Monday Gets Lazy

Some days, no matter how hard we push ourselves, it seems that our body is just not willing to go any faster or work to its fullest and most efficient capacity.  We question the cause….are we getting older?  did we eat or drink the wrong thing?  do we need more sleep? are we getting sick?  Are we overly stressed?  Sometimes the question is ‘yes’ to at least one of the questions; but sometimes, there just isn’t any clue to what might solve the puzzle.  My Dad was a very wise man and I think he had the best diagnosis for this un-studied disease …. “The Can’t HelpIts”  ….You just can’t help feeling like you do….no cause and only one known cure.  By the way, I doubt if you will find the disease OR the cure listed in the Merck Manual; but it is definitely something real and the directions for curing it always works.  Today, I have the “Can’t HelpIts” and I am going to work on curing my illness!!  If you are experiencing the same disease today, please join me in the race to feel better—So, here’s the cure that has been passed down through the generations….

Monday Gets Lazy

That’s right…sometimes, it’s okay to just be lazy.  We push ourselves every day to get things done.  We race against the clock to try to finish everything within  our daily schedule parameters.  Gotta check off the items on our lists!!  We eat, drink and exercise within the guidelines of the medical communities insistence of what is good for us.  And, with an abundance of confusion, often what was good for us yesterday is today declared to be laden with carcinogens and the worst possible thing to be doing.  We search for some kind of medically approved and consistent balance in the path we follow to wellness.  Doctors don’t often prescribe “Do nothing today”.  I wonder if they’re afraid they would be sued for malpractice and the insurance companies would be obligated to cover the cost of us enjoying a day off.  Wouldn’t that be great to submit costs of what we did on our day of playing “hooky” from our normal crazy and stressful day?  However…..It would, in fact,  probably be far less expensive than the medicines or therapies our doctor prescribes!!

So, here’s your list of today’s activities:

  • Do nothing.
  • Do nothing.
  • Do nothing.
  • Take a nap.
  • Do more nothing.

Think you can handle it??!!  I bet you have a new love for my Monday mandatory list again, right?

And since, I’m always encouraging you to make a difference for others, why not drag a friend or family member along for this journey.  Being lazy is fun; but having someone else along on your journey makes it even better.  Probably gives you that verification that we sometimes need to be okay with something out of the norm.  Drag along a friend and suddenly everything is acceptable.

So, are you ready to start?

Won’t take you much to get revved up for THIS journey!  I’d like to leave you with a few words from my favorite author.  In the immortal words of Winnie the Pooh, when asked what Lazy means:

“It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear….and not bothering!”

 Hope you have a great day.

I know I will.

Let's go see what they caught!

You Matter!

Smiles, Nancy

Disclaimer:  If your place of employment is not real happy about your choice of being lazy today, please save this ‘lazy card’ for a day that better suits your needs….just promise me that you won’t let it expire!

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5 thoughts on “Monday Gets Lazy

  1. now I see the relationship between my haiku and your post – will have to take the “lazy” pass for another day — as this is deadline day at my newspaper–great idea and I love your dad’s philosophy–if more of us followed it–there would be so much less stress in the world

    • So glad you are open to taking the “lazy” pass for another day. In these days of heavy stress, I think there are a lot of old philosophies that we should revert to in order to cope. My Dad’s favorite place to enjoy his lazy pass was on their big screened in southern backporch. He loved to just sit and watch and listen to the birds that would come to a nearby feeder. Hope you find a good spot to enjoy some day soon too. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy

  2. I loved 3 things about your blog:

    1. Your list. This was my favorite list from Nancy the ListMaster, although not possible today.

    2. Your dad’s diagnosis. I love and value the advice of fathers. My ears always perk up when someone talks about their father’s words of wisdom. My dad had a lot of wisdom also.

    3. Winnie the Pooh’s definition of lazy especially the part where you “listen to all the things you can’t hear.” So fun and funny.

    Needless to say, this Monday was a race…I hit the ground running. Hope you had a GREAT do nothing day tho! 🙂

    • Be sure to take advantage of the Post’s disclaimer…the lazy card. In fact, make duplicates so you can use it time and time again. Sometimes, you just have to put all your woes on a shelf and let the world spin on by you for a while. I LOVE the wisdom of both my Dad and Pooh Bear. The most simple answers are sometimes the most profound.
      Hope you had a great day too. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy

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