The antithesis to what we are conditioned to do. We are programmed from early childhood and throughout our entire lives to keep working harder, hustle, be active, get to it, don’t stop…
Work less, consume less, have a simpler life, recycle, repair, reuse, don’t accumulate stuff, be free from attachment.
The reason that we need to work more is to keep pace with the ‘lifestyle’ we’ve been sold, where the only winners are the owners of that ‘lifestyle’ we just keep buying.
No one lies on their death bed and wishes they’d worked more. They wish they had spent more time with their friends, family, laughed more, travelled more, done all those things that work got in the way of.
Work less and have more joy.
There are times when we go away, and we feel that because we have gone to visit a place, that there is this need to be out and about. To go to all the local attractions, to visit this and that.
Sure that is fun to do, and that is what we do most times that we go somewhere.
However, it is good once in a while in life to do nothing of any importance or time related, to sit and watch the world go by, or just go for a slow walk on the beach with the dog, or to skim stones on the waves, or sit and read. Even just put your feet up and watch a film or take a snooze.
All too often there is a pressure on us to be busy doing something for every day.
It is good sometimes to be busy doing nothing at all. The simple things in life are often the most rewarding to the soul.
So if you’ve been busy all year, then give yourself a rest now and then, and just do nothing.