A Perfect Excuse to Be Lazy Today

It is okay to admit it.

You might not be a chronically lazy person, but every now and then it feels good to be lazy.

Bed graphicWell, today, I have good news for you! Your perfect excuse to be lazy is here because it is National Lazy Day.

While it might seem like a made-up holiday, National Lazy Day is celebrated every year on August 10th.

It is pretty much exactly what you would imagine: a day dedicated to doing nothing.

Why Celebrate Laziness?

Obviously, being lazy all the time is not a good thing.

Moon & starsAs Thomas Buxton famously said, “Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do, the more he is able to accomplish.”

If we are always lazy, then we will never accomplish anything in life.

However, that does not mean that you cannot take a well-deserved break from time to time. Every now and then, it is okay to spend a day doing nothing.

Sometimes we need to stop, clear our heads, and give our body an opportunity to replenish itself.

Every once in a while, it is good to be lazy.

So if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed or your mind has been running at top speed for too long, use National Lazy Day as an excuse to take a breather.

What Does Laziness Have to Do With Our Lifestyle?

PillowYou might be wondering what in the world laziness has to do with cooking and following a plant-based diet.

Good question.

When it comes to cooking – especially preparing foods that adhere to a whole food, plant-based diet – many worry that it will be something difficult and complicated.

In reality, creating a scrumptious plant-based meal can be easy and effortless.

So for all you “lazy chefs” out there – please know that transitioning to a plant-based diet can be simple and fun.

The Best Way to Celebrate National Lazy Day

Beet and Orange Salad with Chef Rosane OliveiraOne way to celebrate National Lazy Day is to do very little all day.

But how about an even better way to celebrate?

With a brand new, healthful, ‘no fuss’ recipe!

Today is the day to stop being intimidated about cooking a whole food, plant-based diet.

Sit back. Relax.

And prepare one of my favorite plant-based ‘lazy chef’ recipes – Beet and Orange Salad With Dairy-Free Ricotta.

Nothing could be simpler to make (or more satisfying to eat!)

Happy National Lazy Day to all!