I found this very interesting article on how to do nothing!
Sometimes, you need to take a break to idle for a while. You can learn to take more time away from so-called "productive" activities to give yourself the chance to unwind and regenerate. You can spend your free time doing nothing, learn to steal some extra time at work, and commit to a more long-term style of idleness.
Steal time. Life gets loud, stressful, and tense. When you're ready to pull the trigger on some serious leisure, set a block of time and keep it. Doing nothing on a regular basis is very healthy for your mind, body, and emotional life, especially if you find that you're really wearing yourself thin. Every now and then, it's ok. •If you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you don't need to set aside hours and hours of nothingness, which would just be silly. Steal 15 minutes every now and then, and you can seriously de-stress.
Find a quiet place to sit. Go somewhere you can escape, zone out, and find some peace. If you live in a small apartment, set aside a corner of a larger room with floor pillows, a softly scented candle and maybe a cozy throw. Wherever it is, make sure you can feel comfortable and calm. •You don't have to be a monk sitting on top of a mountain in Japan to find peace and quiet. Hit up a quiet corner of the public park, or set out a deck chair in your backyard. Park your car in an empty lot and just sit there. Here is where you garden is a great place to just sit.
Eliminate distractions. If you're looking at your phone, you're doing something. Turn off your phone, computer, radio, television and any other means of sending or receiving calls or messages. These distractions will only keep you from enjoying the nothing. •It can be nice to set an alarm, if necessary, so you can remind yourself when your period of "nothing time" is over. Here is the website if you want to read about more ways to relax, there is a section that talks about how to do that at work.
You will find it very interesting, so have a look and then practice one of the techniques to learn how to do nothing. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty. I will be practicing doing nothing this afternoon under the trees by the greenhouse. I will let you know how that goes.