Lazy Days vs. Resting Days

I have a book called 300 Writing Prompts – I’m going to use it to help me write a blog post. I’ll get at least 300 blog posts – right?  The first prompt is – What is your favorite way to spend a lazy day?

Ahhhhh, lazy days. I wish they could happen more often, but unfortunately, I am at the beginning of building a fitness career combined with creative therapy. I don’t have much time to be lazy. (Like right now… I have to interrupt this blog post – while I head off to the gym to do my own workout).


Okay, I’m back. My workout today was a 2 mile walk, 100 squats and 3 miles on the elliptical at Levels 16, 14 and 12.  Definitely, not a lazy day. Every time I think about being “lazy,” I think of the verses in Proverbs that talk about laziness.

Proverbs 6:6 – Go to the ant you sluggard, learn from her ways and be wise

Proverbs 19:24 – A lazy man hides his hands in his bosom and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. (Seriously? Can you please stuff those M & M’s in my mouth. I’m to tired to reach for them)

And then there is the Proverbs 31 woman who rises while it is still night, while her household is still asleep and prepares food for them. Wow! I don’t think she ever slept. No laziness there – that’s for sure.

I guess, come to think of it, I don’t really consider days when I do nothing to be “lazy” days, but resting days. There are some days when my body says, “Come on, Debbie. You need to slow down. You are sore and weary and not thinking straight – it’s time for some serious relaxing and just plain vegging.” When I listen, those are the days, I will binge watch Dr. Who, Last Man Standing or Scandal. I will read a book and if I feel really motivated, I will get some crafting done. I don’t go anywhere or try to do any problem solving. I do it without feeling any guilt cause I know my body needs to rest… especially if I am fighting a migraine. Now, if I was having a lazy day, as an excuse to not work, then I would feel super guilty because I would know my work was not getting done. A true resting day means the bills, the dishes, the laundry, the workout, the shopping can all wait….cuz after all….Tomorrow is another day.

What do you consider a “lazy” day?




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