I’m doing nothing. Yep, I’m busy.

I am reading Big Dreams Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe and had to share something she wrote about.  I’m not even half way through the book and I’m nodding, taken back and enjoying!

“Remember that nothing is still a thing.”  She writes that people interpret doing nothing as you are free to do something.   Her example is when you say you are doing “nothing” on the weekend or an evening that people interpret that as you are free for them to fill that time up.  When really doing nothing is a thing.

I so get that as I’m an introvert.  So I need my time alone. Big time.  I might being doing nothing on Sunday as far as people are concerned but I am actually  fulling my tank for the week.  Plus I’m doing housework, writing, blogging, reading, exercise and more.  I think we need to do “nothing” more often.  We also have to education ourselves and others that doing nothing is a thing and not time you necessarily want to fill. In other words it doesn’t mean “free”.

My take is doing “nothing” is  it’s my time not other peoples to fill.  If I am free I’ll let you know.  I’ll use words like  “Oh, that sounds good tell me more.” “I’d like to do that.”  “Let’s book that.”   Don’t assume when I say I’m doing nothing I automatically want that time slot filled.

Oh if in doubt ask!!

You can always start now!

 

8 thoughts on “I’m doing nothing. Yep, I’m busy.

  1. Rebecca Moon Ruark says:

    Extroverts just don’t get it. For them, having every slot filled on the calendar is a joy. I understand that–that’s not me, but I get it. Maybe we need to stop calling it “nothing,” but call it what it is. Like, Tuesday afternoon I have an appointment. When asked, “an appointment with myself.”

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