It may sound perfect for someone to give you advice to do nothing; but is it? Can it be done? Your internal monologue might be, “You see, I’m doing this thing called small changes for life and this week I finally get to do absolutely nothing.” But the problem is…doing nothing just might become something: you pick up a magazine to read, turn on the computer, or watch TV. I can tell you, however, that is not “doing nothing“.
What I’m suggesting is a 15-minute break once a day, sort of like a time out. You can sit in your garden; close your eyes wherever you are, or simply gaze out the window of your office. The idea is to detox from all of the constant input and stop the need of always having to doing something. No music, no talking…just being.
I ask everyone to give it a try, Monday thru Friday, 15 minutes a day and see what takes place. I’ve had interesting feedback in my seminars regarding this exercise from, “this is amazing” to “I can’t seem to sit still.”
Your mind, body and spirit will thank you for this one.
Small Change #15
The Art of Doing Nothing
“Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.”