On Doing Nothing
I use to think if I just worked all the time, it would pay off. Its what my dad told me, probably what your parents told you. I figured the more I worked, the more I would know more because I worked hard. I would get ahead, make money, have all the things I wanted.
I worked harder. I didn't make the money I wanted. In fact, I didn't make money and was unhappy. I ended up running myself into burnout. I no longer wanted to work.
A friend saw I was burnt out. She suggested that for once maybe I sit and do nothing.
"Are you crazy?" I asked.
"Maybe I am." she said. "But right now, you've worked so hard that you don't know why you did it."
I gave in and started the next morning doing nothing, just sitting where I was, looking outside my bedroom window.
It was one of the best moments I've had.
Do nothing. Seriously, stop what you're doing and just sit. It's one of the best things I've ever done
It gives you time to rest and reflect, think about the things in life you've worked hard to achieve and how you should celebrate them. It's also a great reminder of where you are right now.
It's easy to get lost in the world today. So many voices on social media, real and fake news sites flooding your feeds, and friends posting pics on their life. It can be a lot.
If you do nothing, you don't have an agenda other than where you are.
It's the greatest gift you can give yourself.