How you beat laziness?

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It's a serious problem for me, i ALWAYS be motivated for a few days, then so lazy for weeks!

How you beat laziness?
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    It basically comes down to 2 things. Either you don't have a burning desire to achieve the goal or you're not confident that you can achieve the desired result.

    Work on these two things and the laziness will go away.


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    • Profile picture of the author locmanis
      Originally Posted by C G View Post

      It basically comes down to 2 things. Either you don't have a burning desire to achieve the goal or you're not confident that you can achieve the desired result.

      Work on these two things and the laziness will go away.


      Any advice for having ''burning desire to achieve the goal''?
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  • Profile picture of the author Timothy James
    It's a nature of us human being
    Do you have the goal of your life?
    If yes, you need to plan for EACH DAY
    After one day, you must do something to your goal
    If you lose focus, feel lazy or etc, try to find something inspiration
    You can watch motivation movie
    I recommend 3 movie from Law Of Attraction, or you can watch any movie you want
    Just do it EVERY TIME YOU FEEL LAZY, for 1 month, I believe that you have have good habits
    And you don't need to find more inspiration anymore because you have it in your goal, the good habits will make you take action everyday
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilBiggs
    Its a really tough problem. A lot of people have this problem (including myself). There's no actual "cure" to this but you can do a few things or practices to this.

    Set short term goals for now. Setting goals can push you on doing things. Start with daily goals and then if you can then give yourself a small reward for days where you can achieve your daily goals. This was you can set you mind that you have something to work on. Then once you're used to it, you could make your goals bigger and longer.
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  • I beat laziness with time management and short frequent breaks.


    I noticed that when I work for hours on end, I get tired faster. I feel burned out and exhausted.

    But when I take breaks every hour or so to decompress, I'm motivated to work more each day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Oliver13
      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      I beat laziness with time management and short frequent breaks.
      Do you recommend any good book about time management?
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  • I find talking to myself positively every day keeps me in the right frame of mind.

    If you are in the moment and just don’t feel like it use outside factors to get yourself worked up. For example splash your face with cold water, listen to energetic music or something motivational. Also remember to think about the end result rather than the process. Why are you doing it? Do you want a sexy body? Do you want money for a vacation? Just keep in mind what the dream is that you are working towards.

    Don’t forget to reward yourself for every small step that you accomplish. No matter how small and trivial it may seem.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColossusMedia
    It takes about a month to create habits. After that, you are doing your newly acquired habit almost on auto pilot. What you described, losing motivation after a few days, is very common. The key is to add one habit at a time to your repertoire. You commit yourself to your new activity everyday for a month. I acquired plenty of good habits this way: working on my business, sports and training, relaxation, reading, cooking etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author leadfinder
    hello! I think you should occupy your time on activities that you like.
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  • Taking breaks are good. Even just short ones. Nobody is productive 100% of the time.

    Keeping your mind on the goal helps, too. In times when you can't seem to do anything, think of your end goal. When you constantly remind yourself of what you want to accomplish, it is easier to get right back in productive mode.

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  • Profile picture of the author nurz
    Feeling lazy at times is natural, as a human, we are prone to different feelings and laziness is one of those. Our body sometimes feels sluggish that we just want to sleep or sit for the whole day. Laziness however could be a pain especially if you are meeting a deadline. To beat this you need to condition your mind of the importance of meeting your deadline. I personally believe in mind over matter and if we can get our mind to beat our body's laziness then we can become more productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
    In my personal experience, there really is kind of a "secret" to this in the sense that it can be hard to figure out until you do it yourself and see that it works and why it works.

    You have to learn more about yourself over time when it comes to this stuff.

    What works for Joe Blow down the street might just not "click" with you for some reason even though he swears it's the gospel truth and the only way to make it work.

    On the other hand, what helps you get into your "zone" where it feels like time stands still and you are on a tidal wave roll of momentum, where everything feels like magic and everything you touch seems to turn to gold, might not even exist for Joe Blow.

    For me, much of it was paradoxical.

