I think all of us have had our lazy girl era where we threw caution to the wind and just packed ourselves beneath our blanket all day, watching episodes upon episodes of our favorite show. 

If you ask me, I think all of us deserve a lazy girl era. 

We cannot work and work all the time, and there is no time when we take a step back and reboot. 

So, if you’ve found yourself in your lazy girl era—maybe it’s been a rough year, or you’ve just gotten too comfortable binge-watching Netflix in your pajamas all day, or you just decided to withdraw for a bit—but you’re feeling ready to break free and start being more productive, energetic, and motivated, you’ve come to the right place. 

We’re not doing anything extra or magical here.

Just showing you practical ways that have helped other girls come out of your lazy girl era 

Let’s dive into some practical, everyday tips to help you exit your lazy girl era and get your groove back.

8 (Tested and Proven) Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

1. Set Realistic Goals

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

The first step in leaving your lazy days behind is setting realistic and achievable goals. 

You’ve been curled up on your bed and doing nothing for a while, and you don’t want to demotivate yourself with large, unrealistic goals. 

So start small and be specific. 

Instead of saying, “I want to be more active,” try something like, “I will go for a 15-minute walk three times a week.” 

The smaller the goals, the better you can achieve them, which gives you a sense of accomplishment and motivates you to keep going.

2. Exercise Regularly

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

Exercising is an adrenaline-pumping activity – a fantastic way to boost your energy levels and mood. 

So, if you want to bounce out of that bed and bounce on to productivity, consider starting workouts. 

You don’t need to start with intense workouts. 

Even a 10-minute daily stretch or a short walk can make a big difference. 

Find something you enjoy – dancing, yoga, cycling, or even just playing a sport. 

The trick is in consistency, not intensity. 

As you begin to feel better physically, you’ll notice a positive shift in your mindset and energy level too.

3. Eat Healthily

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

Do you know that binge eating and gluttony can rob you of all your motivation and make you slip into a lazy girl era? 

Do you know that under-eating can also do that to you?

Because if you are not well fed, where will you get energy from to do the things you need to do?

So eating healthy is a significant factor. 

Not too much and not too little. 

Just enough to keep you going. 

Try to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your diet. 

Drinking plenty of water is also very important. 

Most people have a very poor intake of water. 

Water is one of the most important ingredients in our daily diet. 

So, if you don’t like to drink water, make intentional efforts to drink more water. 

You can set alarms or buy bottles with reminders just to keep yourself.

You are not under pressure to make drastic changes overnight. 

Start by swapping out one unhealthy snack for a healthier option. 

Gradual changes are more sustainable and less overwhelming.

4. Limit Screen Time

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

The fastest way to demotivate yourself is to turn on the TV when you have a pile load of work to do.

Or pick up your phone and tap on a social media app logo. 

By the time you realize that you’ve spent all your day on the screen, you won’t be able to achieve anything anymore. 

This doesn’t mean that you should not have some good screen time watching an excellent show or connecting with the world on social media. 

But if you are looking at snapping out of your lazy girl era, make sure to keep screen time to a minimum. 

If possible, schedule screen time. 

And it should come after you have done most of the things you want to do for the day. 

Do more activities that are fulfilling and productive.

5. Surround Yourself with Positivity

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

You need positive energy to get up and get going. 

You can’t tell yourself otherwise. 

The people you surround yourself with can significantly influence your mindset. 

So separate yourself from fellow lazy girls and those people who demotivate you when you are trying to reach your goals.

Instead, spend time with positive, motivated people who encourage and support you. 

If you find that certain relationships are draining or negative, it might be time to reevaluate them. 

This may require that you move away from your current location or shut out some kind of friendship. 

Another thing that boosts your positivity is filling your life with positive content through reading inspiring books, listening to uplifting music, and watching motivational videos.

6. Learn Something New

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

You had probably slipped into that lazy season of your life because everything you were doing became a boring routine.

And you know when you have done one thing in one way for a long time, it becomes very tasking and boring.

So, trying to come out of your lazy girl era and return to that boring routine may feel like an impossible task. 

You’ll stay in that lazy era for a longer time.

So, instead of planning to go back to what you were already tired of, plan to get into something new. 

Learning new things stimulates your mind and keeps you motivated. 

You may decide to learn something entirely new or learn a new way to do the things you do. 

This will not only help your brain stay active but also give you a sense of accomplishment and progress. 

7. Celebrate Small Wins

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

No win is actually small. 

It’s just your mindset. 

Before you achieved that thing you call a small win, you had put in some level of effort. 

So it is worth celebrating. 

Don’t wait until you achieve a massive goal to celebrate. 

Achieving your daily goal is a win, celebrate it. 

Achieving your weekly goal is a win, celebrate it. 

You finished an application for a program, celebrate it. 

You cleaned out your room and organized it, give yourself a pat on the back. 

As someone who has been in her lazy girl era, celebrating your wins motivates you to do even more. 

You can even share your wins with your support network and let them celebrate you, too. 

8. Practice Gratitude

8 Ways to Exit Your Lazy Girl Era

Moving from your days of inactivity to becoming active and finding yourself can make you feel really overwhelmed sometimes. 

But there’s this hack I found – gratitude.

Gratitude shifts your mindset from the negative to the positive.

Because when you want to stay intentionally grateful, you also have to intentionally find the good things happening around you to be grateful for.

So, in the process of finding the good things, you’ll realize that there are actually so many good things happening around you.

While your mind is set on all those good things, your positivity, energy, and motivation increase. 

You can start by keeping a gratitude journal in which you write down a few things you’re grateful for each day. 


So, are you ready to say goodbye to the lazy girl era and hello to a more motivated, energized, and productive you?


Do you still want more bedtime?

Exiting your lazy girl era is not really about becoming a productivity machine.

It’s about finding a balance that works for you and helps you feel good about yourself. 

So start with small, manageable changes and build from there.

By Idy

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