The characteristic of being idle or relaxed can be called laziness. Your laziness might keep you from taking your puppy for the long walk she needs, instead just letting her out in the yard.

There's the kind of laziness when you lie in a hammock for an hour watching the clouds, and then there's the kind when you don't get any work done all week. You might experience laziness on vacation, sleeping later than usual and lounging on the beach with a book. Sometimes laziness is the result, though, of an unwillingness to work or help someone out: "His laziness meant that I had to set the tent up all by myself!"

Definitions of laziness
  1. noun
    inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
    synonyms: indolence
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    faineance, idleness
    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
    a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition
    type of:
    inactiveness, inactivity, inertia
    a disposition to remain inactive or inert
  2. noun
    apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    synonyms: acedia, sloth
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    type of:
    deadly sin, mortal sin
    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
  3. noun
    relaxed and easy activity
    “the laziness of the day helped her to relax”
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    type of:
    ease, relaxation, repose, rest
    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
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