The power of doing nothing

Sunday, 27th February, 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 27

How often do you do nothing?

We lead such busy lives, we rarely find time to switch off, take time out, unwind.

Perhaps a more important question to ask is: What does “doing nothing” mean to you?

For me it’s about one of 3 things:

  1. time out for reflection, usually about my coaching or my business
  2. time away from what I’m doing because I’m stuck with an problem and need a break from it
  3. resting time to recharge the batteries (mentally as well as physically)

The benefits I find are clarity of thought, ability to find solutions, being more creative, and having more energy.

My “nothing” usually involves going for a walk, finding a quiet space in the house, listening to music (which I don’t do often enough!), pottering in the garden, or doing housework!

What do you do to switch off?

When do you find it’s most beneficial to do so?


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I’m Debbie Inglis, a performance coach, mentor and trainer, working with Heads, Principals, School leaders and their teams to maximise leadership performance, create more effective, confident, and motivated teams … in a way that brings out the best in you.

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