What is your favorite way to spend a lazy day?
Because of mitochondrial disease and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), I spend a lot of time in the bed appearing lazy. Growing up, I didn't know about any of these conditions, and I was often called just that for my lack of energy.
Being sick isn't fun, and so it's not a part of my favorite way to spend my time, especially on a lazy day. That also includes being so tired the thought of getting out of the bed is daunting.
But with that said, I'm a pretty active person otherwise, and I love to be busy when I'm feeling well. So, I guess I've just talked myself into a circle because most of the time when I'm having a lazy day it's because I'm all out of energy to do anything else.
Let me go back about fifteen years. When Chad and I first got married, we both were working full time or I was going to school full time. We lived a pretty normal life (what is normal anyway?). We went to our different work places, usually leaving at the same time in the morning. Then, we met for lunch most days. In the evenings, I got home before him most of the time, so I would cook or we'd meet to grab dinner out. It felt like we didn't see each other a whole lot. Looking back, we saw each other a lot more than we do these days.
On the weekends, we usually spent Saturdays doing something fun. Shopping or browsing. We just wanted to get out and about. However, on Sundays, you'd find us being quite lazy. We had a dog then, Tootsie Lou. She was a Cairn Terrier. She was my baby before I had mini-humans. Chad and I would either hang out in the living room or in our bedroom, cuddling and watching Lifetime movies with our little family.
Not much has changed in the past fifteen years about how I like to spend my downtime. When I am not active, working, and I'm trying to relax, my kids will tell you our favorite activity is to "love" in my bed. This is the same as cuddling. I'll say, "Give me some love." Sometimes they'll ask me for it. What we watch has changed. Some days I'll read instead of watching television.
But relaxing for me, being lazy for me, includes doing as little as possible. All reference to responsibilities are gone. There is no adulting. It requires as little use of my mind as possible too. Sometimes, my brain just needs a break.
Most of all, it's just chilling, spending time with the people I love.
That's my favorite way to spend a lazy day.