The Japanese culture tends to value discipline, hard work, and efficiency, so many people in Japan strive to achieve excellence in their work and studies. The Japanese and others follow the legislature, which will help them overcome idleness and thus do all their pending tasks.
What are the habits that the Japanese follow to overcome laziness?
- Mokuteki: Defining your goals is important because, by having specific and significant goals, you will have clear objectives and you will find out how to achieve them. The Japanese are always clear about what they want and find a way to make their wishes come true.
- RECREATION: It is important to cultivate patience and perseverance because many people give up when they do not see quick changes. The philosophy of “gaman,” practiced by the Japanese, involves resisting the temptation to give up in the face of adversity. Face challenges with patience and determination.
- Word of mouth: Learn to appreciate imperfection and simplicity. Instead of striving for perfection and resenting your mistakes, accept that some things may not go as planned, but the important thing is to keep going and not give up.
- Kansha: Practice gratitude; the Japanese appreciate everything in life, even the good and the bad. Reflect on the things you are grateful for, because it willchange your perspective and motivate you to be more productive because you will feel blessed with everything you have.
- Nemawashi: Before undertaking an important task, consult those who can help you in this process, because gaining support from others ensures that you will reach your goals faster. The Japanese work very well as a team and do not hesitate to ask for support from others.
- Sukima: Take advantage of the “sukima” or free spaces in your day. Instead of sitting or looking at your cell phone, use your free time to do things, because it will save you time. The Japanese don’t waste time and always wear their skimp very well.
- Mono or aware: Cultivate sensitivity to things and people around you. Reflect on how your actions affect others and how your responsibilities contribute to the common good. It can be a source of motivation to do your pending tasks and forget about laziness.