On Life

Niksen

Busyness has become an unhealthy status symbol, argues a column in The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/smarter-living/the-case-for-doing-nothing.html) , and it’s affecting our well being in profound ways. One piece of advice is to ignore the pressure to do something — anything — and follow what the Dutch call ‘niksen.’ Essentially, niksen is the art of doing nothing: not meditating; not eating healthy nor being actively mindful but just being idle. The upside of conscious boredom? It drives creativity and increases focus.

I'm neither a mod, nor a rocker, which makes me a mocker. :)