Lazy days aren’t just OK, they’re necessary.As someone who is very familiar with a jam-packed calendar and very unfamiliar with saying no to plans, I’ve truly come to realize the importance of a lazy day. We can all feel the pressure to say yes to everything, and constantly be active, but sometimes, the best plan is specifically not to have a plan. It’s important to find balance in our fast-paced lives.
A lazy day doesn’t have to mean staying on the couch watching TV all day. Everyone can have their own type of lazy day. I’m someone who gets stir crazy being in my apartment all day, but a “lazy day” is still important. The New York Times stated “Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets.” So find what it is that calms you, what makes you feel mentally rejuvenated. Here are a few ideas:
Take a solitary walk outside. Bring a book or some tunes!
Take your time having a nice long brunch with some friends.
Get out and take in a sunset, or sunrise!
Enjoy a cup of coffee at your favorite cafe, or on your own patio.
Or, simply stay in bed! The ultimate lazy day is completely acceptable, too.