Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day of Nothing

Every once in a while it's good to do nothing for a day. Like, for example, on the Victoria Day holiday Monday.

Doing nothing MUST begin with sleeping in. At least ten hours of sleep are required, from whenever you went to bed. When you finally wake up, the process of getting out of bed should be extended to take the maximum amount of time possible. Pyjamas should be maintained for at least two hours after rising from bed.

Eventually, when you feel ready, enjoy a hot, leisurely shower. No rushing is allowed on this Day of Nothing. If in doubt, take longer than you need to. Move in slow motion. Pretend you're a turtle, or a snail.

Food will be scrounged from any leftovers available in the refrigerator and non-perishable snacks from the pantry. The most complex cooking task permitted is the toasting of frozen waffles. If that means you eat half a box of cookies for lunch, so be it.

Other slow-day activities you may choose among are: television, video games, internet browsing, reading, gazing out the window, and napping. Yes, napping is an activity. You have to arrange the pillows on the sofa and pull the blanket all the way up to your chin. This is taxing work, and you'll drop off to sleep in no time.

Try to avoid answering the phone. Someone might want something from you, or be annoying and throw off your cool, slow-day vibe. That's what voice mail is for. If it's really important, they'll leave a message.

For mental health and stability, I recommend at least one Slow Day per month, two if possible.

Blogging on a Slow Day is permitted.

7 comments:

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Warped Mind of Ron said...

Hmmmm.. I seem to try to reverse this. I do nothing most of the time and only work on about 1 day a month. I think you call that being a single male.

Nilsa S. said...

OMG - you described exactly what I need. Man, that sounds restful. Wish I had a day to give up to that. Hopefully in June. Hopefully.

girlinterrupted1218 said...

I totally agree! Hopefully that is exactly what my Monday holiday will be like. I definitely plan on putting my cell phone on silent. I want no one coming into my nothing space.

Jenski said...

I should have celebrated Victoria Day?! I LOVE staying in my pajamas. I always make omelette's and bacon and toast and coffee on a slow day though. Why wait for a slow day for frozen waffles?

jameil1922 said...

LOL. i usually have 4 or 5.