The Art of Overcoming Laziness

The first battle against laziness is getting up in the morning. Not just getting up, but how we get up as well. St. Jose María Escrivá calls it the “heroic minute.” Or better yet, the heroic second. If you win this first battle you have strengthened yourself for the rest of the war. At the moment the alarm goes off give it everything you got and jump out of bed like a piece of toast out of a toaster, with your war cry: Jesus, it's for love of you!

Don’t roll around for 5, 10, 15, 20 minutes saying just a little bit longer, or taking your time by slowly pulling one arm out from under the covers, then another, then rolling over and getting comfortable again, then swing a leg over the bed, wait another minute or two, swing another leg over, say to yourself: I’m getting there, I’m just not a morning person… then sit up on the side of the bed while you work up enough excitement to actually stand up…

Don't let yourself be brainwashed by catchy and comfortable phrases on your coffee cup like: I’m not a person until I’ve had my coffee. OK, it’s true that you might feel better after having coffee and it helps wake you up, but before you have it you are still a person who has free will and can make decisions between right and wrong, choose the greater good and even become a saint! All before having coffee…


hna kelai

My name is Sister Kelai Maria, I am a Servant Sister of the Home of the Mother since 2007. I was born in Arizona (USA) but have also lived in Oregon, Alaska, Florida, Spain, and Ireland. I am a convert to the Catholic faith and found my vocation shortly after my conversion. Every day I thank Jesus that I am His and that I am a Servant Sister. All of eternity will not be enough to thank Him for saving me and for how much He has loved and loves me!