How often do you take the time to do…nothing? I’m guessing that it’s probably not often enough. It’s one of the reasons I love spending time with the grandkids; they remind us to slow down and play. Joe and I are free spirit junkies, to be sure, so creating free time into our days is extremely important. One of our top priorities now is to make our life a whole lot simpler. We used to fill our calendar with the things we “thought” were important but found ourselves neglecting that which truly was (our peace of mind for starters!) and depleting our energy.
Joe’s motto- “you can always make more money, but you can’t make more time.” His other motto- “work before play.” (I’m working on that one…I say play before work makes work much more enjoyable.) 🙂
So taking a breath or a nap, going fishing or just heading out to take pictures is on the top of our list, more so than ever before. I can remember, after all, being able to get lost in the wonders of the world, without any effort or much thought. I was a tree climber; a tomboy at heart, so being in nature is what I prefer; it’s in my bones.
So… if you ever need a refresher course in doing nothing, or learning to play again, all you really need to do is follow a child around, in nature, for just a few minutes. It’ll all come back to you (quickly) and you’ll find yourself wondering how you ever lost that desire.
A walk in the woods with Grandpa does the body good.
Just hanging out with the chickens…that’s some good ol’ fashioned entertainment for ya!
Blessings. Now go do nothing. And enjoy it!
Do you have a “do nothing” ritual? Leave a comment below if you’d like to tell us about your “nothingness art”.