Especially on weekend afternoons, boredom kicks in. And I welcome it with open arms.
Boredom is actually a lack of activity. And why do most people shun it away? Because society teaches us that NOT having an activity is bad. Remember when you were a kid, staring at walls and drifting away in your imagination, and your mom would tug your sleeve and say “What are you doing? Don’t just stand there doing nothing!”
Well, actually, I believe it’s healthy to stand there doing nothing. You need to unwind.
Have a cup of tea.
Watch the trees.
Stay in “the nothing box“.
The moment your conscience compels you to “get out there and do something”, tell it to shut up. And relax.
It will come back, telling you that you might be missing out on X, Y or Z. Or that you have a very important task to deliver. Actually, the most effective people are not the ones who strive continuously. Unwinding and allowing yourself to do nothing is more important than you think.
You will have time later.
Don’t you just love boredom? It reminds me of Baloo of the Jungle Book. Life is full of the bare necessities. Why worry.
You’ll have enough time for that on Monday.