Is It Bad To Stay Inside For An Entire Day?

is it bad to stay inside all day
photo: The Dreslyn

 

The bed obsessed part of me wants to scream out ‘No!’ My lazy habits usually find me in bed for the whole weekend, and with take-out being delivered to your door, the outside world can wait till Monday. We’re all guilty of doing it. Sometimes, when the weekend arrives after a long week, locking yourself inside seems like Heaven. But is it?

I know for one that I’m always moaning about a lack of energy, which can lead to a lack of drive for the week. Do you ever get that feeling of brain fog and laziness during your weekdays? You’d think that taking the weekend to rest would help, but it doesn’t. You know the feeling, yeah it may feel great to kick up and relax in bed and racing through some series on Netflix. But when Monday comes you don’t feel any more rested than before, and it’s just not because of Moody Monday. So, why is it?

1. No sunshine, no smile

It’s really not good to stay under the duvet from dawn till dusk. Like a bear, in the middle of winter, you are literally entering hibernation mode. By not venturing outside, you are depriving your body of Vitamin D. Now that might not mean much to you, because it never really used to mean anything to me.

But Vitamin D is pretty much responsible for your mood. So, when it comes to Monday and you’re starting your week with a scowl, well, now you know why. A lack of Vitamin D messes up your internal rhythms, which affects your sleep pattern (hence why you’re more tired), and appetite (which explains why the midnight munchies hit).

2. Anxiety’s Aid

If you’re already a sufferer of anxiety, you’re not doing yourself any favors. I know that when you’re anxious, you might be reluctant to go outside anyway. But, surround yourself with people you love and trust, and try to overcome this battle. Sunny days are perfect for getting out and breathing in the fresh air. Once you get yourself outside, you will feel so much better.

3. The gift of nature

Did you know, that being in a natural environment boosts your vitality by forty per cent? You will see improvements naturally to your mental energy, and changes to your physicality. And when the work week proves to be too much, being outside works just the same as meditation. It will relax you, and heighten your focus, while also clearing your head of all the work nonsense that can really wait till Monday.

The modern day requires us to always be inside, it’s in the office, in a car, on a train, in your house. We’re stuffed into all these boxes, to take solace in one when we go home. But by taking a small slice of your day outside, you’ll see some shocking results. It’s a natural energizer. What’s the point in working so hard all week, every week, complaining that you never do anything to spend your weekend cooped up? Get outside, do something.

You don’t work this hard to not enjoy yourself along the way. Because when you take career goals out of it, enjoying yourself is all that it’s really about, isn’t it?

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is it bad to stay inside all day
photo: The Dreslyn

 

The bed obsessed part of me wants to scream out ‘No!’ My lazy habits usually find me in bed for the whole weekend, and with take-out being delivered to your door, the outside world can wait till Monday. We’re all guilty of doing it. Sometimes, when the weekend arrives after a long week, locking yourself inside seems like Heaven. But is it?

I know for one that I’m always moaning about a lack of energy, which can lead to a lack of drive for the week. Do you ever get that feeling of brain fog and laziness during your weekdays? You’d think that taking the weekend to rest would help, but it doesn’t. You know the feeling, yeah it may feel great to kick up and relax in bed and racing through some series on Netflix. But when Monday comes you don’t feel any more rested than before, and it’s just not because of Moody Monday. So, why is it?

1. No sunshine, no smile

It’s really not good to stay under the duvet from dawn till dusk. Like a bear, in the middle of winter, you are literally entering hibernation mode. By not venturing outside, you are depriving your body of Vitamin D. Now that might not mean much to you, because it never really used to mean anything to me.

But Vitamin D is pretty much responsible for your mood. So, when it comes to Monday and you’re starting your week with a scowl, well, now you know why. A lack of Vitamin D messes up your internal rhythms, which affects your sleep pattern (hence why you’re more tired), and appetite (which explains why the midnight munchies hit).

2. Anxiety’s Aid

If you’re already a sufferer of anxiety, you’re not doing yourself any favors. I know that when you’re anxious, you might be reluctant to go outside anyway. But, surround yourself with people you love and trust, and try to overcome this battle. Sunny days are perfect for getting out and breathing in the fresh air. Once you get yourself outside, you will feel so much better.

3. The gift of nature

Did you know, that being in a natural environment boost your vitality by forty per cent? You will see improvements naturally to your mental energy, and changes to your physicality. And when the work week proves to be much, being outside works the same as meditation. It will relax you, and heighten your focus, while also clearing your head of all the work nonsense that can really wait till Monday.

The modern day requires us to always be inside, it’s in the office, in a car, on a train, in your house. We’re stuffed into all these boxes, to take solace in one when we go home. But by taking a small slice of your day outside, you’ll see some shocking results. It’s a natural energizer. What’s the point in working so hard all week, every week, complaining that you never do anything and spending your weekend cooped up? Get outside, do something.

You don’t work this hard to not enjoy yourself along the way. Because when you take career goals out of it, enjoying yourself is all that it’s really about, isn’t it?

 

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  • This is so true. I’m spending this weekend at home as I am sick and have got a cold but I take a walk each morning or just get in front of the yard to sit for a while. I open my windows as well to get that fresh air going. I try to get outside as much as I can and now that spring is coming I’m more motivated to do so :-)

    Arden | Missing Wanderer

  • Insightful post! Getting outside sometimes seems like the opposite of what your body wants you to do, and then you awaken and feel great.
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  • Natalie Redman

    No sunshine no smile – so true!

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