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Friday, September 25, 2009

Nothing - Joy Diet

Nothing.

Not a Thing. I seem to remember - someone telling me to break it down... Not A Thing.

Sounds easy... NO it was not.

Yes, I did take a few times this week to do nothing... but I still find my mind wandering... thinking...

It was very hard to do nothing...

Busy brain - yes, that is part of it.

But I can truly say - that I have done nothing for part of my life. AND been very happy over it...

13 comments:

differenceayearmakes said...

Shutting it down is harder, and somehow yet easier, then we think. The big thing is to take the time and try.

Melita said...

once you get the hang of nothing it can become addictive. i am a huge fan of doing nothing!

sherry ♥ lee said...

It does take time...and I think the point is to not rush it and expect to be able to do it in one week...for me, the first week of doing this was the introduction of the idea, to get a feel for it and to be mindful enough to make it a regular part of my day.

Karen D said...

I find it hard to completely let go of my thoughts also - i have found that I can do it more easily while outdoors.

Lisa said...

It sure can be hard... bravo to you for giving it a shot!

The Other Laura said...

It's amazing how busy our brain's get when we try to slow things down!

Valli said...

It can be very difficult but good for you for trying. Little by little is will come.

Snap said...

NOTHING is very addictive ... that feeling of being refreshed and ready to take *whatever* on! I call my thoughts my monkey mind ... all over the place.

Rebekah said...

In this case, "Practice makes perfect" is a good maxim. I've found themore you do it, the easier it gets. :)

This made me smile, by the way.

Angie said...

Hello Lucy,
Yes doing 'nothing' can be difficult, for me the hardest part is to get ready for it, mentally prepared, i always feel resistance before it.Would rather be doing other stuff!
Thanks for visiting, Angie:)

Ellecubed said...

I think persistence is one of the keys to doing nothing. Just keep trying and sooner or later you will be able to do nothing. It just takes practice.

GraceGal said...

hang in there. It's worth it:)

becky n said...

I find it fun to experiment with it - my days are all different, so trying to do something at the same time is difficult - unless I get up even earlier than I do. Who wants to talk to you at 5 am? Changing positions, movement or not, playing with suggestions others mention that work for them. For me it works to commit to doing nothing, and then figure out where that will happen in the day - then I find less resistance in myself.