The lost art of doing nothing

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The lost art of doing nothing

 

You should be scheduling time out to do nothing. 

 

On your days off, you might find that you have lots of things to get done. Whether it is doing chores, seeing people, side projects. You might often find yourself scheduling out your days off instead of allowing yourself to go with where the day takes you. 

 

Due to the nature of technology nowadays, with notifications and easy access to our phones, we gravitate toward that instant gratification, and we have a large fear of missing out. This makes it hard for us to do nothing and plan nothing. 

 

Don't feel guilty for not being "productive"  all hours of the day. Our bodies and minds are not designed for that. If you continue to push yourself without a "do-nothing" break, you build up a deficit that can eventually lead to burnout. 

 

Don't even plan things that will make you feel better. Truly let your body or mind take you through the day.  Does your body need more rest, does it need to meditate, does it need Netflix, does it want to bake a cake? Listen and let your mind and body decide. 

 

It can take effort and practice, but go with the flow, don't check your mail or phone. Don't be "productive." Let yourself play, let yourself be.

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