I Did Nothing For One Whole Day

And here’s what happened.

Jan M Flynn
Dec 23, 2019 · 3 min read
Photo by Javier Mazzeo on Unsplash

I learned that doing nothing takes courage.

I usually do a lot. Sometimes too much. And sometimes it’s hard to stop.


It turns out that it’s impossible to literally do nothing.

Unless you’re in a coma, of course. Other than that, if you grant yourself a long block of time in which to do only the things that refresh you, it’s surprising what you get up to while you’re not doing anything.


So what’s the result?

After an entire day of daring to slack off, I see that the world has hummed along quite nicely in my absence. Life has a way of taking care of itself when I relax my grip on the throttle.


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Top Writer in Climate Change. Pub’d in The Writing Cooperative, P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, more. Award-winning short fiction. Visit me at www.JanMFlynn.net.

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