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Do nothing, twirl your hair!

Are you one of these people who read each of 500 hundred emails they receive a day? I hope not! If you are, please consider to do nothing instead (or just twirl your hair). Here is why.  
First let me share a practical detail about email (and I hope my boss doesn’t read it!). If something is really very important, you will receive remainders. They are easy to filter. Eventually people will just call you. (to my boss: I do read all your emails.) I think that many of us are not expected to be email answering machines as we are not paid per word typed.
 

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

When someone is very busy we often say “She runs like crazy.” And in such cases we do mean “insane” in a psychiatric context. Indeed, being bored may be good for our mental health. The author of an excellent article which inspired me, compared being obsessively busy to fast food. And in case someone still doesn’t know it, please be informed that fast food is bad.
It is also the case, that busyness is used to block disturbing thoughts and feelings. This way, you may lose a connection with yourself. Many people have problems when asked what they really want in life. There is no problem to find gazillions of advice on how to do things faster or more efficiently. However to get advice on what you as a person should do, what will make you happy, is almost impossible.

Well, sometimes it may be scary.

There are dark rooms in our brains, where we would prefer not to enter. When you do nothing and your thoughts fly freely, they may take you down the corridor to darkness. I suggest that it may be better to enter such a room and turn on the light. If you keep the door closed, these rooms are nothing but waist of your brain space.
Delegate some hard work to your brain and it will come back to you in few hours with great ideas.
Aleksandra Rowicka
JULY 19th, 2019
Are you one of these people who read each of 500 hundred emails they receive a day? I hope not! If you are, please consider to do nothing instead (or just twirl your hair). Here is why.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

A piece of advice
First let me share a practical detail about email (and I hope my boss doesn’t read it!). If something is really very important, you will receive remainders. They are easy to filter. Eventually people will just call you. (to my boss: I do read all your emails.) I think that many of us are not expected to be email answering machines as we are not paid per word typed.
Run like crazy
When someone is very busy we often say “She runs like crazy.” And in such cases we do mean “insane” in a psychiatric context. Indeed, being bored may be good for our mental health. The author of an excellent article which inspired me, compared being obsessively busy to fast food. And in case someone still doesn’t know it, please be informed that fast food is bad. It is also the case, that busyness is used to block disturbing thoughts and feelings. This way, you may lose a connection with yourself. Many people have problems when asked what they really want in life. There is no problem to find gazillions of advice on how to do things faster or more efficiently. However to get advice on what you as a person should do, what will make you happy, is almost impossible.
Dark side
There are dark rooms in our brains, where we would prefer not to enter. When you do nothing and your thoughts fly freely, they may take you down the corridor to darkness. I suggest that it may be better to enter such a room and turn on the light. If you keep the door closed, these rooms are nothing but waist of your brain space.
Delegate some hard work to your brain and it will come back to you in few hours with great ideas.

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