Laziness exists inside us, outside us, and all around us. It's just that its degree varies from person to person and from task to task. It is nearly non-existent in case of tasks that are of a person's liking; whereas it is bound to make its presence felt in case of boring or disliked duties and responsibilities. This is true for most people on this planet.
The occasional instance of wanting to sleep late on a particular day, or wanting to postpone a minor task to the next day after an exhausting day's work, is perfectly normal, and nothing to be alarmed by. But, if an attitude of procrastination starts creeping into every single aspect of your personal or professional life, then that certainly becomes a matter of concern. Laziness can often get in the way of productivity and if not checked, it can seriously deter a person's progresss. Now, overcoming it is very easy. All it requires is a few minor adjustments in one's thought process, time management, and work ethics. Here are a few simple ways.
Setting Goals and Priorities
Goal setting and prioritizing tasks is an important step in overcoming laziness. Often it happens, that we are lazy or indifferent about doing some particular task or activity simply because we are not clear in our minds about its priority, importance, value, or significance. If you are clear in your head with a certain task or activity, it can significantly help in overcoming laziness associated with it.
Lack of motivation coupled with insufficient inspiration, is another major reason. If you are not motivated enough about doing a particular task, then you may have difficulty in completing that task in time. Motivation is directly related to positivity and an internal driving force to do or achieve something. Therefore, if you are able to motivate yourself properly, you have found the right solution.
Strong mental discipline is as important as being motivated. You may have the inner drive to take up a particular long and complex task, but it is a strong mind and good mental discipline that will ensure that you do not quit it halfway, and complete what you have begun.
It is a great way of refreshing your mind and body. In most cases, you are feel lazy to do something because your body or mind is too tired to respond to your brain's requests of doing that particular work. Subjecting your body to some light physical exercises is beneficial in such circumstances. It boosts the blood circulation, ups the metabolism and awakens the body from its lazy slumber.
If nothing works, try this out. Tell yourself that you will reward yourself with a treat if you complete the task (that you've been too lazy to do all this while). That can, in many situations, propel a person to get off the couch and get the job done.