10 From GEM:
Let’s Get Lazy
Why are we so afraid to be still? What makes everyone need to be super busy? Why are we so afraid to be lazy? Why are we so afraid to slow down? Why are we so afraid to have nothing to do? Is it because we get some form of validation? Is it because we are afraid of what others may perceive us to be or not to be? What is it then? Why are our lives so inundated with activities almost every single day of the week? Why are we running around so much, taking someone here for this or for that? Why do we make our lives so busy?
Is it because we see what others are doing and want to do the same? Do we feel we have to compete? Are we afraid that we might be perceived to not be doing enough? Who are we trying to please here? Are we trying to please others, or ourselves? Do we make ourselves productive to appear productive? What is this productivity anyway? Is it something that must be a constant in our lives? If so, why? What’s wrong with having nothing to do for a change? Seriously, what’s wrong with that?
There’s nothing wrong with having nothing to do. We’re not supposed to be on the go all day long. We’re not machines, we’re people, and taking time to do something relaxing is not wrong. We have to have some sort of balance. It can’t and shouldn’t be go, go, go all the time. We need to rest, we need to slow down and we need to stop looking for ways to be productive on a constant basis.
Aside from one’s job, which should of course be taken seriously. Productivity can wait, it doesn’t have to be in every aspect of our lives every single moment of every day. When your day job is done, it’s done. Focus on your tasks in your day job to complete them properly, be in the moment to get those tasks done, but then when you’re done, you’re done. When back at home, step back, eliminate the excess, remove the extra, unimportant tasks and make room for nothing. Here’s how.