The last three weeks have been a struggle as I swear my first thought upon waking is "Only X more days this year and I'll have zero sick days." I'm not trying for zero in 2014. If I end up with zero that's great, but if I have to beat myself up in order to get to work it just isn't worth it.
As for being a slacker, well, remember my house looks like something out of Hoarders (minus the dead animals). I'd much rather sit & knit than, say, attempt to clear off the kitchen table. Or mop the bathroom floor.