How to Overcome Yourself On The Laziest DayAUTHOR: Angela Johnson
Have you ever had days when you’re just too lazy to do anything and you don’t feel like working at all?
I’m sure they were. We all have our lazy and unproductive days. Sometimes we don’t get enough sleep, sometimes we just don’t have much motivation, and sometimes we get distracted by something more exciting, like a new game.
What to do in such situations? In this post, we’ll look at a few ideas for making the most of your free time.
If you ask any person, do they have periods in their lives when their performance changes? They will answer without even thinking: of course, there are. It may appear like you work in the same manner all of the time and do all of the tasks you set out to complete, but this is not the case. There are moments when your productivity is at its height and you can accomplish not only what you set out to do, but even more. However, sooner or later, you will be unable to realize even a part of what you have planned; these days, you are so lazy to accomplish anything that it appears like a lot is simply passing you by.
It is important to find ways to still perform important tasks even when you feel poorly productive, as well as in those moments when you allow yourself to take breaks. Our brain needs to pause, we can’t always work at our best.
Here are the best ways to make a lazy day a productive one.
Think of a fun activity.
If you’re not feeling motivated, maybe the tasks on your list are just boring you. This may seem like an overly tough technique to some, but it will help: take a step back, close your eyes, and give your thoughts freedom.
Find your passion and follow it through the day.
What do you think you’d like to do today? What can you do to break out from your usual routine? What fascinates you? What can be new and fresh for you? Allow your ideas to develop before beginning to write them down (at this point, you can already open your eyes). Then pick something fun and interesting from the list, even if it’s not an urgent task at all. In any case, it’s better than doing nothing at all!
Getting passionate about something is the best way to get yourself to do something on unmotivated days. Find your passion and follow it.
What distracts you today? Perhaps this is some new site that you accidentally found, forums, social networks, some kind of card games, such as solitaire or something like that… If you can find a way to block your mind from this madness, you can accomplish so much more. Obviously, it’s difficult. There is a good way: make a friend or colleague who will control you. Alternatively, switch off the Internet. You won’t want to look at social media anymore, and notifications won’t bother you.
Put something unpleasant at the top of your to-do list.
If there’s something you’ve been putting off for a while, something that you don’t want to do under any circumstances, put it at the top of your to-do list for today, then list the rest of your tasks below. In order to put these things off for a little while longer, you’ll be ready to pull off a bunch of other things. You’ll end up with a very productive lazy day!
Okay, you still didn’t get to do anything today. Is this the end of the world? Your brain requires relaxation from time to time, especially when you are working extremely hard. Set aside this day for nothing but rest! Allow yourself to gain strength. If you can take a day off, then do it. If not, just sit back today and get back to work tomorrow. You just have to give yourself the opportunity to recharge.
Take a walk.
There are moments when you need to get your blood circulating faster. Sitting at a desk all day can make you feel exhausted. Get up, take a walk., and if possible, go outside. Just ten minutes outside can help you relax and return to work with renewed energy.
Take a shower.
If you work from home, it’s hard to fight the tempting idea of just getting out of bed and starting to work in your pajamas (or worse). But if you don’t feel clean, you can’t feel productive. Be sure to take a shower! You’ll feel energized and ready to get to work. It’s amazing how a shower can change your day.
Take a nap.
A simple tool against unproductiveness. You will feel better if you can take a little nap. You’ll feel like you’ve regained your strength and are ready to take on the many tasks that you have.
Turn on the music.
Nothing will make you feel better than upbeat music. Seriously, just try it. Anything you need will provide a good bit.
And how do you deal with your lazy days? Perhaps you know more effective ways? Share them with us and let’s continue communicating in the comments!