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Are you one who is always ready to take a shortcut?
Do you sometimes struggle to get out of bed and start your day?
Has your motivation gone with the wind?
If so, you're not alone. Most people struggle with laziness from time to time, making it difficult to find the energy and desire to work on goals, begin new habits, or even just handle day-to-day tasks.
But if laziness has become your norm rather than an occasional exception, you need to take action. Laziness can lead to low self-esteem and even depression.
Says Sam Veda, “Laziness erodes a person of his enthusiasm and energy. As a result, the person loses all opportunities and finally becomes dejected and frustrated. The worst thing is that he stops believing in himself.”
The first step toward breaking out of the lazy state of mind is to acknowledge that you're stuck in it. Awareness gives you a small burst of motivation to break the laziness habit and change your behaviors. The next question is how?
3. Trick Yourself Into Being Productive
You can trick yourself into being more productive in many ways. Though they all may not work for everyone, they’re intentionally simple and help your brain form new habits.
One example of a quick brain hack is to tell yourself you’ll only work on whatever it is you’re avoiding for 10 minutes. Set a timer and get started. By the time the alarm goes off, it’s likely you will have gained enough momentum to continue with the task until it’s finished.
Tricks like this one can ease the perceived difficulty of starting a task, allowing you to break a lazy streak.
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5. Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Finally, don’t be too hard on yourself. Though becoming a more efficient worker can help you get more done, meet more ambitious goals and have more time to do things you enjoy, you should never sacrifice your mental or physical health for productivity. Take rest when you need it and don’t feel guilty. By following these tips, you can find a more healthy balance of work and play.
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