I love lazy days. I think it’s a mixture for me. Part of it is my sedentary nature, and my love of homebody habits like reading and writing and relaxing. The other part is that our lives are so busy, that a break from the go-go-go, rush-rush-rush is such a relief.
The best are the days where you have zero obligations. We try to schedule at least one weekend day like this. Where you can sit around in your pajamas all day if you wish. No rushing to get ready, get the kids ready, get out of the house, and be to a certain place by a certain time.
It’s a day where you can put your to-do list aside. Follow your inspiration to do whatever feels right, and spare yourself the guilt trip if you don’t get anything done at all. Give yourself a break from that constant drive of productivity and accomplishment.
This is “living” too. Breathing, relaxing, letting your shoulders down, and your stress drip away. This is here. This is now. We are not machines.
I love enjoying free time to play with the kids, with no urge to do anything else at the same time. Or feeling pulled to wrap it up so I can go get something done.
I love giving my brain a rest. Slowing my thoughts down, not thinking about anything important at all. Getting a reprieve from being “on” all the time.
This is so good for the kids as well. You can tell they are weary from the week. The constant movement and timelines. School and daycare and errands to run.
“Hurry up, we’re going to be late…”
“Let’s get moving…”
Not today. Today is sacred. Today we will do nothing. Eat when we are hungry. Sleep if we are tired. Slow down. Read. Relax. Recharge.