Dolce Far Niente

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”

~Lao Tzu

Dolce far niente. This is an Italian phrase for “pleasantly doing nothing.” You might have heard it referred to in the Italy portion of the movie Eat, Pray, Love.

When was the last time you participated in dolce far niente? For many of us, we are so busy being busy, it’s tough to recall!

Is there time you can carve out to simply be? Could you actually not feel guilty doing so? If so, what would you do with 15, 30, or 60 minutes of “nothing?!”

Here are some ideas:

· Sit with loved ones and just catch up.

· Take a seat in the park and people watch.

· Indulge in a nap.

· Grab a cup of coffee, sit outside and enjoy the view.

· Doodle.

· Watch the clouds while lying in lush, green grass.

· Go “Bumbling”… this essentially means wandering around without a purpose.

Give it a try this weekend and see how it feels!

Wishes to you for a peaceful weekend!

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Meg Daly


Hi I’m Meg. I love helping empathic people who sometimes “feel too much” calm their head, hearts, and homes through my courses and books. Ultimately we all want to feel good in our bodies, relationships, and with the work we do in this world. When we remove the roadblocks that exist on the road to feeling the way we want to feel life tend to flow easier. 

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