Effect and affect are often confused because of their similar spelling and pronunciation. The verb 2 affect usually has to do with pretense.
People can overcome chronic laziness by developing new or different habits. Psychology Today recommends taking smaller steps when starting tasks instead of trying to do big things. For instance, if a person knows she is supposed to do laundry on a particular day but succumbs to laziness, she should start small by separating the laundry into light and dark piles. Next, she moves the laundry into laundry baskets. Next, she puts a load in the washing machine. Starting small instead of dwelling on all of the laundry that needs to be done — and how long it takes to do — can minimize inertia and help get things done.