Busyness is a tricky thing.
It’s not just about getting things done, it’s about being seen to be getting things done.
Because heavens forbid we should get caught staring out a window when the actual task at hand is delivering the code, editing the report, maximizing shareholder value, making sure the kid doesn’t choke on something. Again.
The need to be seen as constantly productive limits our ability to actually get sh*t done. We get so focused on the optics, we lose sight of the objective.
Enter niksen. Taking “conscious, considered time and energy to do activities like gazing out of a window or sitting motionless.”
In a world of unceasing demands, taking minutes – or more – to do nothing feels like an act of insurrection.
And it is.
You’re taking back your life one boring minute at a time.