The Importance Of Doing Nothing
October 22, 2018
Laura Lee

In today’s society, we are surrounded by non-stop stimulation. From the very second we open our eyes in the morning, we run to check our phones and go through every single social media platform as though we’ve missed some breaking news overnight.

We are overloaded with pictures of people who are posing to be living their dream lives.  We look at people who seem to have a perfect life, traveling, living in a beautiful city, working the job of their dreams.

Sometimes, this can inspire us and can push us to take steps towards our goals. But for the most part, it’s just tiring and draining. We become convinced that we must always be doing something exciting.  And if we’re not? Then we feel unproductive, and that we will never get to where we want to be.

We feel as though we need to utilize every waking moment to be making our goals come true. But it’s so fine, so more than fine to be doing nothing.  It’s fine to something say ‘no’ to plans and to stay in here and there.

Try making plans with yourself, spending time with yourself, because at the end of the day, you are your own best friend. Do whatever it is that will make you happy, take a rest, read a book, write in your journal, take a long hot shower. Put time aside for yourself to do absolutely nothing.

By never stopping, we’re in fact hurting ourselves more than helping ourselves. In order to really be successful, we need to let our batteries re-charge. It may seem as though everyone’s lives are more figured out than yours, and that you’re been beat. It’s ok, most of us feel like this, but we’re just afraid to show it.

Take the time to relax, to be you, to be kind to yourself. To do absolutely nothing. It’s important.

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