How to Do Nothing

“One thing that is important to me is: was there a time in the day when you were fully aware of the fact that you’re alive? Were there even five or ten minutes where I was able to drop out of the stream of productive time? A lot of time it’s just closely observing something. If you’re really lost in observing something, you lose yourself.”

Don’t worry, this isn’t just another person telling you to meditate.

Jenny Odell explains how to do nothing and redefines the term — she suggests it’s not about literally doing nothing, but rather choosing to replace some things you pay attention to with others that can provide more meaning or value to your life.

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