If you’re anything like me you likely have a never-ending to-do list. Any “free” time is quickly filled with all of the things in life that I have been neglecting. I recently noticed how much stress this adds to my life. The stairs off the patio that still aren’t finished, that piece of trim in the bathroom I need to put on the door, the blog article I should be writing, the list goes on…
It is because of this that I feel like more people need to take time to get nothing done. I mean really get nothing done, and not just for an hour or two. Constantly being busy can drain your mental bandwidth and lower your motivation. There is nothing better to help get that motivation back than boredom. There is nothing more motivating that carving out a few days to sit around and do nothing.
Think about it, how do you feel after being quarantined sick in the house for a few days. I know that the second I start to feel better I am very motivated to get out there and accomplish things. I want to get back to being productive, as sitting around for too long makes me stir crazy and that’s a good thing. Sometimes when you have been burning the candle at both ends it’s important to sit around and stoke the fire again.
So to everyone out there who is feeling tired and unmotivated I encourage you to embrace it. Kick your feet up, sit back, and relax. I know I’m always way more productive after a period of relaxation, I encourage you to try it yourself. Just make sure you don’t fall into a permanent state of not getting anything done unless of course you’re already FI and doing nothing is what you’re passionate about. In that case, you do you!