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How to Get Rid of Laziness

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Do you, like most people feel lazy sometimes? It could be just a momentary feeling of laziness due to being tired, or it could be a habitual state.

You might feel lazy when you need to carry out a certain particular activity, when you feel no motivation, or when you prefer to do something else.

Laziness is a state of lack of energy, lack of desire and often, indifference. It is sometimes caused by external conditions, such as the weather, when it is too cold or too hot, and sometimes, due to internal causes, such as lack of motivation, an inclination to procrastination or fear.

Sometimes, we might find ourselves in situations, where we enjoy being lazy, such while lying in bed beneath a warm blanket on a cold day, or lying on the beach in the shade on a hot summer day.

Do you feel lazy sometimes, and wish get rid of it?

Do you feel laziness is holding you back, preventing you from being active, from following your decisions, and from improving your habits and your life?

You get improve your ability to be more active, enthusiastic and less lazy.

How to Get Rid of the Tendency to Be lazy?

You get rid of the habit of being lazy by being more active, instead of being passive. You do so by stopping to procrastinate, by being aware of the importance of taking action, instead of letting laziness get the upper hand.

Things don’t get done by being lazy and making no effort.

Success requires activity, action, initiative, and taking advantage of opportunities. This requires an active person, not a passive one. It requires the ability to resist laziness and procrastination.

How to Overcome Laziness- A Few Tips

How to overcome the habit of laziness? How to awaken inner strength and the ability to get up and do things. Things do not get done by themselves. Do you wish to keep things as they are, or do you want make positive changes in your life?

Here are a few tips and suggestions to get rid of laziness:

1. Visualize yourself doing the very thing that you feel too lazy and reluctant to do. Imagine yourself doing it energetically and enthusiastically. There will probably be inner resistance, yet, continue visualizing that you are acting with interest and love.

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Feel that you have already accomplished your task, and enjoy that feeling.

2. Make a list of things to do.

Arrange them from the easiest to the more difficult, and start doing them right now. Put simple easy to tasks at first, so as to avoid strong inner resistance.

Congratulate yourself after accomplishing each task, and mark it as done in your list. Gradually, being a doer will become a habit.

3. Do small acts that you usually avoid doing. They will strengthen your willpower and self-discipline. By doing something that you incline to procrastinate or which cause you inconvenience to do, you strengthen your inner muscles.


  • Talk with someone you usually avoid.
  • Talk a walk in the evening.
  • Repair something at home that you keep putting off
  • Give up watching a late night show on TV, and go to sleep earlier instead.

4. Do you wish to go for a walk, but feel lazy to do so? Go out and walk right now. Consider it as an exercise that strengthens you.

5. Do you have a chore that you must do? Go do it right now.

6. Make it a habit to do right now what you are inclined to procrastinate.

Doing small acts such as these is a great way to train your inner strength, and strengthen your ability of overcome laziness.

When to start? Right now. Get over the inner resistance to take action. This might be difficult in the beginning, but with persistence you will win.

“Periods of wholesome laziness, after days of energetic effort, will wonderfully tone up the mind and body.” – Grenville Kleiser

“Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” – Jimmy Lyons

“Periods of inactivity, I don’t know such things. I’m consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness.” – John Lydon

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