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  1. I did not drive a car, although it was, (my father gave one of his own, it was new and everything was OK with it) I thought that I did not need it, and constantly postponed the trip, under various arguments.
    My girlfriend drove a car, once she got sick at the cinema, poisoned herself with something, turned blue (I didn't think that you can get poisoned with popcorn and coke).
    Naturally, all fears disappeared, I sat down and went without driving before that from the time of driving school for almost 5 years, after that I realized that I didn't want to drive and I didn't need it at all, but I couldn't admit it to myself and tell others.
    If we really need to, we do it, and if we don't, we come up with excuses, irrational fears and all that.
    That's why laziness is useful! It saves us from actions that are meaningless to us and not important to us.

  2. I very much agree that it comes from the fear of not doing something well enough. And about fear and guilt – to the point.�

    I have this kind of thing when I've been thinking about doing something for a long time, but I haven't figured out the best way to do it. This mostly applies to handmade items and minor repairs. When I still get tired of carrying this load of unrealized ideas, I start doing this business on a single principle : TO DO IT IN THE SIMPLEST WAY. And this helps a lot, because the “appetite” comes during work. And if I start to work with the idea “I'll do it at least somehow, the main thing is not crooked”, I start to do the most “stupid” part of the work (make a background, mark the middle), then already in the process there are ideas on how to arrange it all better, find the necessary schemes, etc. Even before the end of the work, there is a false sense of complexity (as if the brain does not want to accept the fact that the work that I put off for a couple of months was done in an hour, and says “no, that would be too easy, see how difficult it is here! Put it down, rest”). At this point, I'm struggling to finish everything. And after a while I feel proud of the work done.�

    In general, it helps me to reduce the requirements for the final result and simplify the task as much as possible. The main thing is to do it to the “functional end” – that is, to bring the work to the state in which it is already functioning. After that, procrastination completely disappears, and “improvisation” delays: when the dishes are washed, hands reach out to wash the nearest surfaces, clean up on the refrigerator/windowsill/table . When one wall is painted, your hands are already drawn to paint another, when one thing is fixed, you start fixing everything.� Here I personally have a problem to stop in time and go to sleep)))

  3. I won't say that I succeeded in the fight against laziness and procrastination, but there is something:

    1. Don't plan on doing anything, but go ahead and do it right now. Not in five minutes, not “I'll make tea now and now I'll sit down for sure”, but right at the very moment when you remembered your business.�

    2. Do not set yourself high standards. Many people have written about it that it is necessary to break a large task into many small ones. I would say this: make a clear algorithm of actions, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE EXECUTION TIME. It's super important that you get something done in a short amount of time. And after you have time, you can reward yourself with something pleasant. For example: if I don't have time to finish my essay, I won't have time to watch the show on TV. (Yes, I came up with this method a long time ago, when TV shows were still on TV)�

    3. Since a person is a weak-willed and inattentive creature, he can maintain concentration for a limited time, about 20 minutes. And so. During these twenty minutes, hide your smartphone, preferably far away, so that you need to get up for it. And turn off the sound. Tell everyone that you can't be distracted, let them wait. In general, eliminate all irritants.�

    As already mentioned, laziness is a natural process that cannot be completely eliminated, you can only minimize the impact of procrastination on your life.

  4. About a year ago I heard this term and didn't know what it meant�

    I've been seeing it all year, but I've been putting off searching the Internet for later

    I Googled its value a couple of days ago�

    Am I cured of procrastination?

  5. Recovery from procrastination is very simple – just don't do what you don't want to do, and vice versa – do what you want. It's as simple as two times two, isn't it?

    Yes, now, I'll type 140 characters. All.

  6. Laziness is also useful because it is a subconscious answer to the question “is it mine?” or whether I have a soul for this business?

    This is how you can check whether you are really doing what you want to do.

  7. I can't say that I don't suffer from procrastination. But I've been fighting it all my life, and I've gained some experience. In my case, procrastination is born out of a fear of not getting things done well enough. The longer you procrastinate, the greater your fear and guilt, and the less likely you are to cope. Low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence. It is necessary to fight with this, with the cause. This is a slow process. To get out of procrastination right now, I need to “get out of the rut”: change something dramatically in my life. It is best to leave or take up a new type of activity. Then the “focus” will shift from the feeling of guilt from procrastination to fresh impressions, to the inspiration from the novelty in life. Novelty always inspires me, even if it consists only in rearranging the furniture in the room. Especially if you catch at least a little success in your new business. On this wave of inspiration, you need to tackle what causes procrastination. This is my recipe.

  8. It depends a lot on what you're doing. Laziness is a natural reaction of the body in response to useless activity. If something is really not interesting, then you always have to force yourself, break down, to do it. However, if you yourself have come to the conclusion that you need it, not just “it would be nice to have it”, but really need it (you can't imagine the rest of your life without achieving this goal), then you sit down and work without questions, focus on the problem, and think about it all day long. It is unlikely, of course, that you will be high in the initial stages, but your determination to achieve it will erase all obstacles, like the same procrastination. Good luck!

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