Doing Nothing Does Something

Some of you likely had a conniption reading that title.

How does one do nothing and do something simultaneously? It is like dividing by zero. It is impossible.

No, it’s not. It can be done. I might be crazy, but I can explain.

Your boy had nothing short of an emotionally and physically exhausting week. By the time Saturday night rolled around, I penciled in a hot date with my pillow. I passed out around 10pm. The next time I opened my eyes it was around 10am. However, when I stretched out my rusty joints, they popped like bubble wrap. My legs ached and reminded me quickly that movement was not in the day’s plan. I texted my girlfriend “good morning,” laid in bed for a bit, and messaged back and forth until about 10:30.

I turned back over and fell asleep again for about two hours. My texting picked up where it left off, while I watched a few Facebook reels and played games on my phone. After another hour and a half, I turned back over again around 2:30.

The clock reflected 4:15pm the next time my eyes cracked open. To be fair, I got up once or twice to grab a snack or go to the bathroom.

I did not go back to sleep until around 10pm. In between, I watched more videos and played some video games. All the while I laid in bed.

There was a short time where I debated actually doing some chores around the house and engaging in some basic hygienic activities. Rather though, I said “fuck it.”

I did nothing productive all day, and it was absolutely glorious.

Just like in the song “Freewill” by Rush, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” I decided to do nothing, and it was an conscious decision on my part. I did so in order to rest my mind and body. I obviously needed it given the amount I slept. I required some time to recharge. In that sense, I was productive. Doing nothing actually did something.

-The Caring Counselor

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