OK, I finally have a theme. I’ve had 2009 goal lists done for a while now, but no theme. Drum roll, please. Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-dum…My 2009 theme is
I am not a do-nothing kind of person. I’m always multi-tasking, and while this makes me efficient, I think I’m missing out on some important parts of life. I remember hearing Jon Scieszka, a funny, crazy, wild man if ever there was one, give a talk in 2003. And he extolled the virtues of spending 15 minutes a day doing nothing. Sitting in a chair or outside or whatever, and just letting your mind wander.
To be honest, the idea of this scares me. Even when I take a long bath, I read. While I watch TV, I pay bills or do other paperwork. While I drive, I practice upcoming talks/speeches, etc. (looking like a total lunatic) or just lose myself in music. But I never do nothing. What if I have no thoughts at all? Is that the point? Or will my thoughts be disturbing? That would not surprise me at all.
But I’ve publicly stated it now. My theme in 2009 is to find little chunks of time regularly to just do nothing. Wish me luck. I’ll let you know how the nothingness goes.