Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Waste A Few Hours To Prevent Wasting Your Life

Productive people tend to be painfully aware of the passage of time. Tick, tock, Clarice. But the more you see time as a clock, the more difficult it becomes to relax and unwind.

Because when your output doesn’t match your ambitions, you’re falling behind. And since our ambition is about as sensible as something from M.C. Escher, we rarely feel like we’re getting ahead.

Working all hours of the day, however, clearly isn’t feasible. Heck, it’s unhealthy.

That’s why it’s useful to schedule in slots of nothing. 

Small moments where you follow your curiosity and allow yourself to be surprised. 

Some of you may wince at the notion of doing nothing. It just seems so wasteful. But that depends on your views on life.

Is life about earning wealth or enjoying your time?

It’s of course a bit of both. But I think we all agree that if we’re not sleeping in a coat and living off ketchup on toast, we can afford to have a break from work every now and then.

Work enough to have money, but optimise your time for exploration and fun.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach