How to Overcome Laziness & Achieve Personal Growth
How to overcome laziness and lethargy? Laziness can make us unhappy, jealous, unhealthy and there are so many reasons not to be lazy. So many people wake up (Probably late in the day) and let life take over from there. We must have some control over the ways our lives turn out and develop. The most successful and happy people know how to manage their lives for productivity.
How to overcome laziness & undo it [10 ways]
1. Set Your Alarm Clock
Now since everyone has a different schedule, there’s no one time to set your alarm clock for. Make sure you get good quality sleep but don’t overdo it. This leads to unhealthy habits and procrastination/laziness.
2. Set Goals
If we set goals, then that means we need to work toward them. Being lazy will never allow you to accomplish your goals. Take the initiative to get up in the morning and go at it every day.
3. Make a Schedule for Yourself
A schedule will keep you from sitting idle while doing nothing beneficial to your progress. Create a routine and follow it until you need to change it up. It’s all about momentum and not sitting still.
4. Find a Passion
Start exploring and trying new things and you might find something you’re incredibly passionate about. Often we dabble into many things, but we don’t stick with something in which we can progress. Now, it’s good to try many things, but passion will drive us to be better!
5. Get an Accountability Partner
People are great… well, the ones will make us better. Find someone who is willing to push you and don’t be offended when they point something out about your habits. If we go through life blind, then we will never accomplish anything. Listen to other people and be open to constructive criticism.
6. Get active
Discipline when it comes to fitness will carry over into other areas of your life. Considering exercise is one of the most dreaded activities of all time… we can’t help but develop good habits if and when we stick to an exercise plan.
7. Don’t Be Afraid of Change
If your current routine isn’t doing it for you, then you might need to change things up a bit. It’s ok to want to do something different because in all honesty, you’ll likely get a different result.
Get a new job, start a business, make new friends, set new goals… these are fantastic changes you can make for bettering your life. Change is healthy and necessary for most people.
8. Challenge Yourself
Well, this is where challenging yourself is important because we need to extend ourselves to grow. Look at challenges as a growth phase in your life.
9. Meet New People
If you tend to find yourself being lazy, then meeting new people can be a good thing. Often, other people will be involved in activities, and we tend to follow along with others who can influence us. It’s good to meet people who are after something which in turn can motivate us to do something rather than succumbing to laziness.
10. Change Your Mindset
Your mind will determine how you perceive life. If you change the way you think by developing good habits, then you can get yourself out of the lazy mindset.
It’s vital that you do this so that life will not pass you by. Doing something productive can change your mindset toward life, and you’ll be better equipped to reverse laziness.
6 Secrets to Achieving Personal Growth
Life is mainly about changing and adapting. So is self-improvement. And while change happens regardless of whether we want it to or not, consciously aspiring to improve oneself requires a bit of planning and some effort.
The good news is that personal development only works when it’s at your own pace; a pace that fits in with your personality, lifestyle and culture. It may take some time to figure out how to get it right, some trial-and-error will occur, but that’s alright. The important thing is that you feel comfortable with the techniques you’re applying while moving forward on your path to self-improvement.
The first step you to need to take before setting up a healthy, doable, well-balanced personal development plan is to get to know you. There are 3 main areas where self-awareness happens; physical, emotional and cognitive. Be completely honest with yourself and pinpoint the areas that need your most attention.
This could be a bit tricky because we’re our worst own enemies. Don’t judge, criticize or sabotage yourself. Be compassionate and forgiving, and you’ll be able to find the best way to go about creating a plan for change.
The great thing about personal growth is that it presents you with new exciting possibilities which can open up new doors you didn’t know existed or thought you weren’t ready for. Here are 6 steps you can start implementing today on your road to personal empowerment. (Source)
1. Pace yourself
By knowing your true self, you’ll be aware of how long it’ll take you to get from point A to point B. You’ll also get to recognize where your strengths lie which you should focus on and work to improve and maximize.
While doing that, you should also start accepting your weaknesses. This can be done on your own or with the help of a therapist, or a life coach. No matter which method you choose, use it to your advantage and grow from it. Don’t be afraid of appearing vulnerable or weak — just the opposite. You’re becoming a stronger, more formidable version of yourself.
2. Set up small goals to achieve one big one
Break down that one big goal into smaller, manageable goals that can be achieved daily or weekly. You may start out thinking you don’t have the time to, say, workout for 30 minutes, but the truth is, you do have the time, you’re just used to spending it checking out your social media or watching TV.
A smart tip to try is to start your day right. Studies show that those who wake up early tend to be more productive and more focused throughout the day. That’s probably because they’ve set up a healthy routine which allows them to get a good night’s sleep, then wake up refreshed ready to tackle the new day.
Waking up early gives you time to eat a healthy breakfast, instead of just grabbing anything on your way to work, or, worse yet, skipping breakfast altogether. During those early morning hours, you can plan your day, check your email, get in some exercise or meditation – all of which are great at providing you with more balance, optimism, stamina, and concentration.
3. Be all in
Personal development is a holistic process which means you need to engage all 3 aspects of your being; body, mind, and spirit. This means eating right and exercising and meditating even for as little as 5 minutes each day. Also, to keep your mind in tiptop shape, there are many things you can do, like reading, doing number puzzles each day or memory games. All these things keep your mind alert and focused.
4. Embrace the bumps in the road
Learn from past mistakes and triumphs so you can gauge what you should repeat in the future and what you should stay away from. And always remember that each setback can be corrected. The important thing is to keep moving according to your plan. Any movement in the right direction, no matter how small, is progress that should be celebrated.
5. Be accountable & optimistic
Once you start on that path of following your dreams, you have to reinforce it with self-confidence, even when you mess up or when things don’t go the way you planned. Believing in yourself, being responsible for your choices and having the strength to find the positive in difficult situations, is a great self-esteem booster. It also requires optimism and faith that you’re capable of making things go your way no matter what may come. Along the way, you will start becoming a better version of yourself.
6. Reward yourself
Yes, self-improvement is rewarding enough. But sometimes having a little recognition can give you the boost you need to go even farther. We’re only human after all. And when you work hard at replacing bad habits with more positive, more fulfilling habits, you deserve a treat.
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