Getting into the spirit of festivities.
Finished my work early today and the symptoms set in. The “I just wanna relax and do nothing” syndrome. Someone let the air out of my tires. My— Oomph — decided to take a nap.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July and — Holiday Brain — snuck into my sensibility processor and won’t leave. I believe the Department of Lazy Ass and Silly Mental States defines Holiday Brain as:
The day before a national holiday or the day of a national holiday where one finds themselves in a cognitive limbo unable to focus on productivity or anything of serious import.
You can’t trust most government agencies to make an accurate diagnosis of mental conditions (I mean look they state Trump is of sound mind and body) but in the above case, the DLASMS have their science correct. The Department of Lazy Ass and Silly Mental States operates out of Wonderland.
We can count on Queen of Hearts(Head of the DLASMS)to know about lazy and silly.
Identifying the onset of Holiday Brain can be helpful, however many will find themselves, as I have, lingering in the grip of its lollygagging zone. Some may think they have indeed ‘Zoned Out’ or be trippin’ on an unintended NetFlix binge watch.
Be not dismayed.
Common cures involve drinking a strong cup of coffee or reading a good book. Taking a walk or getting some good exercise are also effective remedies. But, one thing is for certain until the holiday is over Holiday Brain will most likely not entirely go away.
Doctor’s themselves are very susceptible and are known to stay on holiday for excessive periods unable to break free from the affliction.
The surest curative for Holiday Brain remains to let loose, forget about being productive (ok, ok, maybe not all day), party a bit, and relax for goodness sake. Be so bold as to get in the spirit of the holiday. Immerse your brain in the jello of being joyful just to be joyful.
- Smell a flower.
- Eat some ice cream.
- Light fireworks.
- Laugh and do silly dances.
- Sing a song. Make up a song.
- Get in a tickle fight.
- Burp or fart for the heck of it. (discretion is advised regarding surroundings)
- Go fishing.
- Go surfing.
Brain work and physical labor are rewarding but the body and mind need a rest. So, let yourself have a break then when the holiday is over feel free to get back to the grind.
Heck, I’ll be playing ping pong, lighting firecrackers, cooking delicious meals, and spending time with family and friends this 4th of July. I’ll find time to read the Declaration of Independence and ice cream is definitely in the plans.
I’ll enjoy my Holiday Brain but I know I’ll be writing too (because I love to write) when family is sleeping and the festivities have quieted. I might even do some cleaning and yard work around the house to break up the fun but any efforts resembling work will be short and not intensive or demanding.
Whatever holiday you enjoy, please find a way to kick back a bit and shake off the ‘Have-to’ feelings creeping around like a hungry gremlin attempting to snatch away your refreshing Holiday Brain.
The author of this story is not a doctor or expert remedying any holiday-related illness. If you are suffering from Holiday Brain please consult with your closest dictionary or DSM(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) where you will find no reference to it being a recognized term. The writer of this story denies making up the entire article except the first word until the last.
Be advised Holiday Brain is often accompanied with having an excessively ‘Good Time’ and if you are not forwarned this could lead to enjoying yourself more frequently.