We need to talk about how to stop being so lazy! I’m a laid back person at best, but when the cold winter months start rolling over… Things become quite bad, guys, and I find myself procrastinating and losing hours just cuddling my blankets. We need help. I have ventured from my fluffy home and into the realm of Google to find some of the best advice on fighting laziness.
So, just in case this wasn’t obvious, people are only lazy when they are not motivated to do the task they are meant to be doing. No one is too lazy to get some pizza or spend time with a crush. So let’s use that. Focus on the reward of doing the task and avoid thinking too much about the consequences of not getting it done. If the reward is not enough motivation by itself, have someone give you a cookie when you’re done. It works wonders for my productivity.
Okay, so you stole the cookie when the productivity fairy wasn’t looking. Now what? I suggest changing location. Go sit in a public place with everything you need and stay there till you have made some progress. You have random bystanders to impress, damnit! You cannot have them seeing that you have been watching people react to memes on YouTube for the past 3 hours. By trying so hard to look busy, professional and productive, you might find that you have made some decent headway into that project.
5 Super Important things to get done by tomorrow? No problem. I know, you’re shaking your head and blaming Capitalism for making your work this hard, but give it a chance. Divide those tasks into small bits and focus on just getting one tiny part done. Just start, you can do the rest later. Baby steps do finally get you there.