Laziness is a wonderful state that I love. With two amendments. First, you don't have to be lazy for long.
Laziness is a wonderful state that I love very much. With two amendments. First, you don't have to be lazy for too long. Secondly, when you have had a good rest, you need to actively get down to business
Once I watched the program "Apocrypha" on the TV channel "Culture", and there they discussed Krylov's fable "The Dragonfly and the Ant". Do you know what turned out? No one likes an honest, hardworking ant! He annoys everyone, no one wants to live like him. But on the other hand, everyone likes the cheerful stupid lazy dragonfly. And this despite the fact that Krylov did everything possible to arouse in the reader sympathy for the ant and antipathy for the dragonfly. But he didn’t succeed, everyone wants to dragonfly! This is not surprising, because laziness in moderation is very beneficial for the body: it helps us stop and rest when necessary.
Personally, I have a rather difficult case: Japanese industriousness is mixed with Russian Oblomov's laziness. On the one hand, I am obligatory in Japanese and can work with a temperature of forty to the point of complete exhaustion. I can do several things at the same time, be in time everywhere and arrive on time everywhere. You should have seen what scandals I make to my husband or driver if we are half an hour late for some important event! And then we arrive and it turns out that there is no one else, we are the first. My husband laughs at me and says: “Khakamada, how much can you do? It is high time to realize that nothing starts on time!” And I can’t do anything with the damned Japanese punctuality, this is the memory of many generations of ancestors. By the way, it is thanks to this that the Japanese are able to achieve a lot.
But sometimes in any work it is very important to take a break. For me, the main signal that says it's time to rest is irritation. When absolutely everything pisses me off - the weather, traffic jams, children, men, work and entertainment, it means that I'm tired. When I want to jump out of the car in the middle of the city traffic and go on foot, even if it is very far from home. When I can't sleep well and I don't even feel like reading books, it's time for laziness. Then I lay down on the couch and do nothing. I advise you to do the same. If you understand that you don’t have the strength to work anymore, call your work and say that you won’t be able to come today. That, for example, your mother-in-law fell out of the window and needs to be rescued. Although it is better, probably, a more harmless option, otherwise the mother-in-law will really fall out? Say then that a tree fell down with a hurricane, it fell and closed the door to your entrance. Now you can't go outside and wait for rescuers. In my opinion, the more absurd the reason, the better. After that, lie down on the couch and start being lazy.
I can indulge in this wonderful activity for several days. I can watch ten films a day, read books one after another, or just watch the rain outside the window and do nothing! I run everything to the limit, but I don’t do anything, because I know that I’m tired and I still won’t succeed. The family is used to this and they know - I will lie around for a while, and then I will get up and run again in Japanese. The main thing in this lazy euphoria is not to miss the moment when you have already rested and it's time to slowly get down to business. Of course, it is not at all easy to get up from the sofa when it is so warm and comfortable on it. I have a perfect recipe for this. You need to start with very small and quite pleasant things. You can go to the store to buy milk or a blouse. Make a salad or take out the trash.
Recently, after a lazy weekend, I opened the closet and saw that one shelf was full of empty and half-empty jars, between which my daughter Masha stuffed cookies and sweets. I collected Treasure Machines in a beautiful box, and put the jars in a bag and threw them away. The clean shelf inspired me so much that I sat down at the computer and quickly edited a huge chapter from the book, which I could not do for several days. And all thanks to laziness!