6 ways to suppress lethargy

Lethargy is the predecessor of unfulfilled potential and unrealized dreams. You are capable of the extraordinary but your inability to outwit your own laziness obstructs your rise to greatness. You might have all the ingredients catapulting you to the verge of glory, but your inertia of rest would make this glory elusive.

lethargyYou cant spend your lives sleeping on special talents. Just like it will be odd seeing a super hero spend his life cleaning toilets or washing dishes. With all dues respect to these tasks, the superhero will be severely undermine his true potential if he undertakes such ordinary pursuits. Your ability of overcoming lethargy is fundamental to the fruition of your latent potential.

Warriors in a never ending battle

Yes we are all warriors fighting an unseen enemy every moment of our lives. This invisible enemy camouflages behind vices and comforts,  ready to take advantage of any slip ups. Being a warrior is a full time assignment, the enemy waits at your door, waiting for the slightest opportunity to destroy your palace of dreams and subjecting you to an inferior life. At times this enemy comes in the form of an incapacitating resistance which paralyzes your progress called Lethargy.

You can either succumb to this enemy or you change this resistance which resists you from changing.


Lethargy is like an intangible virus capable of taking over you if you allow it. It is like Medusa’s gaze, impairig all action and turning you into an immovable stone. Here are some ways to paralyze this resistance before this resistance paralyzes you:

  1. Use a dynamite to stimulate dynamism– Shock yourself into action. The slide of comforts is very appealing but if you can muster the courage and thrust into initial action, you are well on your way to perpetual dynamism. The initial burst of inspiration should be such that it serves as a benchmark for every endeavor you undertake later..
  2. Waking up by putting your anxieties to sleep– The fear of action assists lethargy as it involves indulging in the unknown. The anxiety of doing something new is enough to prevent you from acting at all. Rather than running away from these anxieties wake up to them. You can only do away with the anxiety related to a task by going ahead and doing it. This will not only help you in the current task but put you in good stead for all future endeavors
  3. Surprising the comfortable routine- You should consciously make the effort of breaking your routine periodically. Flowing with the same routine for too long puts you in a comfort zone which over a period of time builds a bubble around you. You become limited by this bubble and end up believing that anything out of it is beyond you. Don’t let the bubble build by purposefully going out of your comfort zone once in a while.lethargy
  4. Inspiring yourself beyond indolence- You are dead lying when you face deadlines. Lethargy feeds on your energy paralyzing you comletely. Unless you make a conscious effort to cancel this paralysis, you will submerge deeper into it. Realize that this indolence curbs you from serving your purpose, pursuing your aspirations and actualizing your dreams. Keep yourself energized by an eye on the prize. Appreciate the opportunity that you have, by being born without any handicap. Make the most of your existence. Have so much strength of purpose that you never give in to lethargy.Never wait for someone or something to come and show you the way, be inspired as it will keep you on your toes.
  5. Lethargy is just a hurdle in a race against time– You are already in a race against time. On your pursuit of significance in this ephemeral life, lethargy is one of the hurdles. You can either learn to jump over these hurdles or freeze before them. Your choice will determine whether you lived a life worth living or wasted the most greatest gift of all.
  6. Setting up accountability– Only when you are truly accountable will you find out the difference between lethargy and exhaustion. Lethargy precedes action, while exhaustion follows it. Set up accountability among a few friends or even certain successful personalities, who become your benchmark for hard work. These people will keep you in check by reminding you when you are being lethargic.

The world will keep spinning, time waits for none, you can either spend your time pursuing your dreams or waste it being lazy. :Lethargy will delay your success and deprive you from fulfilling your true potential. Gain control of lethargy before it makes you lose control of your life. You are here to participate and add flavor to a super reality don’t waste your life with insipid lethargy.


Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

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