How to be Productive When You Want to be Lazy

I have the most difficult time deciding how to start each of my posts. Surely I’m not the only one? Or maybe I should take a class on how to improve my openers? 🤷

I am someone who struggles BIG time with self motivation. I mean B-I-G time. If given the opportunity to chose between sitting on the couch watching The Office and eating junk OR doing anything at all productive, my first instinct is to put on some comfy pants and plop on down.

That was fine and dandy when I had fewer responsibilities. But I’m like a mom now. 😮 And if I learned anything from TV moms from my childhood it’s that I can’t just lay around watching TV and shoveling junk food into my pie hole anymore.

So, what’s a naturally lazy person to do in order to be more productive? Stick with me to find out.


Lists are an awesome way to be productive because they give you a visualization of the tasks you need to accomplish. They also come with that oh so satisfying feeling when you get to cross out a finished task.


Another great idea is to use a timer. Use the list you created of whatever it is you are wanting to do and set a timer for each new task. Example: you need to clean your kitchen, set a timer, let’s say 20 minutes, for each thing you need to clean. Once the timer goes off move on to the next task. This saves you from spending all of your energy on one or two tasks and feeling burned out.


Find a routine that works best for you and stick with it, sis!


I bet you didn’t expect to see that did you? Self love is so freaking important in literally every aspect of life. You are human, you are not perfect, and sometimes you are going to choose to sit on your bum instead of scrubbing the toilets. As long as you understand that its okay, and you don’t hate talk yourself, then everything else will be okay!

2019 will be the year of productivity in my household! I want to be a positive role model to my children so that they can learn how to balance work and play. What are some things you hope to accomplish this new year? Let us know some things that help you stay productive, even on those days when you just want to be lazy!

1 thought on “How to be Productive When You Want to be Lazy”

  1. Chelsea!!!!! Oh my goodness I love this. Plopping down in comfy pants to watch The Office is definitely an awesome time! These are all such great ideas. I’ve never thought of using a timer but that’s a great idea. And I LOVE writing lists…and crossing things off!!


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