I struggle to do nothing. I constantly need to be moving or generating ideas or doing “something”. I told my friend today that it was the last day of vacation, so I was just going to rest. Well, rest ended up meaning rearranging the furniture in my bedroom along with several other odds and ends after church. It’s pretty difficult for me to just sit and watch a TV show or a movie. I always feel like I should be doing something else like making my grocery list or folding laundry or putting toys away. It’s like productivity courses through my veins like an unstoppable force. This means two things: 1) I get a pretty good amount of stuff done and 2) I don’t rest well. I’m really trying to work on #2 this year. I need to stop more. I need to rest more. I need to be in the moment and enjoy others more. I need to ground myself in the Word more. Each day doesn’t have to start going 100 mph from 4-9. It’s ok if I start of slowly with a cup of tea and some Jesus. It’s ok if I end slowly with a TV show and some quiet down time. These are the things I’m going to tell myself more this year.
Doing “Nothing” in 2016