26 Words Every Writer Needs: V #atozchallenge

It’s V day! And that means it’s time to talk about something near and dear to my heart:

Vegetate
verb
1. to engage in passive relaxation

source: google

This is kind of like my Q post from the other day, except this is resting for the sake of resting. Not ulterior motive here. Sometimes napping just won’t cut it. You know when you’re feeling like your brain has turned to jelly but you only have a little while until the next thing has to happen and taking a nap will make you into a brain-dead zombified version of yourself?  This is when you need to just veg out.

It’s a very scientific term. And a truly complicated exercise. Here’s the steps:

1. stop moving.

There you go. You could add 2. get prone or 3. put feet up or do what I do and 4. turn on the electric blanket. But these are unnecessary to the main objective of totally relaxing. Breathe in, breathe out… let the mind shut off a bit. This is another one that’s hard for me because if I sit still I will fall asleep almost always. So, if you’re like me, set your timer just in case!

Bonus V words for writers: venturesome, verify, vernacular

Do you make resting a part of your writerly duties?

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