The importance of lazy days

May 1, 2015

the importance of lazy days - drifter and the gypsy blog
Let me preface this post by saying I have a strong aversion to lazy days. It’s not that I don’t like the idea of a lazy day, it’s just that I don’t like the idea of letting work and emails and projects pile up for the next day. For that reason, I hardly ever take a lazy day.

Yesterday was different. I caught a 24 hour stomach bug, which forced me to be bedridden for most of the day. At first I was extremely anxious with not being able to conquer my to-do list for the day. I considered crawling into bed with my laptop so I could still get at least some work done, but I was just tooooo tired. So you know what I did? I let myself rest. I took a bath and watched daytime TV and hardly got up from the couch the entire day. And you know what? It felt reeeealllyyyy good. Which reminded me that lazy days aren’t a sign of weakness. They’re not something to avoid like the plague. They can actually be really really healthy and rejuvenating. And even though I took yesterday completely off, I’m not too terribly behind with my to-do list at all. I realized that a few lazy days here and there aren’t going to set me so far back to the point of no return. I definitely fear falling behind on my work more than I actually will–Type A personality indeed. Your body talks to you in sensations. Sometimes your body needs to rest and you just have to listen.

Do you, my friends, have trouble taking lazy days?

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  • I’m the same way. I have a hard time letting myself have “lazy days”. I feel like im always so busy, that if I let myself let go of responsibilities for a day, it will be the end of the world. But you are so right. It is absolutely needed for our mental well being. We perform better when we give ourselves a little break and have that rest we need.

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