Need permission to be a couch spud, veg out, do nuthin’? Here it is….August 10th is National Lazy Day. I saw it on the internet, so it must be true!
“Lazy Day is your chance to goof off, and definitely not work. And, it definitely comes at a good time. Hot, muggy weather makes it easy to kick back and be lazy for a day. If summer chores are not done by now, they can just wait one more day. It is best spent on a hammock, along with your favorite summer beverage.
Whoever said “There’s no lazy days…just lazy people.” Well, we respectfully disagree. Today is proof positive. It is indeed a Lazy Day. And, we consider that a good thing.
If you enjoy the intent of today, you will also look forward to Relaxation Day. It is coming up soon”.- www.holidayinsights.com
For this recovering Type A workaholic, that message fills me with both a sense of ‘uh oh’ and ‘oh yes’. The thought of inactivity in the midst of so much that needs to be done, is a bit frightening and yet enticing. I have an agenda and a check list of things to be accomplished in the next 72 hours which include going to the gym for my (almost) daily playout, writing a few articles, designing proposals for classes I will be teaching, putting together and sending out promo info on the various and sundry classes and workshops already on the schedule, running errands, paying bills and cleaning a room that has become a cluttered repository for years of files and books as well as items that had belonged to my parents that I brought back with me when I sold their Florida condo. I think THAT is what has kept me from creating order from chaos; the sense of finality of sorting through their stuff. I’ll let you know how that goes when I am on the other side of that experience. The obvious delights of the weekend will be time with friends, enjoying music and play.
For me, an occasional lazy day is like a giant reset button that allows me to replenish the energetic storage tank, since there are times when I run a quart low from all the busy buzziness in my life. My mother used to say “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” and I have found it to be true.
If I were to truly honor the holiday, what would I do instead? Hmmmm….stay in bed a bit longer, go to a pool or the beach and lounge luxuriously with a book and (non alcoholic) drink with a colorful umbrella sitting askew in its cool depths, listening to soothing music. I would nap and float, leaving behind, at least for awhile, thoughts of ‘gotta get it done or the world will stop spinning.’ ahhhh~
So what’s on your Lazy Day agenda?
A soundtrack to celebrate!
http://youtu.be/9k6IrZ6ITyE Up the Lazy River – The Mills Brothers
http://youtu.be/dxBRcw3pvpI Lazy Day – Spanky & Our Gang
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im8n-BYkCZQ Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole