What is “Doing Nothing?”

Alone or with another, do nothing to take care of yourself.

If you’re talking to somebody and you ask them what they’ve been up to and they say, “nothing,” how often is that actually true? Do we really allow ourselves space to do nothing? What does doing nothing look like to you? A lot of times people say, “Well, I watch Netflix all day,” or, “You know, I cleaned out my closet today. I didn’t really do anything.” Those things are something! If you have a minute to really do nothing, it can be overwhelming. It can be a little scary. Your brain might not shut off, and you might not allow yourself to have the space to really just be. Doing nothing is hard! How often have you checked in with yourself and just done nothing? How often have you sat with someone else and done nothing? Sitting with a loved one and somebody that you care about and just allowing yourselves to be in the same space without talking can be very powerful because it shows that you’re willing to be vulnerable in a way that you aren’t with other people. You know how often that happens, where you’re with someone and you just feel like you have to talk? When you have those people where you feel like you don’t have to then that’s a nice change. It’s a good feeling. Doing nothing is a way to show your vulnerability. You don’t have to do it with somebody; you can do it alone, and when you do, just take that moment to recognize that it’s important, and it is part of self-care, and it’s a chance for you to say, “I did something for myself that I normally wouldn’t do. I turned off my brain, and I allowed myself the space to just be.”

 

 

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