I’ve just recently heard the phrase “you have the same hours in a day as Beyoncé.” Does that make me feel like I can get my life together? I guess it depends on the day. I so enjoy being busy. Satisfaction overcomes me when I am able to go to my day job, come home and exercise, and get a few things done on my personal to-do list. I believe in working hard, and that’s not a bad thing. The point is, I feel like I am working or moving constantly.
Even so, It’s important to spend time recharging. My weekends are usually the only “free” time I have to even consider a nap. I take full advantage of my weekends to do one of my favorite (but ill practiced) pastimes: be lazy. Here’s how I balance being lazy and still getting my to-do list done:
Some people end the work week enjoying a night out with friends. My preferred lazy alternative is snacking on exotic cheeses and watching Netflix. Seriously. Recently, I have been indulging myself on Brie and honeycomb topping a thin cracker. Whole Foods has the best assortment of cheeses. Try Manchego, Brie, and if you’re by Costco, the blueberry goat cheese. So supreme.
No matter how hard I try, I have difficulty sleeping past 8 a.m. most days. To compensate for this bodily disappointment, I choose to nap regularly. Before the nap, I start my day with coffee, a small breakfast, and a “lazy day” staple like Netflix or Pinterest. Then, when a sufficient amount of time has passed, I carefully select the optimum time to nap.
Because I try to not completely fall into a complete pattern of unproductively, I find it best to accomplish one lazy girl “active” task. Such an “active” task is defined as one in which perspiration is generally kept to a minimum. Some of my favorites are disc golf or tennis (non-competitive).
Toward the later hours of the day, I try to sink in, browse Yelp, and find the perfect restaurant to order in from. I’ve even been known to make a pillow, blanket, and furniture fort on occasion.
Sunday (Until 4 p.m.)
Why until 4 p.m.? The culmination of a perfect lazy weekend has to end with the planning of the next week. Until then, I spend my time searching for funky, local coffee shops to visit. Around 4 p.m. I usually start cooking dinner and picking out my clothes for the upcoming work week. For more on my work week routine, check out my Morning Routine post.
Don’t let yourself get burnt out if you find yourself working non-stop. Cheers to the start of another summer weekend!