We’re talking about those days where you collapse into the couch and don’t get out of your pyjamas for ages. Here’s the good news: being lazy, once in a while, is good for you!
Take a nap!
Naps are not a guilt-inducing indulgence. Instead, they’re good for you! Whether it’s a power nap or a long Sunday snooze, taking a nap can help to sharpen your focus, improve your concentration, and heighten your mood. Experts suggest adding a 20-minute power nap, so grab your pillow and go for a snooze!
Turn on the tunes
You don’t need to leave the house to have a party. Turn on your favourite tunes and have a pyjama dance party in the lounge. You’ll be getting some exercise and decreasing your anxiety. Bonus points for you, if you turn it into something the whole family participates in – the best dancer gets to choose what’s for dinner!
Hit the couch
Find a family favourite movie, cuddle up on the couch, and get watching. This makes for great quality time, and you’ll be creating shared memories for the whole family. Laughing at a 90-minute funny movie is good for your cardiovascular health.
Let’s get bored
“I’m bored!” is a common complaint in every household but, parents, take heart: being bored is good for stimulating children’s creativity. Experts agree, as Dr Teresa Bolton outlined – boredom is not a state of inactivity or lack of stimulation. Rather, boredom is a creative state, that enables and empowers children towards solving problems and finding unique ways to reflect upon their lives and discover or re-enforce internal stimuli that enable them to think creatively.
Schedule your day off
Eliminating the guilt we might feel over taking a family lazy day, can be easily erased by applying the same tools you would to your professional life: schedule it. We’d recommend one day a month, where you and your family clear the schedule, stay in your pyjamas and enjoy a quiet day in. Open your diary and plan it, just as you would an important meeting, outing, or appointment!
LifeDoc Can Help
At LifeDoc™, we believe in supporting all elements of your health and wellness, and that includes taking a lazy day for your whole family. You can use LifeDoc™ to schedule reminders for all your important medical appointments, so make your family lazy day an important one to remember too – it’s good for you! Register here or like the LifeDoc™ Facebook page for regular updates. You can also stay on track with LifeDoc™ developments on Twitter.