The Lazy Person’s Guide To Becoming More Productive

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I may talk a good game about being productive, but the truth of the matter is that nothing can be further from the… well… truth.

After all, I’ve had decades of procrastination under my belt, and you don’t just undo a lifetime of bad habits with a few well-meaning routines. But I try. And you know what I’ve realised? It’s that laziness is my junk food—I know it’s bad for me but boy does it feel good to indulge.

However, that also means I now have something to exploit. The mind is a funny creature. Tell it you can’t do something and that’s all it thinks about. Distract it with a replacement activity instead and you’ll forget your craving instead.

So I thought I’d share the ways I trick myself into being more productive, especially when I don’t feel like it.

Find your own unique formula

Let’s first get this faux-disclaimer out of the way: we’re all different, which means we each have our own paths to take.

David Goggins calls it finding your personal equation. If our lives were math problems, then some of us probably don’t have the ‘+’ symbol. Others might’ve grown up without fractions or decimals. And it’s our job to find our equations, regardless of the way we operate.

That means taking strangers’ advice on the internet with a grain of salt. That also means not comparing yourself with others.

Just because Elon Musk puts in 100-hour workweeks doesn’t mean that your 40 hours aren’t significant, and just because Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 a.m. doesn’t mean you have to adjust your alarm clock.

Here’s my own example: I can’t eat the frog first thing in the morning, mostly because I’m not a morning person. Yes, I wake up early, but I only make the transition from zombie to human somewhere during noon. That’s when I eat my frogs.

So while I’ve exercised as part of my morning routine, I’ve since started my days with WordPress admin duties and morning pages, because they don’t involve putting my creaky joints through hundreds of soul-crushing reps.

I quickly learned that I’m the type of person who excels at exercise once I’m awake enough to know the difference between a burpee and a faceplant. But that was a lesson that I had to learn through doing.

And that’s what you should do too. Don’t focus too much on the routines of the successful, and instead build a path that feels best, tailored specifically for you.

Main takeaway: Just because a fish doesn’t need swimming lessons doesn’t mean you don’t (especially if you’re a giraffe).

A group of Lego stormtroopers looking at the lone Lego mime

Not saying you can’t be a stormtrooper if you’re a mime, but you’ll definitely need some extra lessons. Photo: Mulyadi

Master each level before moving on

So you want 10,000 WordPress followers. I get it. I do too. But before we get to that, do we know how to get our first follower? How about ten? A hundred?

The reason why we need to go back to the micro level is because you won’t be ready for a thousand subscribers if you can’t first deal with your hundreds. Are you publishing quality posts? Are you attracting new readers? How much effort are you putting in?

How about a different analogy? Let’s say you want to be a great writer. Who do you have to be in order to get there? And what does great mean to you (remember finding our unique formula) anyway?

Will you need to be someone who writes a thousand words a day? Can you currently write a few hundred words a day? No? Well then there’s your problem.

The good news is, you can always start small. There’s no shame in committing to writing fifty words a day. Besides, we’re here for the lazy person’s guide after all.

Become a person who writes fifty words a day, and going to the next step will feel less daunting. By the time you know it, you’ll be churning out a thousand words, no problem. But whatever the pursuit, until you can fully trust yourself with the previous level, I’d suggest you not to move on to the next step.

I love what Steve Harvey had to share about this topic, so here’s his quote (which I’ve butchered, but here’s a link if you want to watch it):

“You don’t need a million-dollar idea, you need a $10 idea. Then you do that 10 more times. Then you do that 10 more times, and 10 times again. And that’s much better than trying to come up with that million-dollar idea off the bat.”

Steve Harvey, kinda

Main takeaway: We often underestimate how powerful tiny steps can be. Because we think that’s beneath us, so we don’t spend the time mastering them.

Woman in grey clothes walking up many grey steps

You know the journey of a thousand miles? What does it begin with again? Photo: Vidar Nordli-Mathisen

Market (to) yourself

I’ve picked up a tactic or two during my days as a copywriter and one of the more useful techniques I’ve learned is future pacing.

It’s the act of transporting your customers to their ideal feature, one that (hopefully) includes all the conveniences afforded by your products or services.

“Imagine waking up to the calm whispers of the Andaman Sea,” would be one example if you were selling a hotel room.

“Picture this: life without back pain and being able to play a game of catch without your son anytime you want,” for a drug company.

