The Busy Trap

Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done..." - from The Busy Trap by Tim Kreider , NY Times

Enjoyed a "nothing" Sunday (weeding, lots of cooking, walking, playing board games, reading). I've been waffling between feeling guilty & reveling in this day of simply being. Hopefully the batteries have recharged for the week ahead! 

What have you been up to lately? 

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  1. Sundays are always idle days at my house. We really do need it to get ready for the week ahead.

  2. Oh, I wish Sundays were more relaxed at our house! It always seems like we have something to do!

    I hope you are enjoying your summer!