The Art Of Doing Nothing!

Last Update: April 16, 2018

The Art Of Doing Nothing!

The art of doing nothing – well, almost.

I just had a wonderful weekend.

And the philosophy of doing nothing relates mainly to how disconnected you are with everything while being in the moment and being aware of it!

The fact that I’m writing to tell the community about this is after the fact of what I did. I did not write this content while in the ‘art of nothing’ mode.

So, I turned up the computer for a few days, as hard as that was for me. But like most of us, our computers are connected to us because that is one aspect of our business – it is about writing. Writing content for our websites, writing more content to be used for other agencies (that we may be members of).

To continue, this weekend, I was almost totally disconnected from my computer. Yes, I will be honest. I did go online for a spell, mind you, maybe 5 minutes. In that context when it comes to me and my writing, 5 minutes does nothing.

In any event not only did I disconnect from my computer, I also disconnected from my home.

I went to a new location where technology was not a great prerequisite to be there - out in the boonies! The fact that there was not much of an internet connection also helped me to stay away from the computer.

Now we are back into civilization, well almost - I’m on my way home. Really excited, because I will be back on my laptop. Yes, I feel a lot more refreshed, because my fingers took a break and so did my thinking processes.

Just being a part of nature, listening to the birds, listening to the sounds that you’re not familiar with, exercising your smell buds, seeing no buildings for miles, is overly refreshing. I hope you had a great weekend, I know I did. I am looking forward to a productive week and my fingers will live to tell the tale.

Have a great week everyone!

Namaste

Michelle

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Starbound Premium
Hi Michele,

Breaks from our daily routines rejuvenate us, both mentally & physically. It allows us to return to our work renewed. We know this. Often we get caught in the snares of deadlines, goals & time crunches. Congratulations on taking time for yourself.

Lovetta**
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mybiz4u Premium
Well said, Lovetta. Spoken like someone else who knows!
Much success to you.
M
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AlanJE Premium
Hi Michelle, Relaxation time is absolutely essential for each of us, where better than outdoors in Springtime, Best Alan
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mybiz4u Premium
I so agree, A. I so agree. Have a great week!
M
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mmonterola Premium
That's so refreshing.Like it!

Marita
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, thnx, M
M
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RandiLee Premium
I couldn't agree more! A necessity to restore the soul...turning off all the white noise that at times I admit overwhelm me. Good for you for taking advantage of a weekend of being tuned out :).
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes indeed, that 'darn' white noise...lol
M
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KatieMac Premium
A break does us good, though I have to confess even when I am away I still do a wee bit lol
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mybiz4u Premium
You are soooh not alone with that one, C.
M
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KatieMac Premium
I do try and have one day where by I am not working lol
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mybiz4u Premium
I think we are 'lifetime' members in this club! LOL
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KatieMac Premium
Seems that way and I am looking forward to the new user experience changes coming up
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rjkennedy Premium
Yes, everyone deserves a break every now and then
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mybiz4u Premium
And this is putting it lightly, RJ.
Hope you are well.
M
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arielharris7 Premium
Ahhh the art of mindful nothingness..great job Michelle.Yay you.
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, A. You are not doing too bad yourself!
M
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
We all need that break from everything now and again so we can recharge our battery so to speak.. Get reaved for the coming week!

Tried and true

Elaine
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, E. Definitely.
M
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MarkBa Premium
I do think it is an art, one that requires practice. :)

