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Are You Truly Lazy or…

…is Your Willpower to Blame?

Do you feel that you are lazy or do you find that you are just not motivated? Many people will tell you that their motivation is not there and this is why they just feel like being plain lazy. While being lazy is often viewed as being a sign of weakness, it is connected to your willpower. Or more appropriately put, your lack of willpower.

So what can you do to improve this? First you want to understand the meaning of willpower. Simply put, your willpower is the strength to carry out your plans, desires and goals. While this may sound easy enough, there are plenty of daily obstacles which crop up. One way to overcome feeling lazy is to take a good look at what is going on around you.

Is your home or place of work cluttered or messy? Being unorganized decreases your willpower. Just the simple step of putting items in their proper place and working from a clean and organized desk can increase your motivation. Doing the above step has just increased your willpower. You decided on a goal and you followed through and accomplished it. Now you need to repeat this process over and over by applying it to different areas of your life.

You may be feeling lazy because you don’t have a hobby. Have you become bored with your current lifestyle? Learning a new skill or taking up a hobby is a fantastic way to strengthen your willpower. The process of making time each day or week to learn something new uses your willpower and your self discipline. To reinforce this choice you can schedule this time in your calendar or set a reminder on your cell phone. Then when you receive a reminder you know what time it is and you simply follow through with your appointment.

The following are some easy things you can do to stop being lazy and start accomplishing things:

  • Set small daily goals Use a calendar to mark down your goal.
  • Leave motivational quotes around your home.
  • Congratulate yourself once you have achieved your goal.
  • Repeat the entire process for a new goal.

By taking small steps you will find it easier to stop procrastinating over things and to start taking action. Each action or step you take means your willpower just became that little bit stronger.