National Lazy Day was created specifically for people who need a good rest from worries. This is a real celebration of relaxation: you do not need to care if your holiday is fruitful or ‘right’. Just be lazy and enjoy life!
It is not known when National Lazy Day appeared and who started it. However, this holiday is very useful. The desire for rest is embedded in human psychology and physiology: laziness is a mutation in the gene associated with dopamine receptors. The desire to be lazy must be periodically given an outlet, otherwise it can lead to overstrain, anxiety, and depression. A modern person often overworks, so they need good relaxation.
- It is difficult for a person to do absolutely nothing: even while resting, we are subconsciously looking for some kind of activity.
- The reason for the famous slowness of sloths is an evolutionary strategy aimed at conserving energy.
- When a person is in a state of complete rest, the parts of the brain responsible for creative thinking are activated.
- Oscar Wilde admired lazy people, linking the reluctance to work hard with high intelligence.
How to take part
This day is made specifically for being lazy, so do not let your day-to-day worries take over. Be as lazy as you want: lie in bed all day, watch your favorite series or YouTube videos, or read a book. Spend time chatting or texting with friends. Give yourself a proper rest, you will later be much more productive.
When is National Lazy Day celebrated in 2024?
National Lazy Day is observed on August 10 each year.