“You’ve broken free from the temptations of social media and have finished drafting another blog post,” for myself.

You don’t need to write advertising copy to spur yourself into action though. Merely imagining completion is enough to get you started.

So whenever I find myself stalling on YouTube or Instagram, I just picture myself reading the lovely comments from people like you, and that’s motivation enough to get me slogging through the word salad that is my mediocrity.

Main takeaway: Your imagination never stops. Might as well use it for something good, am I right? What would it feel like to have completed your important tasks?

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How to-do lists look like in my mind. Photo: Jo San Diego

Do less to do more

Now we’re talking. A method that involves doing less? Surely, this is the true lazy method? Don’t get all hot and bothered yet though, because doing less doesn’t actually mean doing less.

I should know. I’ve left my misspent youth to pursue the hustle culture, only to ping-pong back and forth between both extremes, refusing to settle in the middle. Somewhere in that chaos I tried adding less items to my to-do list, and while I had less to do, I actually did more of said tasks.

Pretty counter-intuitive, no? After all, isn’t part of the fun checking items off your long to-do list?

But try it. Just for today, choose to prioritise a maximum of three items (even one, if you so choose) on your list. Make sure they’re tasks that help you feel better about your life, and don’t include routine things like chores.

Basically, you want a task that gives your day meaning, and think real hard about your ‘one thing’, because it’s entirely possible to work 14-hour days and still feel unfulfilled at the end of the day.

The best part is? The simpler your list, the better.

Main takeaway: Remember that Bruce Lee quote about practising one kick 10,000 times? Maybe we should all do less things, but better.

A coffee mug with black coffee on a journal

Take things one step further and list three items for a month! Photo: Estee Janssens

Ditch the all-or-nothing mentality

So your draft is a mess, and you feel the dread of having to make sense out of the entire thing. Or worse, you don’t even know how to salvage it and you plan to start a new post entirely.

Here’s where I usually throw in my favourite advice of finishing your shit, but today I have some extra topping to go with that, and that’s ‘45% is better than 0%’.

So what if you’d procrastinated your entire day and now only have ten minutes left to write? Or maybe you’ve missed your morning exercise and now it’s dinnertime, and you figure that today’s a lost case.

Well you know what? 45% is better than 0%. Heck, any percent is better than 0%. Life’s not binary, and neither are you. So go ahead and write that one paragraph. Or do ten squats.

“But Stuart,” you might say, “that’s barely breaking a sweat! Why should I even waste my time on that crap?”

Let’s preface my answer with my thoughts on karma: It’s not just about your deeds towards others, but the things you do for your self will also come back and bite you.

So think of your ten squats as adding to your accumulative karma points. Sure, you won’t be getting any physical gains, but you’ll be upping your karma. That, and also you have a chance of doing much more than you initially planned.

Here’s what James Clear had to say on this:

“Each action becomes a small vote that tells your mind, ‘Hey, I believe this about myself.’ And at some point, you actually will believe it.”

James Clear

There’s no right or wrong path

Ultimately, whatever you do, it’s you that you should benchmark against. But I suspect you already know that.

So I’ll leave you by imploring you into picking a path and taking action, because at the end of the day, the only person we have to answer to is ourselves, lazy or not.


One path is always right though, and that’s signing up to get awesome emails (I promise that ‘write newsletter’ will be in my mini to-do list… one of these days).

97 thoughts on “The Lazy Person’s Guide To Becoming More Productive

  1. The Steve Harvey quote sums it up perfectly. Being productive is all about taking tiny, bite-sized chunks one moment at a time. Forget about making millions through blogging via one idea right now. Publish 1 helpful post. Read a blog post and publish one helpful comment. Take baby steps for a long time because doing so adds up to something special.

    Ryan

    • Indeed! It tackles the points from two angles—don’t back on the lottery shot, and put action above overthinking. It’s a numbers game indeed, and we need to be consistent with our efforts to increase those odds. Thanks so much for your lovely thoughts, Ryan!

  2. Once I saw the words “lazy person” in the title, I knew this would be the one for me.
    These tips are super helpful. I really felt that part about doing little, but better.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. The last one speaks to me. I’m very guilty of “I already screwed up and wasted the [day, last two days, week, etc. – argh], why not just continue watching Netflix because this [day, week] is basically over and irredeemable” It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy and I should stop

    • I think we all do this in one form or another. ‘Oh I ate a donut so I guess today’s healthy-eating plan is out the window.’ Or ‘I didn’t write as much as I wanted to, guess there’s always tomorrow.’

