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Smoking from the fields of “Laze”

16 Dec
Photo taken by me, Marie Bell, Soho, NYC

Photo taken by me, Marie Belle, Soho, NYC

I’ve been smoking from the fields of laze everyone.

Yup – I’ve recently been found guilty of laziness. And the worst part of it all: it’s impacting my blog. This is my first post in TWO weeks! It’s not surprising – with technology, everything from our offices to our homes has been infiltrated with the silent stench of laze. And we are all victims. That means you too.

Smoking laze isn’t all bad however – you get to sleep in (which I do on weekends anyways), eat a lot (which I do anyways), watch Netflix and YouTube like a champ, you don’t worry about the sad state of your productivity and, depending on your laze intake,  you subconsciously fall into a wonderfully satisfying doze past midnight. All in all, it’s a warm and fuzzy state of mind…..until you realize you have no purpose to your life.

Is there a cure? A 12-step program for this dangerous addiction?  Can it be stopped? The answer is yes, but it’s not easy. It’s a day-by-day process and it has to be done or you’ll be stuck with the laze funk. Today is Day 1 and I am laze-free. I’ve got two job apps lined up, this blog post is a go, and, well, some more thinking to do. BUT, be wary of a relapse – one productive day doesn’t award you a laze break for a week (be warned: laze side effects include extensive time & memory loss). Your reward is maybe an hour (or two) of T.V., eating, sleeping, mindlessly staring into space, yelling at your spouse or whatever it is that you like to do with your free time. Because, it’s important to have direction, not necessarily a destination, but a direction to travel in – the knowledge that there is movement and, as a result, progress in our lives. Otherwise, life is at a standstill, and you’re stuck at the movie theater, watching your own show reel.

Time is important. You can do a number of things with time – waste it, watch it pass by, rewind it, or, move with it. I’ve blogged before about the excitement in examining the past, but that’s not to say the future isn’t an exciting prospect. Sometimes having a good dosage of laziness is good for the soul – helps us put life into perspective, see what we’ve accomplished or just to sit back and enjoy what we have. But looking ahead is also essential – helps us discover new ideas and new places to venture to. So here’s to keeping one foot behind and one foot ahead with a little bit of laze in the middle.

PS: My daily dose of laze is a cup of tea (chai to be exact) while surfing the web. What’s yours?

 

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