How to Fight Off Laziness

Laziness can be one of the toughest things to try and shake, especially when you have lived lazily for some time. Being lazy usually comes from extended vacations, after fighting a cold, or just from being worn out. Whatever the case for your laziness, it’s important to first analyze what is causing this emotion. Is it lack of motivation? Have you been doing too much and now you can’t seem to do anything? Did your vacation leave you feeling too relaxed? The CGS Team is sharing a few ways to fight off laziness, but before you do, get to the root of what’s causing your laziness.

How to fight off laziness

Keep Motivated Company

Fighting off laziness may sound like a simple task, but if you’ve made it a daily ritual, it’s not as easy as it seems. It’s very important to surround yourself with motivated people, to help you get motivated. Whether friends, family, or co-workers, people who are motivated about life and getting things done seem to have a positive effect on those around them. You are the company you keep and if you’re surrounded by those who are self motivated you will eventually find yourself motivated as well.

Stop Procrastinating

You may not feel like doing something that you know needs to get done, but it’s very important to push yourself to do it. Procrastination is the first sign of laziness. We’ve all been there. A major assignment due on Monday and we don’t start it until Sunday night.

One time situations are fine, but when procrastination becomes the norm, laziness is likely the culprit. When something needs to get done at work, home or school, make it a point to get it done as soon as possible. Not only will you feel more accomplished, but you will be nipping laziness in the bud!

Make and Follow a To-Do List

A major result of laziness is when you know things need to get done, but you just don’t want to do them. A simple solution is to create a list of things that need to get done. The act of creating a to-do list subconsciously tells your brain that things need to get done.

Now, if you don’t get those things done, you’ll feel unaccomplished. The list also acts as a visual reminder that things need to get done. This visual can also help you see if you simply have too much on your plate, which can cause laziness if you feel too overwhelmed.


Always remember to maintain a balance in your life of work, personal, and vacation, otherwise the same routine can become demotivating. Laziness can be detrimental to a person’s health. Try and maintain a positive outlook on life and the things that keep you motivated. What types of things help you stay motivated? Is laziness something that you easily overcome? What do you do to avoid procrastinating? Share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below!

-The CGS Team



7 thoughts on “How to Fight Off Laziness”

  1. I am usually a loner, but something that has really worked for me is having a to do list. It gives me satisfaction when I’m able to cross things off my list once they’ve been completed. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment. I then feel productive and pleased with the way my day has turned out.

  2. I need to be better about to-do lists! I always keep what I need to do in my head, but the day catches up. If I’m lazy and don’t finish everything, I definitely don’t feel happy. Good Read!

  3. The best way I get out of the habit of being lazy is to fill my schedule. If I have a task that must get accomplished I schedule a date and time in my calendar. Then when the day/time arrives I am prepared and have set a reasonable period to accomplish. At the end of the week, I can look back at what I’ve accomplished and be satisfied that I’ve fulfilled my obligations to myself as well my employer.

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