How to trick yourself out of being lazy!( Motivate You to Get Things Done)
We all enjoy a lazy day now and then, maybe even a lazy weekend. Okay, there’s nothing wrong with this. It’s called a day off, and it’s a magical thing. But when every day is a “lazy day,” there’s a problem. However, often, laziness has a deeper and darker cause that we don’t want to think about, let alone acknowledge.
Here are some effective techniques to get up off the coach and and become more productive:
1.Create a checklist.
It’s easy to procrastinate, especially with boring everyday tasks. A simple fix is to create a system for every multi-step task. Think of creating a checklist that walks you through the tedious part of your daily routine–not to dictate to you but to make it easy to follow things and get done quickly.
2.Find your passion for the work.
You started doing what you do for a reason, but sometimes, even the tasks we love the most can become dreary and mundane. When this happens, remind yourself why you started doing it in the first place.
You must have had a passion for it at some point, or you wouldn’t be bothering with it. Remind yourself of the good points of the work, not just the parts that suck.
If you dread the long stretches of work required by a lengthy task, set a timer for ten minutes. Commit to doing the task for ten minutes with full concentration and focus, then give yourself a break. Here’s an example, from backformore: “I set an alarm for 10 minutes and then see how much I can get done in that time. Usually, it gets me motivated to keep going after the timer goes off, but if it doesn’t at least I did something.” Working with a timer can help you with focus and momentum.
Several people highlight the importance of exercise for beating laziness, particularly when you do it first thing in the morning.That’s because simple exercises improve hyper oxygenation in your brain, thereby giving you energy and making you more productive. Workouts improve your cognitive function, reduce the reclining memory process and fix your blood sugar regulation, making you more energized.
5.Apply the two-minute rule.
This is a strategy of David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done. The rule is quite simple: the moment you realize you have to do something (like when you receive an email you have to action), if it will take less than two minutes, do it. In practice the rule works incredibly well, because it takes the thinking out of prioritizing tasks and picking which one to do.
6.Get a partner.
If you’re having a hard time getting things done by yourself, find yourself a partner who can keep you accountable and responsible. For example: “If you schedule time at the gym with a friend, you’ll have more motivation to actually get up.” If you can find a hyper-driven Type A to partner with, so much the better!
7.Create a sense of urgency.
Lazy people will procrastinate until it’s the last minute and a simple task has turned into an emergency. Take advantage of that trait by developing a habit of self-imposed deadlines. Tell yourself it has to be done within a set timeframe OR ELSE.
Sometimes there’s just no getting around it. All the good advice and wishes in the world won’t make the job look any better. In these cases, you need to remember you’re an intelligent, mature member of Homo Sapiens, and get off your butt. While it may not be fun at the time, you can look back on the task you did later and say, “Yeah. I did that.” You shouldn’t have to force yourself out of bed every morning (this is a warning sign of depression that you should NOT ignore), but every once in a while, we need to force ourselves to do something we just don’t want to do. Believe it or not, you’ll be proud of yourself once the task is done.