Laziness is something that we all struggle with from time to time. Some more than others but everybody feels the laziness bug slowly creeping up at some point in their life. It’s not a bad thing to get your down time and rest up a bit. But when you are being lazy when you know you could be doing something more productive to get you closer to accomplishing your dreams and goals, that’s when laziness halts your success.
If you’ve been feeling a bit lazy lately and haven’t really wanted to get up and do the things you know you should do, here are a few tips that might help you get motivated and feel energized again:
Whenever you feel lazy or feel your energy levels are dropping, get your body moving! Motion creates emotion and you want to be proactive and beat laziness before it gets ahold of you and throws you on the couch and holds you hostage. So get moving. Wake up before 5am and take a walk, hit the gym or go for a swim. Do something that gets your blood flowing and requires some movement for your body.
2. Start writing
I always find whenever I get lazy it’s time to put on some tunes that get me pumped up and just start writing. Get into the habit of writing when you start feeling lazy. Write your goals down, write your ideas down, watch a video and just take mindless notes. Writing is a great way to release stress and focus your mind on something bigger and more exciting and usually that snaps me out of being lazy in less than 20 minutes or so!
3. Go out and do something
It’s so easy to be lazy at home, as you know! So go outside and see something, walk somewhere, meet a friend for a coffee or go to your favourite stores and just get inspired and focus your mind on what’s possible. Put yourself in an environment that inspires you and limits your opportunities to feel lazy and uninspired.
4. Clean up your space
One of the best things you can do when you are feeling lazy is to just clean up and tidy up around you. Nothing changes your state like a fresh and clean environment and nothing makes your subconscious brain come alive more than seeing a before and after snap shot of something you’ve personally just done! Make your environment motivating and inspiring!
5. Do something for someone else
This is one of my favourite things to do when I really get stuck and that’s to go out and volunteer and help someone out. Shifting your focus onto someone else’s challenges and being able to help someone always snaps you out of your funk! Whether that’s helping a friend move, volunteering at your local charity or simply helping someone carry their groceries. Whatever it is, do something for someone else and watch how quickly your mood changes.
6. Plan your next adventure or purchase
Finally, grab your note pad and pen and hop online and start planning your next adventure or big purchase. You always have to have something to look forward to in life and planning an adventure or a big purchase is an easy way to start feeling excited and motivated to get up off your butt.
Laziness can stop you dead in your tracks and kill any one of your dreams in the blink of an eye. What if you missed that opportunity to meet someone that would be your connection to funding an idea you’ve had because you were too lazy to get off the couch? Don’t miss your chance at reaching your biggest dreams and goals.
Take one of these 6 tips from above and use it in your life immediately when you start feeling lazy and unproductive. Your state will change very quickly and you will find yourself back on track.