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Celebrate being lazy - but not too hard

Is this a lazy person or simply someone who hasn't had some me-time? (Source: MGN Online) Is this a lazy person or simply someone who hasn't had some me-time? (Source: MGN Online)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

National Lazy Day - yes, that is a thing, although nobody really knows how it came to be.

Many fact calendars just point out that it hits every Aug. 10 without going too deeply into the background. After all, doing research would be work, and counterproductive to the spirit of National Lazy Day.

The day is all open to interpretation and how you choose to spend it. Take stock of your day - maybe that errand you have to run can wait a bit? Maybe everything you had planned can be spread out over the next few days.

Being lazy does not necessarily mean embracing a lazy lifestyle. This special day does make us think about how often we say we are "too busy" to take time out for ourselves.

Health experts agree how a simple short nap can improve mood, alertness and prevent fatigue. With a little time management - spreading out your chores and weekly tasks alongside work and other obligations - you can carve out a little time to catch a few winks and approach your tasks with a renewed sense of vigor.

With even more work, pardon the term, you could even find new ways to unwind. Perhaps a monthly massage; a walk around your favorite park; or even just a simple chat with friends or family.

We think the point of National Lazy Day is to remind us all that we are at our best when we have the proper balance of responsibility and rest.

Sleep on it if you wish.

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