“I’ll do it later”- That is what your brain keeps telling you repeatedly as you gather all of your snacky foods, snuggle up in the cosiest corner of your room and scroll through your Netflix watchlist. All the while, your assignment deadlines are nearby, your room is a total mess, and you also have to prepare for your internal exams that are due next week. When you’re just near the deadline and hurrying through all the work together at the last minute, you’ll undoubtedly wonder, “Why am I this lazy?”
But do not worry. We’ve got your back. Your laziness is more of a symptom than a problem. That means you’ll have to dig deep (very very deep) if you want to get to the root of your laziness and start reaching your goals. Is it going to be difficult? Yes, absolutely! So, why should you do it? Because it makes you feel fantastic. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. And what is even better is that you can try turning your laziness into something productive.
Adding to your laziness is the fact that you’re at home! Everything is a distraction when you have your phone, TV, laptop and your favourite bed, all beside you. Many of these distractions aren’t even present in school. So, even the most responsible student will not be able to be very productive and study effectively. But of course, every problem has a solution. There are a few easy things you may do in your daily life to ensure that your laziness doesn’t win and that you’re productive. Check out these 3 easy-to-implement ways to make the best use of your time-
Exercise and kick off the laziness
Exercise is probably the last thing on your mind when you are exhausted and lethargic. Moving your body, on the other hand, can make you feel more energised and productive overall.
Exercising is widely recognised for providing your body with the endorphins and serotonin it requires to be calm, concentrated, and productive during the day. The disadvantage of studying at home is that you are unlikely to have access to a gym where you can have an intense hour-long workout. While you won’t be able to complete a full workout if you’re trapped at home, there are some simple activities you can do to boost your productivity. You can do exercises like crunches, push-ups, and jumping jacks if you have an empty and clean area in your house. There are a multitude of YouTube videos for quick 5 minute workouts available, and they don’t have to be monotonous- aerobics or dance workout videos are also available! You can also go for a brief walk or run to get your blood circulating before you start exercising. If nothing works, walk around your house- it is more exercise than you would imagine.
Exercising daily and being healthy will not only benefit you in the long run, but will also help you be more productive in your day-to-day activities.
Take Breaks Occasionally
Taking a break, believe it or not, will really boost your productivity. Students who attempt to study for hours at a time do not utilise their full potential. Our brain can only process a limited amount of new information before it becomes tired and our retention decreases.
We can only experience more tension and exhaustion if we push our minds past their limits. Regular breaks will aid in reversing this tendency and maximising your productivity. You may be accustomed to long work days with only one lunch break at schools and colleges. However, the notion of regular short breaks will be reintroduced into your adult learning.Find a plan that fits you, whether it’s 5 minutes every hour or 30 minutes a couple times a day. Everyone’s ideal study schedule is different, but the most essential thing is to adhere to it.
Establishing a regular break schedule will also provide you with a series of little deadlines to work toward, which will motivate you to complete a task more quickly. Regular breaks provide a number of advantages, including helping you retain knowledge, comprehend the big picture, nurture your creativity, and adopt healthier habits, all of which will help you work more successfully and effectively.
Go for a Digital Detox
Phones, tablets, TVs, laptops, and gaming consoles – displays are everywhere these days, and they’re all full of games and applications meant to keep you from being productive. Even when we aren’t looking at them, our phones are the leading source of distraction. Our phones are always buzzing with push alerts, text messages, and emails. Even if you don’t reply to a notification, the act of getting one is enough to keep you distracted.
If you’re having problems concentrating, the simplest answer is to do the unimaginable and turn off all of your gadgets. Yes, you heard it right- it’s time to get the digital detox! Place your phone in a drawer or in a different room. Alternatively, you might go to the library to study and leave your phone at home. We promise that when you return, Instagram will still be there! You’ll enhance your attention and concentration by taking a break from technology, which will help you be more productive at work.
Taking a lazy day off sometimes is fine. There’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t worry about it. It’s known as a day off, and it’s a wonderful thing. But it becomes an issue when every day is a “lazy day.” Sometimes all we need is a good kick to get us up and running so we can take care of things that are important. Work smarter instead of working harder and you will have your way of being lazy and productive all at the same time.