Of course I’m not suggesting you’re lazy. Most of us are crazy busy. So busy that by the end of the day we simply don’t have enough energy to reach those goals, create those changes and live life the way we really want to live it. Then we beat ourselves up when we see how much time has gone by, and we haven’t moved ahead nearly as much as what we’d hoped for.
Those days are gone! Follow this Lazy Guide to a Happy Life and you will reach those goals, create those changes, and live the life you always wanted.
Give yourself a break. Rome wasn’t built in a day and reaching your goals doesn’t have to be done in a day either. Commit to taking one small step every day, even if that step is nothing more than writing a list about what steps to take. Even the smallest step at a time will be one step closer to where you want to be.
Stop What You are Doing
If it’s a relationship set boundaries. Saying things like “I will no longer sit around complaining with you, I have to go soak my head in jello”, or any other reason to get away from the situation will work just fine. This article will help you with more ideas for this. Make a list of your tolerations and a list of how to get away from them.
Stop Dealing with Clutter
Throw one thing away every day until there is nothing left except for things you truly need or truly love. Auntie Bea will have to get over it if that means throwing out that god awful doily thingee you’ve left sitting out because she crocheted it for you. Donate it to a homeless shelter or some other organization and tell her it had to go in order to help save the world.
Stop Making Excuses
Fact: People make time for things that are the most important to them.
Fact: People with lower IQ’s, less money, less education have achieved great things. So can you.
From here on out, say “I’m working on it”, then work on it. Even one push up is 100% more exercise than you did yesterday if you didn’t exercise. So do one push up, you are one step closer to that exercise routine that you promised yourself. Tomorrow you might do two.
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Most of us lose interest in our goals when we start working on them, because we forget what we are working for. So, when you start to feel less motivated to do what it takes to reach your goal, remember the reward. Post pictures, or write reminders in places that you can see them. Feel how good it feels to reach your goal by pretending you all ready have. Know those feelings are waiting for you on the other side of doing whatever work it takes to get there. Tell yourself “I’m going for the gold!” and repeat a million times as needed.
You know better than anyone what inspires you most. Is it hearing other people’s stories? Joining a club or group? Hiring a coach to keep you on track? Reading inspiring quotes or books? Whatever it is, take that one small step.