How To Do Nothing And Not Feel Guilty About It

Woman sleeping on vacations in an apartment

I come from a family that goes. All the time. They don't believe in resting or relaxing. Honestly, I'm not sure how I'm related because that's not me. But man, they make feel SO guilty when I sit down for a few minutes, or at the end of a long day. And, even without them around, I still feel guilty. But here's my two cents: Don't feel guilty! You need that rest both physically and mentally. So how do you not feel guilty about it?

Start small.

Don't "correct" moments of silence.

Do nothing in a place you like to be.

Get comfortable.

Have pen and paper at hand. It can help you to write down some of the thoughts or tasks that pop up while you're trying to do nothing.

If you're still having trouble, try it on a rainy day.

Be proud when you're successful.

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