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The Joy of Doing Nothing

Like most of us, you probably have a lot to deal with. Your job, your school, your family, your friends, yourself … all put demands on your time and require effort to maintain and grow.

With all that demanding our attention, who has time to do nothing?


You’re not Alone

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, we all have commitments and obligations that we have to deal with.

When you stop and think about all the things each of us is responsible for, it’s amazing that we can function at all. Most of the time, we do.

But every so often things build up to a point where even trying to figure out what to cook for dinner can feel like a mountain is about to engulf us.

Doing Nothing

So what do I do when things get to that point and I start to feel the walls closing in?

I do nothing!

That’s right, nothing. I stop what I’m doing, lock the door, sit in my comfy chair, maybe put on some music, and just do nothing. No thinking, no reading, no TV, no phone, no internet … just nothing.

It usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour of blissful nothing and I’m ready to resume shouldering the burden again.

((And I hope that by writing this, I’ve given Steve a chance to do nothing :) ))

Additional Do Nothing Time

Over the years, I’ve found that if I get away for a few days at a time to do nothing, the rest of my time doing things is more productive.

Although I will admit that I don’t always do nothing while away. I’ll play games and read and watch movies … but I leave all the big decisions behind. The toughest question I have to answer is do I want to be the red piece or the purple piece.

Have you done nothing lately?