The Art of Doing Nothing

First of all, for the first time in a long time, The Daily Sampler went daily this week. As in, I followed through with something. These first ones are a little painful, but hopefully as time progresses they will get easier. (Remember this? Ouch.) That’s the beauty of writing- even when you’re writing nonsense, once you get into the flow you just start to spew words. Sexy.

Do you ever feel like you just need a day to do nothing? I do. In fact, we planned this day more than a week ago as a day to do nothing. We were pretty excited for this do-nothing-Sunday. Hubs even added a “we are getting Chinese food” clause. Then, it arrives and you look around your living space and think, damn. I have to vacuum or I’ll have a nervous breakdown. You look outside at the cloudless summer sky and flashback to Snowvember, when you thought you’d maybe never see the grass again, and feel terribly guilty. These days won’t last forever, and this is the pastiest summer of your life. You really should go outside. But that would mean you’d have to put clothes on and maybe even drive to your parents house to use their pool. That will take up at least 3 hours of your do-nothing-Sunday. These are the feelings radiating through my being today. Still, for the few hours I’ve been awake after sleeping in, I can tell you it feels glorious to still be luxuriating around in my pjs with coffee. It was needed. That’s something we don’t do for ourselves enough- be OKAY with a do-nothing-day. And in case you were wondering, I did spend some time vacuuming, and hubs already asked if it was too early to order the Chinese. We have our priorities straight around here.

SUNDAY SAMPLES

Why It’s Sometimes Good to Do Nothing (Mind Body Green) – Told you.

Health Benefits of Relaxation (Huffington Post) – Take it from someone who stopped relaxing for about 6 solid months. It catches up to you in more ways than you can imagine.

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