      I like what Will Smith had to say about this, when he thought of his future self as someone he loved. So his self-talk was like ‘I can’t let you eat that cheeseburger man, because that’ll fill you with regret’ instead of the punishing voice we tend to use to curb ourselves.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, JYP! Always good to have added perspectives.

  4. This made me feel so good, thank you very much. Right now I am so happy that there is 1 person who regularly reads me, it’s almost like I post for him every day 😅

    Also writing frequent but shorter pieces is the way to go for me now. I have bigger ideas but not the time.
    So like you said, I try to make shorter daily posts so by time I might get some traction

    Very good read, thanks!

    • And it’s good that you have that one reader, because it trains you to write for one person instead of trying to please everybody. I find that super helpful when trying to make my writing more relatable.

      And it’s also cool that you’re finding your own groove by going for shorter daily posts. Wishing you all the best in your journey, and thanks for stopping by!

    • Lol, I’d like to believe that there are tons of procrastination royalty here on WordPress, myself included. Here’s to getting rid of this inclination though. And thanks for stopping by, Tricia!

  5. This is so true and so amazing, Stuart! As a person starting a new blog, I found these strategies and tips to be helpful. Thank you and congratulations on 3000 followers (precisely 3222 right now)!

    • Aww thanks so much for the kind words and the follower count! I’m truly blessed to have reached this number, as well as to have supportive comments from people like you. You rock, Olivia!

  6. It’s hard not to “strive” to get up at 4am when every YouTube video about million dollar entrepreneurs refers to how much they have done by 6am! After a couple failed attempts I have accepted that I’m just going to be a lazy bum! Haha…

    Two points I resonated with the most… finding your own rhythm and do less to do more. I got a new planner this year and I was getting annoyed with it because it only gave me space to capture 3 to do’s each day! Lol… But i can get onboard with it now!! Thanks for pointing that out!! 😅

  7. I love this! I’ve recently come to a similar conclusion with housework! One load of laundry in the washing machine is better than one load waiting to go in! Yes, it’s not perfect, but neither am I! For me that one load waiting to be hung is an improvement on no loads even put in until the weekend mountain is waiting to be conquered!
    The irony is that me thinking I was alone in thinking along these lines made me procrastinate further with other things I keep thinking I should do! Hopefully knowing I’m not alone will get me back on the bandwagon! Thank you!

    • If the internet has taught me anything, it’s that we’re never alone in everything that we do or think. Maybe it’s hard to find your tribe for certain things, but we’re seldom the only people that think a certain way. I’m glad that you feel not so alone now, and I hope you inspire others to feel the same. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. I won’t just say, I agree with you on all this. I actually KNOW from my experience that you’re right. To anyone, it may look like a few blog posts on my site, but I know how many psychological hurdles I have crossed to put one small post, then another, out there. The draft that doesn’t make sense, and keeps lying there like a WordPress couch potato for ages- true. 50 words before day ends to make nothing into something- absolutely true. No will to write, but the thought of ‘prospective’ comments keeps motivation up- totally!

    • And it’s exactly comments like yours that keep me going through the moments when I really don’t want to write.

      There are so many things that go behind just a few tiny blog posts, aren’t there? The worst part is when non-bloggers comment about how ‘easy’ it is, and that they too can run a decent blog anytime they want, lol.

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it!

  9. Great post! I really like what you wrote about ditching the all or nothing attitude. My procrastination is part laziness, part perfectionism. But by allow this to get in the way, I’m affecting my productivity!

    • I can totally relate to you on accounts of both laziness and perfectionism, and we really need to get used to the fact that most of our creative pursuits will feel like shoddy pieces of clay put together, with the odd day out of the year where we’ll actually like our work. Thanks so much for stopping by, Angie, and here’s to more productivity!

  10. Excellent post, Stuart.

    You summed it up nicely, “Ultimately, whatever you do, it’s you that you should benchmark against.”

    I would add, being consistent while taking the small steps you have suggested.” Most importantly, we should enjoy those small steps.

    My dad always said, “You can’t always do what you like, but you can always try to like what you do.”

