In case you didn’t get the memo, yesterday we canceled Monday, so this week officially started today.
Yes of course, what the heck AM I talking about, right?! Well, I decided to cancel Monday and have a day off. It was the ultimate lazy day, so I didn’t even publish a blog post like I normally do. As it goes for a lazy day, I did nothing productive. I stayed in bed wearing pajamas despite my mom’s disapproval and watched Dragon Ball the whole day. It was a nice detox I must say.
But the point of this post is not to tell you about my child-like decision to watch an anime. (Even though, mind you, it was an awesome decision.) I just wanted to say that we all need days off from time to time.
I usually end up being forced into one, because my brain simply refuses to do anything and I just want to sleep. I should probably start to plan my lazy days and not just bash them into my schedule when my health (physical and mental) is already in the danger zone.
Like mentioned before, we all need lazy days because:
1. It feels good and give you time to do what you love, or do nothing at all
You know how we like to complain that we don’t have time to do what we like? Like, baking, hanging out by ourselves, going to the movies. You can use your lazy day to do what you’ve wanted to do for a long time but never found time or energy to do it.
2. We all need to recharge our batteries
You know that feeling when you’re so tired and overworked you physically cannot do anything anymore? Well, I do, that’s why taking an ultimate day off is crucial for me. Even though it happens every so often, I usually just sleep in and do things that are not demanding in any way.
3. It’s good for your health
Nowadays people forget that they need time off, proper food and sleep, so before we know it, we get sick, one way or another. From that perspective, it’s only natural to take it easy from time to time and focus only on yourself. Yes, toddler mommies and big company bosses, even you need a break and there’s absolutely no need to feel guilty about it.
We covered the WHY?, now we have to cover the HOW?. Well if you’re asking me how to spend your day off, I can’t answer that. We all have things that we like to do or want to do. So just do whatever feels right, or do nothing at all.
Taking time off is actually extremely easy, you just have to decide for ONE SINGLE DAY that you’re at the top of your priority list. So just cancel everything possible and kick your feet up.
Now onto the WHAT IF. Dear people, there is NO “what if” for a lazy day! You need it so take it. There’s no need to feel guilty about it. It’s just one day. The planet won’t explode because of it and even if it does…Well, there will be no one to blame you for it…
I noticed a lot of new moms and students and other people pondering about their lazy days and feeling aimlessly guilty because they took a day for themselves. Dear people, we are not robots. You have no idea how many everyday troubles wouldn’t even begin to exist if people would not worry so much and take it easy.
I’ve stayed up nights with people who were crazy troubled and some even suicidal just because they didn’t “find the time” for themselves. It’s not about finding the time for your day off. You have to take it before it’s too late.
So please take my advice and occasionally cancel a day. At least once a month just send everyone out of the house or hide somewhere where you can be alone and be LAZY.
Because right after that lazy day, you’ll have to go back to work.