Are You Lazy? 5 Key Motivators To Get Off The Couch

If you find yourself contemplating the question posed in the title of this article, there is hope for you yet! The fact that you are even aware of this issue is the first step in resolving the situation.

Many of us find ourselves in a pattern of laziness from time to time. Maybe your work schedule has been treacherous lately or the motivation you felt regarding your New Year’s has waned, whatever the case may be, this season of life can end whenever you desire!

Often times, a little perspective and interrogation into the purpose behind our actions is crucial. In this article, we will discuss 5 major reasons that will hopefully put the spring back into your step.

Life Is Short

In case you were unaware, we are not here for a long time. Our lifespan is a fleeting blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things. This may sound somewhat bleak, but it is anything but! The time we are allowed in this life is more than enough to allow room for fulfillment, joy, and excitement.

When you are looking back on your journey one day, as we all will, I can assure you that you won’t be proud of the Netflix series you watched in a single day or the 4-hour naps you took. Instead, make the most of your days! Get out there and experience the wonderful opportunity available everywhere except your sofa.

You Were Made To Move

Your body is a finely tuned piece of equipment that is perfectly designed for movement. Movement is so inherent, in fact that the body quickly begins to deteriorate without it!

The human body is the product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution being directed almost entirely by the need to move. Had this process been instead directed by our ability to lounge in a recliner, our species would have ceased to exist long ago. Don’t take for granted the wonderful physical activities you are capable of.

Quality Of Life

However long your time on earth may be, the way in which you spend it holds far more value. A hundred years devoid of anything meaningful holds much less merit than 50 lived to the fullest.

The fact that tomorrow isn’t even promised should provide even more incentive to pursue your passions and interest. Of all the wealth and resources one can hope to obtain, time is the only one that remains finite. Consider the detriment to this resource caused by a prolonged lazy streak.

Quantity Of Life

This is not a conflicting topic regarding the discussion thus far. While quality of life should indeed take priority, quantity is anything but unimportant! We need not go into the plethora of health issues related to a sedentary lifestyle. Although you are probably aware that doing nothing most of the time is anything but increasing your lifespan, sometimes we all need a wake-up call.

The body is extremely intuitive in adapting to fit the demands of the environment. If you environment is your living room couch, do you think these adjustments are going to be beneficial? Movement forces the body to nourish and foster everything from the musculoskeletal system, the heart, and even mental health. Make sure you are giving your body a reason to thrive!

People Are Depending On You

No matter where you find yourself in life, chances are, someone is depending on you to get things done. This may be your children, elderly family members, work colleagues, or probably a combination. The truth is, your lack of action is negatively affecting more people than yourself. If your own well being is not a strong enough driving force to get up and take action, do it for those you love and respect!