Doing Nothing Is Actually Good for You


People spend too much time worrying about petty tasks and doing difficult things, projects, studying, sports, etc. But by taking a little time every week you can be relaxed, instead of overworked. Doing nothing actually helps your brain. When you’re doing nothing your brain comes up with useful ideas on problems you had before. Doing nothing can be very relaxing, and should be peaceful. If you’re ever super stressed about something in life, maybe take a few minutes to just relax and think about things positively for a few minutes. It can feel great to just do nothing after an exhausting day, or just after finishing an excruciating project from work, or school. When you turn off all distractions, it allows space for your subconscious to expand, ultimately boosting your creativity. When distracted, our mind jumps to the most obvious answers when trying to solve problems; Says SCL Health. You should take about 25-30 minutes everyday to just do nothing and relax; on the alternative you can work hard all week, and spend a few hours on the weekend just doing nothing. Having a clear head while doing nothing is vital, you shouldn’t be thinking about stressful things. When you do nothing you create space in your brain for new productive thoughts to come in. Having empty space in your brain may help you solve a problem at work, or a hardship in your life. Doing nothing can actually boost your creativity; Being alone with your thoughts can make you think of some pretty useful things.   

You shouldn’t do too much of nothing. If you do nothing too much you’ll miss out on things. You’ll miss out on homework and projects; If that happens you’ll become more stressed and want to do nothing more. It’ll be an infinite loop. If you don’t want this to happen you should control and watch how much you do it. You can meditate while doing nothing. Sometimes doing nothing can be harmful, Doing too much nothing can overwhelm your brain, so be careful on doing nothing often.

“When you ask an adult what they did over the weekend, they say they didn’t do anything and their faces light up” -John Mulaney 


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