Time for a quick history lesson: Sociologist Max Weber's book "The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" first appeared in English in 1930. Upon its publication, Type A personalities around the world to probably cheered—even though they didn't have time to read it. Today, the cult of incessant productivity still reigns supreme. That is too bad because a little laziness can be a glorious thing.e to get back to work, the renewed clarity of your thoughts will amaze you.
Of course, laziness does not mean having to let your thoughts drift. Spending a slow Saturday morning lounging around the living room is also a great time to think deeply about issues you care about. On these kinds of days, it does not matter what errands you have to run, when the report at work is due, or how many practices the kids have on Monday. Laziness allows you to settle back and live in the moment, contemplating what you want life to be instead of the quickest way to burn through your to do list.
While you are spending your time thinking deeply about life, you are also allowing yourself to relax and rest. Call it lazy if you like, but honestly, there is nothing better for your health than the occasional afternoon spent relaxing around the house in your pjs. You will feel great enjoying a stress-free day, but your body will be hard at work rebuilding its reserves of strength and stamina.
Finally, laziness can be a gift shared with the entire family. Most of us struggle to make the time to spend with the ones we love. Doing nothing more strenuous than sitting around the living room and enjoying a family movie marathon is a great way to say, “My time with you is valuable. See, I've cleared my schedule.” It is the perfect method for building the bonds between family members.
So, if you are ready to benefit from a little laziness, make sure you are prepared. All you will need is a rainy afternoon, all the people you love, and some comfortable loungewear from The Pajama Company. Your body, soul, and family will thank you.