5 Ways To Hack Your Laziness

5 Ways To Hack Your Laziness

Outwit your laziness to make yourself more productive!

Think being lazy is a bad thing? Think again! Check out these super easy ways to use your laziness to your advantage.

1. Put your phone in another room.

I can't be the only one that hates getting up when I'm sitting in a comfy position. When you're working, put your phone in another room or on another floor. You'll be too lazy to get it, and you'll save tons of time by not constantly feeling the need to check it.

2. Brush your teeth right after dinner.

I have a terrible midnight-snacking habit, and the best way I found to combat it was to just brush my teeth early. If I want to eat that snack, I'll have to brush my teeth again, which is just annoying.

3. Uncheck the "Remember Me" setting on Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Now every time you open your fav distracting sites, you have to type in your e-mail and password each time. It's a pain, and you'll find yourself feeling less inclined to gravitate towards those sites.

4. Replace the fingerprint/touch password on your phone with a long number combo.

It's so easy to check your phone all you have to do is touch it, and your home screen lights up. Now, if you have to enter in a long string of numbers and letters every time you want to check it, it's a lot less appealing.

5. Have a friend change your Facebook, Twitter, etc. passwords for you.

You literally won't be able to log in until your friend's assured you'll be able to log in. Just make sure your friend writes it down somewhere so you don't get locked out.

Now, close out of this tab, put your phone in another room, and get to work!

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Finals week is finally upon us. The time every college student has dreaded all semester and there is no avoiding it. Let the stress, tears, and sleepless nights commence. Here's Finals Week as Told by Schmidt.

1. When you walk into the library and see that there are no more spots available because every freshman decided to start using the library now.

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2. You run into someone from your class and they ask you how prepared you are for the final.

3. Your first meltdown begins...

4. And then you get a call from your parents asking you why you've been so on edge lately

5. When you're three coffees deep at 2AM and believe everything will be okay even though you still haven't studied.

6. The day has arrived and it's time to take your first final so you give yourself a quick pep talk.

7. When you are the first one to finish the final early because you didn't study.

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8. Trying to pack while studying.

9. And then you start wishing you didn't wait until the last minute to pack because now there is no way your stuff will fit into your car.

10. When you get your first grade back.

11. And you have to tell your parents how you did in the class.

12. When all of your roommates are done with their finals and you still have one left.

13. But then your time has finally come and you have finished your last final as well.

14. And you realize you have survived yet another hell week.

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What To Expect For Big Lecture Classes

Don't be afraid, you'll survive these classes.

I’m about to finish my first year of college once spring quarter is over, and I’ve already been able to experience classes of many sizes, ranging from 13 students to a little under 500.

Thankfully, my larger lectures have been taught mostly by energetic and passionate professors, which I deem as a key quality needed in a great class. Especially for these larger scaled classes, it’s much easier for students to fall off track quicker when the ratio of student to teacher increases.

Student engagement is critical in lectures because the more students are able to participate, the more they can keep focused. In a 400 student class, I had the professor keep the class interesting and persuasive by using memes and gifs throughout his lessons, as well as debatable questions to be consulted with your peers. There were also videos that resonated with today’s media society, all surrounding and relating to the important material kept on a PowerPoint presentation.

Another professor I had read off his already indistinguishable PowerPoint and, occasionally mapped out problems on the chalkboard. Almost one-third of the class dropped within the first week.

Now, this isn’t to scare you away from these large-scale classes. If the professor is worth their dime, they’ll know how to engage the class, and as long as you put in the required effort as well, you’ll have no problem adjusting to the larger class setting.

Remember, the main goal is engagement and participation, even if it’s not to the whole class or to the professor themselves. Don’t be discouraged by the numbers, there are many ways to seek independent help as well if you feel that you’re struggling.

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