This week I want to talk about taking it easy. I was in conversation recently with someone about feeling lazy. I was thinking about that word and the strong connotations associated with it. By definition laziness is an unwillingness to work or use energy, to have a lack of effort or care or slow moving. Most humans are pretty busy and whatever you are unwilling to do or put a lack of effort into should be ok. As a society, it's been told to us that this is not ok to do. There can be a lot of demands made on us to help others along with your own personal demands. It's taken me a long time to get to a place where I am not working 7 days a week. Even taking breaks was difficult for me. There have been times where I didn't want to do the work but did it anyway. I've realized what was underneath it all was not wanting to be a slacker. The notion now seems crazy as I look back and know I was one of the hardest working people at my jobs and rarely took time away from my business, especially in the beginning. But at some point, you have to ask yourself; is taking time off to lay around in your pajamas or blowing off some work to hang out with friends really all that lazy? Heck no! Why label yourself like that? All that does is put you in a space of not feeling good about the things you're doing. Also, what someone else may define as lazy or slacking, may not work for you. The measuring and comparison syndrome can wreak so much havoc on your soul. So why not be easy on yourself when you take time off and use that time wisely? And by wisely I mean, sit around in your pajamas but feel good about it. Take time to tap into yourself and while you're at it talk really nicely to yourself. You see, as a society we measure what we do or how much we do with self worth - this couldn't be further from the truth. You are where you are and totally worthy. So, take it easy and enjoy.