The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Post written by Kevin Olega. Follow me on twitter.

A few days ago. I spent the week end at my friend’s house. I’ve been thinking of going somewhere to disappear to. A small town in the Philippines perhaps unfortunately I couldn’t decide where and nobody’s available. Long story short my friend was available  so I went there.

Minimalist Birthday Party

To my surprise they threw a small party for my and have me a minimalist gift. Nothing fancy really but its very memorable and its the most fun I had in a long time.

My favorite part? Just us, a couple of drinks, stories. I’ve been to a lot of parties but for me this is what I want. Too often we are consumed with the distractions and formalities of what a party should be. I beg to differ.

We hanged out and talked mostly. It was the most fun I had in a long time.

The empty room

They let me stay in an empty room with just a sofa-bed and a beautiful lamp where they left me to write and do nothing. The best part was that the change of scene allowed me to rethink my strategies and priorities. Its amazing what spending time in an empty room with a lot of free space can do to you. At that moment I felt peace, clear thinking and relaxed attitude which was nice. I ended up thinking, writing and just bumming around while in the empty room.

The Change of Scene

The change of scene allowed me to be refreshed and excited about what to do next with my life. I even got to sort out my plans and I’m fairly optimistic about life in general. I ended up deciding to do this at least once a month.

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Overall my weekend was fantastic. I’ve been living my life creating habits and forming routines to automate boring tasks and stuff like that and I learned that breaking routines were so much fun. Last night I got myself a bottle of an Alcomix drink and got one before going to sleep. I lookforward to doing more things like these and sharing my stories about it.

What routines do you plan to break to enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing?

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