Stop Being Lazy and Tired Everytime
Many active and productive people identify as “lazy” because they spend free time, or who have projects they want to do, but did not finish. In the worship of things “busy” is like doing a cardinal sin, so it is easy to be convinced that is not centered, productive or active enough. Before attempting to repair his laziness, step back and try to identify the actual problem.
Psychologist Leon F. Seltzer suggests considering that the word “lazy” of our own vocabulary. Or at least, not to use it to describe any of someone’s personality. He explains that if she can lack self-discipline, motivation and a healthy sense of rewards, disguising problems as “laziness” only makes it harder to solve:
“My experience, both as an individual and therapist led me to conclude that laziness as an explanation of human behavior is practically useless. Referring to or rather dismissive, or even fire someone as lazy seems a casual way and too simplistic to explain an apparent disinterest person or inertia. and use this term to describe a person inactivity suggests a lazy me more about the part of the descriptor of the person. in short, I believe that this pejorative designation as used primarily as “default” when the person who spoke is not particularly well understood. ”
If laziness is unnecessary characterization of another problem, first identify what the problem is. Try a bit of time tracking software to see where you spend your time. Or you can use a spreadsheet and write what you do, every hour, for a week. Once you have data, decompose the underlying problem in a few categories:
Self-discipline: If your schedule is full, but you’re not getting much done what they could or should, at this point, you may have a problem of self-discipline. Solutions may involve removing distractions, but also may need to find ways to increase your will.
Unrealistic expectations: If your schedule is full and you really get things done, but feel lazy, the problem could be too hard on yourself. We all want to get stuff done, but do not forget to slow down occasionally.
Motivation: If your schedule is pretty empty, or most of your time is spent in leisure activities or sleep, motivation could be the problem. Motivational problems can range from not knowing what to make of his life to fight against depression, but everyone treated somewhat over time.
Obviously, how to deal with the “laziness” will depend on what the underlying problems. And these problems are not mutually exclusive, either. Regardless, you need to adjust any solution to their specific needs. Take the time to examine their own shortcomings and propose a plan that works for you.
Learn to value their work
The terrible irony of our super busy culture is often that we hate our job. Strange as it may be to accept, work can actually be enjoyable and rewarding, even if you can not find a mythical work “soul mate.” Learning to appreciate the value of work itself is a skill that takes time and practice development. However, reflecting on the work will have a drastic effect on how much they make.
As Forbes Erika Anderson emphasizes partner, if you are surrounded by people who hate their jobs and can not stop complaining, stop hanging around them. His attitude can be caused by negative talk, and above all, you only hear about the benefits:
In any organization there will always be people who take great pleasure in destroying everything. Ultimate cynical, regale you with stories of how the boss is an idiot, the company is trying to hurt you, the rest of the employees are fools, and labor is ridiculous and unnecessary. Although there is a certain malicious satisfaction, self-righteous to the everyone’s-a-loser, but long term we approach does make you more miserable. After hearing negative things your workplace, it is difficult to see the positive aspects that may exist, and ultimately make you feel worse about yourself (if this place and these people are so bad, why am I still here?). Spending time with colleagues who have a more balanced view can dramatically change their emotional response to their work.
cynical attitudes about their jobs do nothing to help your productivity. To return to the track, try some exercises to adjust their thinking:
Write a list of benefits. There are always benefits to do the work (otherwise, why would anyone do that?) So take a minute to appreciate. If you get the satisfaction of having a clean pile of clothes, an Inbox email empty or full payment control, take time to observe.
Savor love working time. Unless you are dealing with deep emotional issues, there are probably times when you really love your job. When this happens, pause (if you can) and describe the moment for yourself or let someone else known. Outsourcing can help remind you later. Times intentionally detect loves his work can also help the dreaded “What do I do with my life?” questions.
Crop this “work” is on your mind. While you are getting the things, if you feel sad for him, against his own thoughts. Remember that the work is worth it. Smile goal. Like when you’re dealing with failure, how the work is well prepared, you will experience.
Ultimately, no one can make you enjoy working. But if you actively fight the urge to be negative about it, instead of giving it, you can turn your mood around. The best way to do more is hoped to do. If you still have trouble finding a way to start, try to complete this checklist three task of maintaining simplicity.
Interrupt their habits
If the first thing you do when you get home is to throw the keys on the coffee table, lay down on the couch and turn on the TV, which is attached to an unproductive night from the start. Similarly, if you check Facebook or even email first thing in the morning, you could lose their best moments.
To break the cycle, making it difficult to go about their usual routine. If you are heading straight to the couch when I get home, unplug the TV overnight. If you check Facebook often, remove the application from your phone. Even if it is only a minor inconvenience, alter the usual triggers, you can create a jump in your muscle memory and restart a new habit.
Create specific behavior chains to develop new habits
The road to lethargy is paved with intentions of desire. Everybody said.. “I’ll have more things tomorrow” The problem with this promise is that it is vague and depends entirely on the feeling that tomorrow the same way it does now unless you know you will not. you will feel so discouraged when it comes to wake up tomorrow as it did today.
A better way to change is given specific tasks that join your existing routine. As explained in productivity blog 99U, slight changes in their habits are better than total repairs too ambitious. Small changes in behavior lead to significant improvements over time:
For example, instead of “I’ll keep a clean house,” you can aspire to, “When I get home, I’ll change my clothes and then clean room / office / kitchen me.” Several studies confirm that it is an effective method to rely on contextual cues more than the will. So next time you decide to “eat healthy”, but try “If it’s noon, I’ll eat meat and vegetables.”
Being lethargic or unproductive is ultimately just a habit. Leaving their old habits and create new ones, you get used to being active as a new standard. Although not yet fully know what to do with your days, you’ll be more motivated to find something to pass.
Be consistent and follow your progress
Once you go there, stick to it. Laziness, in any form, takes advantage of gaps in your will. Overcoming an addiction, just one day, a relapse form and eventually return to the starting point. It’s okay to fail, and probably miss a few days from time to time, but back on the horse. Remember, laziness is a habit, not a personality trait.
An effective way to do this is to use a target tracker. These applications allow you to set specific goals for yourself and mark when you do. This has two important benefits. First, we remind you that do and helps your own past to stay responsible. Perhaps more importantly, it shows how many times you have succeeded.
Many of us can change our habits without changing the way we perceive ourselves. That’s why things like lists can be made if appropriate. Have proof that you have built a new habit, or improved over time can give you the boost you need the motivation to continue. At that moment, when you realize you have reached your goal, when you are satisfied with your progress and we hope to do this is when laziness dies.