Wednesday, 2 August 2017

It's Ok To Be Lazy


I was meeting my friend for brunch, like we have been doing on a weekly basis for the past 2 or so months and we were discussing everything, like girls do and we both started talking about how we feel weird. Not down or anything just weird and we weren't sure why. We said that we felt lazy while our other halves were out everyday working their butts off and here we were living the life of luxury like 'soccer mums' brunching every week, relaxing at home, meeting other people and basically doing whatever we please. We talked about how we felt so guilty and lazy and not great about it in the slightest.

But then my friend said we shouldn't feel this way. We have both finished courses and worked incredibly hard on assignments and me on placement and both got the results we worked really hard for and now it's our summer. We may be adults now but we deserve a summer to relax and enjoy the time off from all that hard work we did. Because we'll both be starting jobs and working 5 days a week and really starting our new 'adult' lives like everyone else. We spoke about how when we start these jobs if we continue to feel guilty about relaxing like we do, then we won't feel rejuvenated and properly ready with our new working routines. So instead of feeling bad I'm going to learn to enjoy this time off, because heck after this is over I won't get it anymore. (Well actually I will because I'm working to the school terms, but hey!)

That means from now on, if I wake up with my boyfriend at 7:00am to see him off to work and then climb back into bed for 2 or even 3 more hours and in that time I spend it dozing in and out of sleep or watching copious amounts of youtube or reading blogs that's fine by me. It's something I enjoy doing and I won't be able to laze in bed gone 10:00am by myself and being leisurely.
The days that I'm at home in my pyjamas watching episode after episode on netflix and they ask if I'm still watching and I click yes, well who cares!? I won't be able to do this as often as I like soon and I will so miss being able to wear my pyjamas all day any day and changing only to get into a new pair after a shower.

If I want to go out for brunch, or breakfast or lunch or dinner once a week (maybe more) than I bloomin' well will! There is nothing I like more than food and my goodness do I like trying new places and when I'm working it'll be 8:30-6 most days so I won't be able to eat out at any time of day as often as I'd like so I am gonna make the most of it!

One of my favourite things is sitting in the lounge with my mum eating tasty feta, ham and salad wraps with tea or coffee and watching the most awful but brilliant tv programmes - see, naked attraction, my face or yours, don't tell the bride and others. Also when it hits 2 pm we go off to our bedrooms to have some chill alone time and I absolutely love it. It's quality time with my mum and that all important recharge time and now my mum has a job and I soon will be working we have to make the most of this mother daughter time and give no cares who knows just how lazy and awful our tv taste is!

What I'm trying to say is, is if you too are at a time in your life where you don't feel like doing much or you feel like you too are being a 'soccer mum' then it's ok. We all deserve that time and you shouldn't feel guilty because not many people get this time to just relax and enjoy doing whatever they wish so to speak. We'll all be working our butts of soon so enjoy being lazy, you never know when you'll be able to next!
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Elizabeth Apps x


31 comments :

  1. I loved this post Beth! Being lazy sometimes is so good, and is usually whats best for us at that moment! xx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Exactly, we all should have periods of being lazy that's for sure and just embracing what we love doing, when we love doing it! xx

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  2. Loved this! I often feel like I'm being lazy, but I find it ultimately helps with my productivity :) x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. exactly down time really does help, specially if you've been working hard xx

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  3. I so agree! I'm lazy at times and sometimes it's ok to be lazy to help with your productivity x

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  4. I needed this post SO MUCH right now. It's so hard to feel like you're "allowed" to be 'lazy' and just enjoy life when everyone else is rushing around. Thank you!!

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    1. I know right, we're told we have to be busy and work all the time but it really deflates us and makes us de motivated, sometimes we need to get our energy back xx

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  5. Such a good post. It's nice to see people talking about this! The whole summer holidays I've felt guilty when I have down time but gotta remind myself I'm working like 4 jobs and I deserve a rest xx

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    1. Exactly, we all need it and some of us don't get it so really we should think ourselves lucky xx

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  6. Love this! You deffo deserve the rest, you have worked so hard its nice to be lazy after working so hard for so long. Like i've had a week off from work and I never felt like i've deserved it so much. Before I had it off i went to work 8-5 everyday then did something every evening and weekend off, it can get exhausting. I needed a lazy week. The same as you <3 xx
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    1. Exactly we all deserve it at some point in our lives and we should just enjoy it instead of feeling guilty xx

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  7. I loved this post! I definitely feel guilty for being lazy, even after I work for eight hours. If I try to treat myself to ice cream or a trip to the book store, I start to wonder, should I be somewhere else? Could I be more productive if I was working right now instead of chowing down on an ice cream cone? Do I have time to lay in bed and read? Dagnabbit, I love to read and I love to eat – gotta make more time for laziness ;)

    xoxo, Paige
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    1. Do it! treat yourself you work hard xx

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  8. It is indeed ok to appreciate your down time! It's key to rejuvenation.

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  9. Amen! As an introvert, quiet time at home where I don't have to see people or do stuff is 100% necessary to my mental health. Also, it's just really nice (in the right quantities). I find it amazing that we live in a society that seems to place so much value on keeping busy all of the time - how exhausting!

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    1. I completely agree, I really need time where I am just in my own space and in quiet! xx

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  10. Thanks so much for this. While I definitely do a lot during my days at home, I still feel lazy if I skip even one chore.

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    1. You shouldn't at all, we all need it xx

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  11. I'm gonna work on being laZy more often now. ��

    http://blendra.com

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    1. haha well we all need it sometimes xx

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  12. I love being lazy! Lol and Definitely think we are ALL entitled to these days, just not too many of them and not all the time, lol.

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  13. Beth, I totally agree with what you said. When I was married, I only worked part-time for a while, and some people could probably call me lazy. But to be honest, I think the most important thing is for you and your boyfriend to be happy, working or not, as long as you enjoy your routine. If you ask me, seeing you bf off to work and going back to bed for a while sounds like the best routine ever, lol. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing and have a great day:)

    Yuliannova

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    1. Exactly I completely agree, I loved seeing him off and then having a quiet cosy morning xx

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  14. I totally relate to this. Even being single and unmarried I need occasional breaks to redeem myself. It sure is okay to be lazy.

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    1. Exactly, after working, after anything wee need lazy time xx

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  15. Great post! I totally agree! It is fine to be lazy and take care of yourself and your MH. Looking after your mind and body is so important xx

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  16. Great little flatlay. Great post, think its speaks to a lot of people. :)

    Megan | www.Mummyandharrison.co.uk

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