If you’re like most people, you probably have at least a day or two every week when you wake up and just don’t want to get out of bed. The thought of putting on the coffee or getting the kids off to school seems exhausting. But you grin, you bear it, and you do it again the next day.
The thing is, those types of days tend to add up, and eventually, it can get to be too much. If you’re looking for an excuse to have a lazy day, you’re already in desperate need of one. Here are a few of the reasons you might need a lazy day.
You’re burned out
Burnout is incredibly common, especially among young people. Whether it’s burnout from work because of a bad boss or burnout from class because of too many stressors, many young people become dissatisfied with their positions and become restless and, quite often, irritable. Sometimes, though, this dissatisfaction can merely be a part of the normal cycle. Before you go quitting your job, try taking a personal “mental health” day and see how you feel afterwards.
You haven’t been sleeping well
Despite the romantic notion of the student staying up all night studying or the inventor creating in the wee morning hours, the truth is, your brain can’t work correctly if you don’t get rest. If you’ve pulled an all-nighter or two recently, reward yourself with a day to just ‘veg’ out. Weekends work best for this.
You just got dumped
When a relationship is going great, you can feel like you have a bounce in your step and a smile in your heart. But when it isn’t — especially if it ends on a sour note — it can sap all your energy from you. If you’ve recently been through a breakup, it doesn’t hurt to take an extra day to wallow into a pint of ice cream.
It seems like it should be obvious: if you’re sick, stay home. Yet many of us ignore that helpful advice and instead push ourselves to class, to work, on errands — often making our illnesses even worse. Being lazy all the time is not really okay, but when you’re sick, it’s okay to take a day off from everything and let your brain turn to jelly as you binge-watch House Hunters International. Just brew up a big bowl of soup and curl up with your favorite pillow.
It’s a snow day (*official)
There’s a foot of snow on the ground, the sun is hidden behind a wall of clouds, and you’ve just gotten word — your classes have been cancelled! It’s cold and windy outside. Why bother even going out? Just crawl back into bed and take today off.
It’s a snow day (*unofficial)
There’s a foot of snow on the ground, the sun is hidden behind a wall of clouds, and you’ve just gotten word — your classes are still on! What?! It’s cold and windy outside. Should you bother even going out? Well, if you have the rest of your bases covered, this still might be a good time to crawl back into bed and take today off. Just beware — whatever you miss, you’ll have to make up (like homework) or lose out on (like pop quizzes).
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