300 Writing Prompts # 1: Best Way To Spend A Lazy Day

What is your favorite way to spend a lazy day?

The simple answer to this is, at home and in my pajamas with my cats and dogs. The full answer is much more complex and is comprised of the following components:

  • Surroundings
  • Attire
  • Nutrition
  • Entertainment

The surroundings are very important, and it goes way deeper than just being at home with my pets. Also, this almost always requires two days off in a row. I must sacrifice the first lazy day to the productivity Gods. This is so that I can prepare every inch of my house for the second day of pure and utter laziness. I will strip the bed, wash every piece of laundry, do all the dishes, heck, I’ll even clean out my nightstand. I do all this prep work so that when midnight hits of the actual “lazy day” I can relax unbothered and remain unmotivated by my surroundings.

The attire is also carefully planned out. The amateur lazy person would say that what you wear depends on the weather outside, but they are WRONG. I’m no amateur. I want to be lazy and cozy, even if its 105 outside. The simple solution is to crank the air to 62* and find my favorite hoody, sweat pants and blankets.

Nutrition is key on a lazy day as it is important to keep your strength up. My menu varies depending on what we have on hand and what I feel like, but the usual suspects are frosted flakes, mashed potatoes, egg salad sandwiches, ramen, ginger ale and milk. Not all at the same time of course…although I always say I’ll try anything once!

Entertainment is the final category that fuels the motivation for a lazy day. More often than not it’s the TV series I’ve just gotten hooked on or the book that I can’t seem to put down that motivates (or un-motivates rather) me for a lazy day.

So tell me, what is your favorite way to spend a lazy day?


Published by Jennifer Shidler

I am a Hoosier at heart who has moved to the heart of Texas with my husband Matthew, our cats Rowdy & Mosby and our dogs Lucy & Wrigley. Matthew is a Chief Flight instructor at a flight school in Austin and I care for my mother full time and write random thoughts and posts in between. I started writing this blog as a way to keep people back home updated on our lives here in Texas, and has turned into a way to relax, think and to make others laugh!

4 thoughts on “300 Writing Prompts # 1: Best Way To Spend A Lazy Day

  1. For this extreme introvert, a lazy day means leaving my room under only the most dire of circumstances (the need for food or a bathroom). It means I likely won’t change out of whatever t-shirt and shorts I slept in. It means I’m binge-watching movies and/or playing whatever video game happens to be my obsession this month (right now it’s old school Final Fantasy II). And just to make it extra lazy, leaving the room for food will probably mean I have to go answer the door when the pizza and sodas get here. Because who has the energy to actually microwave a frozen pizza that’s currently sitting in the freezer when one can simply jump onto the internet and pay Pizza Hut 20 times what you spent on that frozen pizza so they can bring it hot and delicious to your door?

    1. Finally, someone who gets it!!!!! In all honestly this is me and what usually happens on my lazy days. Minus the Final Fantasy lol. Even the ordering of the Pizza…although I let that get the best of me sometimes…If only I could rig up some kind of Kevin McCalister, Little Nero’s pizza situation where I dont actually have to interact with the delivery person lol

      p.s. Im a little concerned that you are microwaving a frozen pizza…doesnt it make it taste like soggy cardbard vs. crispy cardboard Ha!

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