Last weekend, I discovered something interesting for myself.
I gave myself permission to “do nothing” all weekend.
Even posted on Facebook that that was my plan. To do nothing.
So having no pressure to do anything at all, not a single weekend to-do list, and not even the intention to do my usual fanatical laundry/ ironing/ cleaning the house and rearranging all my furniture kind of day, I felt really light and free.
I did some drawings.
I went to the movies and watched The Martian.
I met a friend for dinner and made new plans for a new project.
I gave my dog a bath.
I sorted, cleaned and reorganized my entire jewellery/ accessories collection.
I finsihed a small side project that I had been doing.
I did a whole bunch of research on neuroscience and epigenetics and ended up watching hours of TED talks.
The Art of Doing Nothing.
Or perhaps I should say, allowing yourself to do nothing can be liberating and much more motivating than having a big list of what you think you should/ need/ ought to be doing.
Now I just have to try it again several times to see if this magic really works. And if you are keen to give it a go, do let me know how it worked for you!