Being lazy is not a criminal, but it’s good to acknowledge when it starts to affect your life in negative ways and do something about it.
During my depressive states, I’ve heard many sentences like:
– “You’re just lazy”.
– “You can do it, you just need to try harder”.
– “If I/he/she can do it, you can do it too”.
– “You’re using a word depression just as an excuse”. And many more.
This is all true if you’re actually just lazy. And it’s really nothing wrong, while you’re taking a full responsibility for not taking the action.
But if you’re depressed, the story isn’t that simple, even though it might look like.
You can choose to stop being lazy, while coming out of depression takes a different approach. And much more energy.
How to stop being lazy?
- Understand why are you lazy
- Stop making an excuse for doing things
- Use positive self-talk instead of negative and focus on your strengths
- Avoid distractions
- Create a realistic plan around your goals and avoid perfectionism
- Acknowledge your own accomplishments and reward yourself
- Ask for help
If you really can’t follow these tips from the above, you might be moving towards depression. Don’t hesitate to seek some professional help.
Difference between being depressed and being lazy
If you’re depressed, you really don’t have the energy to do things, while being lazy, just means that you can, but don’t want to.
Depressed people don’t like this feeling, while lazy might even enjoy it (but not neccesarily).