January 15, 2012 - 1:00 PM
With this long holiday weekend upon us, University of Oregon students took full advantage. Some went to great places like Whistler, while others lived it up here in Eugene. I took advantage of this weekend in the fullest way I could imagine, by being lazy.
Don't get me wrong; it wasn't a complete waste of time. I got my life organized, did some reading, caught up on some of my TV shows and watched some of those movies I have been meaning to get around to. (Avatar and Inception were among them.) And even though you may not accomplish anything, sometimes lazy days are the best thing for you.
Last term, I was extremely busy. Did not have time for anything I wanted to do. Because of my lack of rest my body became so run-down that I had pneumonia. Even though I am feeling much better, I need these lazy days to keep me sane. Being healthy this term is extremely important to me.
Did you know that over 80% of the reason people visit the doctor are for stress related issues? Things like back pain, headaches, and depression can all be prevented if people took better care of themselves and managed their stress levels. So my lazy day may appear to be not very productive but on the contrary, I am making great strides in my emotional and physical health that will benefit me for years to come.