This is a message that I need to hear more often. Even in my semi-retired state, I still feel the drive to be productive and “get things done” every day of the week when my body and mind might actually benefit from “doing nothing,” or taking a day of rest, if you will.
If I could benefit from doing less, there’s no doubt that many of my readers, most of whom are busier than I am, might also be recharged with a down day from time to time.
What does it mean to do nothing? I mean, we can’t all be John Lennon or Brian Wilson lying in bed day after day after day.
Leif from Five Year FIRE Escape explain what he means by “doing nothing,” and why he’s made it a goal of his to have a do-nothing day each week in today’s Friday Feature.
“What do you want to do this weekend?” A few years ago, I would have answered this with a bunch of impressive ambitions like finish a book, write some code, or do laundry. Now, my number one ambition is doing nothing.
So today I want to break down how this ambition came about for me, how to do it right, and why doing nothing actually will actually help your performance.
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