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My Unproductive Routine: These Are Not Proven Tips Proceed With Caution!

Image: Woman holding a handbag from thrift store. Sharing her morning babbles. My Unproductive Routine: These Are Not Proven Tips Proceed With Caution!     Morning Babbles  This may sound a bit wonky but do you schedule a day of doing nothing? You know just a day of sleeping in late or not bathing until its time to go back to bed?   No, seriously I have days where I want to do nothing but lay on the sofa, watch Netflix and eat vanilla bonbons all day.
My Unproductive Routine: These Are Not Proven Tips Proceed With Caution! 

Morning Babbles
This may sound a bit wonky, but do you schedule a day of doing nothing? You know just a day of sleeping in late or not bathing until its time to go back to bed? 
No, seriously I have days where I want to do nothing but lay on the sofa, watch Netflix and eat vanilla bonbons all day.


Image: Two dolls on table at a thrift store in Shreveport, Louisiana. Yep, that's my dream because I am married with kids and I don't have a solid vision as of yet.  Honestly, I am waiting to become a real empty nester in about 15 more years and trust me I am counting down the days, minutes and seconds.  It's almost frightening to be asking anyone if it's ok to be unproductive on your days off from work, school, etc.
Yep, that's my dream because I am married with kids and I don't have a solid vision as of yet.
Honestly, I am waiting to become a real empty nester in about 15 more years and trust me. I am counting down the days, minutes, and seconds.
It's almost frightening to be asking anyone if it's ok to be unproductive on your days off from work, school, etc. 
We are only 5 weeks into 2019, and most people I know are trying to find ways to be productive. 

For the most part, my friends and I work long hours, and when we're off, we want to do nothing except relax. So, I thought it would fun to share how to be unproductive without being unapologetic.

Disclaimer: I am not promoting being a lazy couch potato, but hey if you need to sit your tush down, by all means, do so.

Image: Woman shopping in store. Seen first on bits and babbles. I was thinking on the other day about life and the things I want to do that do not require work, paying bills or dealing with any real life things. Since I know I can be lazy on a regular basis, I thought about scheduling my own unproductive routine. One that fits my lifestyle and one that gives me the flexibility to enjoy my days off without always being a busy body. So, I thought it would be fun to share my routine with you guys.

I was thinking on the other day about life and the things I want to do that do not require work, paying bills or dealing with any real-life stuff. Since I know I can be lazy regularly, I thought about scheduling my own unproductive routine. One that fits my lifestyle and one that gives me the flexibility to enjoy my days off without always being a busy body. So, I thought it would be fun to share my routine with you guys.

Image: Woman shopping in thrift store sharing her unproductive routine. I never made a New Year New Me resolution because I wanted to try something out for myself and I will tell you guys all about that later.   Over the last few weeks of the year I have been trying out a new routine, and I love it. I decided I can write my own story to life and I know it does not have to be overbearing or always not being fulfilling.
I never made a New Year New Me resolution because I wanted to try something out for myself and I will tell you guys all about that later. 
Over the last few weeks of the year, I have been trying out a new routine, and I love it. I decided I can write my own story to life, and I know it does not have to be overbearing or always not being fulfilling.
The things I've discovered over the last few months have been mind renewing and thought-provoking.   Question: What is life and what does it mean to you? What is your purpose, do you have goals?  Once I realized my purpose, I became diligent in the pursuit of my goals.   No matter what is going on in life, I am learning to schedule time for me to regroup and start a few things over. It took me many years to realize life is not that complicated and I am the captain of my ship when it comes to inner happiness.
The things I've discovered over the last few months have been mind-renewing and thought-provoking. 
Question: What is life, and what does it mean to you? What is your purpose, do you have goals?
Once I realized my purpose, I became diligent in the pursuit of my goals. 
No matter what is going on in life, I am learning to schedule a time for me to regroup and start a few things over. It took me many years to realize life is not that complicated, and I am the captain of my ship when it comes to inner happiness.
Image: Keys hanging at a vintage shoppe in Shreveport, Woman sharing her unproductive routine. So, once a week I have been giving myself permission to let go and live life a little bit. I can not believe how easy it was to really take care of myself and I do not feel guilty. This may not be for everyone, but it can serve as a real guide to really having a scheduled self-care day.
So, once a week, I have been giving myself permission to let go and live life a little bit. I can not believe how easy it was to really take care of myself, and I do not feel guilty. This may not be for everyone, but it can serve as a real guide to really having a scheduled self-care day.
Image: Tea kettle set at thrift store. Being unproductive really does mean (Do Nothing)  getting your nails done or walking the dog is taking away from your time to be a lazy, funky midlifer for one day or even one moment.
Being unproductive really does mean (Do Nothing)  getting your nails done or walking the dog is taking away from your time to be a lazy, funky midlifer for one day or even one moment.


