On Doing Nothing and Having a Lazy Day

Boy with straw hat and log lying lazily on riverbank

Have you ever tried doing nothing? Not reading, not thinking, not chatting, not rearranging this or that in your room or about the house, not trying to fill your time with anything, simply being? It’s not necessarily easy. The mind wants to keep doing things. There’s always something to do. And when there isn't, we … Continue reading On Doing Nothing and Having a Lazy Day

On Waking Up Early

Waking up early is one of the best things we can do for our lives. On some days we have no choice but to tear ourselves away from the bed early to go to work or school, and we dread it. This is often why on our free days there's always the temptation to sleep … Continue reading On Waking Up Early

Hey, What’s Wrong With Idleness?

“What kind of man will feel depressed at being idle? There is nothing finer than to be alone with nothing to distract you,” said Kenko, a Japanese monk, in the 14th century. Well, I am not sure about you, curios reader, but I am one of those people depressed by the fear of idleness. When … Continue reading Hey, What’s Wrong With Idleness?