    Best wishes
    Chaya

    • Oh yeah, that thing your dad said is perfect. Sometimes we just need to change our mindset, and when we learn to appreciate our days rather than seek out what’s missing, we tend to see the beauty in everything.

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Chaya! I appreciate it.

  11. “Your imagination never stops. Might as well use it for something good, am I right? What would it feel like to have completed your important tasks?”
    Funny enough, my imagination is imagining my books as if they were a movie. I try to be as visual as possible with my works (the success of this strategy is currently unknown), and for the characters, I want them to be the kind of characters you would love watching. I even watch a lot of YouTube videos about character analysis, character psychology, film theories, videos about cinematic worlds (or fictional worlds in general). But I like the idea of someone analyzing my work to dissect characters or worlds, and that can’t happen if I don’t get the books published. And getting my books published is my favorite and most important personal task.

    • Wow, it’s great to see that you’re the type that puts your imagination to good use. I myself am not that diligent. In fact, it seems like all my mind wants to imagine is how everything can go wrong.

      I’d say that the biggest benefit to this is the way it makes you feel, and you seem to be enjoying the visualisation method.

      I wish you many more days of positive imagery! Perhaps you could share some tips on how you maintain that too.

      Always great to see you here!

  12. I love this! I really struggle with productivity, especially at this time of year – I completely agree with your point about starting out small in particular, it makes such a difference and I always find it spurs me on to do more!

  13. This is so true! That first step is always harder than the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th step! I think people definitely underestimate the power of momentum and until we can go far enough from the starting point to see our momentum, we won’t have the motivation to continue… if that makes any sense at all!

    I feel like a lot of people look at writing as a passion (which it is for those who love it) but they fear associating “tasks/chores” with their passion.. like the task of writing 100 words a day or one page a day.. but often times, I think we can create healthy habits to further progress our passions… Of course we never want it to feel like a chore but without healthy habits, our passions turn into convenient hobbies…

    • Oh that makes super sense. And spot on about associating tasks with our hobbies. There will be times when our passions will feel like work, and that’s where the distinction between hobbyists and professionals is made. Love your comment. Thanks so much for your thoughts!

  14. Great post! Many ideas to digest! Do less to do more had been my mantra at work. It works. I’m not a procrastinator but I do have days I just don’t feel like doing anything! :)

    • Haha, then I guess we’re the total opposite, in that I’m a total procrastinator, and almost every day I feel like doing nothing. Thankfully I’m winning the battles against my lazy self these days. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jeanne!

  15. “and that’s motivation enough to get me slogging through the word salad that is my mediocrity.” … fantastic writing, as always Stuart! This piece really spoke to me, I’m the queen of procrastination; hence no new blog post on my website since the beginning of the month. Really must work on that. Thanks for the great tips!

  16. This was a timely and motivating post for me to read! Ever since I started my small business, I seem to add about ten things to my to-do list each day. On the flip side, I only seem to complete one or two tasks from my list. It is a good reminder that progress is still progress, even if it is just a tiny step.

    • I totally get that feeling of adding things to your to-do list but only checking off a couple from the list at the end of the day. The good thing about that is that I start to see patterns, and I learn that some tasks come easier to me than others, which allows me to ask myself why. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by as usual, Suzanne!

  17. Such a great post. Everything, and I mean everything, is so important and practical. I’m most especially thinking about “Any percent is better than 0%” as I’ve been trying to do one active thing a day. Sometimes it includes a full workout routine with various exercises, other days, it’s a series of stretches and core strengthening for 15 minutes tops. The little things really do add up and make such a big difference. Thanks for the wonderful post Stuart!

    • Oh yeah, it’s all about the small steps for sure! People tend to underestimate short workout routines, but think of it over a span of a month. 20 push-ups daily takes only a few minutes, but that’s 600 push-ups in a month, or 7,200 in a year! Once we look at things that way, the daily steps become more meaningful. Thanks so much for stopping by as usual, by the way. I appreciate it!

  18. We have a proverb in our language small droplets together make a big lake. Few consistent steps in an incremental way! Wonderful read, definitely inspires me😀.

    • That’s such a cool saying. In Malay, there’s also this saying: little by little, it will become a mountain. So cool to see similar sayings across different cultures. Thanks for sharing!

