Here’s a special day you can celebrate without getting up from the sofa. National Lazy Day is an ideal excuse to take a break and enjoy some precious “me” time, without feeling guilty about it.
Now’s your chance to stop tearing around doing chores and organising events. Sit down and relax, or go back to bed for a nap. You could even mark the occasion by pampering yourself with a massage treatment or visit to a spa – if getting there doesn’t seem too much like hard work, that is.
Learn about National Lazy Day
Did you know that being lazy from time-to-time can actually be good for you? After all, for one, lazy people are more likely to be well-rested. There are many benefits that are associated with getting sufficient amounts of sleep. This includes decreased inflammation, decreased stress, having a greater attention span, and improved memory. There are also a number of nasty health fallouts that can occur if you do not get enough sleep. This includes anxiety, depression, a weakened immune system, and heart disease.
Aside from this, if you have a tendency to be a bit of a lazy person, you are going to be less likely to experience burnout. Taking a break and allowing yourself to be lazy from time-to-time is going to stop you from running your body out of focus and energy. The impact of burnout can be very serious. If you are too stressed it can result in loss of appetite, insomnia, and chronic fatigue.
The benefits do not end there either. Lazy people are said to waste less time. This is because they make sure that every work task or recreational activity is worth their energy and time. You also do not waste any resources on tasks that are not going to have value in the end. This means that you are more likely to do your research so that you can plan your schedule effectively and choose how to spend your time properly.
Lazy people also have enhanced efficiency levels. This is because their ultimate goal is to ensure they finish a task as fast as possible so that the can rest at the end of it. This means that efficiency is going to be maximized. Also, the last thing a naturally lazy person wants is for them to have to re-do a task because it has not been carried out correctly, and so you may be more likely to ensure that you don’t rush through and make mistakes. Lazy people definitely embody the work hard, play hard mantra.
It is also believed that lazy people have a greater focus on their long-term goals. When we let our minds wander, we start to think about our goals over the long-term and our future. Therefore, if you give your mind a much-needed break it can result in goal-planning and goal-setting. This means you are going to be less caught up in what is happening right now, giving you more time and freedom to think about what is coming in the future.
As you can see, being lazy is not as negative as everyone likes to make out! There are actually a number of benefits associated with having the lazy gene!
History of National Lazy Day
The founders of National Lazy Day aren’t known, possibly because they were too busy chilling out to keep a record of their efforts! However, their idea has caught on, with many people enjoying the chance to get away from everyday stress. So lie back on the couch, give your TV remote control some exercise, and enjoy a well-earned rest.
How to celebrate National Lazy Day
Of course, the best way to celebrate National Lazy Day is by being lazy! This is your perfect opportunity to relax on the sofa and spend the day doing nothing, and the good thing is that you do not even need to feel guilty about doing it! You can spend the day in your PJs, watch your favorite television programs, and eat snacks all day. We all deserve days like this from time-to-time, right?
So, how can you master National Lazy Day? Let’s take a look at the ingredients that are needed to have the perfect lazy day! Firstly, you should take the opportunity to sleep in. You can have a long rest, without any appointments or deadlines getting in the way. Disable your alarm clock and allow your body to wake up naturally. Sleep is critical for restoring your mind and body, and those who get enough sleep tend to be a lot healthier, so do not underestimate just how important this is and don’t feel guilty for getting more of your 40 winks.
You should also make sure that you dress comfortably. You could decide to stay in your pajamas all day, or you could simply wear some baggy, soft sweats. The key is to be fully comfortable. That is what you are aiming for here.
Next, make sure you set yourself up in front of the television for the day. Now is the perfect opportunity for you to take time to watch the TV series that you have been meaning to watch for quite some time. There is nothing wrong with binging through an entire series on National Lazy Day. After all, that’s what it is here for!
You can also enjoy listening to some music. Grab yourself a pair of headphones and play your favorite songs in order to relax. Everyone is different. We all have different music tastes, so choose something that is right for you. Some people will prefer to listen to slow songs so that they can really chill out, whereas others are going to prefer songs that have an upbeat rhythm so that it can put them in a good mood and take them to a happy place!
You should also try and get some peace and quiet. Today is the perfect day to turn off your electronic devices and stay away from social media. This will give you the opportunity to truly turn off and relax. After all, it can be hard to unwind when your phone or computer is pinging all of the time with notifications.
Last but not least, no one needs to be cooking for themselves on National Lazy Day! Instead, why not treat yourself to a takeout? We all deserve a takeout from time-to-time. It’s nice to simply have food brought to our doors, so we don’t have to worry about slaving over the stove for hours. Plus, with a takeout, you will keep the washing up to a minimum. In fact, you’re only going to need a plate and cutlery, so you can leave the washing up until the following day so that you can fully embrace National Lazy Day. You’re not meant to be lifting a finger after all!