There’s always a time when boredom creeps into our system. Whether we experience some form of an unexpected burn out from our routines or simply wanting to do things we have not tried before.
I had a short spell of laziness yesterday. I mean almost a half day of it. 😀
It was a perfect day to while the hours away without doing something productive. Yeah, that’s right: standing by. Just like a television set connected to the mains but inactive of its primary function.
After a light breakfast I took out a plastic chair and went straight under a flowering mango tree. With a liter of drinking water and several pieces of cooked native yam, I sat quietly.
Listen! I heard the Whisper softy.
I could hear myself breathing, the sound of flexing muscles followed as I redistributed my weight on the chair, which in turn creaked due to the downward pressure of my mass that was pulled by gravity.
Nature added its contribution to the ambiance by blowing a constant breeze from the northeast that agitated the leaves of trees into swaying motions, producing swishing sounds like music to which different birds sang with to complete the impromptu natural concert.
Who could have thought that idleness could also produce creativity?
I have pondered, ruminated, discerned, discovered and so on and so forth that laziness in moderation could actually replenish the body of spent energy from strenuous manual labor and excessive mental rigors.
I therefore conclude that the condition should be called relaxation. 🙂