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Happiness Project: August Action

LazyThis month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s be lazy.

Let’s slim down our To Do lists. Let’s sit outside and do just that–sit outside. Let’s stop as often we can to pay attention to what’s happening. Let’s be lazy by taking ourselves out of the rat race.

This month, how will you be lazy?

Please share your goals about being lazy in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in our Happiness Project group.

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About Denise Brown

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.


  1. Avatar of Richard

    I am going to “Be Lazy” this month by going out and getting back into photography. This is one way that I calm down and relax, taking photos is a calming process looking for the right shot, right light, shading, it all has to be there and it take time. It’s said that Ansel Adams took hundreds of photos of the same subject over the course of days even weeks just to get the right photo. Inspiring if nothing else.

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    I read an article recently that talked about the major causes of depression, and burnout was toward the top of the list. I love how you encourage us all to “be lazy.” We’re all “finite” in our capacity to care, and sometimes when you just give give give, and go go go, we become empty. Taking a few minutes allows us to refill and recharge.

    Thanks so much for the great tip!

  3. Avatar of ejourneys

    I am a big fan of just Be-ing.
    These days, reading has been my Great Escape.

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    laziness – candy crush!!!
    laziness – reading !!
    laziness – eating lots of ice cream! ice cream! ice cream!
    laziness – sleep in!!!

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