How to overcome laziness

Is this situation familiar to you: there are many cases, but do you do things that are completely unrelated to them? Probably yes. And if so, then this article will help you cope with the times arising laziness. So, let’s analyze a typical situation in more detail. You have not made a project by tomorrow, your table has not seen order for a long time, not only that the dishes have not been washed, there is a total mess in the apartment. You “sit” on the Internet, communicate with friends, look for something interesting. In general, you believe that you can start work in about five minutes.

But the appointed time passes, and the work does not move. Meanwhile, you discover that in contact you have few online friends, there is nothing new, etc. With this you begin to look, what would you do (of course, business is not an expense). But there are no films and books that would suit you at the moment. In a word: melancholy. However, there is a more suitable word: laziness. This is the laziness that sneaks up on you unnoticed, at first disguises itself for rest, and then brings you “spleen”. All these unpleasant sensations need to be disposed of in some way. Which one, now we’ll figure it out.

How to overcome laziness

To begin with, you will have to recognize laziness. Pay attention to yourself. You were going to rest an extra “money”, but when did you come to your senses, it turned out that five days have passed since then? Think, your laziness can lead even to the fact that you do not remember what you were doing these days. They seemed to fall out of your life. A particular sign of laziness is malaise, but it is not ordinary. Your malaise is imaginary, invented by you. Another sign: irritation. Everything starts to irritate you, you do not even need a reason. You want to do something, but do not realize what it is.

So, if you have discovered the presence of all the symptoms of laziness, then you must immediately pull yourself together in order to get out of this state. Believe me, there’s no need to expect anything good from him. Interesting fact: as soon as you start the work, then immediately get involved in its process. The problem is only one: start, and it’s quite difficult. To make it easier for you, you must do everything step by step, so to speak, starting with small steps. Let’s say three stages of fighting laziness.

The first stage.

Create a workspace for yourself. Filled with a heap of papers, the table will not inspire you to exploit. Make your workplace exactly what is working. Remove unnecessary books, neatly fold documents, find a place for all unnecessary items on the table, throw away long-standing interest of paper. The place should also be a place, that is, suitable for each individual thing. The first drawer of the table is not suitable for “flinging” all the contents of the surface of the table into it. When you are finished with the table, you must look at your room. Remember, the general order is the key to successful work. Only in this case, you can not be distracted by trivialities, which still, thanks to laziness, will not bring to an end. And now it’s turn to the beloved. Wash, dress in comfortable clothes, put in order and yourself. After you open your eyes in the morning, do not immediately sleepy movements to look for the power button to enter the social networks. At least you should have a normal breakfast.

The second stage.

Remember the time. Yes, your laziness, as a rule, is driving you and another in a trap. You lose track of time and do not notice how it passes. Are you finished with cleaning? It’s time to look at the clock. Most likely, you were removed much less time than originally thought. But this is not the most important thing now. It is much more important to designate the goals for today, that is, to calculate your time or schedule a day. Begin with the most important cases, do not delay them at the last minute, but it is not recommended to forget about minor matters. Otherwise, less important cases can accumulate, and then they will begin to create an unpleasant burden of unresolved problems.If you have correctly planned your day, then you “risk” to finish everything in time. Thus, there will be no place (and time) for laziness. If you are not lazy, it will not be superfluous to praise yourself. Even if you did not have time to do everything you wanted, the one thing that will be positive is the fact that you tried and did your best.

Third stage.

If you have coped with the second stage, it’s not superfluous to say that from the quagmire of laziness you almost got out. However, so to speak, in order to avoid relapses enslaving you laziness, you must follow a number of rules. They say that the disease is easier to prevent than treat. So things are the same with laziness. The starting point for laziness is the situation when after a long rest you have a desire to rest a little more. Force yourself to do some minor work, and by this effort of will you will prevent the victory of laziness. Let small work perform the role of warming up. Why is it so important to start a small business? Because if you take immediately for a large, then you immediately get bored, because the desire to rest a little more will tend to grow (your body will resist serious undertakings).

It should also be noted that the violation of sleep is also the cause of laziness, as a rule, this phenomenon can be observed at the end of the workweek. Having come home before your weekend, you can feel tempted to watch TV late or sit on the Internet in the hope that tomorrow you will definitely get enough sleep. However, when you wake up, you feel that your mood is worthless. It is not difficult to get out of this state. Enough to take a contrast shower. For the best effect, you can also visit the store in order to buy something delicious.

How to overcome laziness

You can give some more advice for those who were unexpectedly attacked by laziness.


Do exercises in the morning, it will shake you after sleep and give strength and vivacity for the whole day. And then a contrast shower. We all know that charging is the guarantee of our well-being during the day. However, few are aware that charging also reduces a person’s sleep for about two hours, that is, if you spend every day on charging for half an hour, you can extend your day by an hour and a half. As for the soul, its adoption has at least two positive moments: hygiene and freshness of thought.


If the work is monotonous, although a little, but diversify it. For example, you need to clean the reference database. You know that this is not fast, but, worst of all, it is boring. In this case, you either postpone the case to the very last moment, or rush into the fire immediately, but you still do not go. Both ways of solving the problem are incorrect. The best option for you is to alternate monotonous work with some other one. Take breaks, in which you can disconnect from the work bored you. Just do not forget, after such a break, to re-engage in monotonous work.


Take a short break every twenty to thirty minutes. Especially if it’s a sedentary job. Go through the apartment or office a lot of time does not take. You can just stand or do light physical exercises. It’s not for nothing that the people are advised to alternate mental work with the physical.


If things do not go on, get out of your workplace. The council is very efficient. Having created an order on the desktop, there will also appear a desire to perform the basic work.


For the work done, give yourself a reward. Its magnitude should be directly dependent on the laboriousness of the work done.


Do a lot of work on the components. For example, you will write a thesis. Begin in advance, you will not regret.It is better to spend a little time each day to fulfill it than to sit for twenty-four hours a day afterwards for two weeks and, in the end, get a not very good result.


Throw out any garbage from your life.


Set your goal and move towards achieving it.

A person can not live without normal work. When he is lazy for a long time, this “occupation” becomes the cause of a sharp drop in his mood and can even quietly lead to a depressed state.

How to overcome laziness

In summary, it should be said that the main reason for laziness is still in disorder. This mess can be not only in an apartment or a separate room, but also in time and in your plans. You do not understand what is best to do, and it will be a long time before you weigh and think. As a result, at the end of the day or week you will suddenly be amazed at the thought that you have not done anything. Remember, order should be in everything. Make it your main rule, and you will forget that such a depressed state, into which the most common laziness drives us.

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