My husband and I were speaking recently about the ability to sit still in what we both refer to as a “boring” environment and just do nothing. It’s a challenge for each of us, as we both tend to engage ourselves in something, whether we’re reading, watching a movie, or playing an online game, and we always fight the urge to just sit there and do nothing (and be contemplative or meditative). I know that there’s a great deal of value and power of sitting and doing nothing. Jerry Seinfeld became a household name (not to mention a millionaire) from a TV show that was about nothing, so something about nothing can pay off quite well…
It’s even tough for me to relax and take it easy when I’m on vacation. Typically, I need a vacation to recover from my vacation because I’m running around doing lots of things, and rarely sitting still for a moment. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more comfortable with spending my vacation time in reflection and just sitting and contemplating my life and business. It is at the point where we permit ourselves to be still and be present in the moment that truly great things (and thoughts) come our way. I would have to call it the mental equivalent of the physical act of clearing clutter. Getting away from external distractions (television, books, computer, people, traffic) and just choosing to just “be” can provide you with more clarity than you might imagine.
Now that I’ve experienced the beauty in this, I want to incorporate it into my life on a regular basis. I’m not sure I have the patience to practice it daily, so my goal is to take a few hours weekly and find a peaceful location and just let my thoughts wander and be present in the moment. I am contemplating “what’s next” for me in this adventure I call my business and my life, so it’ll be interesting to see what bubbles to the top.
Where are you stuck in your life or your business? Not sure what your goals are or in what direction to turn? Remove yourself from distraction (go outside to a beautifully serene location, perhaps) and see how valuable sitting there and doing nothing can be for you.
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