Have you ever been so stressed that you can’t even enjoy time off? You become so used to frantically running around that even when the weekend comes you can’t relax because of that nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something and not getting enough done. I didn’t realize it until just recently, but I had been living in that state for several months. Thankfully, with a change in jobs, that feeling has slowly dissipated. I’m not constantly struggling to keep up and I’m able to enjoy doing nothing without feeling guilty or like I’m missing something. It’s pretty fantastic.
Take this lovely three-day weekend, for instance. All I’ve wanted to do is enjoy being lazy, and I’ve actually been able to accomplish it without feeling guilty. To celebrate, here are my three favorite ways to spend a lazy weekend.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to a bookstore and just browse. I grab a cup of coffee, and then I saunter up and down the aisles of fiction, picking up books as they catch my eye. It’s the only way I buy books anymore, really. I never now what I’m after when I step into the bookstore. I’m fairly certain that dates me, but I still just love physical books.
Crochet and Magazines
It’s practically fall now (ignore, for a moment, the still-scorching temps) which means it’s time to pick up crochet again. It’s easily my favorite indoor hobby. Few things beat hunkering down with a crochet project, this month’s magazines, and something terrible streaming on Netflix.
It’s probably a bit less lazy, since it takes more brainpower, but I usually try to catch up on some sewing projects I’ve been putting off. Side note: Am I the only one who can’t sew with her hair down? Or shoes on, for that matter? I don’t know what it is, but the minute I’m getting down with some sewing, the shoes come off and the hair goes up.
It’s so nice to appreciate being lazy again. I’d forgotten how much I missed it.
Also, in the sake of full disclosure, here are the top three things I should have been doing this weekend that I did not: