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National Lazy Day

Take a break and enjoy National Lazy Day - kick back, relax, and don't worry about all the tasks you need to do!
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Break out the blankets, pillows and PJs! It's time to celebrate National Lazy Day on August 10. Though it may sound like a made-up holiday, this day has been around since 1976 when it was created by Bill Wills of Akron, Ohio. On this day everyone is encouraged to take some extra time to relax and enjoy doing absolutely nothing – perfect for those who are always on the go or juggling multiple tasks at once.

History of National Lazy Day

National Lazy Day Dates

National Lazy Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Lazy Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Lazy Day was created by Bill Wills from Akron, Ohio as an encouragement to everyone to slow down and take a break.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gaining Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The celebration gained momentum in the 1980s as it spread across other states in the USA.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the late 90s, National Lazy Day had gained international recognition with celebrations observed globally, emphasizing the importance of relaxation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Media Attention</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Lazy Day started getting significant media attention in the early 2000s, promoting the wellness aspect of taking a day off.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Social Media Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>The hashtag #NationalLazyDay trended on social media platforms in 2013, further boosting its popularity.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Lazy Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a nap</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says lazy like a nap.  Find a comfortable spot, set the timer on your phone, and drift off.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put on your favorite movie and grab some popcorn.  Enjoy the show!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a stroll</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, take in some nature, and relax.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat something yummy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Indulge in something delicious to make your lazy day even better.  Make something from scratch or order takeout.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Binge watch your favorite show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab a cozy blanket, get comfortable, and watch episode after episode of your favorite show.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Lazy Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taking a break is important</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>We all lead busy, hectic lives these days so it's easy to forget to take a break and relax. National Lazy Day gives us a perfect opportunity to do just that and remind ourselves to enjoy the occasional lazy hour or two without feeling guilty.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It boosts creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Contrary to popular belief, spending some time being lazy can actually be beneficial for productivity. It allows your mind to slow down and wander, which helps unleash creativity. So why not take advantage of this day and let your imagination run wild?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's fun!</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who doesn't love a good nap? Or having nothing to do but watch a movie and snack on popcorn? That's what National Lazy Day is all about - taking some well deserved time for yourself and doing something you enjoy. So sit back, kick up your feet and relax - you deserve it!</p></div></div>

5 Facts You Didn't Know About National Lazy Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The creator of National Lazy Day remains anonymous</h3><p class='facts-content'>Oddly enough, the creator of National Lazy Day has opted to remain in shadows. True to the spirit of the holiday, this person has chosen to refrain from any excess effort, including claiming their creation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Lazy Day falls during the Dog Days of Summer</h3><p class='facts-content'>The timing is perfect as National Lazy Day is smack in the middle of what is known as the Dog Days of Summer, that hot, sultry period of summer when it's too warm to accomplish much else but lounging.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are no traditional activities or rituals for this day</h3><p class='facts-content'>While most holidays have a set list of customs or traditions, National Lazy Day is celebrated however one sees fit. There are no dues to be paid or rules to adhere to.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's a day to appreciate the art of doing nothing at all</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though often overlooked, there is an art and skill to actually doing nothing. This day serves as a celebration of that often misinterpreted art form.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>While appearing trivial, National Lazy Day has a deeper message</h3><p class='facts-content'>While it's dismissed by some as a trivial holiday, National Lazy Day carries a profound message about the importance of rest and relaxation in maintaining overall health and well-being.</p></div></div>

National Lazy Day FAQs

When is National Lazy Day?

National Lazy Day is celebrated on August 10 every year. In 2024 National Lazy Day will occur on a Saturday.

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