lazy self care

Lazy Self-Care Days!

Hello my lovely tribe and welcome to another Self-Care Sunday! We’re goig talk about the things that we can do to make our selves feel good, pampered, and loved.

Today we’re going to talk about lazy days!

Yes, I spoke the blasphemous “L” word. Lazy, lazy, lazy, say it with me. LAZY.

If you are like me, then the thought of doing nothing for a whole day, or even just an afternoon, fills you with “But I have this to do… and this… and this…” It actually makes me feel anxious. It feels “wrong”. The only time I actually spend any significant amount of time relaxing in bed is when I am in the depths of depression.

Which tells me that it’s one of the ways I heal. One of the ways I get in touch with me. It’s one of my medicine tools. It is so healing to have quiet time, to get in touch with ourselves without a ton of distractions and things to do.

It’s okay to do nothing.

So here’s what I want you to do. Pick a day (or if you insist a morning/afternoon/evening) where you don’t have much to do and plan those things for some other time. They can wait. Get into your comfiest pajamas (if they are a bit tattered and mismatched you get extra points) and then relax, be lazy. Listen to music, play video games (World of Warcraft is my go-to lazy day activity). If you have children and it’s the weekend then all of you can stay in your pajamas, reading, watching cartoons, playing board games, eating pizza!

Stay in bed allowing yourself to doze, spend time painting or writing without worrying about time constraints, order delivery or takeout food, or live on sandwiches for the day!

Do what requires the least amount of effort and don’t worry about the other stuff. It’s okay to relax.

Do you have lazy self-care days? What’s your favorite activity? How do you get over the guilt of relaxing?

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