Laziness isn’t a personality trait – it’s a choice you make every single day. And if you’ve been feeling like doing nothing for a while without reason, there’s good news in store for you. This state of mind can easily be manipulated with the help of a little push. But this push must come from within – and books can help you do exactly that. They can push you to push yourself. So if you are wondering how to overcome laziness, we have bought you 10 books to help you overcome laziness.
How To Overcome Laziness: 10 Books To Help You Overcome Laziness –
- Do It Today by Darius Foroux
- The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
- The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- The Now Habit by Neil Fiore
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life by Larry Winget
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
Do It Today by Darius Foroux
One of the most common traits of lazy people is procrastination. It’s a habit that leads to endless cycles of low productivity, anxiety, substandard effort and work and repentance. In tis book, Foroux offers a way out. He compiles 30 of his best articles and gives a holistic understanding of why we procrastinate and how we can stop.
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
The power of self control is tremendous – imagine how far you would get if you could control your desire to spend the day watching Netflix and get to work! Luckily, Kelly makes it easy. She explains the science of willpower and self -control, combining insights from psychology, economics and neuroscience.
The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel
Procrastinating makes no sense – we do it even though we know it will make us worse off. But it’s a powerful tendency, and Steel recognizes it. In this book, he offers plenty of tricks and tips to stop putting things off for later. Backed by research yet written in fluid language, this book will teach you about yourself and inspire you to be more.
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
This book isn’t directly about laziness or procrastination. But it offers insight into the richness of life, which will quite likely inspire you to stop being lazy and start working. In this existential book, Frankl explores how meaning and purpose drives people despite adversity. This will help you overcome the internal adversity of laziness.
The Now Habit by Neil Fiore
The subtitle of this book promises to teach you to overcome procrastination and hence enjoy guilt free play. Indeed, this book offers a rigorous game plan, a program of sorts, to help you achieve what you may think is unachievable.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
In this deeply philosophical book, Mitch recounts the story of his reunion with a dying professor every Tuesday. These encounters, and the conversations that accompanied, taught him about life. This book will inspire you to live life to the fullest, and abandon any vestiges of laziness you had – for life is brief.
Deep Work by Cal Newport
The world will provide distractions – you need to rise above them with focused attention to win focused success. In this book, Cal outlines the importance of being able to extract maximum understanding from a cognitively demanding task by focusing your mental energies on it. This will allow you to be more productive and work for less time but more intensity.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The subtitle of this book alludes to the constant creative battle that plagues the inner lives of artists – productivity versus creativity. In his groundbreaking book, Pressfield shows how artists can use this resistance (laziness being a form of it) to their advantage. He also offers many new and innovative ways to overcome it.
Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life by Larry Winget
One form of laziness is cribbing about work to be done and never actually getting to it. Motivated by the axiom that everything in life gets better when you get better, author Winget abandons all traditional approaches to self help books and instead pushes you relentlessly towards your goal.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
This book outlines seven tips to become a success and be productive in both professional and personal spheres of life. This is important because entrepreneurs need to strike a balance between professional and personal, and excel in both because so much is riding on them. It offers a way to combat laziness at its roots.