Today is one of my laziest days ever. I managed to sleep until 11. I may not have done that since I was a teenager. My cat, who is used to breakfast by 7, tried everything to get me out of bed and to his food cabinet but I resisted until he just gave up and curled up next to me. I leisurely checked email and drank coffee and then laughed at my To Do list which included things like cleaning the house, rearranging some travel plans and grocery shopping. Today I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to get dressed. I don’t want to clean, or cook, or worry about what I “should” be accomplishing. I want to accomplish nothing, in fact.
It’s important to do this once in a while, for everyone. Some people do it weekly, as a Sunday tradition. But I am way too Type A to do that. I wouldn’t enjoy myself. But today – I am enjoying myself. A walk with the dog, a little yoga and self-massage, some writing, a phone call to my sister, whatever I feel like…
I am recharging my batteries and taking care of myself so I can in turn take better care of all of my wonderful clients.
Do you ever do nothing all day and when you do, do you feel guilty? Today I am letting go of guilt and embracing laziness.