Doing nothing? Surely this is a typo when we live in a society of mega-multitasking. Social media has made it possible, not necessarily favorable, to have access to our work emails, to-do lists, employers, employees, friends and family at all times. Some part of reaching friends and family more easily is good, but where does the line get drawn? Why do you think that taking cruises have become so popular in recent years? No Cell Service. We need a break from the constant inflow of information, having to respond, and out flow of information that has become the norm. We have lost the ability to just sit and relax without our brains telling us all the things we need to be doing. We have turned into human doers and have lost the ability to just be a human being, meaning we are so often doing and so infrequently just being. Here is a little homework challenge if you choose to take it on:
-spend 20 minutes a day just relaxing, taking to your family, recharging yourself, walking your dogs (without talking on the phone or sending emails) and recharging your coping skills (coping skills need down time too, along with sleep), which are very important to have recharged when life can get stressful.
It may feel awkward at first but hang in there-you can do it, and you may even feel happier and less stressed. Good Luck and Enjoy!
Orlando Counselor Lisa Beilman practices No Judgement Counseling and specializes in conflict resolution, elder counseling, Facebook counseling, couples counseling, career counseling, stress management and family counseling.