AHT AHT! Are you reading part two without reading part one first? Go ahead and check out part 1 of Crawling to the Finish Line. We’ll wait…. Now that you’re all caught up, let’s chat. Last time we talked about procrastination, and how intimidation keeps us paralized in our quest for success. This week, we’ll take it a step further and discuss five ways to overcome laziness so that you can walk in all that God has for you!
So often we stay at a standstill in our lives because we lack direction. Spending the first 30 minutes of your day in prayer thanking God for another day and asking him to use you to serve His people will give you a better sense of purpose and direction for your day.
Studies show that when you make up your bed as soon as you get out of it in the morning you’ll feel more compelled to complete another task. Accomplishing small victories gives you more drive and confidence to accomplish bigger goals. Plus, there is nothing like coming home from a long day of work and crashing into a nice and clean bed.
It is no secret that working out not only helps you look good, but it helps you feel good as well. The hormones that are released when working out put you in a better mood, and just like making your bed it gives you a sense of accomplishment, making you want to be more productive throughout the day.
Now that you’ve prayed, made your bed, and gotten a workout in, you’ll be less lazy and more determined to accomplish another task. Use this window of determination to get started on achieving your goals. Write an outline of where you see yourself in the next three months and make the first step the moment your outline is completed. Making the first step after writing out your goals will make you have more skin in the game. Thus, you will feel compelled to continue the following day.
Defeating procrastination is a journey, and it will require more than one day to become victorious over it. In the meantime, it doesn’t hurt to give yourself brownie points along the way. I’ve found that when I get multiple things accomplished in a day, I’m ready for a jumbo margaritas with the squad. I recommend you do the same. Going out with friends after putting in work all day helps you enjoy yourself even more because you know you deserve it. You won’t have to feel guilty for having a great time. Plus, adding in a reward system when defeating procrastination helps you achieve more goals, helping you look forward to girls night out next weekend.
Check out my book “Clean Mirrors” for a more in depth view on how to overcome laziness.
Thank you for reading, and please join TalkswithMegan next time as we unravel more keys on the road to success.