How to stop being lazy
How I did it: My friend once said to me "If you weren't so lazy, you could accomplish a lot of things, you really could." And I'd think to myself "I'm going to start being less lazy..." but then I'd just get back into the pattern, unintentionally, of course ;)
But now I am definitely less lazy. I don't lay in bed every morning, thinking "Just five more minutes..." and I don't sleep around, angry that I'm not being productive but happy that I don't have to work.
My faith in God plays a large role in it, because if I'm lazy, I'll go from getting a few things accomplished to getting nothing accomplished, and that means that I won't live up to be the person my best friend wants me to be: me.
Laziness isn't as harmless as some people might think, it's actually quite engulfing. It's a bit like quicksand, once you get stuck, you're drowning in. Another factor of my laziness is that I continually get spoiled by everyone around me, and I have been, for years.
But I know that I need to learn to do things for myself, and to truly be able to learn that, I have to well, get off my butt and do things.
Today, I can proudly say I'm not lazy. Instead of just letting me lie to myself and thinking "I'll do it later..." I turn off all my thoughts, force myself to stand up, and do whatever I have to do. Again, my faith plays a very large part in it, because I need to work to accomplish the calling God has for me, and He's the most important person in my life, so I always want to make him proud.
I truly have a blessed life, and the people who spoil me (which isn't everyone), especially God who gave me this life, should receive something back, something even better. I love all the people in my life, even the friends who are mean and sarcastic and make fun of me and don't allow me to be lazy, because they love me too. The people in my life truly, verily do deserve something better than a lazy me who sits around like some kind of royal princess, wanting everyone to do things for her.
That's not me, and it will never be me.
Lessons & tips:
- Don't allow your laziness to argue with you, instead of sitting there, and making up excuses for why you shouldn't do what you're supposed to do, you should just shut off all those excuses and do it. It's a lot harder than it sounds, but it's true.
- Exercise every day. If you can't go to a gym, buy an exercise DVD (they're around $9, excluding shipping, on Amazon).
- Fill up to your to-do list.
- If you have something to do at a certain time, just do it.
- Even the small stuff, like cleaning up a mess on the kitchen or picking a book off the floor, do it so you get used to the feeling.
Resources: My faith, exercise DVDs, all my friends&family, and stuff to do x).
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