Overcoming Laziness

3 years ago

I was having a discussion with some friends of mine and we got to talking about taking responsibility and laziness. I am well aware that I am a lazy person. I’m getting better at this, and I know people who are much lazier than I am, but it still bothers me. Now, for those who want to say that the key to overcoming laziness is to just do something, I’m going to hate you. In a sense, I feel that laziness is a sort of addiction, like alcoholism of smoking. I really feel that laziness can be a psychological, maybe biological compulsion. I personally noticed that when I put something off or refuse to do something, I get a sense of immediate relief followed by a sense of shame and self loathing. And if that’s the case, how can you ween yourself off of it? Now, I also have a mental illness that tends to make me react badly under stress. Still how can a person overcome a compulsion in this manner.

April 20, 2012 at 6:08 am

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Profile photo of ZionBorn ZionBorn (@irievibes) 3 years ago ago

This is a real question, so don’t think I’m crazy. Are there any big hills where you live?

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@Big Kev, Not really. I’m pretty convinced that there’s a street near my house that on an upward gradient, but unless you’re riding a bike and notice that going up the street is harder than going down it, you’d never notice it.
Why? What’s up?

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 3 years ago ago

>>I personally noticed that when I put something off or refuse to do something, I get a sense of immediate relief

@Sean D Stevens, how do you feel before you put something off?

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Profile photo of Mikey W Mikey W (@mikeyw829) 3 years ago ago

I feel the same way as you a lot of the time, but am getting better. What I’m starting to do is to not feel bad after I decide to put something off. I think the self loathing is what propagates the laziness to some extent. It paralyzes you. If you decide not to do something, accept your decision don’t get mad at yourself. Eventually you’ll stop wanting to do nothing.

“Now, for those who want to say that the key to overcoming laziness is to just do something, I’m going to hate you.”

Haha

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp A (@martijn) 3 years ago ago

Do you feel you ought to be less lazy, or do you really want it? If it’s the former, dig deeper, if it’s the latter, why aren’t you doing it? Being lazy is denying your freedom.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years ago ago

Sometimes I just get into a funk and won’t do shit. The dishes pile up, the trash stinks, I won’t read…

then I snap out of it. DUnno.

Schizophrenia is somewhat the relatable; Before big psychotic instances, the schizophrenic will often notice that s/he hasn’t showered, bathed, washed clothes, or done any cleanliness activities for some time, then they will hit the wall and their brain will ‘explode’ if you will. Then they get all motivated to change and do something about stuff.

You can skip over the laziness by confronting yourself, watching a terribly confronting movie/documentary, or an inspirational speech. Something that requires little energy, but makes change necessary.

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