How to Stop Being Lazy! (And Be More Productive)

April 26, 2017 | Written with Love By: Shaina Leis

Finding your life’s passion is half the battle. The other half is building on it.

I see the majority of people “crash and burn” in the latter half.

It’s not always easy to achieve our goals….believe me, I know.

It’s not easy to say “no” to a party that all your friends are going to. It’s not easy to work early mornings or late nights on the regular. It’s not easy to juggle a day job to pay the bills at the same time.

But with the right discipline and some motivation, being highly productive on a daily basis is possible…achieving your BIG goals is possible (no matter your circumstances).

This video is for all of you who regularly choose leisure over your career goals– for all of you that find it difficult to get motivated when it comes to your dreams.

To WATCH, “How to Stop Being Lazy (& More Productive),” CLICK the PLAY button below.

with gratitude,


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Today, I am sharing my quick tips on how to stop being lazy and more productive when it comes to your goals and dreams.


First and foremost- I know that the word “lazy” can have a negative connotation to it, but I don’t want that to trip you up.

We’re really looking at the main cause of laziness, which is the lack of motivation to get things done or achieve something.

And this LACK stems from:
A.) not having goals and/ or purpose or
B.) you do have goals/ purpose, but simply find it difficult to get motivated to achieve those things

Today, we are focusing on the latter.

Now, if you don’t have specific goals or haven’t clearly defined your purpose, I suggest watching a few of my other videos including “Start With Why,” + “I Don’t Know What I Want.” I will link those down below.

With that being said let’s get to it.

So, you have clearly defined goals that you want to achieve, but you tend to choose leisure (watching TV, hanging with friends, any type of distraction) over getting down to business.

Now, there’s a reason WHY you’re not being productive, right? Possible reasons include…

OVERWHELM: If your goals are not broken down into small pieces and you’re staring at this big, huge chunk, you are much more likely to do nothing at all.

So if you instantly feel exhausted just by thinking about what needs to be done, you must break your goal down into smaller tasks.

Another reason is TIME. Not that you don’t have enough of it, but you’re simply not creating it. You haven’t made room for this other thing that you want to be doing. So you want to schedule it in + make it a habit.

And check in with your excitement level. Does this goal bring you joy when you think about it? If not, you’ll need to rewind and redefine your goals to match what you actually desire and feel passionate about.

And on the flip side, if you do get excited when you think about this goal, but you still can’t seem to get the ball rolling, here’s what I suggest:

Stop procrastinating. Just sit your ass down and do something. Schedule it in, hold yourself accountable (or hire someone to hold you accountable), reward yourself, whatever…just do it! No excuses!

Say “No.” Expect distractions, they’re everywhere (this is the 21st century after all)-

You finally sit down at your desk and your roommate knocks, “hey want watch housewives? (debate/ I can’t!) Silence your phone. Your dog is at your feet with those big eyes- saying take me for a walk…well that ones OK.

Prepare to say NO to anything that comes your way. You must be willing to make sacrifices.

Ask yourself the magic question: What will my life look like in a year if I don’t do XYZ? Personally, this question gets my butt moving everyday because I don’t want to be 60 years old when I finally see my dreams through, heck no. I want that now.

So figure out what your motivating factor is! Use that healthy fear (as I call it) to push you forward.

And lastly, remember how you feel during + after being productive. How wonderful it feels to be working on something you love. How amazing it feels after checking that off your list. Let your progress be the motivation to keep you going.

That’s it for today guys. Thanks for always watching. Like this video if you found it helpful + subscribe if you haven’t already. Have a great week. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday. Bye!


Hi there! I'm Shaina Leis- founder of this inspirational space :) I'm a Certified Life Coach with a passion for helping young adults better themselves and their lives. In this blog, you'll find general advice, career guidance and so much more. Have fun!