Doing nothing is something we all need to do more of. Switching off in this way allows us to forget about the outside world – where we’re accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and instead allow ourselves to enjoy a moment of calm, whilst enabling us to consider what’s really important to us.
In fact, far from making you lazy and unproductive, enjoying small pockets of ‘nothingness’ can boost creativity, enables you to better connect with your emotions and ‘gut’ feelings, and can even help you to be kinder. Doing nothing doesn’t have to be taken literally; think of all the everyday moments of joy that we sacrifice when we’re busy, like reading to the kids, cooking a meal for loved ones or even the simple joy of a bubble bath at the end of the day.
So instead of giving in to the relentlessness of modern life, carve out time for yourself to enjoy the sweetness of ‘gjør ingenting’ (do nothing).