Earlier today I abandoned ship on Steemit, ditched my double laptops, and left them closed indoors in their malilluminated shady bedroom for the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. This is unusual for me. My default setting is go, go, go. Create, edit, write, blog, do something! Take more action. Render more video. Produce more stuff. More action is more better, is more money; right? Not necessarily. In one hour my favourite childhood television show is airing, a brand new comedy series; Red Dwarf 12. Back when I was in school we were forced to read a book every day in English class. I chose to read every single book from Rob Grant & Doug Naylor, creators of the comedy space series. In honour of their 12th TV series I will stop whatever-I-am-doing (writing this) and instead do something I'd never usually dare to do; watch TV.
Is it possible that by doing less, we can become more? I have this law of attraction quote on my wall;
We are pushed to do more, be more, try more, more, more, more. What happens if we push the boat out a little, by doing less things? Could this actually to accomplish more things? What am I trying way toooo hard to accomplish anyway? What do I want? Do I know what I want? Instead of all this doing, what will occur if I stop doing? This sounds quite scary huh? Why are we so afraid to sit, alone, and do nothing?
I boiled the kettle (something I never do) and made a cup of herbal tea, then created this little sun trap seating area in the doorway, and began reading.
Amazingly the pages fell open on this quote, which explains what I am expressing here, so I'll let you read it, as if you're peering over my shoulder. It'll save me serious typing time, which gives me space to begin boiling the organic brown rice I'll have for dinner, while I watch Red Dwarf. Before serving, I'll mix marmite in with the rice, broccoli with beans and then slap some avocado on top!
I think you get the point. In latest news, another lady-bug-bird-thingy landed on my arm for a split second, long enough to snap this photo, and then it flew away. There is never nothing going on.
Oh and it's apple season in England. My summer watermelon withdrawal symptoms have passed and the new norm has become 10 blended apples for breakfast. Cost = nothing. Collected locally, these fallen fruits are my gluten free bread n butter. Therefore, I include this photo to show off a bit, by saying “look how many apples have!”
Ok, the rice is boiling, the clock is counting down, and I must finish writing this post about doing nothing, as I have this urgent pending appointment with doing nothing, in front of the telly with my beloved Mother. We have not sat together like this and watched the gogglebox like this for well over 10 years. Probably the last time was when I was a teenager watching Red Dwarf series 1 through 6, so it feels all nostalgic; like a friday night after our weekly trip to Asda (that'll be Walmart, for the Americans in the room).
There is nothing much more to say about the power of doing nothing, except that if you found this article entertaining then that's amazing to me, because it took less than one hour, compared to slaving away all day like an office desk job worker on YouTube or Dtube, frustrated by failures. I encourage you to try doing nothing in your own way; push the boat out, go wild, and do nothing. It might be the best thing you ever did. Ahhh... 5 minutes til Red Dwarfff...
It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere,
I'm all alone, more or less.
Let me fly, far away from here,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun.
I want to lie, shipwrecked and comatose,
Drinking fresh, mango juice,
Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun, In the sun, sun, sun.
Step 1. Do what u LOVE. Do what EXCITES you.
Step 2. Share with Steemit to monetize Dream$.
Step 3. Remember BOREDOM is the Enemy...
(NOT some abstract "failure")
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