As you probably already know, a lot of those “Tips for Going to College!” are rather broad and don’t seem to realize that we all have our own strengths and weaknesses. They tend to just lump all of us under the umbrella of “New College Student” and treat us as carbon copies of some fictitious “Average Joe.” One thing that those not-so-helpful tips tend to ignore is that a huge portion of college students suffer from the perpetual problem of being lazy.
If you are unaware, there is a difference between being lazy and having a lazy moment. Everyone is lazy some of the time but at the same time there are those who are perpetually stuck being lazy. It is difficult to put forward the effort to do various tasks whether or not they are simple or challenging. Luckily it is not entirely hopeless for those in such a position. With the right mindset (and maybe a few cups of coffee a day) you can go from being lazy to being efficient.
One thing that few people realize is that being lazy is not that different from being efficient. Being lazy is not doing something because you don’t want to put in the effort. Being efficient is doing something well with the least amount of work. In other words, being efficient is being lazy in a more productive way. The best thing you can do to become more efficient is to always remember this: Work done right the first time takes less effort than work done poorly many times.
Here are a list of tips that can help you fight laziness:
- Work smarter, not harder.
- Take breaks occasionally to keep from burning out.
- Multitasking is fine but don’t do too much at once or the quality of all of it will drop.
- Laziness is usually accompanied by procrastination so watch out!