you might be surprised by a title of this shipment, especially when it is written in a place, where doers meet. How the heck can it be good for you to do nothing? How can you get something done, while being idle? Are you not suppose to sweat and ship and work hard, day in day out? Yes and no. Please allow me to share with you, why it is damn important to do nothing and what a hard and important work it is.
Let me start my explanations and tips for unsual #IS way of getting things done, with two videos. Please watch them and give them some thoughts. Then jump into 3 strategies, thanks to which I have learned to ship loads of things, even tough for an external observer I may seem to be doing nothing. Enjoy!
The human cost of technology
Main Sherry‘s thoughts from this videos are:
I am grateful to ‘We First’ Simon Mainwaring (@simonmainwaring) for shooting and then sharing this amazing interview with Sherry Turkle.
When everyone is answering emails instead of talking to colleagues at work, something is going amiss. One of the things that is being lost is the ability to tolerate solitude. “I share, therefore I am.” That is to say, you go from a position where you say “I have a feeling, I want to make a call,” to a position where you say “I want to have a feeling, I need to send a text.” We’re substituting connection for conversation.
I guess this video does not need any additional commentary.PSFK blog posted this video today, which totally fits in the message I am trying to push out to you.
Dedicate 1 hour per day to following activities & you will be transformed.
#1 Embrace solitude and silence
Believe me it is the most creative space you can find. No start up joints, hubs or co-working places can beat a potential, which is waiting to be found within you. You have got all the answers you are seeking for. You know what to do. Go, do it!
#2 Walk a lot
Yes, walk. No need to struggle with running or to have a fancy gym membership. Simply walk at least one hour per day. You will be surprised what great ideas and epiphanies you will experience, while walking with eyes wide open. Note: try to do it without loud music screaming into your ears through your MP3 player.
#3 Have meaningful conversations
I bet you all have inspiring people around you. It does not have to be a celebrity you admire, maybe your 80 something grandparent can enlighten you with her insights. Just seek sincerely for true conversation and you might get enchanted by ordinary one one one chat.
SCG, trust me, when you will consciously engage in above mentioned activities you will be having ideas ready to be shipped. So, then, when you will sit in front of your canvas -> in my case it is laptop connected to wi-fi, in your case it might be sculpture you work on, copy you write for your client or math problem you are trying to solve, your ideas will just flow naturally.
Found on Soul Biographies web site.
Go. Do nothing. Cherish silence and being all by yourself. Walk a lot and then jump out of bed and let all inspiration be visible to the world. Simply love life or Amo La Vida as Julio Olala says in this soul shaking video.
do you struggle when you sit idle? Are your nerves breaking down, when your internet connection does not work and you feel disconnected and impoverished from a chance to ship your art? What strategies of productive doing nothing do you use?
Over to your brains now.