Lazy AF? 7 Effortless Self-Care Tips for to Start Today

MORNING-HABITS

Well, from a lazy person to another, here are some tips that will be beneficial for each and every one of you. All you will need is the will to actually move.

1. Exercise in the Morning

Sure, exercising at any point of the day is better than nothing – but if you are a lazy person, the chances are that once the work day is over, you won’t be bothered to work out anymore. It’s either “I’ll do it later, once I’m rested” or “I’ll try again tomorrow.” It’s better to move your workouts in a part of the day when your brain doesn’t feel like it’s about to shut down.

Sure, it’s going to be really tempting to hit that snooze button over and over, but consider this: when you wake up, your body is already rested and ready to take the day on. By exercising for around 15 minutes, you pump it even more with adrenaline – and that is the perfect way to say goodbye to laziness. No more dragging yourself to work; you’ll have the energy to want to do it yourself. If you can’t seem to find your motivation, look for some experts fitness motivation tips and get on track.

2. Choose Walking Instead of the Bus

Lazy people can’t be bothered with walking towards the point they want to get to. So between walking for 15 minutes on a straight line, they prefer waiting 5 minutes for a bus to stop and another 10-15 minutes as it stops and turns at various points you wouldn’t have had to reach necessarily.

Instead of doing that, ditch the bus pass and walk whenever you have a shorter distance to go through. This will be especially beneficial if you have a tight schedule, with no way of adding exercise to it. The least we could do is to add some walking. It beats continuously walking on a treadmill anyway.

3. Snack on Fresh Fruit

Admit it, if you had two bowls in front of you, one packed with fruits and one full of chocolate, you’d dig into the chocolates in a heartbeat. Even though both are sweet, there’s something more attractive about a bar of Snickers as compared to a fresh apple – and that’s why you end up cursing the world every time you get on that scale.

Ideally, you should avoid fast food completely. Simply steer clear of it. Sodas, candy, any processed snacks will make your belly grow as if you hit the accelerating pedal. Plus, it won’t even bring you the nutrients and minerals that you need; all it will bring is sticky junk that your stomach won’t like, but will have to process.

4. Make Time for Meditation

Lazy or not, we still spend most of our day fiddling around, worrying about work, worrying about the fact that we are worrying too much or simply losing sight of what we want to do with our lives. Taking a few minutes every day to sit still and focus on our lives will allow us some perspective and will help us find solutions to our everyday problems. This is the push that our brains need because, in our daily jumble, we forget what’s most important.

During your meditation session, search through the things you like about yourself and focus on at least three of them. Then, think about the parts of your life that you believe would need some improvement. Meditation is not all about positive thinking, but the ability to recognize what’s right in your life and what needs to be changed.

5. Keep a Diary

Women make a habit out of keeping a journal more than men do since males don’t usually take the time to reflect on the past. However, a pen and a piece of paper represent a great way to work out the frustrations, negativity, and stress that bundled up throughout the day. It will help to drain the swamp of the bad thoughts you have in your head. A journal is a man’s best friend, no matter how much they may want to deny it.

By writing that stuff down every day, you will be able to see the pros and the cons of everything. The good will make you feel better about yourself while the bad will allow you to think about how you can improve those points. Once you have laid everything down on paper, you will be able to see everything with much more clarity, and it will definitely be easier for you to deal with the stuff.

6. Work Breaks In

Good news for you lazy people: breaks are actually a good thing – as long as you keep them short. For instance, if you work continuously for 8 hours a day without stopping, your productivity will be up around 40 minutes and then drop for the remaining 7 hours and 20 minutes. We know that you want to finish work as fast as possible, but trying to rush it will only make it last longer than it should.

In order to prevent this from happening, you should do this: work for 50 minutes, take a 10-minute break where you focus on relaxing, repeat this until you reach your 8 hours. You’ll see that every time you get back to work, your mind will be rested and your productivity will also be at its peak once more.

7. Take Care of Your Skin

Women stress a lot more on skincare than men, but this should actually be a problem concerning everyone equally. After all, our skin is our body’s largest organ and we need to pay as close attention to it as we would with our hearts. Therefore, make sure that no matter how lazy you may feel, you never skip skin care sessions.

And when we say “take care of your skin” we don’t mean you need to drown it in skin care products, creams and whatever chemical-riddled face lotion you may have. What we mean is that you should shower every morning and evening and use a high-quality organic lotion to moisturize your skin. Your skin is basically a gigantic mouth; if it “eats” healthy stuff, it will look healthy as well. On the other hand, if it eats chemicals, that will also show on the surface.

Skin care is also dependent on a healthy diet, so make sure that you add a lot of fruits and vegetables while avoiding processed foods. If you eat unhealthily, our bodies need to eject the toxins somehow – and not all of it will be eliminated how it’s supposed to. Instead, it will be eliminated through an embarrassing pimple right on the center of your forehead.

These tips need to be put into practice starting today, this moment. Don’t adopt the lazy attitude saying “I’ll start tomorrow.” You should know from experience that such an approach will never work.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick Banks is an entrepreneur, full-time dating advisor, and total health & fitness freak. He provides tips on how to exercise and eat well, boost energy and feel confident in your own skin. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.