How to excel at wasting time

Taking a break can fix you.

In fact, productivity experts agree (do they ever?) that our brains were never wired to run at max capacity around the clock. So within Headspace™ we’ve adopted a new motto:

“Time you enjoy wasting
is not wasted time.”
Attributed to everyone from John Lennon to Bertrand Russell, T. S. Elliot, Soren Kierkegaard, Laurence J. Peter and others, this quote on productive loafing may hold a key ingredient to healthy and effective output.

So, what? Should I just sit around and not do anything?

Ah! Doing nothing and not doing anything aren't the same. For doers, doing nothing is an elective, intentional state of being defined not by inactivity but by episodes of activity bookending it on both sides.

In simpler terms, intent matters.

When you feel overdone, take a moment for yourself. Choose to do nothing. In fact, put nothingness on your to-do list. You’ll be more relaxed, creative and inflective. More capable to do the somethings that are everything.

For us, this post is an intersection of respite for mutual doers. It's our personal comma in a day of paragraphs—and we’re happy to share it. You’re welcome.

Yours,
Team Headspace™

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