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Learning how to get rid of laziness doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. If you want to know how to not be lazy, here’s 6 simple tricks to get stuff done.
What makes you say, “I’ll do it later?” How do we justify our laziness? What are some of the excuses you say to yourself? Let’s face it, laziness is everyone’s weakest and greatest failing point of our life.
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Nobody likes being lazy. We GENUINELY want to change our lives, behavior and be self-motivated. But, the real issue is that we simply cannot figure out how to stop being lazy. We say, “Yeah, I really should do that…”. or
“I would”, and “I could”. We use words like “motivation”, especially during the new year, which is one of the worst words to use in behavioral change because it actually means almost nothing!
We do things that seem productive but if you think about it and write it down, it’s actually being counter-productive.
So, why do you want to change? Let’s ask ourselves that question. Is it for a better career? Money? Relationships? Health? Let’s be more specific…
I want to spend less time working and get paid more. I want to travel the world and make money where ever. I want to get married soon.
Everything we say, we can do. It’s definitely achievable, yet so many us actually commit ourselves to doing it.
So, if you’re still up for it and take on this challenge. Here are things you can try to stop being lazy.
How to stop being lazy
Changing your behavior is how you can end laziness. So let’s focus on those:
- STOP saying “should”. Once you say that word, you’ve lost, and need to start over.
- STOP using guilt as a justifier. “Oh I didn’t do it because I feel that my partner would not agree with me”.
- USE milestones that are short and quick. Small wins can help you increase your effectiveness. We can always dream about long term goals like “I want to get rich”. Well, start with, I will pick a domain name for my online business. I will create a website using WordPress. These wins can create momentum and behavioral change you are looking for. It’s important that it’s frequent to shorter wins the better.\
- FIND ways to automate your life, business, goals. Using tools, personal assistant, routines can help you move. For example, I have 1 assistant doing my keyword research, another one creating content strategy and a writer. All I have to do is wait for the article and approve it. Another example is using a personal budgeting tool to help you identify how much you are spending and what you can eliminate or what is causing a dent in your account.
- CREATE processes to help you do the job. Simply trying harder doesn’t work. Knowing what is causing the problem can help you eliminate the mistakes or the quality of work.
- BELIEVE in yourself. You might have a blueprint to getting rich but if you don’t believe in yourself, why would you even start?
- ASK why. The word “why” is so important because it can help you think about the possibilities, help you find ways to make it work, create processes that can benefit you. Asking why can also help you justify you actually doing the work. Asking why can remove the word “should” and get you to really understand the real reason to get your ass off your bed and get to work.
- USE the Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can actually be productive for a short length of time and go back to being lazy. Just kidding. But it does validate rule 3. You can use it however you like. You can try to complete as much as possible or work for 25 minutes and then stop.
- STOP being a perfectionist. You can get bogged down with a lot of tasks if you start thinking about everything you need to do.
- FAILURE is a good thing. Some people are so afraid of failure that they don’t start at all. Or you might justify yourself by saying you can do something elsewhere you know that you won’t fail. Failures can help you find other ways you can achieve your goals, or if you start and fail, and there are no other solutions, then you can ask for help, and if that does not work, then move on and learn from your experience. Failing at something, making mistakes, can open up a great opportunity to learn something new. I started out as an affiliate marketer buying leads to learning SEO so I don’t have to pay for leads and then I started doing affiliate marketing with SEO.
Admit that you are lazy
Recognize that being lazy and procrastination are harmful words. It can literally reduce your well-being, both physically and mentally. Stop complaining and be honorable to your commitment to yourself and to the goal. If you justify other people’s success by saying they had a better life than you, then you will always have a lesser life than them. The world is not a fairy tale, we all have different or similar situations, work with what you have.
It’s all about integrity and structure that holds you together. Understand that there might be learning curves and that should not stop you. Once you keep a schedule you can start building a routine and it gets better. Just think about old habits, you became lazy because you started to justify things, add guilt, or add fear. You started to slowly stop what you should be doing. We all have good and bad habits, but these are just habits that we form. It does take time to build them. Changing your perspective can literally change your life.
If you need help, start asking others to hold you accountable. Have them remind you of what you did today.
So let’s break this down a bit.
- You will fail, I won’t put it nicely or sugar coat it. If you never failed in life or in anything, you won’t grow.
- Honor yourself by keeping your word and commit to it.
- Start and plan your actions and break them into quick wins.
- Share with others and have them hold you accountable. If you’re an introvert like me, use inside motives. Talk to yourself Show others by proving what you can do. If you don’t talk to others than the most important thing is to show it by your actions.