Dolce far niente

Did you know that being lazy from time-to-time can actually be good for you? After all, for one, lazy people are more likely to be well-rested. There are many benefits that are associated with getting sufficient amounts of sleep. This includes decreased inflammation, decreased stress, having a greater attention span, and improved memory. There are also a number of nasty health fallouts that can occur if you do not get enough sleep. This includes anxiety, depression, a weakened immune system, and heart disease. 

Aside from this, if you have a tendency to be a bit of a lazy person, you are going to be less likely to experience burnout. Taking a break and allowing yourself to be lazy from time-to-time is going to stop you from running your body out of focus and energy. The impact of burnout can be very serious. If you are too stressed it can result in loss of appetite, insomnia, and chronic fatigue.


The benefits do not end there either. Lazy people are said to waste less time. This is because they make sure that every work task or recreational activity is worth their energy and time. You also do not waste any resources on tasks that are not going to have value in the end. This means that you are more likely to do your research so that you can plan your schedule effectively and choose how to spend your time properly. 

Lazy people also have enhanced efficiency levels. This is because their ultimate goal is to ensure they finish a task as fast as possible so that the can rest at the end of it. This means that efficiency is going to be maximized. Also, the last thing a naturally lazy person wants is for them to have to re-do a task because it has not been carried out correctly, and so you may be more likely to ensure that you don’t rush through and make mistakes. Lazy people definitely embody the work hard, play hard mantra. 

It is also believed that lazy people have a greater focus on their long-term goals. When we let our minds wander, we start to think about our goals over the long-term and our future. Therefore, if you give your mind a much-needed break it can result in goal-planning and goal-setting. This means you are going to be less caught up in what is happening right now, giving you more time and freedom to think about what is coming in the future. 


As you can see, being lazy is not as negative as everyone likes to make out! There are actually a number of benefits associated with having the lazy gene!