Have you ever felt lazy?
There’s something that you need or want to do.
Or at least that you’re under the impression you need or want to do.
Start cleaning up your apartment.
Going to the gym.
Studying for that exam.
Cooking for yourself.
You recognize the benefits in taking steps such as these.
You can’t build the moment, however, to get started.
That, or you start and stop and start and stop.
So, instead, the mess piles up.
The studying gets put off for Netflix.
Uber Eats gets more of your money.
The pattern continues.
All these things you “should” do, you’re just not doing.
You feel embarrassed and ashamed.
Like you’re broken.
Other people can do this.
Why can’t you?
You start to doubt yourself.
Put yourself down.
You must just be lazy.
Is this really the case, though?
There are other things that you do willingly.
Other activities have no problem getting your attention.
There are things that you could spend hours or days doing.
Laziness isn’t the problem.
You are not lazy.
There’s a reason you won’t act.
Don’t beat yourself up.
Ask yourself, “why?”
Be honest with yourself.
Do you just not want to?
Is it not that important to you?
Would you rather do something else?
The only wrong answer is one that’s not yours.
Then, consider what you might do about it.
How else might you achieve the same outcome?
Do you even want that outcome?
What do you really want to do?
How does your best life look to you?
On the other hand, is it possible you might need to build a little bit of grit?
Practice some delayed gratification?
Learn the power of persistence?
The answer isn’t always clear.
You’ll have to figure out the best route for you.
That’ll take some introspection.
It will take time.
It will take effort.
It will be worth it.
You’ve got this.