Doing Nothing Is OK

Today I find myself struggling with the idea of doing nothing.

Sitting on my porch, my wife and I just finished a Netflix doc after watching some reality TV this morning. I have this perception that watching TV on the weekends when it’s nice outside is bad. I should be outside on some adventure.

I have this idea in my mind that if I’m not doing something, I’m wasting my day. That I always have to be doing something, which likely is a result of comparing my life to someone else’s.

I think I know where this feeling came from….

A lot of us, myself included, do this thanks to social media, where we feel like we have to post how awesome our lives are, or feel this urge to always be doing something because we see how awesome peoples lives are on Instagram.

After reflecting, you know what is cool? Doing what you want, when you want. And if that something is nothing, then that’s okay too. We’ve got to refill our cups at some point, right? Try to limit your perceptions and expectations of what you think you should be, or who you should be, because most of them are false.

I have struggled with this feeling for awhile now, and I am happy I am addressing it now. I know there will be days where I struggle again, and I’m okay with that. I know it’s all a part of the process of being more aware and understanding.

If you feel like you are struggling with your own perceptions and expectations, I encourage you to observe them, and gently let them go. And see how you feel when you do so.

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