Advice: productive, be efficient, run. Set the agenda, set targets, follow timetables. Stay motivated, follow a direction, just keep moving. We are all lazy people.
It’s easy to say you’ll follow the positive patterns and it’s easy to slip back out of them: sloth is a mortal sin, though probably on weekdays, we aspire to resist it, tripping ourselves with guilt and assuming we’re the only ones giving in to the devil. How many Tweets outlining successful and admirable social exchanges have you seen today? How many times did facebook show you a plethora of friends who indulged in a casual hike, trained for a marathon or dined somewhere exquisite, eating better food than has ever graced your vicinity. And you just stayed in bed. You are not alone..
To be busy is to be important
Relaxation is carried out effectively and in accordance with a variety of methods, be it mindfulness or sleep quality monitor application. In our holidays, we crave experiences and encounters – simply sitting poolside is a dream, but it doesn’t say enough about who we are or what we want to pull from life.
That’s more than an acceptable quality for a generation even who grows with an expansive view of the world. We don’t just sit in front of TVs with trays on our knees. Well… at least we do so in a more alternative style. Even in our viewing habits, we want to experience something.
Laziness also does some good
Okay, so to be busy and exploratory is part of who you are, but to stop and lie down is what you crave. This is challenging.
Laziness has been proven to enhance creativity, efficiency and problem-solving skills. If your mind isn’t doing anything, you’ll be able to grab the ropes faster when you need to use your flare. Think about the development of mankind: were we not once sloth like cave-bores with a fight or flight instinct? Back in the day, we were allowed to simply sit! Almost every invention in human history was born in an attempt to save time and thus to increase free time. Human creativity is probably at its best when trying to steer clear of the work.
But this isn’t merely about justifying laziness in its essence: laziness is an act of rebellion.
Imagine being at home (for once, perhaps).The dishes are stacked high, socks litter the hallway, your old University friend is trying waiting for your overdue facetime and a fairly achievable deadline has been looming for more than a week.
Forget it all hard worker. Perhaps make a bullet point list and put it to the side. That way, your mind is organised and the workload hasn’t vanished out of thin air. And now rebel. Don’t do any of the boring stuff. Embrace the lazy.
Laziness is a true demonstration of how to use rebellion against daily expectations that are difficult to avoid. That’s why laziness isn’t possible for everyone. And don’t you envy those poor creatures? They too work hard and without a mindset that allows them to step outside of what a greater society requires of you.
Without sound, it’s easier for thoughts to wander. Dreams, ideas, self-knowledge, or memories. Yes, in suitable doses of laziness makes you a better human being.
Be productive, be efficient, run. Lie down, make a mess and do not clean up.
Work hard, rebel, not lazy. Repeat.