Lazy Girls Wanted!
Well, that’s not actually a job posting, but that’s exactly what many women are looking for when searching for a new job opportunity. So, what exactly is a “lazy girl job?” Well, it’s not about being lazy. It’s about rallying against current job demands and taking meaningful actions to reclaim your mental health at work.
Gone are the days of:
❌ Beating your boss to the office and remaining there until they leave.
❌ Sending emails at all times of the night.
❌ Doing responsibilities outside your job description and pay grade without being duly compensated.
A lazy job means you can still meet your job expectations while getting the rest you require, enjoying leisure time with family and friends, and preventing burnout. As one “lazy girl” stated in an NBC news article, ““There’s nothing lazy about expecting a job that pays you well, gives you good work-life balance, and doesn’t overwork you. And no one in a lazy girl job is lazy,” she said in the video. “Because the companies who do take care of their employees, sadly, because there are so few of them in the United States, they have high standards for hiring, so no one is at these companies actually slacking off.”
If you know me, you know that I don’t believe in work-life balance. I believe in work-life harmony, which means I am all about bringing together the beautiful aspects of my professional and personal lives, never sacrificing my mental health for wealth or others’ expectations, and getting comfortable with being disappointing to others. Does that mean that I don’t own up to my commitments? Absolutely not. It simply means I don’t commit to things that compromise my mental health and well-being.
Here are some steps you can take to become a “lazy girl” at work and yet still be the high-achieving person you have always been known to be:
- Set Clear Boundaries: Clearly define and stick to your work hours. Let your colleagues and superiors know when you’ll be available and when you won’t. Boundaries are crucial for maintaining a healthy work-life harmony.
- Prioritize Self-Care: Make self-care a non-negotiable part of your routine. Whether exercising, meditation, or simply taking breaks, ensure you prioritize your mental and physical well-being.
- Delegate and Say No: Don’t hesitate to delegate tasks or say no when stretched too thin. Understand your limitations and communicate them effectively.
- Communicate Openly: If your workplace doesn’t align with your “lazy girl” goals, have an open and honest conversation with your manager or HR. It’s essential to express your needs and find solutions that work together.
- Seek Support: Connect with like-minded colleagues who also value work-life harmony. Sharing experiences and tips can be empowering.
Remember, being a “lazy girl” at work isn’t about being unproductive. It’s about working smarter, not harder, and prioritizing your well-being. By following these steps, you can achieve your professional goals while enjoying a more balanced and fulfilling life.
So, are you ready to embrace the “lazy girl” philosophy and transform your work? The time to prioritize your mental health and well-being is now. After all, a healthier you is a more productive and happier you!