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It’s 8am, the alarm is going off, and you know that it’s time to get going and make that cup of coffee. After all, the world calls and it wants you out in it, with so many demands on your time and so many things people want you to do. What if you just didn’t today? What if you let it go (we’re sorry, we can’t stop singing it either) and turned off the alarm, rolled over, and went back to sleep. Life is too short to spend it all neck deep in the rat race, and Lazy Day reminds you that it’s time to take a day off and let everything truly slide.

What to do on a Lazy Day?

If you don’t have a list of things you want to get to on a day when you have nothing to do, then we’re not certain that you’ve ever spent a moment relaxing. We’re not talking about finally mowing the lawn or painting the house, we’re talking about reading that book you’ve been meaning to get through, or doing a marathon of the entire season of Firefly and then watching Serenity.

Being active is important, after all there’s only about a world of things that have to be finished or gotten to eventually, right? Wrong. A constant pursuit of being busy can actually lead to a loss in productivity and a breakdown in your health due to stress. So letting things slide for a day can give you some serious perspective on what’s important in your life.

So the answer to ‘what to do on a lazy day’ is as little as possible. Take the time to relax and enjoy the day. Head to the park and spend the day reading the book laying on the grass under the sun, play with your pet, or just stay home and watch the sun move across the wall. As long as you’re relaxing there’s nothing that’s wrong to do on a lazy day.

If you find yourself going a little stir-crazy, it may be a good sign that you need more lazy days, and to spend some time learning to truly appreciate them. There’s a certain toxicity to being constantly on the go, we often don’t learn how to just stop and exist in the moment. When Lazy Day comes around, treat yourself to some time free of all expectations, and live in the moment.

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