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In an Overstimulated World, Laziness Actually Could be Good for You

Laziness should be celebrated and practiced

Since the dawn of time, human civilization has sought to conserve energy for the things that really matter—like hunting, fending off predators or finding shelter. Thousands of years ago, a typical day involved long periods of rest and inactivity followed by immediate and urgent action to ensure that the necessities of life were taken care of.

Today, our lives (and families, bosses and phones) require immediate and urgent action nearly every minute. We have access to everything all the time—and everything has access to us all the time. I don’t need to explain that this is exhausting, or that we have conditioned ourselves to believe that it’s normal.

The truth is, it’s not. The burnout so many of us experience today is the result of chronic overstimulation and stress, an expenditure of energy that is both constant and unsustainable. As humans, we are designed to have periods of rest, so that we have the energy to respond and react when it really matters. While times have changed, the principles of saving energy remain the same.

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