I’m frequently over-scheduled, and I generally like it that way. I like to move, have things to do and details to think about. While this works for me most of the time, it makes it downright impossible for me to not “do” sometimes.
For example, I took a few days off recently. Turned off my BlackBerry, and I didn’t even boot up the computer. It was nice, a much-needed break. But guess what? I still kept thinking that I needed to be doing something productive. So even when I wasn’t doing anything specific, I was thinking about what I needed to do! I’m pretty sure that diminishes the value of not doing, doesn’t it?
So, I ask you: How have you mastered the art of not doing? Have you taught yourself to do nothing, and not think about doing something? And above all, actually enjoy it?
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