Monday, January 6, 2014
LinkUP: The Hidden Benefits of Laziness
Today is it. The day all the fun and games ends. It's back to school and work after the best 2-weeks of totally lazy luxury of the year. Oh how I will miss you. Don't get me wrong, I understand the need for structure and school and chores, but I do not have to like them. I much prefer the whatever life.
"Hey Mom, isn't it time for bed?"
"Hey Mom, what's for dinner?"
"Can we watch TV?
"Can we sleep in?"
"Can we have candy for breakfast?"
Yeah, yeah. Sloth, one of those cardinal sins, but it just feels so good to let go of all of the hustle and bustle that accompanies homework and regular meal times and good nutrition and basic household cleanliness. I too grew up being told and thinking that laziness was a failing, but properly planned, laziness can be a wonderful reward and a nice break from running on the proverbial hamster wheel. I mean, why does laziness get such a bad rap anyway? Synonyms for lazy are idle, indolent & slothful. Those sound bad, no? But what about laze? As in bask, relax, unwind, lounge, loosen-up, de-stress, chill. Those all sound quite lovely, yes?
The fact that laziness might actually be good for us is not necessarily fashionable in our society of "be all you can be" but perhaps we could rethink that, at least every so often. Perhaps once in a while, we could put down the to-do list, unplug the phone, forget the gym membership and to the dirty dishes in the sink and laundry in the basket, shout a big enthusiastic, "Whatever!"
Thank you to the good folks over at Trifecta for an interesting prompt today. I do not know if I did it justice, but it was fun to think about!
Quote of the Day: "Sometimes take time to be busy with nothing." --NatureGirl