  19. That Steve Harvey quote and your reminder that tiny steps accumulated can make a huge difference is such a soothing balm. So often as a writer I feel like what I have to say is like a drop in the ocean. But the ocean won’t be an ocean without us drops right? So on days I feel like giving up, reminders like yours helps heaps! Thanks as ever Stu!!

    • It’s all about the little steps, I’m beginning to feel. Unless, of course, you have the capacity to take bigger steps, then definitely do that. Days where we feel like giving up are the EXACT days we should do good by ourselves. The good days don’t count, am I right? Thanks so much for always showing support, Kelvin!

  20. I might have to try making a short to-do list. Especially with school assignments, I find that I do better when I get started and don’t have the whole thing hanging over me. It is tempting, though.

    • Oh yeah, it’s the getting started part that’s the toughest, isn’t it? It’s not just a cliche saying.

      But yeah, the tiny things on the to-do list tend to take care of themselves. For me, it’s about determining my most important tasks for the day.

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

  21. Good, tips for lazy people like me now, now we’re talking. A therapist told me once that there is no such thing as lazy. So maybe those of us who call ourselves “lazy” are really substituting that for something else, like fear. Maybe when we can’t do the 100 hour work weeks, we feel inadequate and don’t try at all, settling to crown ourselves “lazy.” I much prefer the idea that we accept our limits and do our best within them, like in your terms, finding our own personal equation. It’s much better to be kind to ourselves and do little things to set ourselves up for success.

    I recently discovered an odd tactic to reduce my phone scrolling time–instead of being on Google all day, I started playing Candy Crush. Which sounds just as stupid. But hear me out–I knew I’d get bored of the game quickly, which then allowed me to switch to something more productive like reading. My phone time has gone down dramatically the past week. This “detour” made it easier to pull myself away from the scrolling.

    • Hol up. That’s some ‘fighting fire with fire’ stuff right there. The only game I have on my phone is chess, and that usually makes things worse for me, lol. Maybe I need to find a more boring game. Or maybe I need to have my book within arm’s reach while I hide my phone in the next room. The lengths we go to to claim back our time.

      And yes! Making the most out of the cards we’re dealt with surely beats complaining about a bad hand, even though we may not have as great an opportunity. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, Hetty!

  22. great post, Stuart. I really liked how you used an example/quote from a famous person at the end of each one to drive the point home. and I jsut wish there was a way to avoid eating a frog at all! :)

  23. Very well said!! I think in our society the rat race is in…but as a nurse I see so many people dealing with anxiety and depression trying to be and do what others think they should be and do. We are all made so differently…I wish there were more voices out there like yours saying “Do YOUR thing, listen to the rhythms of your mind and body and just rest in that”….you will get done what you really want to. Thanks for all of the great quotes!

    • I’m so glad you see it that way, Eve! At the end of the day, it’s all about doing what’s best for ourselves, because the only person we have to answer to is also our selves.

      And while I enjoy writing, I also realise that I do things a certain way because I have totally different circumstances, and it’s unfair to tell people to write a certain amount of words, or only during certain times of the day.

      Anyway, thanks for your awesome comment. I totally appreciate it!

  24. I personally found that timing your activities allow you to become more productive as you would answer some of the easiest to deal with first so you don’t get stuck and then work your way through. Our brains tend to be the sharpest in the morning after a refreshing night’s sleep and breakfast, so I tend to focus on the most pressing impactful activities earlier on first :) Quite fulfilling for the rest of the day, too!

    • Oh yeah, we all need to find when we perform best, and slot in our activities appropriately. Even writing fiction is something I don’t take too well to when it’s first thing in the morning.

      Dealing with WordPress admin duties fit me best because I don’t need to squeeze my brain too much, and it doesn’t require too much physical effort. Plus, I get to read great comments like yours first thing in the morning. Thanks so much for stopping by, Crystal!

  25. I have often leaned into the all or nothing mentality and it truly doesn’t work (for me!)..having simpler, meaningful discerning goals definitely makes a difference. Thanks for the reminders :)

    • For some people, all-or-nothing is their only mode of functioning, and for those people, I wish I could have their dedication. But great on you for knowing how you function, and here’s to being great in our own unique paths!

  26. Yes yes yes. What great points, especially about figuring out what works for you and getting out of the all or nothing mentality. Small steps can really bring momentum. 🔥🔥🔥

    • That’s my secret. I only do small steps, lol. But after I’m done with the small steps, the bigger ones don’t seem that daunting anymore. The likelihood of me doing tough things after having done something is 67% higher than if I didn’t do anything at all (numbers plucked from my ass, though). Thanks so much for stopping by, Erin! Always great to see you here.

