As a lazy person, I strongly believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to beat laziness or unmotivation, but it depends on you! I struggled for years before setting up a system which works for me and I found out that it’s completing small tasks day-by-day. I’m not going to make a list of do and dont’s, like a mentor, but I’d love to share with you my experience of being lazy.
Why am I so freaking lazy and unmotivated? Why not
To be honest with you, this’s a question I’ve never asked to myself for a long time. I was struggling to overcome whatever bad time I had in my past without being fully aware of 😴 sleeping 14 hours per day and wasting on social media and videogames the rest of the day.
Personally, I think rather than “wasting time” I was like healing from my mental pains. I was afraid of doing everything, dissapoiting people, talk to them or even starting a chat and I felt like “just leave me alone”. After that, something came up to my mind, like I was again 💪 self-confident and ready enough to get over it – I can’t explain the feeling.
There’s nothing wrong of being lazy or sad. I think, things happen for a reason. It might be that being lazy for a period of time was just what I needed to look after myself.
Find a system that works for you
As I said before, there is not a right or wrong answer to beat laziness. It’s up to you. 🙂
Personally, I was doing and completing small tasks daily when I had discovered of being again motivated to do something. I almost didn’t realized that a few months ago I started planning for next year goals for becoming an UX/UI game designer – I have always dreamt to work in videogame industry.
When I realized that I defeated laziness? Basically I did not. I cleaned my PC, wrote stuff like articles and stories, Role Played, chatted with people 📋 on a daily basis as well as worked in a part-time job, studied English speak for 9-intensive months and, searched what I’d love as a dream-job.
That’s the keyword! Consistency. The more you do, the more energy you’ll have to do more and more. Keep it up! Does I sounds like a mentor? Well, I worked for me.
So, how to beat laziness in a nutshell?
Let go thing you can’t control. Take your time. Trade done for perfect. 👉 No motivation, but discipline.
Killing laziness with videogames
Please don’t laugh, I’m serious. You know, when you play a videogame like Elden Ring where everybody want to kill your laziness due to the fast-paced enemies, you develop like a self-aware strenght. ⚔️
A soul-level one character could not beat the final boss, am I right? However, a well-prepared warrior with the right equipment and skills should definitely make short work of it.
How is that possibile? With consistency – keep it up. You start like a common level-one character folk, then step by step you’d level up the folk until he become a demi-god who can beat Marika herself. Easy.
So, what’s the difference between beat laziness in IRL and the final boss in Elden Ring? None. You have to beat every and each boss before fighting the last one. 👉 Do a bit daily rather than planning.
Hope you have found something usefull.