The concept of benefiting from doing nothing has been around for centuries, but there has been renewed interest in the idea this year with the release of a book on “niksen” and the stress created by the global pandemic. Photo: Getty Images/Westend61
The concept of benefiting from doing nothing has been around for centuries, but there has been renewed interest in the idea this year with the release of a book on “niksen” and the stress created by the global pandemic. Photo: Getty Images/Westend61
Wellness

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The benefits of doing nothing, from stress relief to having more creative ideas, and the Dutch word that embodies the act

  • When not focusing on anything, our thoughts bump into each other which leads to other, more interesting thoughts and ideas, an author on the topic says
  • The concept of purposefully doing nothing is summed up by the Dutch verb ‘niksen’, though not all experts believe in its benefits

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The concept of benefiting from doing nothing has been around for centuries, but there has been renewed interest in the idea this year with the release of a book on “niksen” and the stress created by the global pandemic. Photo: Getty Images/Westend61
The concept of benefiting from doing nothing has been around for centuries, but there has been renewed interest in the idea this year with the release of a book on “niksen” and the stress created by the global pandemic. Photo: Getty Images/Westend61
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