Bryan Dijkhuizen

5 Micro Habits for Lazy People That Want To Get Things Done

Hey friends! It’s Bryan from Medium & Newsbreak.

Are you someone who struggles with motivation, often feeling too lazy to tackle your to-do list?

Do you want to be more productive but find it challenging to make significant changes? The good news is that you can start small with micro habits that can help you become more efficient over time.

Here are five micro habits for lazy people that want to get things done.

The 2-Minute Rule

The two-minute rule is a simple productivity hack that encourages you to tackle small tasks that can be completed in under two minutes.

By doing this, you’ll avoid procrastinating on minor jobs that can snowball into bigger, more daunting tasks. For example, if you have a pile of dishes in the sink, washing them right away will take less than two minutes and leave you with a sense of accomplishment.


If you find it challenging to stay focused on a particular task, try using a timer. Set it for 25 minutes and work on the task until the timer goes off.

This method is called the Pomodoro Technique, and it can help you break down your work into manageable chunks. After the 25-minute period, take a 5-minute break before starting another Pomodoro session.

Write Things Down

Keeping a small notebook or planner on hand can help you keep track of your tasks and priorities.

Write down everything you need to accomplish, including small tasks and reminders, and make a habit of checking off completed tasks.

This visual progress can help motivate you to keep going and make you feel productive.

Make Your Bed

Making your bed each morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. It’s a small habit that can give you a sense of accomplishment right at the start of the day.

By making your bed, you’ll also have a tidy and organized space that can help you feel more productive.


Taking a few minutes each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for can help improve your overall mood and motivation. Practicing gratitude can help shift your focus away from negativity and towards positivity, making it easier to tackle your tasks with a more optimistic mindset.

Try writing down three things you’re grateful for each day, and notice the positive impact it has on your productivity and well-being.

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