Most cultures see laziness as a negative trait.
However, there are advantages backed by science.
Why are we lazy?
- Nature has optimized biological processes for laziness.
- More efficient predators appear lazier than unproductive predators.
- Laziness is often the other side of productivity; it can be the result of smart work freeing up time.
Ten benefits of laziness
- Lazy solutions can be smart
- Slacking off can be a form of active procrastination
- Lazy people focus on high-leverage activities
- Unproductive time helps us manage our stress
- Being lazy makes you less prone to burnout
- Lazy time encourages diffuse thinking
- Laziness can be good for our mental health
- Being lazy is a way to recharge our energy stores
- Problems can solve themselves if you leave them alone for long enough
- Laziness can be a helpful symptom
An ode to tactical laziness
When implemented carefully, laziness can be used to be more productive & relaxed in the long run.