Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Lazy Post (a.k.a. How Not To Be Lazy)

I admit it: I'm a lazy person.

All people are, except in varying degrees of laziness. Most college students are. We can all be lazy most of the time, like watch Netflix instead of study our lessons, or do something else before we research for that academic paper. Being lazy is the easy way out, because it's so easy to do nothing than start it at all.

Well, I've cleaned up my act now and decided not to be lazy. It's only now that I get to experience the benefits of not being lazy, whether it be for school or doing your weekly laundry.

Here are five ways to help combat laziness:

1. Start on it right now. Better to start something right now, put it off for later, and finish it afterwards. It gives you the thought of having to finish something later on. It works well for me. Starting early also motivates me to do it and play afterwards.

2. Have your own reward system, like a granola bar for finishing your draft or a short nap after studying intensively.

3. If you want to relax first, time yourself, like 15-minute Internet surfing. Then do the work you must do, as in, right now.

4. Make a checklist of the things you need to do, and thoroughly follow-up on it. Feel the rush of having to tick a box next to the finished item, more so with finishing all the items needed to be checked on the list. Sometimes, writing it down can be a great visual reminder.

5. Have in-between breaks for your tasks needed to accomplish. Just make sure you don't over-break.

It's no feat to combat laziness. But getting your mind to work and making sure you finish is one way to get less lazier.

After all, you can have the license to be lazy after working hard. Balance everything out, k?

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