...to not celebrate it.
Yeah, I know I sound like the Scrooge of Valentine’s Day. Bah Humbug!
Look, harping on people’s emotions of love and affection is a sleezy way to market and sell flowers, candy, and restaurant reservations.
Valentine’s Day is a corporate little gimmick to get you to buy overpriced red and heart shaped boxes of chocolates and teddy bears.
That’s all it is. And if you believe otherwise, well I know your life in a Disney cartoon is so different, but here in ACTUAL REAL LIFE WORLD, that’s how it is.
Honestly, if you need a holiday to share love with your partner, you don’t really love or appreciate each other all that much.
And if you’re dating someone that insists on getting expensive gifts or fancy class dinners, then I guarantee they love your wallet a lot more than they love you.
That said, if you still insist on celebrating Valentine’s Day, do it because you dig the rose colored Cupid theme of a holiday; it’s festive in a similar way orange, black, and costumes are on Halloween, not because you feel some obligation to put on an elaborate display of affection for someone special.
Remember: Don’t treat anyone like royalty that treats you as a servant. A ProcrastiN8r can’t be bothered with giving their time to someone that won’t give theirs.
Laziness is about putting in the least amount of effort to gain the maximum amount of reward. If you are putting more resources (time, effort, money) than your partner, in the relationship on a consistent basis and it is NEVER reciprocated, like ever, then get out of that suit, throw on your PJs, sit on back down on that couch, grab a drink, order some pizza (for yourself), and cancel that damn date. Seriously.
ProcrastiN8rs value their resources. They value their time. They values their money. And they most certainly value their effort.
By the way, when I say reciprocate. I mean actually reciprocate, as in, receiving a favor or gift of equal value.
I don’t mean receiving physical or emotional affection in exchange for or in substitute for whatever elaborate date or gift you planned or paid for on Valentine’s Day (or any day really).
Physical and emotional affection are a given in a relationship. A mature relationship between two adults (and not between an adult and a person who may look older, but simply hasn’t grown up yet mentally or emotionally) is one where both parties are freely able to express verbal affirmation and physical intimacy without using those expressions as a currency in a socially constructed, and cleverly manipulated, punishment and reward based system.
Put simply, and bluntly, sex is not a bargaining chip and neither is saying “I love you.”
I swear this is an online money making blog and not a dating one, but this does relate to the Lazy Mindset, which if you don’t know what that is or need a refresher, be sure to go back and read the basics. I’ll link it here.
The Lazy Mindset is important to know if you are going to procrastinate properly. Being lazy has to be a lifestyle choice, not just a trait, quirk, or personality part.
The monk is one with the Zen.
The ProcrastiN8r is one with the Lazy.
I think you see what I’m getting at here.
Laziness has to be part of WHO you are, and that branches out to EVERY aspect of your life: your goals, your work, your hobbies, your choices, your mannerisms, your speech, your style, your interests, and yes, even your relationships.
You are lazy and lazy is you. is you. It is your identity, and in every fiber of your very whole being.
This blog is about BEING lazy, not just making or saving money.
Anyway, I’d LOVE to keep telling you more, but that’ll have to wait for a later time.
P.S. You can get REALLY cheap candy the day AFTER Valentine’s Day.
There’s your money saving tip.