Published on January 21st, 2013 | by Becky Striepe1
The Power of Doing…Nothing!
Do you ever take the time to just do nothing? It turns out that even 10 quiet moments a day can do wonders for your physical and emotional well-being.
In this inspiring talk, meditation guru and former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe talks about how giving yourself the freedom to do nothing – and he means nothing – can refresh and transform your mind and your health. Nothing means no reading, no music, no TV, and even avoiding conscious thoughts. He advocates taking 10 minutes to just be.
Here’s the talk:
Of course, turning off your mind is a lot easier said than done. Even a minute of truly doing nothing can be pretty daunting if you’re used to the constant inputs that most of us encounter in our day-to-day. A guided meditation – while it’s not doing nothing – can help you condition yourself a bit better for truly doing nothing. If you need some guided meditation help to get you started, Puddicombe shares this great one:
You can also check out this guided meditation that we shared back in September.
Do any of you guys meditate? I do a bit in my yoga practice, but I’m something of a meditation noob. I’d love to hear your tips and experiences in the comments!
Image Credit: Meditation photo via Shutterstock