Signs That You Need a Lazy Day
You know it’s time for a lazy day when . . .
- Someone asks what you like to do with your free time; and you laugh sarcastically and answer, “What free time?”
- Your friends nickname you “fuddy-duddy,” “killjoy,” or “party pooper.”
- You fall asleep at your computer while doing your homework.
- You envy people who tell stories about how they have fun.
- You write two pages before you finish your “To-do” list.
- You are up and going as soon as the alarm goes off in the morning–and sometimes before it goes off.
- You do any of the above, and it’s a Saturday.
- You are driving, and you try to get stopped by the red lights so you can close your eyes for one minute.
- Your fishing pole is dusty.
- Your friends tell stories about all the parties, movies, trips, and adventures you have missed.
- You carry a calendar, student planner, or palm pilot–everywhere.
- You do any of the above, and it’s a Sunday.
- You hear fireworks going off, but you’re too busy studying to watch them.
- Your friends begin to ask, “What are working on now?” instead of “Would you like to hang out with us for a while?”
- There is a permanent dent in your thumb where you hold a pencil.
- You stop paying attention to the weather outside because you never get to go out.
- You do any of the above, and it’s a holiday.
- You are becoming the teacher’s favorite student.
- You read an article about “workaholics,” and it sounds all too familiar.
- Your English teacher asks you to write an essay about what you did on vacation, and you have to make up a fantasy trip.
READ Genesis 2:1–3.
PRAY: Dear Lord, my life is hectic. Help me not to become so overwhelmed with work that I forget to play, so preoccupied with what I have to do that I forget what I want to do, and so exhausted by meeting the demands of others that I have no time to satisfy the needs of my own spirit. Let me stop and relax with you, so that my spirit is refreshed and I receive your gifts of happiness and peace. Amen.
—from devozine (March/April 2005). Copyright © 2005 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.