I have noticed something rather disturbing about myself recently. I have become a person who cannot just sit and be still. No longer am I able to settle into doing nothing.
If I sit down, then I reach for a device – a phone, my iPad – whatever is nearest to me. Then I surf, check social media, play a few games of mahjong…..and there goes an hour of my life I’ll never get back!
I tell myself that as an online coach, I have good reason to be no further than six inches from the internet at any given moment of my life. But in all honesty, is that good for me? Nope.
And now I notice that my 15 year old son is unable to be anywhere without his earbuds in. Constantly streaming music or chatting to his friends on Skype, FaceTime or whatever the latest and greatest app is.
So my question is, when did we lose the ability to just be still and comfortable doing nothing? Continue reading “The Power of Doing Nothing – Why being still is so good for your health”