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20 Stylish Braids For Lazy Girls

20 Stylish Braids For Lazy Girls

Girls with long hair often require a lot of time to style their hair- especially in the morning. Going out of the house with wet hair is not an appealing option, so blow-drying becomes part of their daily routine. Girls with long hair often put a lot of time and effort into styling their hair, and they can become frustrated when they can’t think of any new styling options.

Braids can be a great time-saving option– particularly for girls who’ve run out of time to wash their hair! If you are one of these busy girls who are always in a hurry, these 20 braids tutorials will be of great help to you.

1. French Braid Bun 

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    To achieve this look, part your hair at the side. Take a small section of the hair and divide it into three parts. French braid the hair from one side of the head towards the other side. Secure the braid with a hair tie and roll the braid up into a small bun. Use bobby pins to keep this in place above the ear. You can also use flowers, clips, or sparkly pins for a more stylish look. Find out more about this look here.

    2. Twisted Crown Braid

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      You can learn the process of creating this style here.

      3. Dutch Fishtail Braid

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        To learn how to do this style, the step-by-step guide can be viewed here.

        4. Thick Summer Braid

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          Braids are perfect for summer! You only need elastics and a hair comb to do this braid. Begin by parting your hair on the side, leaving the bangs free from the rest of your hair. Split your bangs into 3 parts, and French braid them from the top, keeping the braid as close to your face as possible. Add small parts of your hair to the braid until you reach your neck. Add the remaining hair into the three sections equally. Braid your hair all the way down to the base and tie with an elastic. Loosen the braid by pulling on the hair carefully.You can find more info on this braid here.

          5. Headband Braid Messy Bun

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            Combining the headband braid and the messy bun can create a unique look that is chic enough to impress hair stylists. Get the instructions here.

            6. Romantic Braid

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              If you’ll be meeting a date for lunch, best to try this romantic hairstyle. Go here for the tutorial.

              7. Combined Fishtail Braid

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                If you don’t feel like doing a headband braid but still want to keep hair off your face, then follow this tutorial.

                8. Braided Faux Hawk

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                  This lovely fishtail braid is easy to accomplish. Just follow the instructions here.

                  9. Braided Updo

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                    It may look complicated at first, but if you follow the guide it’s not that hard at all! See how it’s done here.

                    10. Half Up

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                      This Half Up Braid looks complicated, but in reality it’s not! Here is the step-by-step guide.

                      11. Fat Halo Braid

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                        This classic halo braid is still a great look for events and parties. Get the instructions here.

                        12. Dutch Waterfall Braid

                         
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                          Make this one of your everyday hair styles by following these steps.

                          13. Day to Night Braids

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                            This hairstyle is best to wear on Fridays after work when you want to have cocktails with friends. Here’s the tutorial.

                            14. Summer Braided Twist

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                              Make the most of summer with this braid style.

                              15. Hunger Games Bow Braid

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                                Make an adornment out of your own hair with this unique look.

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                                16. Braided Ponytail

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                                  Take your pony tail to the next level with this style.

                                  17. Waterfall Top Knot

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                                    Here are the instructions for creating this look.

                                    18. Braided Bun

                                     
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                                      This bun is done using two braids. Here are the instructions.

                                      19. Braided Pompadour

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                                        This Braided Pompadour.will bring your bad hair day to an end. Just follow the steps here.

                                        20. Strand Dutch Braid

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                                          Out of all the hairstyles listed this one looks most intricate, but the instructions are actually easy to follow!

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                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                          • (1) Research
                                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                                          • (3) Creating the outline
                                          • (4) Drafting the content
                                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                          • (6) Revision
                                          • (7) etc.

                                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                          2. Change Your Environment

                                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                          6. Get a Buddy

                                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                          Reality check:

                                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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