Hey Mama: Lazy’s Not A Bad Word! Reclaiming Your Right To Take It Easy, Guilt Free
My husband walked in the door at 8pm, after a 10 hour work day, and greeted me, “Hey love, how was your day?”
“Good. Lazy. I didn’t get much done, but Ginny’s sound asleep,” I tattled on myself.
Am I the only one who does this? Discredits how much energy I pour into my day, into my students, into my family, into my life?
Um, hello Kelsey: You kept a tiny human alive today! NBD…
Let’s cut this self-sabotage out together – okay?
We live in a “hustle” culture, a “because of 4am” culture, a “stay at work later than the next guy” culture, and you know what…I’m not buyin’ it!
I’m not buyin’ that I have to work myself into the ground to be happy, or to be worthy. I’m not buyin’ that the best way to measure my success is by the length of my to-do list and the intensity of my exhaustion. I’m not buyin’ the lie, and I hope you don’t either.
Because, here’s the truth: Life isn’t about getting shit done.
If I have the privilege of taking inventory of my life when my time is up, I’m not gonna look back and say to myself, “You know, Kels, you really should’ve gotten more laundry done. You should’ve sacrificed sleep to finish that project sooner, and spent less time snuggling on the couch with your dog.”
So I am taking back the word lazy.
I’m celebrating my lazy days…the days where I prioritize BEING over DOING. The days of conserving energy rather than expending it. The days when “nothing gets done.” Because these are the days that I indulge in the pleasure of being alive! I linger on the porch with my coffee, I stare into the eyes of my baby, I listen to an inspiring podcast while I soak up the sun. These are the days filled with moments of truly living!