Doing nothing

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Doing nothing

Postby GoogaMooga » 29 Jun 2020, 23:17

How many hours per day should you spend doing nothing? Most people agree that stuffing your head with info and thoughts every waking moment is not advisable. What is needed is to relax, chill, recharge, stare into space. Ideally, for several hours in total. It's a luxury and to get the most out of it, don't try TM - that in itself is doing something. Just have a good stare into space, nice and quiet stare. You can even keep your mouth open and drool a bit, for effect.
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Re: Doing nothing

Postby Flower » 30 Jun 2020, 01:03

I don't think that there is any set amount of time to do nothing as it varies from day to day. In nice weather, I often go up to the porch swing on the upper balcony and swing for about an hour but I'm watching birds and butterflies and listening to the birdsong while plotting to over throw the government or something.

I used to sit in my garden and watch bugs with my cat in the afternoon. Once, we even saw a hummingbird feeding in my Obedient Plants around a foot away from us. While not productive in a normal sense, it is communing with nature and sort of a positive doing nothing.

I tend to have more "doing nothing" time during the pandemic while I stay away from stores and people.

I don't drool or keep my mouth open :)
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Re: Doing nothing

Postby The Dríver » 30 Jun 2020, 07:29

I try to switch off for a bit every day. Lie down, eyes closed, try to clear my mind. Sometimes it works, but it's quite tricky at the moment as I just have too many things to deal with.

I generally switch my phone off about an hour before bedtime so I can unwind, though I've been a bit remiss in that regard the past few nights.
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Re: Doing nothing

Postby Snarfyguy » 30 Jun 2020, 22:45

GoogaMooga wrote: The further away from home you go, the greater the risk of getting stuck there.

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Re: Doing nothing

Postby Jimbo » 01 Jul 2020, 06:21

Yes, if you can do nothing well then you too can find a career in the museum guard industry!
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