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