I don’t know if I’m just worse at life than everyone else or if I have figured it out a little more than most? Whatever the case, I think people need to get on board with my semi-lazy ways of living. Let’s not call it lazy, let’s call it the minimalist art of doing nothing. No matter what, every single day, I make sure to carve out a little time to do absolutely nothing. Living is hectic and simplifying your days is absolutely necessary to survival. So let’s chat about how to perfect this minimalist art. Let’s learn how to do nothing…at least once a day.
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In his article he talks about how saying “busy” has become the new way of saying “fine” when people ask how we’re dong. Like it’s a good thing to be busy.
The whole world is caught up in how to move faster, hustle more and be productive all day long that too many of us are forgetting the importance of doing nothing. At least sometimes.
Great posts to help you slow down:
Anxiety has pretty much run rampant in our world today, am I right?
In fact, I think 90% of parent hood is straight up anxiety.
If I’m not up all night worrying about my children’s futures, failures, motivations, creativity and general disposition can I even call myself a mom?
When my brain begins to race like this, I feel like I’m under attack when I’m really just standing still. This is a pretty good sign that it’s time to do nothing.
Other great simplifying minimalist posts:
Most people wake up and instantly start scrolling social media or checking their e-mail. Instead, let your mind wake up a little bit more slowly than that.
Instant stimulation as soon as you open your eyes is a great way to instantly kick start your brain in the wrong direction.
I wish I could say I wake up with birds chirping outside my window and the sun rises when I do, but this usually isn’t the case. Wouldn’t that be great though?
It’s recommended that you take a break from working around every 60 minutes each day. This recommendation doesn’t only go for people who are physically moving but those who are sitting on a computer all day as well.
If you find yourself working hard all day without taking a break, there is definitely damage being done to your mind and body.
Now, let’s be clear, when I talk about doing nothing, I mean giving yourself a break from over-working. Doing nothing once a day is a way of giving yourself permission to slow it down so you can function better.
Avoiding living because you feel overwhelmed is not an option. So often people let their thoughts get the best of them. When you have too much on your plate, you might be tempted to just avoid it all. Sorry to say, but that’s just not the way to go. Instead, doing nothing for a few minutes is a great way to gather your thoughts and get some control back in your life.