The Art of Doing Nothing



There is an art to doing nothing. Surely we can all do nothing. We can also think and feel like doing nothing is wasting time. But is it? I am truly speaking about doing absolutely, nothing.


We are constantly thinking about so many things. Sometimes it could even feel like we can not, not do nothing because there is always something going on; our mind is always on. Scheduling our down time can also help us force ourselves to rest outside of sleep.


We can easily associate doing nothing with the feelings of guilt and anxiety. When we detach ourselves from these kind of feelings and really look at "doing nothing" as self care, "doing nothing" transforms. Let's try to leave those negative thoughts behind and release the guild and anxiety or any other less than kind thought.


Doing nothing with no interruptions from technology is self care. You are giving yourself a break from stimulation. Stimulations are ongoing, and so setting a boundary to remove outside stimulation for the time being, is a loving act of self care and loving kindness to ourselves.