Self care day 13:Nothing

It is always a pleasure bring you more day to day posts. I will continue to do so until the end of February. Please make sure to comment, share and follow along as I share some simple things to better your life!

I hope the title grabs your attention and makes you think I messed up. It is easy to see how nothing would be something that can be a mistake. In this case, however, I speak of planning of a nothing day.

I was an avid reader of A. A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh. There was much childlike wisdom in the books that even carried on to adults. Some deep profound philosophies, in my opinion, that we can use day to day. One of my favorite passages is as follows.

“What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh?”

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best-” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. And then he thought that being with Christopher Robin was a very good thing to do, and having Piglet near was a very friendly thing to have; and so, when he had thought it all out, he said, “What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying ‘What about a little something?’ and Me saying, ‘Well, I shouldn’t mind a little something, should you, Piglet,’ and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birds singing.”

“I like that too,” said Christopher Robin, “but what I like doing best is Nothing.”

― A.A. Milne

When was the last time you had a nothing day. You make plans to do nothing. If something comes to mind, read a book, drink tea, sit outside in the sun, it cannot be interrupted because you planned for nothing that day. Tell everyone you are busy, invite them to join you in doing nothing (which most people cannot do), or just turn off the TV/computer/phone and do nothing.

I like to call this a mental cleansing day. Defragment your brain’s hard-drive. Have a day of stress free life. To quote the author again.

“What I like doing best is Nothing.”

“How do you do Nothing,” asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.

“Well, it’s when people call out at you just as you’re going off to do it, ‘What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?’ and you say, ‘Oh, Nothing,’ and then you go and do it.

It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

“Oh!” said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne

Have yourself a nothing day.

#hugapony my friends


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