If you can’t get up in the morning without hitting the snooze button several times and barely make it to work on time, sorry to tell you, but you may be lazy. Same goes if you’re a lifelong procrastinator. But apparently, there’s hope to turn it around. In a Reddit thread, self-proclaimed “ex-lazy people” share the positive changes they made in their lives that helped them become more productive. Here’s what they suggest to boost productivity and be happier and healthier as a result.
- Get into a routine and stick to it – Lots of former lazy folks say getting an early start is key and that you’re more likely to finish a task in the morning than later in the day. So even if you’re not an early bird, try to add some structure to your day, so it can work to your advantage.
- Write to-do lists – Being organized and having a visual reminder to show you everything you need to do can help you get it done. Beyond just writing stuff down, put the easiest tasks that take the least effort at the top of your to-do list so you can feel the rush of the “quick win” when you check them off.
- Change your diet – It’s hard to keep your energy levels up if you’re eating junk food and drinking too much alcohol in the evenings, so tweaking your eating habits to the healthier side can help you feel less sluggish. Meal prepping isn’t for the lazy, but it can help ensure you have healthy meals for the week, which could boost your energy.
Source: Men’s Health