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15 Reasons Why Being Lazy Is The Best Thing Ever

By Tennille Ziegler - 27 Sep 2016

15 Reasons Why Being Lazy Is The Best Thing Ever

Like you, we love the idea of reaping all those health (and body) benefits that those fitspoers are filling up our grams with. But, let’s face it—it takes so much damn effort to eat well, to go to the gym, to be the Prime Minister while finding the cure for cancer, looking like a god or goddess all while living in a mansion.

If, (like us) you’ve been running yourself into the ground trying to achieve everything and anything by the time you hit 30, we’ve got news for you. Being lazy is now officially the best thing ever. That’s right, it’s time to get out of the rat race, calm your farm, cool your jets and embrace that dark, lazy side to your personality you’ve been pretending doesn’t exist.

And here’s why:

  1. You don’t have to see people you don’t want to see.
  2. You can be too lazy to make food, so instead you reach the point of starvation. We call this losing weight without trying. 
  3. You get a lot of ‘me’ time which is an essential key to happiness. It accordingly makes you more productive, see the irony? 
  4. You can hire a maid to do your cleaning and befriend her instead of having to leave the house. 
  5. Listening to your body and slowing down when you need to is better for your health. Say hello to sleep-ins and skipping gym sessions!
  6. Netflix and chilling can actually be good for you (even by yourself). Just sitting in front of a TV and turning off your brain helps you to relax and forget about the day’s woes. 
  7. Or, if you’re in a relationship, Netflix and Chill is proved to be beneficial for your relationship. Those who share media consumption are reported to have the highest level of satisfaction in their relationship.  
  8. Cutting back your hours at work is more beneficial than slogging away at your desk into the late hours of the evening. Productivity is dependant on you being in the right headspace—take time to clear your head and do things you enjoy. 
  9. Have you heard less is more? This also applies to tasks in the day. When someone accuses you of being lazy, or slow, just keep repeating less is more to them, eventually they’ll get it. Or they won’t. 
  10. Taking holidays is good for the soul. If you’re planning on doing some soul searching or just lazing out in the sun sipping on cocktails for a week, you don’t have to feel guilty about it. More holidays = more happiness. 
  11. Lying down and doing nothing can be considered a form of meditation. Lie still or sit there and request that no one speak to you. Just tell them you’re meditating and you’ll be left in peace! 
  12. Glorifying being busy has become a burden. People don’t want to hear about how busy your life is. Being a lazy person will keep your friendships.
  13. You’ll find your creative side. Being lazy will give you plenty of time to tinker with shit. You may be too lazy to head out on a Saturday night or go for a run on the weekend, but this could spark the inner creative within you. 
  14. Sleeping lots = dreaming lots. Dreams help to process emotions, tap into your subconscious mind, or they’re just really weird. Sleeping is good for your health and dreaming is good for the mind. We’re not gonna say no to the extra sleep in!
  15. Being lazy is just another way of being efficient. It’s about prioritising tasks of importance so you don’t have to work overtime. This way you get the most amount of work done in the shortest amount of time. I think lazy people are onto something here! 

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