Learning how to be lazy

Today we will figure out if laziness is so bad in itself. And how to make sure that it does not bother you.

To get started, remember everything you did the last week. If you keep track of time and record what you are doing, it will be easier for you. If not, walk mentally over the past week, flip through your planner, remember what time it took.


Assignment 1. Draw Your Pie of Time

Present your regular work week as a circle. 168 hours is a whole pie. Write down in as much detail as possible what you did in these 168 hours. For example, 56 hours – sleep, 10 hours – road, 50 hours – work, 20 hours – communication with family and so on. Allocate all 168 hours between your affairs.

Estimate how many hours you have been active and active? For example, they worked or studied. At this time, lunch or hours do not turn on when you were at the workplace, but looked at the seals on social networks.

    – If more than six a day, then you definitely need a conscious rest.

    – If less than six hours, then you also need a conscious rest in order to competently manage the remaining time and energy.



Task 2. Write down the types of laziness that happens to you

For example, you can’t get up early. Or take on some kind of task. Too lazy to go to training. Etc.

Further I suggest to perceive laziness as your assistant! Imagine that it tells you what your possibilities really are and directs you to a conscious rest.

Look at what moments and how laziness can be caused. For example, you fall into such a state after a hard day (no wonder!), You are lazy to do a difficult task (everyone has it!), You do not get enough sleep and you can barely swing yourself even into simple tasks, you are drawn to sleep after too dense and high-calorie lunch and so on.

We introduce an element of conscious relaxation on your usual day. A change of activity helps a lot to switch. This does not mean that if you did a boring task, then another uninteresting task will help you to relax. You need to add variety and interest to your daily activities.

For example, the artist Yana Frank organizes her work on the principle of “45/15”. The bottom line is: divide the affairs of the day into two lists. In the first – larger cases requiring immersion and designed for 45 minutes. In the second – intermediate tasks and rest, about fifteen minutes. During the day, alternate tasks from the first list with the second. Such a format helps to carry out important tasks, while not forgetting about yourself and organizational tasks.


Task 3. Write a “recipe” for different types of laziness

For example, give yourself a break when you feel what you need. Alternating different types of affairs throughout the day. Lowered expectations from yourself when you aren’t getting enough sleep or “not in shape”.