Most people today, including me, do not know how to rest, our generation is always connected doing multiple tasks at the same time, if we watch a movie we have our cell phone in hand and we are checking our mail, if we walk in the street We are sending voice notes on WhatsApp or talking on our phone, the truth is that we have grown up with the idea that we can not waste a second of our time, but actually wasting time is something good and necessary to be more aware of our existence. Being alive is the most productive work we can be doing.
Here are five reasons why you should learn the art of doing nothing.
1. You recharge before you explode.
Overworking brigs serious health problems, stress is considered the most common disease in the 21st century. When the adrenaline caused by stress rises for a period of time, it affects the cardiovascular system to a point that can cause heart disease, depression, among others. Do not wait to find yourself in a hospital bed and start acting, You can start by setting an alarm every hour for you to stretch and rest your eyes, it does not have to be a long time, the importance lies in the quality of this time.
2. Rest and boredom can spark creativity.
Many authors and artists incorporate long walks in their daily routines, they concentrate their minds on the present moment and when they resume their activities their ideas flow more naturally and easily. This is well known as “incubation effect” take a break. After an hour, a day or a week, you return to the problem afresh and suddenly everything seems clear. You can’t understand what the problem was in the first place: the answer is right there, staring you in the face.
This is a fascinating capability of the mind. It’s wonderful that it can solve problems unconsciously while we’re getting on with day-to-day life.
3. You discover a different part of you.
When you sit down in meditation and let everything be as it is, your awareness starts to expand. Your mind wrestles with this and that, and you let it be. You start struggling with your mind and then you let that be. You sink into a wonderful experience of release and start wanting more of that and then you let that be. And on it goes.
Again and again, you return to doing nothing, in contrast, to habitually doing something.
These are just a few of many reasons to stop a moment in our hectic lives, whether for health, for clarifying the mind or for knowing another facet of our wasting time without extremes can lead us to obtain great results that when observed in a long term will end up significantly improving our quality of life.
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