The joy of doing nothing at all

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Yes, you read the title right. First Monday of the year and
I am talking about doing nothing at all. Do I sound like a lazy person who has
no motivation to work? I don’t know if I sound like that but the truth is that
I am definitely not feeling lazy and I feel refreshed, highly motivated to take
on the challenges that the year has to offer. How?
I was on leave for 7 working days which gave me close to 12
days of holidays. Did I go to some exotic place on a vacation? No I did not.
Apart from stopping at Mangalore-Udupi for a day to attend a wedding, I was at
home most of the time. The first few days had a lot of activity with it being
Christmas but after that things just slowed down and I got the much needed
rest. Yes, mom did take me around each day for something or the other, but I
did get a lot of me time.
And I think I used the me time rather well- blogging daily,
reading other blogs, watching a movie and so on. But what I liked the most was
just sitting by myself and doing nothing- nothing except thinking. Thinking
about life that I have lived, the life that I wish to live, the memories, the
happy moments, the sad ones, the lessons- it really feels good. Also the thing
that I love about not having to go to work is the fact that there is no need to
rush. We keep running each day in life’s race, at times it is good to slow down
or stop for some time, take rest and then proceed. Definitely we will feel
refreshed and we will be enthusiastic to take on the challenges that come our
The beauty of music is not in the continuos notes but in the
rest in between. That is what makes it melodious. Similarly rest only helps us
better ourselves. So if you feel tired after all the work you have done and
haven’t rested in a while, then take a couple of days off and relax and do
nothing! Don’t plan anything for those days. Take the day one moment at a time.
Be spontaneous. Trust me you will fell so much better!

Linking this post to #MondayMusings at Everyday Gyaan.

9 responses to “The joy of doing nothing at all”

  1. ericaclayton says:

    In some occasions nothing is better the some thing. That is being alone is safer then crowds of black sheep.

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  2. Kala Ravi says:

    Yes, that is exactly what I keep saying! We have to learn to value 'Leisure' and doing nothing every once in awhile. The best way to recharge your batteries! Hope you are all charged up to take on the New Year with new energy and enthusiasm!

  3. deeps says:

    if one is able to enjoy that phase, it s the best

  4. Sounds like a wonderful break. I'm sure it left you feel rejuvenated. We all need breaks like this from time to time.

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