As I continued to sit there the thought, 'nothing' kept coming into my mind. Suddenly, I said, 'Wow! God, Do You want me to do nothing?' BANG ON! The moment I said it, I felt a huge sense of relief come over me. The hair on my arms stood up and shivers wiggled down my spine. I knew this was God talking to me... He's so super cool like that! :)
I got up off my chair, closed my office door and spent the rest of the entire afternoon and night doing absolutely nothing.
I watched TV sitcoms I've never watched before. I laughed. I took some time to play with my kids. In fact, I didn't even make supper! I have a stash of frozen meals in the deep freezer in case of emergencies... this qualified as one of those nights! I tucked my kids into bed and followed shortly after them. I was sleeping by 9pm.
When I awoke the next morning, my worry and stress seemed to completely dissipate. With a fresh mind I could see that I was making a really big deal out of something that was completely solvable. I realized that my worrying and stress was because I hadn't been giving myself enough time in my life to shut down.
I'm a huge fan of resting when necessary and keeping an early bed time at least once a week, but now I'm realizing that sitting around and doing nothing every now and again can be extremely productive! Seems a little bit like an oxymoron and yet it makes a lot of sense.
I'm so used to always being busy and productive that it's easy to forget how productive it is to sometimes do nothing at all!
How does this resonate with you? Do cringe at the idea of doing absolutely nothing every once in a while? Or would you say that you could use a little more time to do nothing at all? Do you see the value of doing nothing every once in awhile in order to refresh or reboot your mind?
I'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts! Until next time... xox