The cure for lazy

Posted by juggernautPT on February 23, 2015

The cure for lazy
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Do you know a lazy person?…People who would rather spend the day planted on their couch than anywhere else…who choose take-out over home cooked, every night of the week… who would rather have a root canal than go to the gym.

Sure, I know that we all have our occasional lazy day on the couch, but lately it seems that more and more people are turning laziness into a career.

What about you? Check if the following describe you:

You are have built the habit of being inactive.
You’d rather be a passive observer than an active participant.
You’re a master excuse-maker instead of finding solutions.
You find shortcuts in order to avoid the effort.
If that’s you, don’t get down on yourself. There are many legitimate causes that make laziness more likely. Here are just a few…

1. Sleep Deprivation: When you’re short on sleep it’s easy to become unmotivated, which quickly turns into laziness. Get a minimum of eight hours of sleep each night in order to maintain enough energy to get you through the day. Some experts even say that ten hours of sleep each night is what you need to function at your best. Ensure it is a quality sleep as well, broken sleep can exhaust you instead of invigorate you.

2. Caffeine Abuse: Starting your day with a  extra strong jolt may help with your initial alertness, but the dip in energy that takes place a few hours later could be the reason that you become lazy later in the day. Avoid the rush and crash of a heavy shot of caffeine and instead rely on a steady supply of natural energy from good nutrition.

3. Bad Habit: At some point being lazy simply becomes a habit. If every night after work you head straight to the couch, it soon becomes automatic and not a conscious decision. Breaking the habit of laziness is actually quite easy. Simply take yourself off of autopilot and make the conscious decision to do something productive instead—like heading to the gym rather than the couch or if you work out in the morning prepping your gear for the next day.

4. Inactivity: If your job keeps you in a chair for hours at a time, and you don’t exercise when off the clock, then your body is just accustomed to inactivity. It’s time to wake up your under-used muscles and to reacquaint yourself with the joy of motion. A simple way to get back into the swing of things is to go on a 30 to 60 minute walk either before work or after you return home. Once you’ve broken yourself in with consistent walks, contact your trusted PT to get started on a fitness program that will quickly get your body back into great shape. 

Laziness begins when you ignore that little Jiminy Cricket voice in your head. You know, the one that reminds you when you should take action on something rather than sit by and let the opportunity slip away. 

Is today the day that you will kick laziness to the curb...the day that you will take action toward achieving your goals...the day that you will listen to that voice of reason?


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