Generally, I don’t like to be busy. I’m a bit of a plodder and I like to do things at my own pace, so I don’t fill my days with activities or take on too much in life, lest it freak me out and eat into my much-needed thinking time. But lately, I’ve been feeling anxious because I think I should be doing more. I don’t want to do more, but I think I should, and that kind of internal struggle is stressful and takes the joy out of an otherwise beautiful life.
It’s been particularly hot here, too, so I’ve been hot and stressed and trying to be productive but not accomplishing anything which further stresses me and causes me to think I should be doing more, and so it goes on.
Much to my relief, it started raining last night – heavy, pounding, thrash-your-window rain – and I woke up today feeling OK about doing nothing, like I finally had permission to stay inside and relax. Then this beautiful message from Abraham popped right up on my Facebook feed and confirmed what I’ve known all along – doing nothing is good! Watch the clip and unwind a little.