LEARNING TO DO NOTHING
Friday I went for my annual check up. For most of my medical care I go to a Family Nurse Practitioner whom I really like. She will sit and talk, asking questions and answering questions as long as I need to. Its so easy to relate to another woman! She's a few years older than me, so knows what my body is up to! LOL
As part of her care she has written up a sheet, front and back, of things to do to be healthy. Of course it has all the standard items like quit smoking, use sunscreen, maintain a healthy weight, etc. Most of the items on the list I don't have a problem with.
BUT this one: MENTAL/SPIRITUAL: Love your neighbor as yourself. Learn to do nothing. Attend a worship service of your choice. Keep a journal. Smile...laugh often. Peace and harmony help promote wellness. Turmoil and chaos increase stress which can lead to illness.
Learn to do nothing.... Now that's an interesting point. I haven't just done "nothing" in I don't know when. Even if I'm stopping for a minute my mind is racing 100 mph thinking of what I need to be doing next, tomorrow, next week and it never ends. Every lunch hour has an errand (or 4) Every morning has a list.
Hmmmm. Learn to do nothing. I can do that! How about you!!!