How to Stop Being Lazy

You can stop being lazy by using these tips to motivate yourself to find an interest in life.

You will need

  • A journal
  • An alarm clock
  • Organizational skills
  • Goals
  • Exercise
  • Friends
  • Hypnotherapy (optional)
  • New diet (optional)

Step 1 Make a list Acknowledge the detrimental effects of your laziness. Make a list to motivate you of ways your life would improve if you were more active.

Step 2 Get organized Get organized by establishing a strict schedule for yourself. Set your alarm.

Step 3 Break the habit Break your addiction to procrastination by avoiding the couch and television – or whatever your go-to distraction is – so that you remain upright and conscious.

Step 4 Set goals Set goals, replacing phrases like ‘should,’ ‘might,’ or ‘have to’ with the word ‘will.’ You will psycho-linguistically program yourself to succeed, as research shows goal-oriented people do.

Step 5 Exercise regularly Exercise regularly. Endorphins change the chemical balance of the brain and generate a positive attitude. Low activity causes low energy.

Step 6 Ask friends for help Lower stress and eliminate unwitting enablers by informing friends of your plans. Their support will keep you accountable.

Step 7 Help others Help someone else. Giving to others can get you engaged with the rest of humanity without obsessing about your problems