I find it easy to be busy. There is nothing like a cram-packed schedule to clarify priorities and how to use my time. I am invincible. I am in control and get an amazing amount accomplished.
But I can only go for so long in that mode of operation. I get tired and cranky after a while. I’m productive, but I’m not the nicest to the people around me. I’m not at my best, or my happiest.
At some point, the pressure eases up and then I have different choices for my time. Do I continue to push forward on projects or do I take a break? What does “taking a break” even look like?
Right now it looks like a puzzle. A good old jigsaw puzzle. And podcasts, lots of great podcasts. It’s easy to listen while puzzling. And maybe some Pokemon.
It may sound crazy, but that’s my version of doing nothing. It’s something, sure, but none of it is accomplishing anything real. It’s taking my brain to another space for a little while, giving me a break from the “to do” list. Letting me recharge.
And it feels wonderful. Decadent and maybe just a bit rebellious. Exactly how doing nothing should feel. Like I am getting away with something.
What is your version of doing nothing?