4 Ways To Embrace Laziness!
Slow your life down people! Seriously, slow down...
Slow down? What do you mean?
There’s no first place medal for having a heart attack at 40! And there’s no reward for being the one who requires the most pharmaceutical sleep aids, Xanax and Prozac for being exhausted, frantic and over scheduled!
We are now a society where people are praised, approved of and encouraged to be frenzied to the point of serious illness. People, especially women, are devastated by stress and anxiety, living with headaches, digestive problems and are escaping at astronomical rates into alcohol or emotional eating. All while barely able to squeeze in 20minutes for family or relaxation before falling into bed feeling overwhelmed - BUT willing to do it again the following day...
There's practically a forced need to rely on a litany of productivity applications and lists to track other lists, todos, and perhaps ... our sanity.
And not only are adults living these crazy-making and exhausting lives, it has become the 'new norm' for kids as well. Today's average 16 year old is 'working' 16 hour days; comprised of school, theater, sports, homework, friends, and, if they're VERY lucky, a few minutes per day to connect with family.
OK, we seriously need to learn the art of becoming much lazier!
We've run amuck with an endless mind full of tasks, to dos and worries. Seriously, this is no good and robs people of passion, peace, play and contentment. We have replaced calm and creativity with anxiety and fretting. All that’s involved with “keeping up with the illusive Jones’s' has moved in to replace leisurely afternoon barbecues with neighbors or a full afternoon of reading in a cozy hammock. We've swapped early morning love-making with mental anxiety over all that there is to do, but not enough time to do it.
“It’s time to stand for yourself, for your family, for your sanity, and yes, for the Lost Art of Lazy!”
It really is time to recognize the sanctity of laziness. Embracing laziness has nothing to do with being slothenly, or staying in your bed all day, every day with no output or productivity.
It is however about creating a profoundly meaningful existence that you’re madly in love with! One devoid of that which leads you to frenzy and upset or anxiety, frustration and depression, but embraces authenticity.
Here are 4 ways to get YOUR LAZY on!
1) Lazy Priorities. There's only a small, but precious list that you truly give a hoot about attending to or accomplishing in your life. Think about this: if I had one month to live, how would I spend it?
Your answers to this question should become your 'lazy list'. And, the vast majority of your life moving forward, should be dedicated to this list, self-care or to resting or relaxing! Spend several hours considering what you would want to do, who you'd want to see, what impact you'd want to make, then orient your life around this beautifully and intentionally designed life, stick to it!
We honestly have no idea when we, or the people we love will 'punch their last ticket'. You can live life on your terms now, or perhaps regret not doing so later.