Wednesday, August 21, 2019

“Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.”
– Peter Gibbons, Office Space –

Unless you’re channeling Ron Livingston’s character from Office Space, chances are that you find yourself constantly “doing” to feed your need to remain active. The Dutch understand that we’re not meant to be constantly busy which is why their culture has the concept of niksen. Niksen loosely translates as “doing nothing” but is more intentional than it sounds, allowing the individual to step back, disengage and create white space for themselves. Click here to read about one person’s journey with niksen and don’t forget the power that can come from quiet self-reflection.