“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh
As a people, we’ve perfected the art of being lazy and lost the art of doing nothing. We’ve perfected the art of running here and there, trying to fit everything in our jam-packed schedule. We work ourselves into stress disorders, and then we sit in front of the television without really paying attention just so we don’t have to use our minds or our feet. We’ve forgotten the happy in-between. The joy of a Saturday or Sunday morning, lying under the sheets until we feel like getting up, making ourselves a cup of coffee without doing three other things at the same time, reading a book or sketching a drawing or writing a letter or simply just letting our minds wander. The next time you get a day off work, try doing nothing. Try buying a drip coffee maker and personalizing your coffee just how you like it. Try reading a new book; something heavy or something fluffy, whatever you like. Try sleeping in until lunch. Try doing nothing, and keep trying every chance you get. Doing nothing is much more beneficial than you might think. It’s good for the soul.