~Mark :)
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mybiz4u Premium
Indeed, M. Hope you are doing well.
M
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Kickbacked Premium
Sounds like you had a nice relaxing weekend being disconnected!
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, T. It was. Hope you are doing well.
M
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Kickbacked Premium
Oneof my co-workers and I were joking about doing nothing for something or vice versa!
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mybiz4u Premium
LOL, now there's a concept!
M
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Kickbacked Premium
Yep! Lol......I believe that is what we are trying to achieve here! Sort of!........lol
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JTowsley Premium
That sounds like a wonderful weekend!
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mybiz4u Premium
It was, J. Beautiful to just be around Mother Nature.
M
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smokeywins Premium
Life is too short! We all need to take time for ourselves once and awhile. Time away from the computer to spend with those we love, or doing something we enjoy.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, J. SO important.
M
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Steven-A Premium
It is good to unplug. We should all do it one day a week.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, S. When I was younger and carefree, I took off a day each month just for me. I need to revisit that thought again.
M
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Steven-A Premium
amen to that
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mybiz4u Premium
Seconded!
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MKearns Premium
Just don't forget to stay plugged in to Quora for the latest hair styling advice. Namaste!
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mybiz4u Premium
LOL...Mike, you are incorrigible! Have a great week.
M
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accad Premium
And at least our eyes will not be stressed by unceasingly staring at the computer. It's good to see green color from verdant trees.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, J. The trees were beautiful and such a welcome change.
M
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accad Premium
I'm once a jungle man and I know the feeling of being with the nature.
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Entrep2018 Premium
Heh Michelle its always good to get away, ...rest....renew...new perspective...new inspiration..solitude...gratefulness for what one has...then back at it...poised to win again!
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mybiz4u Premium
So true, Princess. Enough can't be said about doing this!
M
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KristylaureL Premium
It’s tough to disconnect but we need too. Especially for our family. I think it revives is, reboots. Thanks for sharing.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, K...'reboot' indeed!
M
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1signbanner Premium
Ohhh my you sound like a zen monk! Awesome Michelle now I have a different view of you. A centered and focused young lady!

Good job! My problem is I do "nothing" a lot! lols!


Thanks for the post, great one as always!

Frank
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mybiz4u Premium
LOL....Frank, you need help...but then again, you knew that, right???LOL
M
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1signbanner Premium
hee hee....ummm, no.


=)
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laurenjean Premium
Lovely post, Michelle. I also find it really refreshing to unplug once in a while.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, Lauren, it is! Have a great week!
M
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1Summer Premium
Good for you! On weekends its always best to get out if you can and smell the roses.
Enjoyed your article.
:)
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mybiz4u Premium
Myrna, yes, it was great, had some wine too as your profile suggested...lol
M
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dbriley Premium
Sounds like you were right where I would like to be. Glad you had a chance to get away sometimes we need that.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, Dena. It was blissful.
M
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Entrep2018 Premium
sooo true!
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Print Premium
Glad you got away, are refreshed and ready to attack!
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, 'ready, aim, fire' it up!! Have a great week, J.
M
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StPaul Premium
Thanks for sharing and Taking a break is great.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Sounds like you had the perfect weekend. It’s good to take yourself away from things. You can come back refreshed and more motivated.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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mybiz4u Premium
Indeed, K. Much refreshed. Have a great week,
Love and light!
M
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Michelle, Isn't it wonderful that we can do that. I am going away on and Artists Weekend break along the coast. Leaving Thursday and back Sunday. Can't wait.
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mybiz4u Premium
Yeah, J. Enjoy!
M
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buffetearns Premium
I make a point of doing nothing for a day or two, well the last 5 years if i'm truly honest!

Post WA days you must take time out! Very refreshing to do so!

Nothing like getting your Cape out and transiting the family to the Boonies (?) or did you play it safe and go by car!

Thanks Michelle

Wayne
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mybiz4u Premium
LOL.... too funny Wayne. Yes, I played it safe and went by car...this time!!
Have a great week and I can see you are feeling your usual self again.
M
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buffetearns Premium
Yes that darn flu has gone now!

Cheers Michelle

Wayne
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Michelle, Glad you had a great weekend and have returned refreshed. It's nice to take a break! Having said that, it's sooo hard not to get on the computer, I have to check things at least once a day or I go nuts. LOL
Jenny
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes, J. I so KNOW the feeling, but there are times you just need to disconnect. Have a great week.
M
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jennyjewel Premium
Too true Michelle! You have a great and productive week too.
Jenny
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