I strongly believe that it is an art form to just sit and do nothing, an art form that I am in no way good at. I always have to be doing something. Working the day job, hitting my step count, writing, reading, cleaning, cooking, painting, etc. Basically I have to be doing something each and every waking hour or I feel guilty about not doing something productive with my time. As my partner likes to point out, this is not a healthy way of living. Doing nothing has it's place in a life and I am slowly trying to learn that place.
As some of you may know, I have health issues that make is necessary to rest and relax. I'm just bad at doing that, though I do count reading as relaxing for the record. Still, there are times when my brain just doesn't want to do anything and I usually bully it into working. Instead I'm trying to take more time off. Just watch tv and not do something while I am watching. Trying to take a nap in the middle of the day, which I find almost impossible still but at least I'm trying to rest. I think that if I actually learn to take some down time that I will start to feel better physically and mentally, it's just hard to get to that point. After all I am going against my very nature to stay busy, busy, busy. But I know that learning to take breaks is for the best and I will keep trying to take better care of myself.
Are you good at doing nothing? Any tips on relaxing that you would like to share? Comment below.
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