Saturday, April 11, 2015

Doing Nothing

Have you ever been able to give yourself permission to say, "I'm going to spend the entire day just doing nothing?

"I'm not going to make my bed, shave, check my email, or pay bills.

"I'm going back to sleep. Later, I might eat chocolate truffles, watch old sitcoms, or stare at the wall. Or not."

Whenever I decide to do nothing, I feel like some authority figure is disapprovingly clucking their tongue, as if to say, "I really thought better of you. How can you just sit there, doing nothing?"

Giving yourself permission to do nothing is almost impossible. It means going against standards you've lived by all your life.

The old proverb says, "It's sweet to do nothing."

Why is that so hard to believe?

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