Ok, here's I have chosen the day I want to use for my do-nothings. If you can't have a whole day to yourself, try to do morning, noon or night. Just as long as you schedule a time to be unproductive.
Image: Woman trying on hats at thrift store. Morning Babbes


  • Do Not Get Up Early: I know this is hard because I am an early bird every single day. Due to having kids, I have to most days. So, I started pre-packing my youngest lunch the night before, and I make sure all clothes are laid out. I do not cook breakfast on the day I chose to be lazy. Honey, it's all about cold cereal and packaged oatmeal, and quite frankly, I do not feel bad about it.
  • Tell Your Family About Your Plans: Let the spouse, kids, and the dog knows there will be no dinner cook by you today either. Now I know the fam has to eat, so prepare early. If you are struggling with a quick menu, allow me to help you out. Fish stick, tater tots, and corn, or sandwiches, chips, and a coke. This is adult-friendly, and trust me no one will die if you are not in the kitchen cooking a ten-course meal. 
  • Do Not Make Coffee At Home: My favorite part of being unproductive is I am going out to drink and eat all the goodies I want on my day. Seriously, don't feel guilty about rolling up on the circle k and grabbing a $1 coffee or going to lunch by yourself and eating all the bad stuff on the menu. Being ok is ok. 

Image: Woman trying on fluffy hats at thrift store. Being unproductive really does mean (Do Nothing)  getting your nails done or walking the dog is taking away from your time to be a lazy, funky midlifer for one day or even one moment.


  • Being unproductive really does mean (Do Nothing)  getting your nails done or walking the dog is taking away from your time to be a lazy, funky midlifer for one day or even one moment.
  • Plan Something Doable and Enjoyable: Here's the deal I try to focus on things that do not require me to get overwhelmed or spend a lot of money. It is not relaxing if I am out and about shopping for groceries or trying to buy the family something. So, I love to find a corner thrift store and hang there for hours. Yes, I always end up buying something, but it will be for me. Also lately I've been packing myself a few snacks and hanging out at my local cute book store. Those two things can be done, and they are enjoyable to me. I get to walk around and look at weird objects without anyone calling my name. Now that's taking life slow and easy.

Image: Jewelry hanging on doll at thrift store.Give Yourself Permission To Wander: It's ok to not think about the real world for a moment, sometimes I like to walk by the lake that is close to my home. It frees my mind so I can relax and enjoy breathing fresh air at that moment.

  • Give Yourself Permission To Wander: It's ok to not think about the real world for a moment, sometimes I like to walk by the lake that is close to my home. It frees my mind so I can relax and enjoy breathing fresh air at that moment.

Image: Woman looking at jewelry at thrift store

  • Doodle A Little: It's ok to have dreams or start something over again. Sometimes I have to write things down so I can execute what I want to even in my golden years. When I doodle on paper, I find fresh new ideas that have helped enhance my life. 

Image: Woman looking at jewelry at thrift store on Barksdale

  • Let Go And Do Something Different: Find a new hobby or something that no one understands but you. Set some new goals and intentions. Clean out your social media, start following positive people who help you see the greater good in life.
  • Time Block: In other words, block out the time needed for you to get rejuvenated and feel alive for the rest of the week. Most of us have a list of daily things to do every day, go to work, pick up the kids (yadda yadda). It is never-ending, and it will never end. If we as the person who is doing all the moving, never stop and take focus. 
At the end of the day, we only have one chance to take care of ourselves by living a meaningful life that can be happy and full of joy. So, take one day, minute or hour to be unproductive. It will surely add a few more years to your well-being in life.

Image: Woman purchased vintage handbag from thrift store. In conclusion: Can we talk about this cute little vintage handbag I purchased from the thrift store. Yes, it is a bit ugly, but I will be adding a few lace pieces and pearls to it myself. I can never go thrifting at not buy something, that is my weakness, and I love looking for bargains.
In conclusion: Can we talk about this cute little vintage handbag I purchased from the thrift store. Yes, it is a bit ugly, but I will be adding a few lace pieces and pearls to it myself. I can never go thrifting at not buy something, that is my weakness, and I love looking for bargains.

There you have it my unproductive routine that I do advise you proceed with caution:) This is all about aging gracefully and living a simple and fulfilled life.

Have you tried any of these things? Leave suggestions for things I should try?

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie

There is more to life, and it is never too late to start Over!




4 comments

  1. Girl what if I told you I think about having those lazy days everyday lol
    I love my Relax time

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  2. Now you know I Love that purse!! And I plan to set aside next weekend to do nothing! My plans will include reading, catchin up on a few movies and painting my nails! The sun has been shining lately and I want to feel cute! Ha! Good blogposts by the way!

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    1. Hey thank you , sounds like a good weekend. Will your little sister be tagging along:) We do love a good thrift!

      xo tangie

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