In the last few days, I have been in my own world… relaxing and being totally lazy! Lazy is a word I secretly hate and often project onto others. Heck, NOT me! But, I can be a lazy person too. I admit this. Can’t you?
Now, my nature , when lazy, is to quickly become ultra-critical of myself. I internally say,”‘Bad girl, you need to do something meaningful.”
I am not advocating being lazy each and every day. I acknowledge that the only person who can decide if it is right for me is ME! That is the same for you! So I guess- I made the choice to play lazy for a day. I may not have this luxury tomorrow.
Do you find that you can be lazy some days? Are you too lazy? Are you too driven? What do you get out of being lazy? Does being lazy keep you from being, doing, or becoming something? Do you embrace ‘your laziness’ sometimes or do you shame it?
This little exercise in laziness was most interesting for me.
I, at first, felt entitled. Then, after a day of it, I felt guilt. Yes guilt! I told myself you ‘lazy bum, get up.’
Ultimately now, I decided to move on from being lazy. Believe me- I truly embraced it for the whole day! I felt absolutely — No guilt, no shame. But, an interesting thing happened… after a period of laziness (honoring it), I felt motivated to act with intention.
What now? After rest and fun, do I want to just get busy? I mean the usual doing, doing, and doing. Even on vacation- I can fall prey to this attitude. Just to do it! I am like the energizing bunny; I can jump right into go. Have you ever been there, done that?
I decided to do things with a different motivation. To do it because they are important to me and others I love? These choices, even the smallest ones, make a big difference to me. I made a choice to do actions with purpose. Choices that empower me, move me, inspire others, help someone, or just feel right. So today, I am helping someone to get their garden done. 🙂 Hard work but meaningful!
Exercising healthy choices is important and very empowering. Just like doing the daily run or going to the gym to get in shape. exercising intentional choices (from the smallest to the biggest ones) is habit building. I know when I feel that I am making choices that matter, I feel more involved and frankly even more alive. What do you feel when you do things with full intention?
Imagine, what would your day look like? What choices would you make today?