"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired" - Jules Renard.
How To Avoid The Laziness?
Some people might find it offensive if they were called lazy, many people don't admit it, but the truth is - the quicker you realize and face the fact what you might be lazy or taking actions which are called laziness, the faster you move on and start moving towards your goals and dreams. Nothing can stop you from moving towards your dream life - only you.
Am I lazy?
The short answer is yes. But like many others, I will always defend my actions, and sometimes it is just an excuse. The way I see it might sound familiar to some people. Sometimes you don't want to spend your energy on some particular task, and in other people's eyes, you are lazy, but It depends on why you don't want to spend time on this task? If this task is stupid, for example, it is pointless, it's a waste of your time, and you can spend it on some more valuable lessons, which will benefit not just you but also the others.
"I can be lazy, don't get me wrong. But it's not laziness that's holding me back; it's the system where I don't fit in." - Abhay Deol.
There might be times I don't stick with what I said I would do, but this is more to do with prioritizing and motivation.
You might think, what is "motivation" to do with laziness? Let's have exercise as an example of a task; many people avoid and find random excuses for postponing it for a better day, or so they say. I waited for it so many times in my life I can call myself an expert in this field????. Most of us had it, we watched some inspirational movie, or our friend lost 20 pounds for doing this simple exercise or "I will start from Monday, next month, from New Year". We had this moment where we were excited and could not wait to start doing it.
Monday comes, we might go for it, or we change a tune and postpone it for the next day. In my experience, motivation doesn't last; you can be distracted by something; the rain outside, for example, can stop you from going for a run in the morning.
The game-changer is a discipline.
Discipline is doing what you don't want to do, so you can do what you want to do. - Jeff Fisher.
One of the essential skills, if you master discipline, you will succeed in all areas of your life. You can be motivated to do tasks, but without discipline won't be sustainable. The longer you stick with a routine, the quicker it will become a habit, and once it is at this stage, it is all easy.
A habit is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.
It's straightforward and makes sense; all you need to do is make something you don't like a habit. Now, this might be confusing, and you think - "Why would I want to do something I don't like?" and this is the question you need to ask yourself.
Why do I need this?
That is one of the most important questions I often ask myself. Let's get back to the exercise example we mentioned earlier. A few years ago, I decided to participate in a half-marathon, but I never considered myself a sportsperson. Anyway, in my mind, I thought I could do it without any problem, so I went for a couple of runs and stopped training. On the half-marathon day, it was a disaster, and I finished almost last person with a prolonged time. Then one day, something changed, and I re-evaluated the reasons behind it.
Why do I need exercise in the first place?
You see, I am not getting younger and for sure want to live for as long as I possibly can. What do I need to do about it? I need to look after my body. And exercise is one of the things I need to implement in my daily life if I want to live longer. That changed my attitude towards exercise I used to avoid, and now I am looking forward to a run first thing in the morning.
And that is one of the ways to avoid laziness before the task. Ask yourself - Why do I need this?
You might have different reasons for not doing it, but be sure to identify what is reasonable and make sure it is not just an excuse.
Dream big. Start small.
Have you ever heard about saying? You want to be successful, start your day by making a bed. It's a simple but powerful way to build discipline, and remember, if you are disciplined, you will be successful sooner than later. I don't mean if you wake up, spend a few hours on your phone scrolling social media while still in bed. It would be best if you had a plan, a goal for a day. You should know what you will be doing when you wake up. And to make it excited, your daily goals should be based on your longer-term goals. You need to have a reason for waking up; you need to have your WHY. The quicker you figure it out and be honest with yourself, the faster you achieve your dreams.
Discipline is something you might want to consider and try out.
Remember - discipline can get you to your dreams quickly, but you need to work for them if you want to achieve them. Start with Why.
I hope this gives you some idea of how you can avoid laziness. We covered what laziness is, its reasons, and becoming disciplined and forming habits. Start with why and you will see the difference in your life.
Ask yourself - what do I want to achieve? What is the end goal? Where do you see yourself in 5/10/20 years? And if you need to change your daily routine - start small.
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Have a fabulous day.
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