We live in a world that wants us to act as though we are machines.
But we are not machines.
We are Human Beings who need time to renew, revive, and recuperate from all
the madness and all the chaos that is so often thrown at us.
And I hope these 3 things will help you to treat your “laziness” in a way that will
bring you peace, not restlessness.
1. Accept what is.
There is a beautiful verse in the Tao Te Ching that goes like this:
“There is a time for being ahead, a time for being behind; a time for being in
motion, a time for being at rest; a time for being vigorous, a time for being
exhausted; a time for being safe, a time for being in danger. The Master sees
things as they are, without trying to control them. She lets them go their
own way, and resides at the center of the circle.”
And I have learned this to be true.
We are part of nature, and just as nature needs to be restored, renewed
and rejuvenated, so do we.
There will be moments in your life when you will feel creative, productive,
and full of life and energy. But there will also be times when your mind,
body, and soul will be in great need of rest. And when that happens, it’s very
important to allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling without
To accept what is and allow yourself to just be.
2. Take time to reconnect with yourself.
It’s so important to take the time to reconnect with yourself. To do things
that make you feel a deep sense of joy, peace, and gratitude – for life, for who
you are, and for all that life has to offer you. To go outside in nature and
notice the beauty that’s present all around you.
By doing so, you will take your mind off of the things that need to be done, and
you will relax into life, into beauty, into creativity, and into all that is life-giving.
And when you will get back to your work and what needs to be done,
chances are that you will feel a lot more creative and excited about everything.
3. Be honest with yourself.
One of the many valuable lessons I have learned from life is that there is more to
life than what meets to eye. And that there is always a deeper reason behind
all that we are feeling and all that we are experiencing.
Deep down inside, you know the reason behind your feelings, and
even though you might label the behavior as “laziness”, chances are
that there is more to it than just that.
So dare to ask yourself why you are feeling the way you do. Because if you
are honest with yourself, you will eventually discover the root cause of
the so-called “laziness” and you will know what to do from there.
BONUS: No matter what happens and no matter how long you will feel like
you don’t want to do the things you think you should be doing, it’s very
important to remind yourself that you are a Human BEing and not a Human
DOing. And your value and self-worth are not determined by what you do
and how much of it you do.