Laziness fuels more laziness. I know this truth but wouldn’t you know it, I let laziness creep in. It happens to the best of us I suppose. The Thanksgiving holidays came, and I’ve been on an undisciplined, lazy binge ever since. The kids were off of school, work was slow, our neighborhood has been fighting the city over a rezoning in our community, family was in town, and food has been all around. I figured, “I’ll let one blog post slip since it’s Thanksgiving”, but then that turned into two, then three, Being lazy feels great at the time. As you may know, I’ve been in overdrive for much of the year, so I figured I owed it to myself to lounge around and recharge over the Thanksgiving holiday. If you’re like me, lounging consists of sleeping in late, waking up and grabbing a bite to eat, then taking a nap only to rise again to eat some more of the tasty Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s okay to be lazy for a bit to recharge your batteries, but laziness can impact so many other aspects of your life if you let it persist. Once you begin to accept doing nothing as your norm, it’s hard to break out of it.
Unfortunately laziness impacts discipline. While I have continued to work my side hustle, volunteer with my daughters prepping meals at our local church, as well as go to the gym, I’ve gotten lazy on writing blog posts and dieting. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve thought about things to write about, but the energy to write has been lacking which has impacted me from taking action. This is probably directly related to my diet. Typically, I track my carbs because too many will definitely cause me to gain weight quickly. My body definitely has a low sensitivity to carbs. Arrrghhh, but with all of the delicious cake, cupcakes, and cookies that accompany this time of year, I’ve definitely not been tracking those carbs and as a result, I’ve gain a solid 7 pounds! This has only compounded my feelings of laziness as I’ve definitely feel the extra weight I’m carrying around this holiday season which adds to my tiredness. Not to mention the guilt I carry for too much eating.
Being laziness can be a good thing, especially if you need to recharge, but when you let it creep in and take over, it can lead you down the wrong path. At the end of the day, there are no excuses for extended laziness. Fortunately, I’ve been reading a great book over the past week called the “Millionaire Fastlane” by MJ Demarco that has kicked me in my butt and helped to get me out of my laziness funk. I have to be accountable for being undisciplined and a break out of my habit of laziness. Since we are only a few weeks from the end of the year, I want to finish strong. Time to get back on the proverbial horse of discipline and focus, and get back to blogging and eating the right diet!
Are you feeling “lazy” this holiday season? Have you blown your holiday budget and overspent or decided to wait until the New Year to begin your financial plan? I encourage you not to wait. Recognize it, re-calibrate, and get back on the attack! The sooner you do, the better you will feel.