The joy of idle unproductive spaces.
If you have found a quiet bench in a quiet park and sat down, be sure you had a very profitable day! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
backstory: We live in a society, where idleness is frowned upon as it cannot be quantified and monetized. As a result, our modern lives are jam-packed with things to do. Constant productivity is celebrated and rewarded. But at what cost!
I could tell you about a million things I have to do or should be doing, but I won’t bore you. All I can say, the joy of finding quiet spaces amidst all the activities (offline and online) and being alone with my thoughts is one of the beauties of saying “Yes” to myself. It’s the discovery of the endangered relic that is idleness.
OK enough about me. I’d love to hear from you, too. What do you have to let go, from time to time, in order to make space to be idle? Please do share! We can all learn from one another. 🙂
Wishing you a restful Sunday!