How To Beat The Holiday Laziness
The holiday hustle, bustle, excitement, and for some of us depression can lead to lazy days. It is the time of year when we all want to be cozy chilling in our Pjs, eating great meals and dessert. Don’t get us wrong, it is a great time to relax and unwind but we can’t let ourselves get crazy lazy. That being said, let’s jump into some ways to beat the holiday laziness.
Create Goals & Focus: It’s so easy to get distracted and lose focus. Set goals for yourself over the holiday season and stay focused on reaching them. Thinking and focusing on your goals first thing in the morning can naturally help guide you in the direction of reaching those daily goals. These can be simple goals, nothing big or grandeur. Things like tackling the laundry hiding under a bed or reorganizing your office space. You can write out a basic goals list to keep you on track and it’s always a good feeling when you get to check things off because they’re done.
Create: Create art, music, crafts, food or whatever it is you enjoy creating. Maybe you enjoy making Tik Tok videos or something like that. Spend some time creating and crafting. This can lead to a feeling of success which can help you stay on track and on task. When we feel accomplished we desire more of it so we end up doing more and lazing about less. Get together with friends or family and make group art.
Give Yourself Incentive or Encouragement: When you’re not looking forward to doing certain things they can easily be put on the back burner and avoided. Positive encouragement can help you maintain the drive and desire to DO. An example of self-encouragement or incentive might be “ once I finish doing this load of laundry and have it all put away I can go get or make my favorite latte.” Or maybe watch your favorite show. This motivates you to complete a task followed by a small reward in a sense.
Just Do It!: Sometimes there is just no way to get yourself hyped up to do things. When it comes to this sort of thing it is best to just get up and get it done. In some cases, just diving in can lead to more accomplishments than you intended. It’s like keeping the ball rolling when you initially didn’t even want to play ball.
Brain Dump: Brain dumps allow us to empty out our brain to free up space and organize our thoughts. All you have to do is get a piece of paper and write down any thoughts that come to your mind. If you’ve been stressed or depressed or excited yet over stimulated this can help clear away the nonsense and see where it begins and how to resolve it. When you can see what’s stressing you in black and white, it can help you to further create a plan of action or accomplishment. Sometimes things can just feel overwhelming and that can lead to lazy days but doing a brain dump can help you prioritize what you have to do starting with what is most important or essential.
Get Together: It can be effective to get together with friends or family that might be experiencing the holiday laziness. However, you can’t allow yourselves to talk each other into being lazy together. Maybe you and friends/family can all help each other out with various projects at each person’s house. It is gratifying and satisfying to help each other not be lazy but to also connect through togetherness and accomplishments. Once the tasks are done go ahead and enjoy the adult beverages or a movie night.
Detox & Exercise: Sometimes feeling lazy can be caused by too many toxins in our body. Holidays can be fun but there’s a stressful side to which adds to the lazy daze you might experience. A good body cleanse will eliminate any toxins giving your body a refreshing refuel. Also, get in a good sweat and workout. Sweating releases toxins too so a waist slimming belt might be a good investment.
It can be so easy for some of us to fall into the lazy abyss of the holiday season. It’s cold outside and staying inside in our pajamas under the covers doing nothing more than relaxing sounds fantastic. The truth is, that laziness can lead to even more laziness and sometimes depression. Try to stay active, exercise, go for walks, dance, and do stuff. It can be a drag when all of the adulting has to take place but it is what it is and you have to do what must be done in order to stay healthy and happy.