Many try to deal with laziness in the same way as with depression, even take potent drugs, for example, Ativan or Xanax. However, these are completely different problems. You can call it laziness, ineptness or idleness, but if a person does nothing, when he or she should do something, this is often considered a sign of weakness. However, this is not always the case. Coping with laziness is easy enough, you just need to correctly set goals and understand what prevents you from starting work.
Deleting blocks and setting goals
- Every time laziness threatens to destroy all motivation, think about why this happens. Ask yourself why you do not want to do something.
If there are serious problems among the reasons, consider how you can get around them.
Maybe you can entrust this business or a part of it to other people and perform the most interesting work. Remember – the same people do not exist and someone without problems will take up the case, which drives you into a panic.
- Set achievable goals that will really please you. Do not put the bar too low – it will not be interesting, but it is not necessary to make it too high as well.
For short-term goals, it is better to set a time for execution – two hours, one day, a week.
Make a list of your big goals: buy a house, write a novel, get married, and a list of small ones with time for doing: enroll in the gym until the end of the week, clean the apartment in one hour on Wednesday, etc.
The main thing is to know that your small goals lead to the performance of large ones.
- Set priorities.
Review your list – what are the most important goals for you? Mark these goals and do not forget about them. In addition, once a month or more often review the goals and check whether they are still important to you or priorities have changed.
Very often, a person is too strict towards him or herself in assessing the process and results. Perfectionism leads to procrastination, and it, in turn, leads to a loss of results. The ideal is unattainable, and rigid frames generate laziness.
Act to overcome inertia.
- Tell yourself that you can do something. At one point, you can be passive and frozen, and the next minute you dive into active changes. If the past keeps you from new activities, it’s time to deal with it. Do not bury your fears – work with them. You can always re-discover yourself.
- Start. Many people act by inertia, and your first action will be the impulse that will launch a new life and lead you to the goal.
- Distribute the time. Planning is very important – it helps you not to break your motivation from the first steps. If you have many tasks, you are torn between them, do not have time to do anything and blame yourself, and guilt destroys motivation.
In addition, you can set the time even for rest. If you just sit on the couch with a book, decide for yourself when you get up and go for a walk with a dog, how long it will take to do the laundry or watch TV. The established intervals of time help feel your day better and not “hang” in one task.
- Encourage yourself. You are the only coach for yourself, so it is important not only to motivate, but also to praise yourself. “I deserve a break, I strive for my goal, I’ve achieved something” – all this can be pronounced aloud or to oneself.
You can even reward yourself for small achievements. Simple awards – extended break, watching your favorite movie or a favorite candy.
You will be pleased to know that after completing your business, you will receive a small reward.
Do not give up!
If you have already found motivation for yourself, it is very important not to lose it. Instead of being upset over failures, evaluate them. Every time you are ready to give up your goal, remember this:
- Your ultimate goal, which will make you happy.
- What you have already achieved. Have all your efforts been wasted?
- You should not give up in any way.