The luxury of laziness.

Most of us avoid laziness. We shun and condemn it, believing only the unmotivated participate in such an act. Not the achievers. Not the go-getters and those who want to succeed.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Yes, there are some who make laziness a way of life. They harbor no desire to work, to get ahead or marvel in the self-satisfaction of accomplishment.

But for the others, slowing down is a must and serves as a means to recharging our batteries. It can result in a more clear mind, increased focus and greater productivity. It can be the much needed rest we need when we start feeling irritable, overwhelmed and dissatisfied.

Time is precious and we often feel obligated to fill every minute with activity, from work responsibilities to house cleaning and chores.

Yet sometimes, we need to perfect the art of doing nothing, to immerse ourselves in the simplicity and joy of quiet and calm. No commitments, no plans and no pressure.

So when you find yourself stretched beyond your limits, and your mind and body silently scream for a break, don’t push that feeling aside, but rather set aside some time to relax – and luxuriate in laziness.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A freelance writer, coach, eternal seeker and Renaissance soul who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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