August 10th is Lazy Day; how do you plan to spend it? This is just one of many bizarre August holidays. August 6th is Wiggle Your Toes Day and August 8th is Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night. The fun doesn’t stop there though, because the month of August is packed full of fun and interesting holidays that I will be featuring here on AC to bring more attention to these often unnoticed and overlooked holidays.
In honor of Lazy Day, I invite you to join me today in doing absolutely nothing. That’s right, not a single thing. I didn’t even write this article today. I wrote it on the 9th so I would have plenty of time on Lazy Day to be, well… lazy!
What are some ways that you can be lazy today?
Have you ever even thought of it before? Most of us are so quick to jump out of bed when we hear that alarm clock and hustle and bustle around to complete those items on our “to-do” lists. We rush to work, we rush home from work, we rush to make dinner, rush to eat dinner and then rush to clean up after dinner. Day after day, it’s the same old grind.
You owe it to yourself to celebrate Lazy Day. People of AC and around the world join me this August 10th as we reach our goals of doing absolutely nothing at all on Lazy Day!
But what if you don’t know how to be lazy?
It’s sad but true fact that many people don’t know what being lazy is. But that’s okay folks because the Insomnia Princess has had many sleepless nights to ponder over being lazy and I have some great tips for you.
As defined by Answers.com, lazy is “Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness. Slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy river”.
Can you be lazy? Maybe you’re doing it right now. Maybe you’re reading this article because you’re putting off the real work you know you are supposed to be doing. Maybe you are using this as an excuse or pretending to be “researching”. It’s ok; today you don’t have to pretend. Just admit that you are honoring one of the greatest of all holidays; Lazy Day.
Here are some hints to enjoying Lazy Day like a true languid pro:
1. Don’t bother getting dressed- just sit around in your PJs all day.
2. Don’t cook- order in and don’t clean up afterwards.
3. Let the dog walk himself.
4. Let the kids feed themselves.
5. Finally make the most of all 281 channels on your cable broadcasting network.
6. Be sure you have fresh batteries in the remote.
7. Never run- not even if there is a fire.
8. Don’t have opinions- they use up energy.
9. Don’t talk. If you must talk, do so with grunting and mono-syllables.
10. If something is out of your reach, you probably don’t need it anyway. Or you can wait until someone else comes along to give it to you.
One last tip, if reading this inspires you to write your own article, don’t you DARE do it today. Write down your idea and do it tomorrow.
There have been many great books written about being lazy. Allow me to show you:
· Importance of Being Idle by Stephen Robins
· The Lazy Person’s Handbook: Short Cuts to Get Everything You Want with the Least Possible Effort by Marc Favreau
· The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success: How to Get What You Want Without Killing Yourself for It by Ernie J. Zelinski
· The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches: DYNA/PSYC Can Give You Everything in the World You Really Want! by Joe Karbo
· The Joy of Laziness: Why Life Is Better Slower — and How to Get There by Peter Axt, Michaela Axt-Gadermann
· The Lazy Way to Success: How to Do Nothing and Accomplish Everything by Fred Gratzon
Now these were some people who could really appreciate Lazy Day. What do you think?
Will you celebrate Lazy Day with me today?
August is also:
· National Catfish Month
· National Golf Month
· National Eye Exam Month
· National Water Quality Month
· Romance Awareness Month
· Peach Month
· Foot Health Month
August is also the month that my mother was born in and the month that my husband was born in (they actually share the same b-day) so this is a very special month indeed for me and my family. To learn more about interesting August holidays, check back with me here at AC. If you like what you’ve read, let me know and I’ll keep it up in the coming months! Have a fun August 10th!