The Art Of Doing Nothing


I lay down on my bed the other night after a long hot bubble bath. It was 7pm and the sun was still shining. A rare moment when everything went silent, no cars driving past, no dogs barking, no talking. Just silence. I think it’s important to switch off for at least 5 minutes a day. We work so hard, pouring our sweat blood and tears into our day jobs and lives, straining and stressing over the littlest things. Sometimes, all we need to do is stop, breathe and check in with ourselves for a couple of minutes. Easy to say I slept really well that night and my body was in such a state of relax, I drifted off way before my bedtime. Because of the much needed ‘time out’ I took to clear my mind, it clearly had an effect on my mental state and was a perfect end to the day. When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?

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  1. Truth be told Beth, I'm pretty much like that too. Try and do nothing for 5 minutes tonight – you'll totally see the difference.

  2. People put too much stress on themselves and that's when people come home from work feeling absolutely shattered. There is absolutely nothing wrong with stopping and having some 'me' time.

  3. It's so easy to get caught up in work and everything around you. Sometimes your really need to stop and just relax for a bit. After working a 40 hour week I feel like I need 40 hours to relax!

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  4. I am awful at doing nothing, for some reason I just can't sit still or give myself that time very often. This weekend has been my 'do nothing' time though and it's been amazing, definitely needed it!

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