Definition of LAZY
a : disinclined to activity or exertion : not energetic or vigorous b : encouraging inactivity or indolence <a lazy summer day>
: moving slowly : sluggish
As I was getting my hair cut yesterday, feeling so relaxed and not wanting to get up out of that chair, I realized something. The kind of "thing" that almost made me sit up straight and go "ah ha!" (Which would have been a really bad idea since the woman behind me had scissors in her hands.) The kind of "thing" that, after sitting up and going "ah ha," would have made me crouch back down in the chair and silently and sadly go, "oh." What I realized is not some "thing" that I am proud of. But admitting it is step one. Right?! No more living in denial. So, this is what I realized - - I AM LAZY! Or, rather, I have become lazy this last year. I have been disinclined to activity or exertion. I have no energy. I am not vigorous. And I encourage inactivity. I wasn't lazy a year ago. But for some inexplicable reason that I'll have to explore (maybe with a therapist!?!), my couch and I have become exceptionally close friends during 2011. I am inclined to recline. In a nice comfy chair or on a nice comfy couch with a nice comfy blanket. Watching a totally mindless reality TV show. Which really isn't such a terrible thing . . . unless your couch and your reality TV becomes more important to you than, say, making dinner or doing the laundry. Then, maybe, not so good.
However, I also know that just because the L.A.Z.Y. word became my 2011, it doesn't have to be my 2012. And that, my friends, is one of the glorious things about life. If we are dissatisfied or unhappy, we can change. I really dislike it when people say, "that's just the way I am." To me, that's a big fat excuse not to have to change. Because that may be "just the way I am" TODAY, but it doesn't mean I have to be that way tomorrow, if I choose not to be. Life is about choices.
And I choose not to be lazy anymore. I choose to be encouraging activity, and not to move slowly, and to be inclined to exertion. Exertion of my brain as well as my body!
I choose that 2012 will be an awesome, fulfilling, positive life changing year! What do YOU choose for 2012?
P.S. I also choose to watch those mindless reality TV shows occasionally :)
|I "chose" this picture, not because it has anything to do with this blog post,|
but because I think these are really cool shoes!!!