7 Things You Need To Understand To Stop Being Lazy
This article is for all the people who want to stop being lazy. If you want to be productive, this article will help you. You’ll find out how to get motivated and break bad habits, so that you can work towards your goals.
Table of Contents
#1. Seinfeld Strategy
If you want to build a habit that sticks and to reach your goal, you must tract your progress in a simple, concrete way.
For getting started with the Seinfeld Strategy:
Decide on your goals.
Break your goal down into routines.
Set up your calendar.
Mark your successes exuberantly.
Don’t miss twice.
#2. Environment Design
Create or go to an environment that is conducive & supportive to you going through your habits.
#3. The 2-Minute Rule
“When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.”
Make a start as easy as possible because the most resistance is in the beginning.
Scale down your habits into a two-minute version:
Fold the laundry – fold one pair of socks.
Run 5 miles – tie your running shoes.
Read a book – read one page.
Clean the room – take the broom.
You will have an instant willpower boost by getting clear time frames that can’t be ignored.
#5. Implementation Intention
Write down a detailed commitment containing:
Example: Meditate in front of my bed at 6 am for 20 min.
#6. 25-5 Rule
Write down a list of 25 things you want to achieve in any area of your life. Number them according your priority.
Discard no. 6-25 & focus on the top 5.
#7. Habit Formation
To effectively build habits:
Start with an incredibly small habit.
Increase your habit in very small ways.
As you build up, break habits into chunks.
When you slip, get back on track quickly.
Be patient. Stick to a peace you can sustain.
It is true that the world is full of lazy people, but it is not a bad thing. We all need to take some time for ourselves and do nothing.