Today is National Nothing Day and we have been in touch with a few of our authors to find out how they are making the most of National Nothing Day.
Antony ‘Tas’ Tasgal, the author of Inspiratorium
Well, there’s nothing and there’s nothing, so I suppose I should endorse what I recommend in The Inspiratorium.
On National Nothing Day, I will open myself to randomness, serendipity and spontaneity, freeing my mind to (using the technical term) incubate: to create new collisions and combinations in the unconscious System 1.
Nothing planned, nothing forced, nothing deliberate but allowing myself to accept failure, be surprised and be naive.
And -who knows?- maybe something unexpected and positive will come from ‘nothing’.
Simon Tyler, most recently the author of The Attitude Book
Simply Nothing might be the best choice you could make.
Emails, texts, social media feeds, games, apps, meetings, calls, alerts fill every gap between work to be done, information to read, research to be sought, conversations to be had, people to be influenced.
Now, more than ever before, Nothing is Better. Nothing could be the best choice you make. Nothing could be where you reclaim overview, your focus, your intention and your power!
Nothing is that 10-minute gap between meetings to collect your thoughts, sit quietly and consider the focus for the day. Nothing is the slow walk back to the train, breathing purposefully, and relaxing tension, instead of scrolling and sending messages.
- Nothing is better than playing games on your phone.
- Nothing is better than reading social media on the train.
- Nothing is better than reading the free newspaper.
- Nothing is better than [insert your habitual time filler].
Paul F. Warriner, the author of The Recognition Book
What an interesting concept an official day to do nothing. I can see all the personal development gurus wincing at the thought especially so close to the start of the year when we have just set our goals and targets for 2019!
But what do I do on a day off? The hardest thing is to give myself permission first and not feel guilty. Then I like to play the guitar and write songs. The hours just seem to fly by. I am just at the start of this particular journey so I’m learning new stuff every time, how things do and don’t fit together.
This got me thinking; dangerous!
“One person’s ‘nothing’ is maybe someone else ‘something’.
Have you ever been accused of sitting around doing nothing all day and been asked to do something useful? I remember trying to get the kids to practice music for just five minutes!
Then one day – magic happened.
“You only have to do something until you want to.”
Christine Gouchault, the author of Business Mum
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