Constructive Laziness


A friend asked me recently how I could justify lazing around in bed as a constructive use of time.

The thing is its all about pace. You can’t be going flat out all the time. And if you try to, eventually your body will tell you “enough!” And if you choose to ignore its warnings it will keep telling you louder and louder until eventually you will become sick and stressed and be forced to stop.

So it makes sense to book in some downtime with yourself as often as you can. That’s what weekends are for.

You’re not doing yourself or your goals any favours by going 24/7. In fact you will be less creative and less effective if you are tired, stressed and not properly rested. So give yourself permission to have a great weekend, switch off from everything work related and have some fun. You will start the new week with a huge burst of energy and enthusiasm.

There will be times when you do absolutely have to work through a weekend, so make sure you treasure all those times you don’t!

For me here in Scotland this weekend is going to involve a lie-in with a good book - Karen Osman's latest The Home, a visit to the local farmers market, a bit of dog walking and probably quite a lot of leaf sweeping! What about you?