National Lazy Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, August 10th. There are until the next observance.

We sometimes find ourselves longing for a day when we didn’t have to do anything in today’s wired society.

📆 When is National Lazy Day?

This year, National Lazy Day is on August 10th. It is the 2nd Thursday in August; in 2024, it is on Saturday.

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Did you know: Or, at least, his characters did, with one of them opining that “to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.”

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📜 History of National Lazy Day

The whole goal of National Lazy Day is to be a slacker who does nothing but rest. Nobody can criticize you for lying in bed all day or sitting on the couch in front of the television, snacking on food. We’re not telling you to leave your literal comfort zone, but a few extras could keep you entertained, such as listening to Bruno Mars’ 2010 song “The Lazy Song” or picking up a copy of Mel Levine’s “The Myth of Laziness” to better understand and debunk myths surrounding laziness and its impact on our productivity.

Laziness, as much as it is frowned upon, may also be a gift. It is not always the case that a person is lazy; rather, they would prefer to conserve their energy for things that are truly essential. Lazy people often get enough sleep and get the benefits that come with it, like a better memory, less stress, a longer attention span, and less inflammation.

The nice aspect of laziness is that it reduces your risk of burnout. Being indolent helps the body to recuperate and rebalance itself. Insomnia, sadness, and chronic weariness can all result from burnout.

☑️ National Lazy Day facts

Sloths aren’t lazy
They’ve just adapted to save energy. (However, since they move so slowly, algae can grow on their fur, making it green and giving it some concealment among the woods.)

You can’t be lazy if you like etymology
The word “lazy” doesn’t have a clear history, but it probably comes from the Middle Low German word “lasich,” which meant “lazy.”

It is genetic for some
Laziness is genetic; a mutation in the gene that regulates the dopamine receptors in our brains may cause us to be lazier.

Things to do on National Lazy Day

Plan something (and by something – we mean nothing)
Nothing is planned. Be sluggish. Get up. Then return to your bed. Get out of bed now. Alternatively, you may stay still. Simply put, don’t do anything. Today is National Lazy Day! Enjoy!

Find a lazy river upon which to float lazily.
Place yourself on a comfortable inner tube and let the river lead you downstream.

Turn your phone off.
Although sitting around checking our phones for text messages or Facebook updates may appear to be a lethargic activity, it is not. This is definitely too busy for National Lazy Day.

📅 National Lazy Day Observances

2022 August 10 Wednesday
2023 August 10 Thursday
2024 August 10 Saturday
2025 August 10 Sunday
2026 August 10 Monday

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