89 Days ’til 40: In Defense of Being Lazy (or Tired)

24 Nov


The inspiration for today’s post came from a friend of mine, who knows me too well.  She is a faithful reader (at least, far more faithful than my mother! – Oops, did I write that out loud???)  She can tell what is or is not going on in my life (at times) by what I post…. or what I do not post.  This week she could tell I was tired (or lazy, or maybe both!)

I am sure that many readers out there can also tell.  This past week there were a few photo-only posts.  There are those days when I am so exhausted, or caught up in the realities of life, that a photo is all I can manage – BUT, in those moments I am still posting!!!

I think this is such a good reminder that it really is okay to be ourselves, know ourselves, and give ourselves permission to understand where we are at and meet needs.  This is a lesson that has taken me a while to learn.  This is a lesson that, sadly, many people spend their lifetimes struggling to grasp.  It is okay to slow down, to say no, to pause.  It is even okay to do these things without reason, from time to time.  As long as our important responsibilities are taken care of, it is okay for us to take a break, have an unproductive day, or just be.

Today, 89 days ’til 40, I am reminded that it is okay to be tired, or lazy – as long as it is in moderation!



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20 responses to “89 Days ’til 40: In Defense of Being Lazy (or Tired)

  1. knittingwithheart

    November 24, 2012 at 00:53

    I hear ya… seems so simple, yet seldom simply grasped.

  2. Trinity Rivers

    November 24, 2012 at 02:24

    So true, I just listened to a story about a friend of a friend who is literally killing herself to try and make everyone in her family happy. I started crying and wondered wonder if they’ll think it was all worth it when they are standing at her grave.

    • 400daystil40

      November 24, 2012 at 19:14

      Oh no, that is not good. I hope she is able to slow down…. not easy.

  3. buckwheatsrisk

    November 24, 2012 at 02:29

    it’s not only okay it crucial! 🙂

  4. walkwiththerabbi

    November 24, 2012 at 03:52

    I appreciate you and our friendship just the same, whether you’re “peddle to the metal” or simply “kickin back.” True friendship loves at all times! Keep Walking (

  5. irishsignora

    November 24, 2012 at 16:04

    Oh, how well I understand! Navigating the period from Halloween through New Year’s with four little kids, especially while helping my in-laws during my father-in-law’s terminal illness, is exhausting. I’m glad you’ve stayed at it, even if you’ve had to resort to photo-only posts. I had to take a couple of months’ break! Peace be with you — Kelly

    • 400daystil40

      November 24, 2012 at 19:11

      It is very hard to to keep up with the daily posts…… It has been such a learning process, but I am also looking forward to hitting 40 and then only posting when I feel like it. 🙂

  6. dogdaz

    November 24, 2012 at 16:22

    it is ok to LAZE – but don’t tell yourself you are LAZY. To rest and to do nothing is not necessarily being LAZY, it is the act of restoring your soul. LAZY on the other hand is a choice not to meet your responsibilities (my definition). You are not LAZY, just resting. I find how I use words makes a big difference in how I perceive myself. Enjoy.

    • 400daystil40

      November 24, 2012 at 19:09

      heheh – thanks for your input! I like to think that for the most part I am not lazy! 🙂

  7. Another Thousand Words

    November 24, 2012 at 18:23

    Totally agree, 400! Each day can bring either new, exciting things, or it can be the same, dull ‘grind’…taking time off is important, in order to remain sane! Have a restful weekend (and, of course, I don’t mind the photo-only posts at all!)!!!

    • 400daystil40

      November 24, 2012 at 19:09

      Yes, so very true! And thanks for your encouragement re: the photo-only posts!

  8. saymber

    November 24, 2012 at 19:40

    I took a break the past couple days myself – busy and lazy too. Yes, it’s ok! After all most of us aren’t getting paid for what we put on here!

    • 400daystil40

      November 25, 2012 at 17:10

      That is very true, paid for blogging, naw, blogging is therapy!!! 🙂

      • saymber

        November 25, 2012 at 18:51

        Definitely! Writing has been therapy for me since I was able to write (wrote one of my first stories in kindergarten!).

  9. Lucianus Mauricius

    November 25, 2012 at 05:15

    I’d drink to that if I could, cose that’s some sermon you preached there and needs to be heard. People no only spend a lifetime trying to grasp the concept of taking your time and just be, but also they do not allow others to do so. The arrogance of certain beings still astonishes me. Thank you fro sharing.

    • 400daystil40

      November 25, 2012 at 17:08

      hehehe! Yes, this is so very true – I hope that we can all learn this lesson – with time! 🙂


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