  27. I have been listening to The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, and he mentions the shorter to-do lists, less procrastinating, and doing things in little bits to get to the bigger results. I think what you have said here reiterates that, and something we all need to do.

    I also like the fact you said we’re all different, and shouldn’t try to be like everyone else. Tim says something similar in that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others. We are not them.

    Now my to-do list for each day usually has 5 things on it, and I feel like shit when I don’t get them all done. Perhaps I need to scale them down to 3 so I can feel better about what I’ve done. A slight planner page revamp is in order. :)

    Once again Stuart, you have given us procrastinators all something to think about. And I genuinely feel if a person isn’t a procrastinator then this post would’nt have caught their attention anyway.

    • I have defaulted to this: take an A4 piece of paper, fold it in half, then in half again. That gives me 8 sides (if I fold it inside out when I’m done with one side).

      That also gives me enough space for a to-do list the entire week, plus one more page for a review of the week. Has definitely worked better than my planner for some reason, lol.

      And that’s a great point about this post only appealing to procrastinators. I should include a survey to check out if that’s true, lol. Thanks so much for stopping by, and for writing such a well thought-out comment as usual, Diane!

      • I may have to try the A4 sheet of paper trick, at least for my to-do list. I can always transfer the info to my planner at the end of the day, as I also use half of the page for notes. The other side has my to-do list, gratitude, affirmation, and steps/active minutes (My Fitbit keeps me from sitting on my butt too long…lol!) for each day.

        Oh yes, it would be quite interesting to see the results of a survey like that. :)

      • Speaking of Fitbit, I have the old Charge 2, and I was running with it for a year before I realised that it was overestimating my distance, lol. Had to recalibrate it and now I run an average 2km less and 1 minute slower, and boy did that hurt the ego.

      • That would be a buzzkill for sure. I don’t run, so I haven’t calibrated anything on mine. It definitely gets me up and moving though, which is good. My new one is the Sense; a big step up from the Alta I had before. :)

  28. Giving ourselves the space and time by doing less, but doing it well is very underrated advice. Comparing myself to people who post 3 times a day makes me want to binge watch Netflix and then cry myself to sleep. I like your point about not being a morning person. Many people talk about getting up earlier in order to catch the worm, but what if you’re meant to hunt mice instead? It took me a long time to figure out I do my best work in the evenings. Once the kids are down that’s when I write. When I figured this out I became much more productive – instead of beating myself up for “being lazy.” Great post as always Stu 🙏

    • Oh, I like your reference to hunting mice instead. Only a true mouse-hunter knows how that is. Trying to reset our clocks to be more productive during the early hours just doesn’t work, so we need to go with our natural rhythm. And for those early birds, they really need to stop trying to change the rest of us. Lol!

      • I agree Diane. I think getting up earlier can have benefits but we all need to recognise our own unique chronotype. There’s a point past which it may be counter productive. Some of us most definitely aren’t meant to get up at 4am! Wishing you well Diane 🙏

    • Lovely thoughts! It’s all about being aware of our unique traits and making the most out of them. Do as I may (and I’ve done many things like work in the sales and service industries), I can never change my introversion, especially when I’ve seen people who thrive in non-stop social situations.

      For the longest time I’ve suppressed that and thought that something was wrong with me, only to learn that I function best away from constant social obligations, and I’ve been so much happier since.

      So yeah, we all need to figure out our own personalities and not beat ourselves up for being a square in a round hole.

      Love your comment, and thanks for encouraging others plus myself!

  29. I love this. I acknowledge my laziness and I try to get things done in a way that doesn’t put too much pressure to make me give up. I always try to come up with fun ways to do things that must be done. Anyway, thank you for these great tips that are so motivational to me.
    P.S. I love the quotes :)

    • That’s the exact way we should tackle things, I feel. Because doing something in a low-pressure environment will eventually toughen us up, and before we know it, we’ll be handling tough things. That’s much better than harbouring thoughts of perfection but not starting at all. Thanks so much for your supportive comment!

    • And that’s the best reaction I could really ask for, Kate! I’m honoured that you’d say that, and that you would go on to start writing now. Keep doing so!

      Also, thanks for stopping by :)

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