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Take Time to Relax, But Don’t Get Lazy

Been busy and productive for as long as you can remember? Just like a child on break from school, you should take time to relax this summer. In fact, you should take time to relax throughout the year. And not just on weekends.

But you shouldn’t get lazy.

There’s a difference. Relaxing and laziness aren’t the same thing. But if you’re not careful, one can lead to the other.

Laziness is when relaxing becomes the norm

Everyone should take time to relax. It’s healthy. Needed. But only when you relax from something. From work, school, parenting, you name it.

If you’re not relaxing from something, you’re relaxing from … well, relaxing. You’re essentially relaxing as a way of life. And when this happens, when relaxing becomes the norm, you’ve slipped into the dangerous territory of laziness.

With work, medicine, sugar, and so much more, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. It’s no different with relaxing. It’s good to take a break from work, whatever your work is. But you never want to get to the point where work is merely a break from your relaxation.

Laziness is relaxation in excess. So, don’t overindulge. Take time to relax. And do it often. Just make sure you work more than you relax from work. Make sure relaxing doesn’t become your norm.

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