HOW TO OVERCOME LAZINESS
“How do I overcome laziness and be more productive?” – definitely a question I have thought to myself more than once…twice…actually more than 358 times.
Lazy days. We all have them. I even look forward to days where I can just “be” lazy and not have to do anything! While there’s nothing wrong with taking a day for some TLC, overcoming laziness can be tough. ABefore you know it, you’ve been on the sofa bingeing Grey’s Anatomy for 3 days straight. #relatable.
Being lazy can be fun but not 24/7. It can be unhealthy for you physically and mentally! If quarantine has taught me anything, it’s that having manageable goals and a “go-getter” attitude is a MUST, or I’ll just lay around and do nothing. If you’re in a lazy slump, I feel ya! I’m sharing a few ways that can help you out of a slump and get you back to your normal self.
Don’t forget – we all need some R&R in our lives. Setting aside a time during each day or a whole day for YOU is crucial for your mind and body. Read, take a walk, treat yourself to coffee, watch a movie, anything that relaxes you. We all need it!
- Start your day off right: I love to start my day off with hot lemon water and some meditation and journaling. Starting your day grounded with a healthy mindset will act as a foundation for the rest of your day.
- Create a to-do list (with manageable goals): Write down all the tasks that need to be accomplished in your day, organizing by most important to least important. Be realistic with your goals and, if it’s not a “one-day” tasks, give yourself time to complete! I love this to-do focused blog post.
- Stay positive: Whether it’s with your stress, thoughts in your mind, or something else – mental health can be exhausting to take care of. Staying positive instead of thinking of the negative will make a huge difference in your energy levels.
- Avoid distraction: I’d be lying if I didn’t say my phone was a huge distraction in my life. I can find myself staying in my bed for an extra 20/30 minutes instead of jumping out to exercise. One way I’ve been able to stay focused on my tasks and is to have set times for my phone. I also try to keep a clean schedule so that friends, random to-dos, etc. don’t distract me from my morning. Your phone and other tasks can be a major distraction that can keep you from being active.
- Keep carbs and sugars at a distance: From a health perspective, unhealthy carbs and sugars will have you feeling sluggish AF. Keep these foods at a distance and drink lots of water, eat lots of fruits and veggies, and make sure you’re getting your protein in!
- Workout: A constant in my life is working out! I make sure to dedicate any amount of time to get a workout in – I always feel so good, mentally and physically, and it gets me active during my day. I especially push myself to workout if I’m wanting to overcome laziness one day.
- Dedicate a R&R day: Looking forward to a day of rest is what we ALL need. My weekends are fairly tame and this is when I rest and am happy with being a bit more lazy.