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3 things to get you off your ass

It is quite challenging to stay motivated to do everything we should every single day. We all have our ups and downs, and during those downs it feels almost impossible to get things done. But we have to find a way to stand up and quit being lazy, for that is what a man does. A man does what he has to do, when he has to do it. He doesn't waste time pondering or complaining, he gets up and gets to work. The following are some of the things that seem to have a magical effect for me when it comes to elevating my spirits and pushing me to get shit done.

We have to find a way to stand up and quit being lazy, for that is what a man does.

Rock and Metal music

Music has a strange effect, we all know that. Music has the power to drastically change the way we feel. I’ve found that laziness can be almost completely eradicated by choosing the right music. Right now, as I write this, I’m playing the most complete Volbeat playlist there is on YouTube. It’s truly something else. You can practically feel your testosterone rising. Same things happen with other groups like Motörhead, Dio, Danzig, Pantera, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Dropkick Murphys, Black Sabbath and so on. I encourage you to look them up if you don’t know them, crank the volume up and experience what it feels to be elevated as a man.

Black coffee

Of course caffeine has an effect in and of itself, but what I’m talking about here is not the burst of energy and concentration that comes with a cup of black coffee, but rather the whole experience of simply sitting down to work with a cup of coffee in your hand. I’m talking about the strong and bitter taste, about the act of sipping that dark, hot, bitter liquid while working. It’s important to note that I’m talking about black, strong, dark coffee, and not those sugary soft drinks so popularly consumed nowadays. The ritual of preparing a cup of coffee and sitting to work is quite effective, mainly because starting to work is already half the battle won. Coffee helps with that first burst of energy that you need to get started, so use it if you need it.

Cold showers

Cold showers are all about making you comfortable being uncomfortable, all about introducing a little challenge to your life, every day. It’s about waking up and taking the hard route instead of the easy one. Challenge yourself a little bit, and the accomplishment of this challenge will push you forward towards progress and productivity during the day. Suck up your excuses about why you can’t shower with cold water and step in, save yourself some time and start the day conquering your own weakness.

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R. Frank Bass
R. Frank Bass
31 mar 2021

I can't say that I agree with the music part, not that it tends to be true but rather that I don't appreciate rock.

But I can definitely echo the black coffee and cold showers portion — they've been instrumental in making me focus.

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Fair enough! I believe that almost all kinds of music can serve that purpose, not only rock or metal. The other two are practically universal.

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