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Getting Still #5 – Take a Doing Nothing Day

June 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Ever had the problem where you have a free day – no work, no appointments, no obligations (well, apart from the school run and taking the dogs for a walk). And not being able to figure out what to do with yourself?

And the feeling that if you don’t cross things off a to-do list, accomplishing major feats of work or cleanliness, that you have wasted the day? That restlessness and absolute need to be doing, acheiving, accomplishing – something (anything!).

What’s up with that?

You get to lunch time, and realise you’ve done two-fifths of five-eights… hanging one load of wash, answering two emails and stripping the sheets off the bed don’t justify a mornings activity.

How to rescue the day?

Does it really need rescuing? Or is it that you really needed a day of not doing much at all… a day to gather your energy, consolidate your thoughts, dwell in nothing, really, while you gave your over-worked brain and body a little respite.

Call it a mental health day if that will make you feel better about it.

Can you give in to a day of nothing and sit still in that beautiful armchair in the corner? The one with the dappled winter sunlight making it look so inviting…

Just Sit!

Related Posts:
Top Reasons to not live your life at 100mph – Getting Still #1
Getting Still #2 – Addicted to Adrenaline
Getting Still #3 – Stilling Your Thoughts
Getting Still #4 – The Learning in Change, the Change in Learning

Tags: Getting Still · Resourcing for Women Who Do Too Much · Wonder Woman

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