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How to overcome laziness? - Intermediate English Lesson

Have you ever felt lazy?

You know you have things to do but you just can't be bothered? These may even be important things that will help you achieve what it is you want in life, and yet slumping down on the couch in front of the TV or going back to bed seems so much more enticing. What do you do when you're in these lazy "funks" as I call them?

Laziness is the enemy of productivity. If we were lazy, there is no way we could accomplish meaningful things. We may procrastinate doing things, or -- even if we do them -- we may do them only half-heartedly. There is no way we can produce high-quality results that way.

In this lesson, Ceema tells you how to overcome laziness. It could be due to the cold weather where in you just don't feel like doing anything. Sometimes you may be tired and so you feel lazy. But laziness also means being idle, and don't desire to do anything.
So, how do we overcome laziness.

1. Break down tasks : When you are lazy, small and big tasks seem very overwhelming. So it is better to break them down into chunks.

2. Rest, sleep and exercise : It is imperative to rest and sleep well, say about 8hours daily. Exercising daily, keeps the body physically fit and active.

3. Have a vision : Visualize what you want to be. This motivates you and enables you to be active.

4. Know the consequences : When you do your tasks, they will yield positive results. So, this reduces piling up of work, too.

5. Visualization : This means imagination. Imagine yourself doing the task efficiently. This leads to a positive mindset which eventually turns into action.

6. Procrastination : This means delaying your tasks to a later date. This should be strictly avoided as, it is the biggest barrier to overcoming laziness.

7. Observe others' success : Successful people have an active life. They do their work efficiently all the time. Keep a close watch on them to see how they overcome their laziness, pull up their socks to get down to their tasks and finally achieve success.

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