Today marks National Lazy Day, an unofficial US holiday that celebrates the art of doing nothing. All couch potatoes and sloths rejoice! This day gives us all permission to say “no” to obligations and kick back with a cup of tea (or beverage of your choice), and treat ourselves to a much-deserved break. As the age old adage goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and this day provides some respite from our hectic lives and schedules.
The origins of National Lazy Day remain shrouded in mystery – no one quite knows who first dreamed it up or when it began being celebrated. But what is clear is that it emerged sometime in the early 2000s and has become increasingly popular over the years. So if you’re itching for an excuse to take a break from your everyday hustle, then don’t forget to celebrate National Lazy Day and do as little as possible!
Taking a day off from the rigours of life and embracing the power of laziness – that’s what National Lazy Day is all about! An unofficial holiday, National Lazy Day encourages everyone to take a break from their usual hectic schedules and spend some quality ‘me-time’.
So how can you celebrate this special day? Lie in bed all day and refuse to do any work, binge watch your favourite show, relax with your favourite meal or head to the spa for some much needed pampering. Or why not try listening to Bruno Mars’ hit song ‘The Lazy Song’? Whatever you decide, remember that taking care of yourself should be top priority – it could make all the difference in helping you cope with life’s many demands.