When was the last time you mentally beat yourself up for your own “laziness”?
For me, it was yesterday.
You may not have noticed, but (due to being trapped on a wifi-less compound with a severe case of food poisoning, likely borne of the delicious fried chicken we ate for breakfast in Pereira while waiting for a mechanic to sort out the funny sound in Bruce’s hub and avoiding a crazy woman huffing glue in the park across the street...)
Yesterday was the first Sunday in nearly TWO YEARS that I didn’t share a story with you.
And, while I’ve forgiven myself (and hope you do too) for this lapse in discipline…
Lying in bed, powerless to act and too sick to care, highlighted for me just how EASY it is to beat yourself up for all the things you feel you SHOULD be doing — even when you simply CAN’T.
As it points out, drawing on research from social psychologist Devon Price surrounding the study of homelessness:
“Laziness, at least in the way most of us generally conceive of it, simply does not exist. If a person’s behavior does not make sense to you, it is because you are missing a part of their context. It’s that simple.”
I invite you to read the article, acknowledge the bigger context, and consider how it applies to your own life.
Regardless of what year you were born; there may be a sigh of recognition — even, possibly, relief — waiting for you on the other side.