The worst thing about being lazy is the fact that you are just that: lazy. Your homework goes unfinished, your laundry goes unwashed, and you end up leaving every party early to got to sleep by 10PM. Wait, is that just me? Whatever. No matter what you do, you will always be the “lazy friend” who everyone invites everywhere, probably thinking that you won’t actually come. Well, guess what? You’re NOT going to be the lazy friend anymore. You’re going to actually do your work, follow through with plans, AND get good grades. And it’s going to be pretty easy.
I know that “getting your life together” sounds like a huge commitment, but there are some small and easy ways that you can actually trick yourself into being productive and not lazy all the time. I know it sounds fake, but I have actually tried some of these things and they can be effective! Once you get the hang of them, you’ll actually start to be the productive and outgoing person you want to be! If you don’t believe me, just check out these easy things you can do to trick your body into not being lazy.
Don't Lay In BedThe more time you hang out in bed, the more likely you are to retreat there when you are bored, which will just make you sleepy and lazy. As much as it sucks, try to stay out of your best during the day. You will totally feel more productive and willing to hang with your friends instead of just binging Netflix. Image Source: iStock
Keep Your Lights OnTo keep with the "productivity" theme, be sure to keep your lights on when you are hanging out at home. The light will inspire you to actually act and feel awake, which will help you do things besides napping all day long. Image Source: iStock
Listen To Music You Don't KnowThis is weird, but scientifically proven, so it must be worth a shot, right? Studies have shown that listening to music you actually DON'T know will increase productivity, which can decrease laziness. So, if you're trying to write a paper you've been dreading, put on music you wouldn't normally listen to and get to work! Image Source: iStock
Make Plans In AdvanceI know it sucks, but a good way to not seem lazy is to make plans and stick to them. The lazy way to do that is to make plans waaaay in advance, so that you have plenty of time to prepare yourself. We all know that lazy girls hate being told to do stuff last minute, so making plans weeks in advance will be a huge weight off of your shoulders. Image Source: iStock
Regulate Your Body TemperatureWeird, I know, but your body temp can actually help to boost your productivity, AKA get to those things that your lazy self has been putting off. If you're cold, all you're going to want to do is lay in bed and watch Netflix. If you're warm, you'll be more comfortable and inclined to actually do things. If you're feeling lazy, turn up the heat and try to get stuff done. Image Source: iStock
Block Sites That Will Distract YouOkay, when it's time to REALLY buckle down and do your work, we all know what you do first: go on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Before you know it, you've spent hours scrolling on the internet while your homework remains untouched. An easy way to fix this is to get an extension for your browser that can block certain sites for a certain amount of time. For instance, if you know your essay will take you two hours to write, be sure to block social media for two hours, so that you are forced to do your work. Image Source: iStock
Take A WalkI'm not saying that you should take a break every three minutes, but after you work for a decent amount of time, or complete a task you've been meaning to do, you should reward yourself with a little walk. It will get your blood flowing so you can keep working afterwards, but it will also give you a little break. Image Source: iStock
Go Somewhere ElseIf you have homework to do, try going to a library or coffee shop to get you out of your lazy rut. You'll feel more inclined to do things when you're far away from the comfort of your bed. Plus, getting coffee can give you a burst of energy. Image Source: iStock
What do you do when you’re feeling lazy? Tell us in the comments!