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6 Effective Ways to Overcome Laziness

Being lazy on a weekend and doing nothing is okay. Staying in bed, procrastinating and letting life pass by, however, is not. If you’re pretty sure your laziness is affecting your potential and keeping you from hitting your goals and being successful, but you just can’t seem to get over it, here’s some help your way. Keep reading to discover 6 super effective ways to overcome laziness.

6 Effective Ways to Overcome Laziness and Get Off that Couch

#1 Baby Steps

Often, the hardest thing to do is just to get started, and that’s exactly what you need to push yourself to do. Everyday, strive to take just a few little steps to getting off the couch and doing what needs to be done- you’ll find that it literally works magic and helps make you feel more active and productive and reduces that inner resistance dramatically.

#2 Get Out

Stepping out of your home and getting a bit of fresh air is another effective trick to tackle that laziness. Exercising is not only super important for your physical health, but also for your energy levels and mood. Start out with brisk walking on a daily basis, particularly in the morning and you’ll notice how quickly it makes you feel less lazy.

#3 Seek Motivation

One of the simplest ways to get over your laziness is to find motivation in various sources- it can be through reading inspirational books or watching a TEDx talk or even just spending some time with people who your idolize or look up to. Also take the time to mentally list the pros and cons of your laziness, and let your mind work out which side is worth it. I’ve found this to be one of the most effective ways to overcome laziness.

#4 Visualize

Your imagination has a big impact on your life, and that’s exactly why staying positive and visualizing yourself hitting your goals can be an amazing, less difficult way to overcome laziness. Imagine yourself performing the tasks you want to do with full energy- try to do it before you actually start your day, and you’ll notice how it makes you much more likely to do it.

#5 Choose your Circle

Surrounding yourself with the right people can again, have a profound impact on your motivation levels. When you spend more time around people who are motivated and driven towards pursuing their goals, it inspires you and pushes you more to do it as well. A good circle will help you overcome laziness and get off that couch.

#6 Declutter

You’ll be surprised at how effective decluttering can be when it comes to upping your energy levels and boosting your productivity. Start by cleaning your room or your work desk and notice how that instantly lifts up your mood and makes you feel more accomplished and upbeat. Make it a point to declutter things off your to-do list as well while you’re at it.

12 Comments

  1. Crystal J Grasso Crystal J Grasso October 4, 2019

    Great post! Decluttering can definitely help overcome laziness and make you feel great in a newly cleaned space. I find when I am becoming overwhelmed I take a look at the environment around me. If it’s hectic looking, it usually leads to hectic feelings. It always helps ease the overwhelming feeling 🙂

  2. Karen Sammer Karen Sammer October 4, 2019

    I have a few things I have to do before I go to bed at night. They are: write my blog post, exercise at least 30 minutes each day, preferably at the gym, and journal about my day. I want to add some more non-negotiables to my list. You post just reminded me that I want to do just that…especially the de-cluttering part. That is huge. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Jace Downey Jace Downey October 4, 2019

    Great post! These are all fantastic, proven ways to get out of a slump and in motion. I needed this reminder. Thank you!

  4. Alana Alana October 3, 2019

    I applaud you for bringing up clutter.I wouldn’t call myself lazy but…Right now, decluttering is a big challenge, both at home and at work. I am taking baby steps, just as you recommend. I suspect clutter causes a lot of long term laziness. Clutter has become a serious problem in the United States, in fact.

  5. Shreelekha Joshi Shreelekha Joshi October 3, 2019

    I am not lazy but sometimes I do laze out. Informative blog. I know some lazybones. Shall share.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | October 3, 2019

      It’s good for all of us to have a day off. This is more for people who are always lazy! 😉

  6. InkSurf InkSurf October 3, 2019

    So true. I myself have noticed that having a group of encouraging friends around really change things. During trips, that one room mate who wakes up early in the morning, go for beach walks really push the rest of us to get up early too. Not to tell how right you are about getting out. That really makes a different and makes you feel active for the day.

    Great post.

    https://thoughtsdecrypted.blogspot.com/

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | October 3, 2019

      It’s great that you have that circle that encourages you! Thanks for stopping by!

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