have you ever had to work to overcome laziness or lack of motivation? What helped you on your journey?ย 

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    November 9, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Sitting watching this, late morning, still in my PJs……..

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    November 9, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Oh boy, I suffer from acting lazy sometimes. Mine looks more like paralysis – there are big things or essential tasks to be done, but I don’t realistically have the time to get them done or the desire to do the non exciting, but essential things (e.g. making a healthy dinner for my family in a timely fashion) Add in social media time wasting (my #1 nemesis) and I end up with regrets.
    I like that you focused on decision. Even when I’m strapped for time, I can make the decision to spend 10 minutes on a task, rather than fritter it away in online land.
    Also, I think it’s important to rest; but for me, that also needs to be a conscious decision. A decision of when and what – to choose to do something beneficial (e.g. yoga or prayer or writing or going outside) rather than just doing something that is a distraction of the mind (mindless tv or social media). Because one is restorative, and the other is just numbing.

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    November 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to Bullet Journaling! Your blogpost in summer inspired me to start my own Bullet Journal, and ever since I feel I am more focused to do the things I want to on a daily basis. For me this is really a great way to overcome laziness ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 10, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I really needed to see this today because lately I have been acting very lazy purely due to having so much to do it’s almost like I’m on a shutdown! I’m known for my to do lists so I have now done one for today, breaking the big things into smaller projects. Feeling positive now!! Thank you!

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    November 10, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I don’t like the word lazy. It implies that there’s something wrong with me. I see it more as a paralysis. I think for me ‘being lazy’ is often about an emotional resistance rather than lacking motivation. And I agree that yes, as a first aid it can be helpful to set up some routines to start getting things done. Which I do regularly. However in the long run I noticed that I keep going back to the periods of torpor and listless energy. I think it is important to ask ourselves why it is we are acting that way. Why do I not want to get up in the morning and get on the mat (which is part of my morning routine), why is it I stay on social media at night, in stead of going to sleep at 11, as would be a healthy thing to do? For me, after placing this question in my mind many a times a simple answer was revealed โ€” I am afraid of my life, I find it intimidating. So I stall and put it off. And I don’t think a routine, or a change of behaviour can remedy that fear. Some deeper work needs to be done. I find it helpful to revisit my goals monthly, to remind myself why I am doing this (which is running my own creative business) and what it is I want my life to be filled with. But most of all I find being mindful of myself and at least try to give myself some love while going through a rough patch is a good way to recover. Because the so-called laziness is a symptom of a suffering mind. There is no better remedy for suffering than love. I say give yourself some love, stop calling yourself lazy and start giving yourself an opportunity to work out what really ails you and give yourself some deep healing care.

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