"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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10 Ways to Lazily Spend Your Day at Home

Have you ever had one of those days when you just didn’t want to do anything and just goof off and do whatever you want? Yeah. We totally understand the feeling.

Laziness by definition means the disinclination to any productive work or activity that requires the exertion of energy. However, its definition can be subjective.

It could also mean not doing what you’re supposed to and looking for other fun or relaxing activities as a temporary substitute. By this definition, we have come up with a list of relaxing and slow-paced activities one can do at home.

10 Ways to Lazily Spend Time at Home

1. Get your laundry done.

Being lazy doesn’t necessarily mean not getting work done around the house. You just choose to do things that are the least stressful and exhausting, such as doing your laundry.

Just pop open the machine, put them in, wash, and wait. You can even do other lazy things as you wait for your laundry to get finished.

2. Take on a DIY project.

Another productive kind of laziness is taking on DIY projects at home. You can work on an arts and crafts project with your kids, or you can buy power tools online to use in your garage workshop. Whatever the case is, a DIY project is a fun and productive way to spend a lazy day at home,

3. Play board games with the family.

Get the whole family in on the lazy bandwagon and spend hours of unplugged, non-digital fun with board games.

4. Get your bake on.

One of the most productive ways to do on a lazy day is to bake some goodies. Cookies and brownies are easier to make compared to other baked treats but if you’re up for the challenge, there are a lot of other baking projects that could get you a pat on the back.

5. Put some order around the house.

Some people find cleaning and organizing around the house to be calming and therapeutic. If you’re one of them, then spending around 30 minutes tidying up around the house might be a good idea for you.

6. Video call a loved one to catch up on things.

One of the best ways to spend a lazy afternoon is to connect with loved ones and see how they’re doing. Call them via Skype or phone and get ready for a fun-filled afternoon.

7. Movie or Netflix marathon.

Don’t feel like doing absolutely anything? Well then, grab a bucket of popcorn and some drinks. Hit the couch and turn on the TV for a whole day of movies and Netflix.

8. Tend to your garden.

Step out in the sun and enjoy some time outdoors as you tend to your garden. Spending time in your garden helps relieve you of stress and improves the curb appeal of your home.

9. Work on a hobby.

Working on hobbies to pass the time is a great way of being lazy all-day. You’re getting something accomplished that’s related to your hobby — photography, sports, toys, cars, whatever — and you’re having lots of fun as you do so.

10. Catch up on some reading.

Female reading a book on the couch

It’s always a great idea to just curl up in bed or your favorite couch by the window and enjoy a gripping novel, a fun magazine, the latest comic book, or a literary classic.

It’s completely fine if you don’t feel like working today. Just don’t do it often. You were not wired to be lackadaisical but destined to do great things. Laziness won’t help you achieve your dreams and ambitions so you need to hustle every day while taking it easy occasionally. Being lazy is okay as long as you don’t make a habit of it.

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