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Being busy can also be a powerful form of distraction

– Whebcraft

We live in a culture that hugely values activity and ‘hard work‘.

But, the hardest work we can sometimes do is to stop rushing and, for once, sit with our thoughts, analyse our feelings, take stock of where we are and understand ourselves better.

At times, perhaps without quite knowing why, we slip into a ‘lazy’ mood.

We are simply not able to write anything new or can’t face setting up more meetings.

We don’t want to go out.

All we have an appetite for, is to sit on the sofa or maybe wander down to the shops and buy a packet of biscuits or spend an hour or so soaking in the bath.

We might want to sit by the window and stare at the clouds. For a long time.

For others, it might look as though we are being lazy.

The next time we feel extremely lazy, we should imagine that maybe a deep part of us is preparing to give birth to a big thought.

Just like pregnancy, there is no point hurrying the process.

We need to lie still and let the idea gestate who knows?, it may one day prove its worth.

We may need to risk being accused of being lazy in order for us to one day do projects and initiatives we can feel proud of.

But we are in fact doing the hard work of processing our emotions, in a way that can be hugely helpful to our mental well-being.

Understand that sometimes, the point of ‘doing nothing’ is to clean up our inner lives.