Why doing nothing and wasting time are actually good for you

Why doing nothing and wasting time are actually good for you

When people advise on how to enjoy more happiness they usually tell you to do “this” or to do “that”.

Happiness and success, so it goes, usually come from enacting certain positive behaviours.

But what if happiness and health and success and wellbeing came from…doing less!?!? From doing nothing?

What if wasting time was actually good for us?

Well maybe it is! And if the thought of that makes you happy then keep reading…

via D’Marge by Elyse Romano

In today’s fast-paced world, we’re obsessed with productivity hacks and tricks for beating procrastination. We’re workaholicssleep deprived, and addicted to our devices. We’ve turned unplugging into the enemy. And it’s ruining our health.

Experts now say something we’ve longed to hear all our lives: wasting time is good for you.

As Alex Soojung-Kim Pan, author of REST: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, writes in Nautilus, “Figures as different as Charles Dickens, Henri Poincaré, and Ingmar Bergman, working in disparate fields in different times, all shared a passion for their work, a terrific ambition to succeed, and an almost superhuman capacity to focus. Yet when you look closely at their daily lives, they only spent a few hours a day doing what we would recognize as their most important work.”

The rest of their hours were spent on personal pursuits…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE