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How to Overcome Laziness and a Lack of Motivation

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Laziness is something which many of us have experienced at some point or another. We’ve all felt like we don’t want to do something, or like we’d just rather do nothing. 🙋🏽‍♀️  Laziness can become a lifelong habit that could start to negatively affect your life and work. If you are reading this right now it’s telling me that you don’t want to be one of those people who want to go through life being chronically lazy or wanting to improve themselves never doing anything about it. If you want to overcome laziness and get some motivation, here are some things you can consider.

 

Don’t try to do everything at once

When you attempt to do too many things, you can lose motivation for all of them and burn yourself out. I want you to tell yourself success takes time. With that said, the slowness can you make you pissed off and frustrated.  If you feel like you have a lot of things on your list, break them down into smaller lists or categories. This will help you to at least see the smaller successes along the way, and it’s a good way to trick yourself into thinking you are finishing the tasks quicker. Plus you will feel like a winner!

 

Move your body

Many people think that exercise needs to look a certain way. A bootcamp, cross fit, a workout so hard that you can’t lift your arms to wash your hair or have trouble getting off the toilet.  This certainly isn’t always the case. For those of you just trying to get consistent with exercising try walking.  It’s called NEAT, non-exercise activity thermogenesis. That’s fancy talk for movement, just acts of daily living. Playing with your kids, playing with your pets, cleaning your home, gardening. You’ll end up burning more calories if you remain active through out the day vs focused on hitting the gym “hard”.  How many steps a day are you able to get in?

Stay organized

The less organized you are, the harder it is to feel motivated to workout. This key here is that you need to have a plan! The plan doesn’t have to be written in stone, it can be flexible. You want an outline to help you stay the course, because as a recovering winger it doesn’t work. I challenge my clients to focus on one of two ways to create a plan.

  1. 24 hours, each night sit down and map out what you will eat and if you will workout that day
  2. A weekly plan mapping out how the week will unfold

Now I know that the weekly plan may seem like a lot of work or not given in any flexibility or a change to have any spontaneity. However I ask that you give yourself structured flexibility so that when fun things to arrive you shift into “if/then” thinking. That looks like this If I’m at dinner and someone orders dessert I will ask myself do I feel like having dessert. If I say yes, then I will enjoy it without guilt.   If I tell myself that I will exercise then I will exercise on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays at 8am.  

Do the things you enjoy

Here’s where I ask you to stop doing the workouts that you feel that you “should” do or you heard will give you a killer workout!! When you start doing things that you actually love you will look forward to it.

When I first started working out I found myself blowing myself off. So, I found a class that I absolutely LOVED! I looked forward to and I made sure that I went every Monday and Saturday to this kickboxing class. What do you love to do??

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