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Best Things To Overcome Laziness

Updated on March 6, 2014
Following some simple things and involving yourself in activities that may make you forget that you were being lazy can significantly help you in overcoming laziness
Following some simple things and involving yourself in activities that may make you forget that you were being lazy can significantly help you in overcoming laziness | Source

Our resistance from doing things is a factor that can be attributed with the problem of laziness. At times when we feel lazy, we tend to become inactive and always procrastinate in one way or another to avoid doing or completing any work. This feeling can sometimes be a big problem and may hinder our productivity levels to a great extent. Getting lazy once in a while is okay but most people tend to stay lazy for like most part of their lives. This thing is not appreciable and must be avoided at all costs.

With few simple and very easy steps, it is however very much possible to overcome laziness. The guidelines that are discussed below can be of great help for those who have to often deal with the issue of laziness.


There is always a reason behind your laziness. Maybe you are very tired, maybe you are bored or it also might be a case of loosing or lacking interest in whatever you want to do or wanted to. The very first thing in overcoming laziness is important to know the source of what is not motivating you enough to do a particular work.


When you are being lazy motivating yourself is something that helps a lot. Just think of the goals you have ahead and consider how important it is for you to complete them. Set some time limit as that also is an important way of helping yourself to avoid laziness.

Another important factor is to take inspiration from successful people. You should ponder that all those people who are successful have never allowed laziness to win them over. They have always kept the lazy factor at bay and that is also one of the important reasons of their success.

Thus motivating and inspiring yourself can be good for you to overcome laziness.


Being productive at times when you are totally covered up with laziness is quite a difficult task. But it is all about your own inner strength that how you overcome the feeling is that matters. If you try to involve yourself in some work and make an effort to stay busy instead of only planning and thinking then it is best possible that you will overcome the laziness that refrains your from doing anything


Whenever you start doing a specific task, always try to complete it first and then sit back. I have seen people who start one work and then move on to the other and then by the time they get back to the first task, they are either tired or get so caught up with other things around them which ultimately leads them to laziness and makes it difficult for them to complete the one task they started before.

Therefore the “once you start and not stop policy” is the best thing to overcome the lazy factor. This way you will know that you have to complete the task at hand first and then do all other things later.


The burden of doing a huge task is always fearsome. The thought of it stresses you much and you keep on delaying the work again and again. Best thing to do in a situation like this is to divide your big tasks in small steps and try to complete them one by one. In this way, not only the task becomes easily achievable but the stress level will also come down a bit eventually leading you to productivity and not laziness.


Laziness can be best avoided if you think of the benefits of the work you are supposed to do. Think of the positive aspects and focus on the advantages you will get out of that. This thinking may help you motivate yourself and you look forward to doing the work avoiding laziness.


Procrastination is one of the biggest things in the way towards laziness. If we say that both laziness and procrastination go hand in hand with each other won’t be wrong. For people who want to avoid being lazy, they have to avoid this habit of procrastination in the best way possible. Delaying your work is not a bright idea at all. You have to get rid of your inclination of procrastinations to overcome and win over the laziness factor.

Thus just by following few simple steps, the obstacle of laziness can be overcome. All you require is a little bit of effort on your part. You should not let other things to stop and distract you from anything. Discipline is a key to success and you have to work out a plan, try your best to bring your life in order and defeat the enemy called “laziness” in your way of productivity.


Learn what are the most required things that you should stop doing to yourself to make your life much more easier and happier.

Learn through this article the reasons to stay strong and not to give up or quit when things and circumstances get difficult for you to handle!!!


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      Saadia A 4 years ago

      Hi Raitu :)

      Thank you for your appreciation and I am pleased to know that my hubs are being a useful reading for you. Thank you again for dropping in your comment . I appreciate :)

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      Raitu Disong 4 years ago

      Hi Saadia!

      Thank you for sharing this:)

      I am learning a lot from you..

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      wewillmake.....Indeed laziness is a trouble but it will be big if we make it so. We can't totally get rid of the feeling,because it is natural but we can definitely overcome that by involving ourselves in other activities that may interest us and understanding how to deal with the feeling.

      Thanks for your comment!!!

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Thank you Healthy Pursuits for your feedback. Yeah there are times when the "lazy" points out to the gloomy feeling in you. But the bottom line is that how to deal with that.If a person has some health issue ,then any medical or psychological help must be sought or if it is just an ordinary laziness and you don't feel like doing anything,then it must be helped out by concentrating on the things that might get you out of that phase :)

      Thanks again for your comment .i appreciate that :)

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      wewillmake 5 years ago from kerala-INDIA

      Lazinesss is a big trouble I don't think we can get rid of it.. we can only reduse it.. Anyway nice article..

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      Karla Iverson 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thanks for the tips. I agree that there are days we need to push ourselves because we really are being lazy. However, I also think that we use the term "lazy" sometimes when we may need to be looking at possible health issues or even something like depression.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Jlava...thanks alot for your appreciation and coming by :)

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      moonlake... Thank you for your vote and the feedback :)

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      All very important points to chase away Laziness. Nice Hub!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Very good hub. You are so right about everything.

      Voted Up

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Thank you Cliff Mendrez.Distraction is really something that hinders our way to work ultimately leading to the big ghost of laziness :) Thank you for sharing and commenting.I appreciate that :)

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      Great hub learner. I really need to keep myself motivated and focus on finishing the tasks at hand. I easily get distracted and the next thing I know, I am unable to get my mind back into the work I was doing. Will be sharing this hub.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Hey Vellur ,i am glad you liked the Hub.Thanks a lot for your appreciation :)

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Very very interesting to read. Good ways to overcome laziness!!!! Loved the photos. Voted up.

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Thank you GClark for your appreciation and vote :)

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      GClark 5 years ago from United States

      Thoroughly enjoyed this highly motivating hub illustrated with some great photos. Voted Up! GClark