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In Praise of Idleness


On Jun 3, 2014 wendi wrote:

 I have been a "do-er" and in constant "active, productive mode" since I was a kid.  But, the last 30 years, I have taken these qualities and been like a work-horse in the work world.  I am exhausted.  Luckily my husband got a 6 month contract that supports our family financially, so I am finally giving myself permission to rest.  I have even noticed myself being "lazy" which has such negative connotations. Being Idle brings up "wasting time", and "not being productive' is something of which to be ashamed.  It is a chronic habit that I am trying to change.  IT IS TORTURE walking by the load of laundry that needs to be folded and saying, "I'm really not up for doing that right now."  Our society doesn't know HOW to "do nothing" never mind "relish" in it.  Let's start breaking that habit!



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