If you have any doubts in what the multiple benefits that idleness can provide you with, just note down the fact that being lazy from time to time leads to increased creativity, productivity as well as developing problem-solving skills, as it allows you to take time to see the things more clearly.
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Most youngsters carry this impulse to optimize every minute of their lives. There is a tendency to keep ‘doing’ stuff, instead of just ‘being’.
One has to realize that all kinds of people, upper-middle-class, middle or working class, have their job and livelihood at stake right now.
It is best to be compassionate and grateful and not let the feelings of fear, panic or stress creep into the mind. Keep yourself cheered up with small pleasures and endure this ‘At Home’ time.
“Busy-ness” is glorified in our society. We wear our stress like a badge of honor, as if the busier we are, the more impressive we must be, and the more accomplished we must seem.
Being so hyper-fixed on our own stress and schedule is, in a way, selfish. It’s a way to be caught up in our own little world.
Instead, we should be encouraging ourselves and others to find a better balance in our lives and in our experiences.
We convince ourselves that everything we do now, will pay off when we are successful and achieve that next milestone. But, as soon as we reach that goal, we rarely bask in that success because we must be in pursuit of the next one.
Analyze the reasons as to why you are doing the things you do, and why you are reaching for the goals you are trying to achieve.
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