We all can be honest and admit that we have our moments of not wanting to do a thing. Researchers say that Americans are the most laziest and it’s making us fat. Although true most if not all of us are lazy or fat. Some of us are super productive, where we work super hard without any vacation time. This blog post isn’t for the lazy at heart. But, for the hard working overly drained individuals who don’t know how to say “NO” to work to relax their mind.
Why Do We Need Rest?
Americans are considered lazy and fat compared to other countries but to be honest I believe we are a great balance of both. Lazy and hardworking people. I’ve been lazy all my life if I can be honest. I’m definitely in that percentage of unproductive lazy fat people. It never bothered me before laying around doing anything until I learned the importance of having a productive life. As a result I started working on pulling out of the slump of not doing anything to doing plenty. Laziness is hard, it’s this weird feeling that will over take your entire being for however many hours until it releases. I will be the first to say that when I became lazy it was nothing for me to drop everything. Sleeping is an amazing treat God gave us. Even he rested on the 7th day of a productive week.
On The 7th Day God RESTED!!!!
If the creator of the Universe rested why don’t we rest? I’ll tell you why. We put so much pressure on ourselves that we never learn to slow down. Slow down to breathe, slow down to relax. Our brains need the necessary time to recuperate, to regenerate. Which is why we are here today! We are here today to understand the importance of relaxing our brains long enough for our mental space to breathe. Over the past 6 months I have worked so hard that literally all I could do was sleep like a bear on the weekends. I found myself feeling guilty for being lazy when I was more than deserving of it.
Don’t guilt trip yourself for wanting to do absolutely nothing!
Why Do We Guilt Trip Ourselves?
How interesting is that? I went from accepting laziness as my normal to feeling guilty for being lazy. First, If I could ask the question “Where do we get the idea of feeling guilty?” Second, where does that thought or feeling even come from? As women we are known creatures of feeling guilty, but I’m here to tell you there is freedom in being lazy. I’m challenging women all over to embrace their form of laziness. No matter what it may look like. Rather it be sleeping, reading a book, listening to a podcast, watching T.V, meditating DO IT.
Don’t guilt trip yourself for making time for yourself to do nothing. In conclusion with learning to enjoy yourself. I find being lazy rather enjoyable. I don’t agree with it becoming a lifestyle but a moment in time where you relax your brains from working over time. For example, as a writer I can over load my brain with “how do I want this paragraph to flow?” and if it’s not flowing correctly I start stressing myself. Learning to stop, breathe, and the shut down my computer is a form of giving my brain a break. It’s time to relax right now. When you create your schedule for the week, make sure you schedule in a moment of rest. Trust me it will do your best great.