This post can only be in praise of the holiday lazy day. Waking late, cooking up some comfort food, playing video games, and doing research for our life in Shanghai.
I cannot emphasise enough how pleasant your own cooking is on a day when you don’t feel like doing much. Sunday’s in Latin America tend to be the perfect time to take a break and breathe.
I used to scoff at people who said that travelling for a long period of time almost becomes like work, but it’s just so true.
And nothing makes you want to get back out there quite like having down time. It’s time to talk to friends and family, plan the future, and appreciate the things you have already done.
At first it’s really difficult to stop and have a down day. It’s a real internal battle while pitching your desperation to see everything against your body’s need to rest.
I think this is a universal struggle though; the sofa vs going out to town. Staying in bed vs getting up and finally buying those things from the Asian Grocery you’ve been planning on getting forever.
At the end of the day, neither devil on your shoulder is the right one. As with everything else in life, this struggle requires balance.
On Sunday I bloody loved it. So here’s to the occasional lazy day.
How do you structure yours?