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  • ‘Niksen’: art of doing nothing

    ‘Niksen’: art of doing nothing

    Nothing means not doing anything on purpose, just being alive. No—spending time on social media, binge-watching Netflix, TV or YouTube videos, reading books, or listening to the radio or podcasts—does not fall in the scale of ‘doing nothing.

    October 11, 2021
  • Art of Doing Nothing

    Art of Doing Nothing

    The Dutch concept of niksen or doing nothing exhorts us to drop out of the working world just for a little while. Research findings consistently indicate that by being busy at all times, we are slowly but surely losing our ability to be still and do nothing because our brains are now wired to oppose any kind of effort to be inactive.

    August 4, 2019