Underrated skill: doing nothing

Every day starts the same.

I take my pillow and my sheet, and I put them on my office table.

I take off my glasses. Then, I go to the bathroom and wash my face, brush my teeth, and put the glasses back.

Every day I do the same thing. And it feels great.

After this little ritual, I sit in my chair. I start to work. Sometimes I drink a glass of water. But the day begins five minutes after I get up.

I always try to start my day as soon as possible. This daily habit gives me more time to do nothing.

And you probably wonder why I want to have more time to do nothing.

The answer is very simple: it makes me feel in control.

The problem of being busy is that we are trained to be busy. We always want to look like we have something to do. It’s like a business credential - if you are not doing something all the time, you’re probably not successful.

In my case, being busy is exhausting. It generates non-sense noise. I hate it. So that’s why I always want to have free time to do nothing.

It doesn’t matter if I have work to do. I always get it done. Having free time to do nothing is like meditating. You don’t need to be busy. You just need to be in silence.

It keeps me fresh. It keeps me focused. It keeps me happy.

I always want to have free time. And that’s all I do when I wake up.

You can read this article too: The Case for Doing Nothing