    On the one hand, you don't just wait until "you feel like it" or then you'd never get started at all, because it's much too easy to put money making actions off until later when you give yourself an "out" based on nothing more than emotion. Or mood.

    There are many ways we can tell ourselves we have a great reason for procrastinating, but none of them are valid when it really comes down to it.

    It's the same way with success. There aren't any real reasons you can't have success.

    You asked how to beat laziness.

    First, rather than focusing on laziness, let's focus on the big goal.

    Whatever you magnify manifests. By magnify, that means to make it bigger. I'm sure you've heard of people taking out a magnifying glass and using it to focus the sun on a blade of grass until it burns.

    They magnified the sun with the focus and as a result whatever direction the magnifier focused it on, got the full burning force of it until it was consumed by it.

    So banish the thoughts of laziness from your mind. You won't let it consume you by magnifying it.

    Some people can think themselves into a sickness until their body actually begins to believe it and they experience real symptoms. It's sad.

    The good news is, this same power works for good just as well as evil.

    If you'll begin to focus more on your end goal and the reasons why you want to achieve it, you'll soon find yourself much closer to the achieving of it than before.

    When you make progress toward your goal, it will give you energy in the form of a sense of accomplishment that will propel you to take even more action toward the direction of your dream.

    Now remember when I said it seemed kind of like a paradox?

    Here's why;

    Even though you don't dive head first into it like you usually do only to burn out later, you do something small on purpose.

    You don't try to accomplish everything at once.

    You're going to let the power of consistent actions over time work for you.

    You do something small today and that's it. You could do more if you want, but you're only requiring yourself to do one small task that will get you going in the direction toward making at least some initial early progress on the first part of your big goal.

    When you stop after just doing something small, you let yourself off the hook from having to perform all at once.

    The next day, you again do something small and then that's it.

    The third day, even if you find yourself resisting it, just force yourself to do one small thing.

    The reason this is okay is because you're only forcing yourself to do something small that doesn't take much time or effort.

    You'll be able to use motivation by telling yourself it will be over soon and at least you don't have to do it all at once.

    The funny thing is, after the first few days of just doing the small stuff, you find yourself wanting to do more.

    It's almost like reverse psychology. You almost don't let yourself do more.

    Then you have all this pent-up desire ready to unleash on the next day's task.

    You've built a propulsion and compulsion mechanism right into your mind set.

    The best part is, all these "small stuff" actions you have been taking now begin to add up to where it was almost equal to spending one full solid day of uninterrupted working hours doing nothing but working on the tasks that lead you to the completing of your goal.

    So then the next day you still only do something small.

    You're now beginning to realize you're creating a habit.

    It's still too early though. You must keep doing something small.

    Even if it's only five or ten minutes, as long as it produces a result that is closer to your goal than you were before the day started, then you made some progress and it counts.

    Eventually somewhere in the three to four weeks range, you'll find yourself starting to work on this small stuff each day without even making yourself do it.

    All those days where you struggled to force yourself to do it are now paying off, because now it just feels like brushing your teeth or checking the mail. Something "routine".

    One of the really cool things is after you have done this for several months, people will look at some of the things you've accomplished and say things like, "Wow! How did you find the time to do all that? You must have some kind of secret or be a genius or something. I could never do all that."

    And you recognize the same kind of thoughts they have as the way you felt about it only a few months earlier.

    The difference is your life has changed for the better since then. You have found you have grown as a person and developed a very important part of your character.

    This skill can be adapted to work in many areas of your life too.

    They don't even have to all be related.

    The reason I think this strategy has performed so well for me over time is because of how subtle it is.

    It's like you found a way to put gravity to work for you with the momentum.

    The "small stuff" actions you took each day were doable and no big deal. It was almost harder to hold yourself back from doing more than it was to spend five or ten minutes of uninterrupted work on a task each day.

    The way all the "small stuff" adds up into something big can truly sneak up on you.

    The only side effect of using the "small stuff" strategy is it suddenly dawns on you one day that without even realizing it, you have beaten laziness.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I think when you really need to work and your back is against the wall, the laziness will be a luxury. And if you do not have worries of bills etc, then take regular breaks - that would help.
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