What if I.....
.....ate cereal for lunch and sandwhiches for breakfast
.....did my morning things in the afternoon
.....read a book for an hour, in bed, and fell asleep
.....took a shower in the middle of the day
.....sat in the sun, closed my eyes, and thought about nothing at all
What if I left till tomorrow those things I could do today? Will my world as I know it spin apart?
Well, actually, no. One, I'm neither that important or that powerful to effect my world in such a dramatic way. And, two, I know this to be true because those are things I did today. I was slothful. I puttered. I napped. And do you know what? It felt pretty darned good.
You should try this. It's good for the mind and soul. Seriously, though, I think many of us feel a pressure to be productive all of the time. I know I was raised in an environment where idle hands are the devils workshop. My old life in the 9-5 world, where 5pm was a figment of my imagination, did nothing but reinforce my early training. Old convictions are hard to put to rest. But I think we all need to give some thought to nurturing ourselves with little breaks. Little moments of nothingness.
The things I put off today are still there for tomorrow. The world is completely unaffected by my days dalliance. So I think I'll just finish off this perfectly slothful day with a bit of mindless television.