Redefining Lazy

Since the beginning of spring semester, I have spent almost every day trying to be productive. After an extended winter break, I didn’t feel like I could justify slowing down and taking time off.

The on-and-off rainy weather this month has made my friends and I feel anything but motivated. The beginning of midterm season combined with a lack of social opportunities has left us feeling drained–even lazy. 

I can’t help but feel guilty when I spend the day lying in bed or relaxing. It is not my nature to dedicate time to rest when I know there are things I need to be doing, especially during the work week. I’m writing this post as a reminder to myself and those reading that taking time off is beneficial, if not crucial for being the best version of yourself. 

I recently read the book “The 4-Hour Workweek ” by Tim Ferriss. When thinking about this book, I recall a quote which resonates with me. “Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is not laziness.” 

Depending on the day, work and school are not always my highest priority. I am beginning to realize this is acceptable. College is about much more than grades and internships. If anything, teaching yourself to become a well-rounded adult with solidified interests and routines is just as important. 

On that note, I am reminding myself that it is important to occasionally embrace laziness and make it fun.

Here is a list of my favorite lazy day activities: 

Scrolling through Tik Tok 

Drawing in my adult coloring book 

Watching The Bachelor (I am currently in 4/12 place in my bracket contest)

Making any recipe with funfetti


Enjoy your week and make sure to relax.

With gratitude,



Published by oliviaccohen

My name is Olivia Cohen and I am an Advertising/PR major at UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels! My passion for storytelling consumes me, as I am dedicated to learning how to share impactful messages through a variety of mediums. Throughout my education and work experience, I have dabbled in journalism, creative writing, copywriting, and vocal narratives. My goal is to never stop learning. I aim to use my outgoing personality and competitive nature to help companies share their stories in a concise and impactful manner.

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