Does being lazy mean you’re unhappy?
The short answer is no. It’s ok to be lazy sometimes.
Many people believe that you have to be productive all the time. So if you're home with nothing to do or nothing planned, many are under the impression that you must keep doing things, so it doesn't feel like you wasted your day.
While having a day off does give you opportunities to finally get things done that you couldn't do during your busy week, such as laundry and cleaning stuff around the house, you shouldn't feel pressured or feel the need to be productive at all times.
Our bodies and minds need rest to recharge after a long week. After all, rest is essential to keep going.
As Dr. Isabelle Moreau puts it best when she said: "Boredom and laziness should be used as a means to regain control over one's own body and one's own time."
Taking one day to relax and recharge by doing nothing, either by sitting on the couch watching TV or engaging in something that relaxes you, can benefit your mental health by reducing stress.
Also, having some time to do nothing can clear our minds and potentially give us clear answers to problems that we might have on our minds.
Now, there are times when being lazy can be harmful. For example, lack of ambition, energy, or motivation to the point where nothing gets done can negatively impact specific aspects of your life and can become a more significant issue. But taking one or two lazy days out of the week can benefit you.
Take a day to be lazy and make it a way to reward yourself after completing a busy week.
Instead of procrastinating, get done what you've been putting off, and then reward yourself by doing nothing after or completing work or personal goals throughout the week, so there's no guilt in doing nothing later.
So the next time you have a day with nothing planned, don't always feel the need to keep being productive.
Don't feel guilty for having a lazy day with nothing to do, as it can help you recharge and clear your mind after a long week.