There’s always something you can improve about yourself. Me? I’m awfully lazy, and when I say this, I don’t mean “I sometimes don’t do my homework because meh”, but more like: “I spend days thinking about the fact that I have a blog post to write but I just don’t feel like doing it”. It sucks, I know. To be 100% honest, I’ve written these first four lines only because I saw a motivational post on my Tumblr dashboard telling me to just do it, but at least it’s something, right?
Nobody wants to spend days doing nothing productive just to feel bad about themselves afterward, but it does happen. It’s easy to blame it on the weather, on the fact that the bed always looks so sinfully comfortable, or simply chalk it up to a lack of inspiration. The problem appears when we keep finding reasons as to why we should postpone certain tasks, and we end up realizing we should have done them a long time ago. Like this blog post. Yeah.
So here I am, writing about laziness. Is there a cure for it? Probably not. Have I found the secret which leads to a highly effective lifestyle? No, but I have to admit, I’ve gotten much better at being efficient in the past few weeks. (Except for when it comes to my blog. Oops.) I did this by reminding myself each day that every minute spent doing nothing or doing something useless, is time wasted. I’m one of those people who are scared of waking up at 60, 70, 80 years old and discovering they haven’t done everything they wanted to do, and I guess that this fear is my best weapon in the fight against tardiness. I just feel like lying down (or sitting, or standing -people waste their time in different ways) is such a dull way of letting opportunities pass you by.
Write to-do lists. Download productivity apps for your smartphone. Use a notebook and list your daily, weekly, monthly goals. Figure out what works for you, when you’re the most active, what environment you prefer, and create a schedule that will help you become the best version of yourself. Discipline is key, so make sure you do this every day until you develop a habit. It’s difficult, but it’s completely worth it, and you’ll thank yourself later.
I’m definitely thanking myself right now because I managed to write this post, ha xx