The lazy days of summer are officially here and I’ve embraced them.
Yes, I know sloth is one of the 7 Deadly Sins. In Dante’s Inferno, the slothful are punished in the fifth circle of hell along with the wrathful. They lie beneath the murky waters of the river Styx gurgling in the mud and slime for all eternity. It’s terrible, I understand.
But, I’m not talking about that rock-solid-drag-you-to-the-bottom kind of slothfulness. I’m talking about the summer-float-in-my-pool-chair-and-read-a-good-book kind of slothfulness. Most people I know spend their lives running frantically from work, to the grocery store, to kid’s events, out for social responsibilities, home to clean, do yard work, and finally fall into bed exhausted at the end of it all.
They need more laziness in their lives.
So, to help you find some time to relax in these long, summer days, I’ve put together seven lazy life hack links. That seemed like a perfect number since we’re discussing one of the 7 Deadly Sins.
Most of us can’t afford a complete vacation from the mundane. At least, not for long. But, if we could do things more quickly and easily, we’d at least have more vacation moments. Hope some of these help you enjoy more beach days!
Lazy Cooking Hacks:
This first hack is a video I shared on Facebook recently. I love corn on the cob in the summer, but pulling off all those little hairs is time consuming. Check this out.
If you don’t want your health to suffer, you have to eat your veggies. They’re so beautiful this time of year, but cleaning and chopping can get tiresome. Here’re some easy, fresh choices.
Lazy Calorie Burn Hacks:
I love to go for a run, swim, or hike in the summer, but I know not everyone feels the same. Here are some really easy ways to burn extra calories during the day. You won’t even break a sweat.
Lazy Housecleaning Hacks:
No matter how much you’d rather not clean, the house will get messy, especially with the kids home for the summer. Here are a few tips on not only how to clean quickly, but make the clean last longer so you don’t have to do it as often.
Lazy Relationship Hacks:
Summer often means vacations and vacations often mean spending time with family. Lots of time. No matter how much you love yours, nobody knows how to push each other’s buttons better than family. Here are some tips on keeping your chin up.
One great way to relax is to get other people to do your work for you. Here are some ways to win friends and influence people from the pros.
Lazy Money Hacks:
Taking time off work can cost you money. Vacations cost you money. No matter how you cut it, worrying about money is not relaxing. Here are a few tips to help you get ahead the easy way.
Got any good lazy life hacks to share? Come on. Not taking the time to leave a comment below doesn’t count.
To read all my articles in The 7 Deadly Sins series – click here.