According to this article in the UK Telegraph, laziness should be classified as an actual disease. This does makes sense to me.
What is a disease? ‘A disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors…’ according to Dictionary.com.
OK, what is laziness? Averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion according to the same source.
Next: what causes laziness? You know what? Doesn’t really matter. But the first step is realizing you have the problem then start alleviating it.
Don’t have what you want in life? Get up and do something about it. Unhappy with yourself physically and can’t climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath? Get to a gym or AT LEAST take a 20 minute walk three times a week to start.
I know about laziness. I have been there. Hell, I am still there in my own mind because I feel I have a long way to go. But I am taking steps to get there because one’s laziness will not go away overnight. But it takes practice.
In my mind, laziness affects both things in your life: your physical well being and your mental well being. They are both intertwined and one affects the other but mostly you have to take care of both separately.
Your physical obviously by getting off your ass and exercising and eating better. One of my new friends at BC has a great blog called http://instantfeelgood.blogspot.com/. Anybody who knows me and remembers my MPC marketing knows I am all about instant gratification. So you should peruse his site. You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Then there is your mental well being. First of all find out what you enjoy doing…besides nothing…and get out there and start doing it. And don’t give up. Set some goals and achieve them. Take check on your self esteem. Feel better about yourself.
Only you can prevent your own failure.