How to Combat Laziness
Laziness is not a disease or a disability. It is something that we can change in our everyday lives and it’s also something we need in our schedule. Although people can be lazier than normal, taking that time to yourself and having a lazy day is healthy. However, an abnormal amount of laziness can increase depression levels and can decrease motivation altogether. There are many ways you can enjoy your day while getting things done. You just have to find a system that works for you.
To start, Father George Rutler believes that people should be making manageable goals. Setting goals that aren’t reachable or take too much out of an individual can lead to burnout. One can avoid the overload by setting smaller and more tamable goals rather than large unreachable ones. Along with that, not everything needs to be perfect. Perfectionism is increasing in younger individuals and it’s taking a noticeable psychological toll. A study in 2017, looked at college students between 1989 and 2016 and found an increase in perfectionism over the years. Researchers said “young people are now facing more competitive environments, more unrealistic expectations, and more anxious and controlling parents than generations before” The rise in perfectionism is making people criticize themselves too much and others. It also correlated with the increase in anxiety and depression amongst the younger individuals.
Creating a plan of action is an important part of getting up and getting things done because even the tedious tasks can be seen as simple ones with the right plan. Creating a plan makes a clear and simple path to the end and makes it easier to be seen as achievable. However, being realistic with the work, time, and effort you are willing to put into the goals. With these goals getting completed, an individual needs to take time to pat themselves on the back and recognize the goals they have completed. Recognizing the goals one has completed can help motivate one to complete more and to keep going. On the other hand, struggling to ask for help is always an option. Even though it is seen as a sign of weakness it isn’t. A 2018 study found that people who don’t ask for help were more likely to be dissatisfied in their jobs and had lower levels of job performance. Asking for help improves one’s chance at success and helps you connect with others who can encourage and motivate you.
Avoiding distraction is also a big thing when trying to complete goals. We all have our favorite distractions we turn to when we are just not feeling like doing a task whether it’s scrolling through Instagram or playing with a pet. Making things fun can take that feeling away and make the tedious tasks seem more doable and not like a chore. An individual needs to make their way of doing things that will make it happen.
There of course are all kinds of distractions and some are good ones and can be inspirational. Religion has been there as a bucket of hope. People lean towards it when they are looking for guidance and answers. Father George Rutler is one of the most respected and beloved in the catholic faith. Even though he is up there when it comes to age however he hasn’t let that affect his dedication to his work. There are a lot of issues coming up in today’s world and Rutler has put it out there that religion can help so much and can become almost like a hobby and be something you like to do and spend part of the day practicing.
Overall, there are many ways to distract yourself and keep yourself busy. It all comes down to what an individual wants their days to look like. Many people spend their time procrastinating but using a plan and overlooking how much easier the plan could look afterward vs how tedious the task was beforehand. Holding oneself to their standards is important because it can change one’s perspective on everything and how one handles situations.