A lazy afternoon is ok! A lazy weekend too is ok! At times a lazy week is acceptable too. But when there doesn’t seem to be an end to a lazy week and it continues for weeks & weeks, then there is a problem that cannot just affect you professionally but also personally. If this laziness makes you comfortable in its zone, then it gets hard to come back to the active life and resume to the routine life which is about facing and beating daily life challenges.
Here are five effective techniques that you should start implementing as soon as you realize that it has started to become difficult to get up off the couch and do something challenging.
- Produce Checklist
Checklists are not dictating, but these make things easier. So, when life gets boring, and it seems easier to procrastinate, bring a simple fix to work, i.e. a daily checklist. Prepare an everyday checklist that can help you walk through the dreary daily tasks.
- Be time bound
Working as per the clock always helps in getting things done as per schedule. Set a timer for each task and then start your race against time with full concentration. It would be fun as well as easier to handle tasks.
- Start Small
For every difficult task, play divide and rule trick. Divide the project or assignment on the basis of difficulty levels, and start doing the easier one first. By doing this, you can manage half of the task, and then motivate yourself about winning the remaining half battle.
- Create Urgency
One of the best habits of lazy people is that they master the art of getting things done in the last minute. So, whenever you find yourself procrastinating, create a sense of urgency for yourself and keep on reminding yourself about the self-created deadlines.
- Seize Your Ideas
Sometimes people feel lazy because of the overloaded head. They have a lot of ideas, emotions, frustrations stored in their head that turns them into a lazy being. In such a situation, either express it verbally to your confidante or write it down on a piece of paper. Doing this would release you from the mental pressure and would lighten you up. This way you can start fresh and focus on what is more important in your life.